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xz550uk

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Coolant leak from weep hole
« on: February 08, 2014, 11:54:10 AM »
Hi All

After four months of every Saturday doing resto work on my XZ I now have a weep hole leak.

Not an issue though Haynes says I need to take the casing to a Yami dealer to have the seal pressed in... any tips to doing it myself ?


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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 08:14:52 PM »
 I've done several, it's nice to have a press so the new seal goes in straight.
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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 09:31:41 AM »
I think I tapped one in with a socket or something. Anything to avoid going to a dealer.

The Haynes manual is quite conservative about doing it yourself versus getting the dealer to do it.

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2014, 06:00:40 PM »
Passed on buying an '82 Vision today because of a coolant leak. It was coming from the right side of the engine, spilling out of a small hole just below where the coolant lines enter the engine. Coolant was puddling on the ground below the center of the engine. Is this the same as the "weep hole" mentioned in this thread? Is this right side engine cover where the coolant pump is? What is the most likely cause of this leak?

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2014, 11:23:43 PM »
Yes.  Yes.  Failed water pump seal.

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 12:39:00 AM »
I wouldn't miss out on a bike because of it.
$24 part and a coolant change which is probably overdue anyway.

K & L do a drift for installing it, but not available here

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Re: Coolant leak from weep hole
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 12:12:34 PM »
Thanks for the quick replies, guys.
Maybe I'll pick it up afterall. There were other issues but the coolant leak was the one that scared me the most since I have little experience with water-cooled motorcycle engines. --Steve
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