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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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I put the belts back on and then used a tool to hold the cam and checked by trying to remove the belt with a ratchet, did not work the greatest. Tried putting it in 5th gear but could only get to 3rd and tried having someone and tried the ratched again and did not seem to hold it. Went back to the wrench and used and impact and it spun right off.

In order to get the last gear off I had to spray some penetrate so when I got the gear off it was hard to tell if it was leaking. I cleaned it up and took a good look and I don't thing it was leaking, and if so not very very little. I have a pic of it off.

Can anybody explain the deal with the cover gasket. When I took it apart it was like the seal grew by about 3". Is that normal or am I missing something? Attached a pic. I looked on line and they are about $30 and you need (2) of them
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Does not look to be leaking from the crank seal. The oil getting on the cover seal caused it to swell, just cut off the excess.

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Hm... Hard to say on the crankshaft seal, the "evidence" is gone... As to the cover gasket you might try cleaning it off real good with gasoline and then put it in the sun and see if it shrinks back down to size.

As to getting transmission in 5th, you will probably need to rotate the rear tire back and forth while shifting to get the gear dogs to line up, then it'll go into 4th and 5th. You'll probably want that while torquing the crank bolt back down.

As to the crankshaft seal, don't know what to say short of reassembling things enough that you can run the engine some to see if any "evidence" reappears...

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post #14 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-27-2019, 06:31 PM
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You have a lot of good answers posted here so I will not add to them...,I have a 1986 GL1200i , I have a small leak, no big deal and can live with it,,but just wondering, at the beginning of your question "I have a 1987 Goldwing 1200 which I bought new about a year and a half ago." ?? NEW ?
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Synthetics are known for finding leaks mainly because its really refined and molecules are smaller from what I read. I thought about going synthetic but never have because of leaking. I have used the Castrol Syntec its dino oil refined 2 or 3 times, but didnt cause any leaks. Yesterday i went back to my old reliable of Castrol 10-40. I've used it in all my bikes for no other reason than it worked for me. I dont use any "High Milage Oil" that has to do with catalytic convertors on cars. My suggestion is to change all three seals and go back with a Dinosaur oil, whatever brand you like.

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I got the seal out. I used a tool I had for seal removing and it came it fairly easy. I had to work it in about 3 spots and then it just popped out. I took the valve cover off and loosed the 2 bolts on the cam cover but honestly I do not see how that did anything. I attached some pics
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I got the seal out. I used a tool I had for seal removing and it came it fairly easy. I had to work it in about 3 spots and then it just popped out. I took the valve cover off and loosed the 2 bolts on the cam cover but honestly I do not see how that did anything. I attached some pics
I have changed a lot of cam seals, trust me it helps to loosen those bolts.

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Th eonly thing I would add is clean all of the old oil out from around the cam belt areas. It helps to see where the leak is originating from. It is possible for the oil to travel inside the cases.

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mainly because its really refined and molecules are smaller from what I read.

has nothing to do with it. The reason is that synthetics tend to be natural cleaners, so they clean out sludge that was keeping those dried out shrunken gaskets and seals from leaking, so then they leak. all modern synthetics and certain group oils actually will swell the seals and gaskets due to their chemical group or the additives put into them.
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mainly because its really refined and molecules are smaller from what I read.

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has nothing to do with it. The reason is that synthetics tend to be natural cleaners, so they clean out sludge that was keeping those dried out shrunken gaskets and seals from leaking, so then they leak. all modern synthetics and certain group oils actually will swell the seals and gaskets due to their chemical group or the additives put into them.
I have to agree with this.
I have a Husqvarna lawn tractor with the V-Twin Briggs 'n Straton engine. It now has almost 600 hours on the clock meter.

up until recently, it was burning/loosing oil and I thought the motor was going to be a goner. It has been on straight 30w non-detergent oil.

I sprayed the engine down good looking for leaks, and the case was leaking somewhere, but where? it was everywhere.

Drained the oil, new filter, and changed oil to Shell Rotella T6 full synthetic.

Shocked to find that it is not leaking anymore, and the oil consumption has essentially gone to zero. I have run it now thru 12 gallons of fuel or about 20 hours on the meter. And the oil level has not dropped! it is still half way between full and Add.


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