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2003 Honda Recon 250 - Leak Between Engine and Transmission

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2003 Honda recon oil leak between engine and trans

Neighbor is looking at a 2003 Honda Recon. Owner states that it has an oil leak between the engine and the transmission. Says it doesn’t gush but will eventually end up on the ground. The leak has been there for years. It only leaks after a good ride. It won’t leak just sitting.

If it needs repair my neighbor would probably have a shop do the work.
In your opinion do you think it is serious and he should just walk away? Sounds like the guy is asking $1500

Also, no title but owner has provided what he believes the VIN number is to check it. Seems he may have misread as we have both been unable to pull info. What VIN check site is recommended?

Thank you for your help.

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I agree with above on possibilities and suggest going back to see if some pictures could be taken in better light. Also, I would walk away from the unit if there is no way to find a VIN number (you will find it on the frame somewhere on the front or rear end around the suspension, look hard) on the unit. If you can find the VIN, copy it and stop at the police station and ask if there are any records on the VIN number, because the last thing you want is to get a VIN number, try and register it and find out it has issue, loosing the ATV and money.
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