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Old 03-25-2012, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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leaking oil?

every time i take my fourtrax 300 in water i see oil in the water. i check the oil but no water. why is it leaking? where is it coming from?
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How's your oil level? Do you see a steady decrease after rides?
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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stays about the same, just a little below the full line. i know i need to put some more in it. would a worn out front bearring have anything to do with it?
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Diff. grease??? Check the fluid level and for water in your front and rear diffs.
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Are we talking about motor oil or diff. fluid? I'm confused LOL
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I was just thinking that if he's not showing any water in the oil and he's not leaking any oil, it could possibly be a leaking diff. that is causing the film on the water. Just a thought. Also to the OP, when's the last time you cleaned the motor? Could be residual, do a thourogh cleaning of the motor and then watch for leaks, it dosen't take much oil to cause a large film spot in water.
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Also to the OP, when's the last time you cleaned the motor? Could be residual, do a thourogh cleaning of the motor and then watch for leaks, it dosen't take much oil to cause a large film spot in water.
X2, this is what I'm thinking, too. It doesn't take much oil to leave a film on the water.
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Even a little gas will do that too... run it hard, then park it on dry blacktop for a few minutes and let it idle, if it doesn't leak anything I would assume its just some left over residue on the engine...
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it may just be residual
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