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    Stripping the bike down, hosing it off good and starting with a clean slate is probably the best way to find this leak. It's very hard to find a leak in an oily mess.
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    Keep the guesses coming - sounds like they need it. .........but keep the ideas and such coming my way as I am sharing with the service department. I also have been told that they have been on different forums looking for anything similar in nature to my problem, so they are using the power of the internet as well...
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    Putting the degreaser and cleaning the thing down clean, then run it or take it for a short spin should make it rear it's ugly head I would think!! My 2 cents!!

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    Dye in the oil is a sure fire way.
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    The OP needs to find an ex-spurt, also known as a former drip under pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacklightning View Post
    I had not thought about the dipstick gasket (or seal). My 2016 F3T had an oil leak, and only when stopped. And it was due to the dipstick gasket. After the replacement, it never gave me anymore trouble. The bad thing is that the first leak happened in front of a lot of harleys.
    Well, the way I see it is that your bike didn't want the Harleys to feel out of place...

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    I thought the days of having to park your ride over a cookie sheet were over, but, I guess not. Hope your leak is a simple fix. My issue is my 1330 drips coolant only when it's 30 or below outside. Had it in for a fix but it has never stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gweneb1961 View Post
    OK - So I've talked with the service manager at the shop and he said that nothing leaked from the bike until it after it had been running for awhile, turned off, turned back on and driven around the parking lot, then shut off again. Once the pressure had been built back up and then the engine had been shut off is when the oil leakage occurred. I am thinking that there is a crack in something that no one has been able to visualize yet, but they did tell me that they have taken it to the wash bay and hosed off the undercarriage and the area of the suspected leak, but still have not found where it may be leaking from - yet. SO - no progress with a solution as of yet, but keep the ideas and such coming my way as I am sharing with the service department. I also have been told that they have been on different forums looking for anything similar in nature to my problem, so they are using the power of the internet as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLUEKNIGHT911 View Post
    ...in your post #1. - you said " My Spyder leaked oil in three puddles " ….. I'm losing interest in learning why …… sorry …. Mike
    I understand your frustration, Mike. The OP's various descriptions of the problem are bit difficult to diagnose or even imagine. "All of the oil dumps out" Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayBros View Post
    Dye in the oil is a sure fire way.
    I can't believe no one mentioned it sooner. Severe oil leaks can often be more difficult to diagnose than small ones, mainly because there's so much oil covering everything that finding the source of the leak can be difficult. That is what UV dye is for.

    OP, I'd ask your service advisor if they've considered this option. If they aren't familiar with the process, I'd seriously consider taking it to a place that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahPete View Post
    I understand your frustration, Mike. The OP's various descriptions of the problem are bit difficult to diagnose or even imagine. "All of the oil dumps out" Really?
    Thanks ….. I'll leave it at that ….. Mike

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    When folks become frustrated things can be exaggerated, and as time and frustration builds conditions can also become overstate. Yes, when it comes to blood and or oil, estimations can be quite overemphasized.

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    Hey y'all - nothing much to update with at this time except to say that the bike is still apart and the repair shop has reached out to BRP and they're waiting for a response. I appreciate all of your responses, as I have been sharing them with the shop (the only one in town and for quite some miles). I will continue to update periodically until it has been repaired. Thanks again! Gwen

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    Wish you luck with this one, keep us posted.
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    Just seems very odd to me that it is taking so long to locate the leak. That should be the easiest part of the job.
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    Just throwing this out as “food for thought” and an event I experienced. I had an oil leak in a VSTAR a number of years ago and I traced it back to a broken graphite like gasket between the exhaust and engine head. I’m not sure how the Spyder is set up and if this is even possible in your situation but in my case the leak was not where I figured a leak would occur.

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