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 Post subject: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:38 am 
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Hi guys , I am not a mechanical person as below probably points out...
my DRZ400S developed an oil leak from a pipe going into the cylinder head just above the exhaust.when i removed it i could not see a gasket.
when i look in my Haynes manual, this pipe is not mentioned.infact the only picture shown is in removing cam section, and the pipe connection blanked off.
i found a copy of the drz microfish on line and it is also not mentioened.only a top end gasket set...
I suppose my question is..should there be a gasket...if so does anyone know if it comes with a the only thing i can find which is a gasket set for the top end.
or should i just put some gasket seal on it..
comments gratefully received..


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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:12 pm 
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https://www.thumpertalk.com/shop/oem/images/Suzuki/2000/Motorcycles/2037_2.gif
Is it anything to do with the decompression plug ?


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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Happy New Year,

It would help if we knew where you are and could then direct you to a reliable dealership.

For Suzuki in the North West I know that the following companies are very knowledgeable about their products and perhaps more importantly are honest too;

Crooks Suzuki - Barrow in Furness - http://www.crooks-suzuki.com/
Road & Racing - Hyde - Tameside - http://www.roadandracing.co.uk/
Single Tracker - Crewe - http://www.singletracker.co.uk/

I have dealt with these people, family run enthusiastic independent companies, for many years and I have always found them to be helpful.

You could take a photo of your offending item and post on this website so that we can identify it. :idea:

Hope this helps.

Hugh.

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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:15 pm 
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i live in kent,
i have the same parts picture old boy and there is nothing pointing to the connection just above the exhaust..


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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:49 pm 
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Could this be an American emissions thingy ? They have them on crf's destined for California... Not sure what they do though ? Bleeds off some of the exhaust for some reason or maybe just a breather for the rockers ( head etc)


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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:11 pm 
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Scratching my head here trying to remember, but if I do then, I think that the pipe is part of the engine crankcase breather system and is not under any major air or oil pressure.

There was, I think, a rubberised type collar seal, something a kin to a large fork leg slider seal, which simply slid over the outlet stub and around the pipe, again if this is correct I think that you can simply mark (permanent marker pen) where the pipe fits into the seal; remove and clean the pipe and its seal, apply a small bead of of Hylomar blue gasket cement inside the lip of the seal or onto the top of the spigot, refit the seal, sparingly apply another small bead of Hylomar blue gasket cement around the pipe just below your mark and then slowly push the pipe back in to place. You might want to follow the other end of the pipe which goes to an oil collector box just below the air box; make sure that it is clear along its length and drain the collector if necessary.

I have a feeling that this was part of the 'clean air' action for US legislation whereby engine breather systems had to have a closed loop system so that the engine burnt its own fumes. Check with one of my dealers listed, they might be able to supply you with a new collar seal.

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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:20 pm 
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You might find a Clymer manual more informative: it covers all versions including USA, Swiss etc and their various emissions control systems.


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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:30 pm 
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Hello,

Just interested, did you find any correct information or fix the leak and if so how?

Hugh.

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 Post subject: Re: drz400 oil leak
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:10 am 
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Hi Hugh. I tried all suggested cannot find anything.one of the local guys is popping up to take a look.

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