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So I was finishing up my winter project today. I started up the beast, and while I was collecting my tools and waiting for the motor to warm up, I noticed this:



 

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HockeyFan said:
Doesn't look like you had it apart there, any idea what caused it to go.
It must have damaged when I was removing or installing the headers. Had to use brute force there. :violent1:
 

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Remove it and clean the outside very well.

Take it to a radiator repair shop, and have it fixed.

Afterwards, flush it with oil (new or old), and reinstall it.
 

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Devious2xs said:
Is it just the seal, or a crack?

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I think it's a crack. I'll have to drain the oil, plaster the oil cooler with chemical metal and put new oil in. The machine needs an oil change anyway. Just didn't plan on doing it like this :violent1: ;D

Gotta go get that SUPER EXPENSIVE oil from a gas station, because it's sunday and nothing else is open :violent1: :wrench:
 

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If you are going to repair it with putty, watch it closely!

If it gets worse, a sudden loss of oil pressure could be very bad. :'(
 

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Pre, keep your eye on ebay. I have seen a NEW triumph factory oil cooler a few weeks back.
 

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You sure a Harely wasn't parked there just before speedie? :wtf:


Just kidding. Doesn't look too cosmic. Relatively easy fix, in my opinion. And hey, atleast it happened in the garage and not on the road.
 

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I know some people have removed their header without breaking the oil lines. Mine was too tight so I unbolted the connection. Only lost an ounce or so of oil. Glad I did rather than force it. I wouldn't trust epoxy there. It might hold for 10 years or more but if it fails it is going to oil your rear tire. Ouch. I would take it to a radiator shop & get it fixed properly or replaced.
 

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Putty's in now. It should hold really well. But I think I'll get a new cooler when I find one for a good price :) Or maybe have it welded. Not sure. The epoxy is there already though so I don't know if they can weld it anymore.
 
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Catahoulabulldog said:
looks like a theme today, do repairs or upgrade and find ya gotta take 1 step back...
So true. I was excited that they had a chain and sprocket in stock coz I was invited to play with speedy on a private set up tomorrow ( have fun and no cagers or the law) only to find its the wrong sprocket.  :horse: So I'm done. :jerkit:

Oh, well. Now that its apart it gives me the excuse to check and lube the rear hub bearing.
 
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