That Sweet White Smoke

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Re: That Sweet White Smoke

Post #46 by jdvorchak » Sun May 16, 2010 5:51 pm

Openroad, first of all welcome to the forum. It would really be helpful if you city state in your location on your profile. Who knows there may be one of us very near you.

As for the leak. I am not sure which hole you are talking about. There is a "weep" hole on the bottom of the engine just behind where the lower radiator hose connects to the engine crankcase. Is that the hole you're talking about? If so that is a hint that possibly your water pump is ready to fail. A moderately hard job and time consuming to replace but lots of folks here have done it with great success and as a result learned a lot about working on their Goldwing. Does it leak all the time or just overnight while it's sitting there? How much coolant are you seeing in the morning? A few drops? A cup full? Check your engine oil dipstick. Does it look like good clean oil or a milkshake? If it looks like a milk shake it could be a couple of things but most likely a bad water pump.

Do yourself a favor and see if you can do your own post to start the discussions. Title it water leak or something like that. Also pictures are great. We like pictures!

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Exhaust ports.

Post #47 by Openroad » Tue May 18, 2010 2:39 pm

I have a 1983 GL1100, What is the small holes @ the exhaust ports. I was leaking some water from one of them. :crosso

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Re: That Sweet White Smoke

Post #48 by shupnfish » Tue May 18, 2010 4:44 pm

Small hole at exhaust ports??? Do you mean the drain hole that runs down from around the spark plugs?? Check that and if they are stopped up and holding water in clean them out and you should be good.
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Re: That Sweet White Smoke

Post #49 by Oldboy » Tue May 18, 2010 7:43 pm

Both my bikes had oil in the overflow last fall. I was using heavy oil in both to combat the oil burning. The oil in the overflow is a result of oil getting past the seal in the front of the oil pump, then getting past the "O" rings at the water pump. If it gets past the second "O" ring it will drip out the weeping hole.I figure that on start up with thick oil and any rpm, the pressure got high enoungh to be forced by all 3 seals. I know there a relief valve in the oil pump, it was probably wide open... and pressure was still too high. With the front cover off, I replaced all the "O" rings and the oil pump seal.
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Oh ya, Sounds like you need a head gasket too.....


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Re: That Sweet White Smoke

Post #50 by TCFort Worth » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:19 pm

Well guys, I am new here and wondering waht the outcome was to the head gaskets and the coolaint leaks?
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Re: That Sweet White Smoke

Post #51 by rcmatt007 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:51 pm

TCFort Worth wrote:Well guys, I am new here and wondering waht the outcome was to the head gaskets and the coolaint leaks?

as you can see, sometimes we get off subject.... I haven't read through the whole thread, but I am guessing Roady replaced the gaskets??
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Re: That Sweet White Smoke

Post #52 by Roady » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:58 pm

TCFort Worth wrote:Well guys, I am new here and wondering waht the outcome was to the head gaskets and the coolaint leaks?

Didja read the whole thread? ... it worked out pretty good.

Or, you might be interested in seeing how the whole shebang evolved into the Front Engine Renewal Project thread.

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