Oil Leak Pictures...... Any Ideas??

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  1. BLUE(UK)

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    Pleased to hear it DeeGee.
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  2. Frgich

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    Good news Dee :nod , counting the days eh :D
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  3. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Oh yesssssss!!! :D

    Did you get yours sorted Blue??
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  4. BLUE(UK)

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    Yep,after the 12 times or so of going down to the cams and rebuilding it to test start it,i finally discovered one of the wires had broken free from the connector(no spark)!!:eek1 :eek1

    ....yes,i do feel a right plonker!!:rofl :rofl :rofl
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  5. DeeGee

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    Lol! At least you managed to get it sorted :D
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  6. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    I do not recall any oil leaks developing on cylinder gaskets.
    All I can recall are either oil leaking from the airbox or the side triangular airbox doors, or from this damned oil pressure sender. Cheers.
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  7. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Cheers Gefr your wisdom is always appreciated, :thumb: it just looked as though it was seeping from the bottom of the cylinder, but you're probably right I guess it just ran down and around the cylinder, couldn't really see with the tanks on.

    Just hope she's ok for the trip next month. Fingers crossed :D
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  8. WIsixfitty

    WIsixfitty ceiling unlimited

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    This just happened to me last Thursday. Exact same leak pattern etc.


    Symptoms were upon start-up the oil pressure light progressively look longer and longer to go out.

    Normal clatter went away in a second it's just the light continued to glow.



    Cheers to this place for the information and knowledge it holds. :clap :1drink
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  9. stupot

    stupot Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys

    I am new to the forum so drinks on me blar blar blar :wink:

    Just being reading this thread and i am currently having the same problem with my 950, i have replaced the pressure switch but it did not stop the leak :cry the cylinder nuts have been done too so i am not sure what to do next! I think the valve on the breather pipe is worth a bash tho!
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  10. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    Did you replace the washer that goes with the oil switch? It has a separate part number.
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  11. stupot

    stupot Been here awhile

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    sure did! :evil
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  12. unaweep

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    What year and model? Mileage?
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  13. stupot

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    04 54 plate 35k
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  14. MORT666

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    Oil pressure switch?:1drink
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  15. stupot

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    done that! :D
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  16. DeeGee

    DeeGee I'm a Yorkshireman thanoz

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    S'funny that as mine did the same approaching 35k miles 04 950 too. I changed the switch and have had no problems PITA to do, have you got any pics? You could clean the engine up and douse in talc like I did and you'll get an idea from whereits coming from.
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  17. BLUE(UK)

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    My '04 did it at 25k.

    Be sure that it isn't oil that has settled in the crevices of the engine from the pressure sender leak.

    I did my base gasket and although no evidence of it leaking oil,it did leak coolant around the studs cos they were corroded....unless it was from something else.
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  18. Seth S

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    Low oil will not necesarily turn on the low oil pressure light. If you are reading oil on the dipstick then the oil is not low...its just low for the normal fill amount. If yout dipstick is dry they you are approaching a low oil condition. If the oil pressure light comes on then odds are bad things are imminent.
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  19. stupot

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    Yeah i did that too looks actually like the pics Deegee posted, When i replaced the pressure switch it was corroded but no oil around it. I took the bike to my local ktm dealer to speak to their mechanic. He has worked on the bike from new and has done every service and all the engine recalls, he reckons its not anything to worry about and as long as i keep an eye on the oil level it shouldn't be a problem, just annoying me!:baldy

    Looks like there maybe some oil coming from around the rubber seal one the left hand casing, anybody had leakage from here? :huh ps its an old picture its alot cleaner now! :D
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  20. erappaport

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    I've got an 04 with about 20K and an oil leak that also seems to point to the sensor. Or put it this way... I know IT'S leaking, once I change it I'll know if that's ALL that's leaking. I love this bike, but have done nothing but chase oil leaks since I got it.

    Does anyone have any pix, or sage advice? This looks like it's about to be a lot of hours for a small job. Just did the valves, too, so no multitasking.:(:
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