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Crankcase leaks

I've driven over a gutter and bottomed out, now I've got an oil leak from the bottom of the crankcase ! Apart from a major heart transplant, is there an oil additive I can add that will stop the leak ? Hopefully !
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Have you located the leak? It may be as simple as a loose drain plug.
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I've driven over a gutter and bottomed out, now I've got an oil leak from the bottom of the crankcase ! Apart from a major heart transplant, is there an oil additive I can add that will stop the leak ? Hopefully !
It would be nice if it was the oil drain plug. If not and the crankcase is cracked there are several repairs tat would be much less troublesome and much much less expensive. Check back with you results. How bad is the leak?

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Haven't had a chance to get a good look at it yet. It only happened this afternoon. I noticed a patch of oil on the floor under the bike. Enough to make a grown man cry !

The oil was full when I left for a ride this morning so I'll check tomorrow and see how much is left, then I'll know how bad it is........
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Haven't had a chance to get a good look at it yet. It only happened this afternoon. I noticed a patch of oil on the floor under the bike. Enough to make a grown man cry !

The oil was full when I left for a ride this morning so I'll check tomorrow and see how much is left, then I'll know how bad it is........
As I said, it could be the drain plug, since it's outer side is not protected it could rotate counterclockwise which means loosening when you bottomed out. Don't ask how I know that.
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Haven't had a chance to get a good look at it yet. It only happened this afternoon. I noticed a patch of oil on the floor under the bike. Enough to make a grown man cry !

The oil was full when I left for a ride this morning so I'll check tomorrow and see how much is left, then I'll know how bad it is........

Stop crying , and get down an have a look , - ohh you already is down under , - Arent you ? (sorry , - couldnt help myself ).
Seriosli , maybe it is only a loose oil filter ?

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Ain't nothin' to do but get down there with some cleaning stuff and clean and have a look. Pics and post here would be good, may help to determine if it's a crack or plug and if it's a crack, if it's structural. Could be at a seam as well.

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Im going with damage to the oil filter, being easy and cheap to fix!

Riding it without cking could be a costly error..... see:buggered!
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Yep, I have a buddy who was loading a trike with ramps and the crank case bottomed at the rear of the trailer and knocked a chunk out, instant start of drain. He hit it hard. His insurance co paid local Honda shop to put a engine in it.

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Speaking of finding leaks, they make a dye that can go into your oil or radiator so you can use a black light to spot where its coming from. I just used that method to find a tiny leak in my car radiator. Just thought I would mention it.

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