Another Water Pump Seal already????

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by tilting40s, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. tilting40s

    tilting40s Adventurer

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    Water pump seal was redone 3,000 miles ago along with oil change of course. From what I can tell no lose of coolant. There is a tad bit of gooky sandy residue, but it was only on the res plug, and drain plug. Wondering if this could be left over from original what pump failure or the waviness in oil filter and gook is enough to cause further investigation. Oil was dirty but didnt have that milky-ness to it. Am I just being paranoid? Oh and let me know if a better pic of the filter is needed.
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  2. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Have you considered just putting a Scott's stainless filter in it???
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  3. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    I'm not familiar with the engine in ? but on my TL I replaced the seal and just cleaned and polished the shaft and it only lasted a month or so till it was seeping again. I then replaced the seal and shaft together and it has been fine for years.
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  4. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    Oil filter looks fine. [​IMG]
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  5. hontri

    hontri Global Bummer!

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    What he said.
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  6. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    Check how a new filter looks, they are never 100% straight.
    Yours looks exactly how mine looked when i put it in.
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  7. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    I'd reuse that filter in a fix.
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  8. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    Yep. Looks fine to me too
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  9. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Just ride the thing till it asks for maintenance.
    Cheers.
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  10. kingrj

    kingrj Been here awhile

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    What he said...Looks fine...It will drink coolant if seal is gone again..
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  11. tilting40s

    tilting40s Adventurer

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    ok, just paranoid I feel better.
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