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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hell all, I am slowly getting the 84 ASPY GL1200back together. Rebuilt the carbs, check the wiring, flushed and filled the entire coolant and oil system and put it to the test. She fired right up and sounds good for her old age. Not bad for having 130,000 miles on her.



However, when I let her get up to normal operating tempature I notice a high whining/ticking noise coming from the front part of the engine and now a redish liquid coming from the weep hole.



My question is, before I purchase a water pump and start tearing down the front of the engine cover, what should I perform to determine if the pump needs replacing or if it just needs new O-Rings?



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If the fluid is coming from the weep hole you ar pulling cover as pump is bolted from inside. You can remove small 2 bolt cover and push impeller of pump (after draining antifreeze) any side play means pump replacement. If you are doing the work pulling cover I would replace pump.

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I'm curious as to the colour of fluid leaking. If you are using say green coolant, the red leak could be corrosion in the pump mixing with it. The pump will need to be replaced anyway.
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Thanks for responding, the liquid is a reddish color. Very slimy to the touch. I placed a container under the leak to catch the fluid. The drops have been there for a couple of days now, still moist and slimy (Oily). Wouldn't antifreeze evaporate?

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The red is rust from your water pump bearings.
The bad bearings have compromised your oil pump to water pump seal so oil is now washing through the rusty bearings and out the weep hole.
So it's time to pull the cover and replace the water pump, all the o-rings and the oil pump seal.


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Replace it. No need to dig in there and then not solve the problem or have it go bad in a few weeks.
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