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post #1 of 7 Old 07-16-2018, 4:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi guys, kinda new here never posted but I think this could be important. Well Ive been riding my 98 f3 for a while like 30,000 miles now, I know the carbs very well. I don't know everything on the bike but I'm learning. Last month, out of the blue I leaned it down to turn left onto the freeway and spun out and ate cheese on my left side. Limped it home, noticed it leaking on the left something that looked like Frappuccino. Never leaked before as I have a nice driveway and I am very conscious. Took it apart, found oil in the cooling system. It seems enough oil filled the coolant bottle and discharged out the overflow right onto my left side of my tire. It could have been way worse and I'm still here to talk about it. Change these o rings guys.






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Is This because itís a combined oil/water pump in the sump?
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The oil cooler is inside a cover, and surrounded by coolant, under the exhaust manifold at the front of the engine.
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Ok yes I understand, donít know why it would pass oil unless the parts were disturbed as the seals donít move.
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The seals were 20 years old. Hard as cookies.
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Re: Dont let this happen to you

Sorry this happened to you and seems like you got away pretty luckily. Iíve not had my Fireblade long, itís been stored for 10 years inside and only done 9300 miles before that.
But one of my other bikes, a 2001 Yamaha FZS 1000, when I did the valve clearances I dropped the oil and coolant and removed the oil cooler, itís the same design as your bikes. The o rings were fine, bikes done about 30,000 miles in the UK, the o rings on top of the cylinder head that contain the coolant pipes were shot, I changed these for sure. I did also check the ones on the oil/water pump pipe and they were good too.
Yamaha use a dark red coloured o ring rubber, could be Viton? Maybe itís better quality?
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