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Old Aug 9th 2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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coolant leak

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I saw some coolant on the floor near the side stand, so I removed the left fairing and inspect it, trace the leak up to right in the middle of the two cylinders, does someone know what this means?
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 08:02 AM   #3
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I looked in the parts book and the water pump is in the motor in that area. There is probably a shaft seal drain hole there between the cylinders so if the water pump seal goes bad it leaks out so not to contaminate the oil in the engine. Also cause of the location of the water pump the coolant lines connect in between the cylinders and maybe the clamps that Ducati uses aren't tight enough. Let us know what you find out.
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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i sent the pic to the dealer, they said it is the high pressure release hole, i will bring it to the dealer and have it checked
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Old Aug 10th 2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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I have oil coming out of that hole. Am taking it to the dealer to document and get DNA involved. It looks to me like some kind of relief valve. Why it is puking oil is a mystery.
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that's not gud if it is oil, i will land on the exhaust below...and potentially will catch fire!
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Originally Posted by duckyduc View Post
that's not gud if it is oil, i will land on the exhaust below...and potentially will catch fire!
That is how I initially found the leak, it was running down the exhaust can.

Not to worried about it catching fire. It is highly unlikely that it will catch fire because of engine oil. I have been working around cars and motorcycles a long time and have never even heard of that happening. The flash point of engine oil is 428 degrees fahrenheit. A lot of other stuff would catch fire well before that.
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Originally Posted by lardawge View Post
That is how I initially found the leak, it was running down the exhaust can.

Not to worried about it catching fire. It is highly unlikely that it will catch fire because of engine oil. I have been working around cars and motorcycles a long time and have never even heard of that happening. The flash point of engine oil is 428 degrees fahrenheit. A lot of other stuff would catch fire well before that.
Certainly make sense to me would one use a substance as engine oil that catches fire easily, since it is meant to be in an engine where is always hot while running.
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Old Aug 11th 2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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Come back from the dealer, the dripping fluid was in fact oil, my tech said if this happen again, he would have to take the engine apart and reseal it...he also said it should not be a big concern right now, im keeping a eye on this, to see if it happens again
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Old Aug 21st 2012, 08:57 AM   #10
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i continue to have oil dripping out of this pressure release hole. looks like another visit to the dealer is needed
has anyone else had this issue?
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