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    Default Engine Oil leak from Discover 125T engine. Normal?

    Hey all!

    I own a Bajaj Discover 125T, hardly a month old (first service is still due, planning to take to the SVC tomorrow). It has completed 150 kilometers without fail (other than a minor issue with the fork seals, which was fixed earlier). But yesterday after a 12km ride in the morning, I found a drop or two of thick brown liquid on the floor and on the exhaust pipe in the evening. I found out that the engine oil was leaking from the bottom of the engine (there was no damage or cracks or anything, the oil leaked from the 'line' of joint. I don't know what to call it exactly. Like it leaked from the line in the middle of the bottom which is formed by the two sides of engine joined together and there is some gasket like thing in between, probably there to avoid any leakage). I wiped it off and checked after 8 hours or something, and there was nothing this time.

    I admit that I am a newbie (you probably know it already ) and this is the first thing that I can actually call 'my bike', and I don't have much idea about this. I didn't had an accident or anything and I have no idea about what happened and why. I've heard that such leaks are normal. So my first question is, are such leaks really normal? If they aren't, It would be really helpful if any of you folks could tell me what needs to be done to fix it. I don't think taking it to the SVC with no clue about what's going to happen will be a great idea. Actually, I need some general knowledge about this stuff

    Any advice would be really helpful. Thanks for giving your time! and sorry for my bad knowledge and explanatory skills.

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    Default Re: Engine Oil leak from Discover 125T engine. Normal?

    No engine oil leak should be considered normal.

    Try wiping the part of the engine where you noticed leaking with a tissue paper and if you still have trace of oil, then you should immediately take it to the service center.


    p.s.: Welcome to xBhp. You are from one of the farthest point of my state. I remember going there as a kid for a day.
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    Default Re: Engine Oil leak from Discover 125T engine. Normal?

    Thanks a lot sunilg for for approving and replying! I cleaned the area the very night I found the leakage. There were no traces of oil when I checked it out in the morning. Then I rode the bike to the SVC (30Kms from home) and I was expecting to see some drops of oil again but fortunately (or unfortunately) there was nothing to be found. I told the SVC people about the issue. They told me after checking that everything 'looks' normal and the maybe the leak was due to "some grease and oil that is applied on the engine's sides and packing and it melted as the engine heated and allowed a few drops of engine oil to come out" and washed the bike so that any new leaks will be easier to detect. I had no options other than buying their story and returned home after some minor chain and play adjustments. There's no trace of oil to be seen on the engine till now and I am still wondering what actually happened to the bike. Maybe I should wait for a few more days and kilometers. What do you say?

    Quote Originally Posted by sunilg View Post
    p.s.: Welcome to xBhp. You are from one of the farthest point of my state. I remember going there as a kid for a day.
    Thank You! You probably went to the Dudhwa National Park or Nepal. Both are hardly at an hour's distance from where I reside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satyam2105sats View Post
    Thanks a lot sunilg for for approving and replying! I cleaned the area the very night I found the leakage. There were no traces of oil when I checked it out in the morning. Then I rode the bike to the SVC (30Kms from home) and I was expecting to see some drops of oil again but fortunately (or unfortunately) there was nothing to be found. I told the SVC people about the issue. They told me after checking that everything 'looks' normal and the maybe the leak was due to "some grease and oil that is applied on the engine's sides and packing and it melted as the engine heated and allowed a few drops of engine oil to come out" and washed the bike so that any new leaks will be easier to detect. I had no options other than buying their story and returned home after some minor chain and play adjustments. There's no trace of oil to be seen on the engine till now and I am still wondering what actually happened to the bike. Maybe I should wait for a few more days and kilometers. What do you say?

    Keep a watch. Do make it a point to wipe clean the suspected area with a clean piece of cloth or tissue paper & if you see any trace of oil, take a photograph as a proof and show it to the service center. Don't clean it yourself before showing it the service center guys.


    Thank You! You probably went to the Dudhwa National Park or Nepal. Both are hardly at an hour's distance from where I reside.
    No, just a visit to some distant relatives!
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