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    Default Oil leak

    My 2013 RT has developed an oil leak on the right side of the engine.
    Went down there to check and it seems to be coming off of what it looks to me like the water pump.
    Can you tell by these pictures if I'm right?
    I'm taking it to the shop tomorrow but I'd like to be prepared so any advise will be greatly appreciated

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    Sure looks possible.
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    It does look like it. If it is the water pump oil seal. It will be coming out the leak indicator hole mark as 1 in the picture you attached. I would clean it. Then go for a drive and see where it is coming from for sure. If it is the water pump seal. You can't just replace the seal. The drive shaft and both seals need to be replaced as a set.

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    Default Oil leaks.....

    Oil leaks are hard to pin point once it has run out and gotten wind blown around the engine. Back in the day we would clean the engine or area in question and spray it with Arid extra dry that dries into a white powder. Start the engine and wait for the trail ....
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    After a nice clean up I was able to figure out the leak is from the clutch.
    The bottom part of the large rubber gasket is where the drops are coming from.
    Can this be replaced alone?
    I found the part number (420651242) (see #3 on the diagram) but I'm wondering if there's anything else that needs to be done once I open it.

    Thank you all!

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    Stupid question, maybe. But, did you check the bolts to see if they're snug? It's a total long shot since when leaks begin the gasket is usually compromised, but being a rubber o-ring style gasket you could get lucky and snug it down and stop the leak. Otherwise it looks to be a straight forward job.
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    Not a stupid question really... I did not check for that.
    Iíll make sure to do it today.

    Thank you!
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    So, since I had already purchased the gasket I decided to go a head and replace it. That seems to have stopped the leak.
    It did take a few hours but mostly because I did not have the right hex key to remove those 8 bolts.

    The only problem now is that my Harbor Freight lift broke when I was bringing the bike down. They changed their warranty to 90 days only so apparently is now ready for the scrap.
    Luckily the bike was almost on the ground and I only used it to put the bike up on the ramps.
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    Good job on the repair. On the lift take it to a weld shop and have it welded and re enforced.

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    Glad you didn't get hurt...this stuff is inexcusable...looks as if the welds weakened the material around the weld and it gave way and tore....could have been quite costly.

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    Iíve been meaning to do a follow up on this.
    The problem I think is the release valve on the jack. You canít control the speed when lowering the load so if you let go off the pedal midway down the load will jerk up and down very badly adding a lot of stress to the frame.

    I have a jack from the company I used ti work for which brings the load very slowly. I remember we asked China to put a better valve in there because of this issue. I will swap it up this weekend and see how it works.

    Unfortunately I never saw the actual valve so I canít tell if itís just a smaller O-ring that was added to get this done.

    And yes it was very scary to see that thing broken off after bringing the bike down.

    By the way, HF did replace the unit, even after the warranty was expired and I added extra warranty this time jus to be on the safe side.
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    I have one of those jacks and found that if you press the pressure relief pedal all the way ---- it lowers slowly. Counter intuitive. You newer jack may not have this feature though.

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    I’ll give that a try.

    Tks!
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