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Thread: Oil Leak in Yamaha RX100

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    Default Oil Leak in Yamaha RX100

    Hi Friends.
    Let me tell you the background first before I tell you the problem I am facing.
    My Yamaha RX100 1986 (Japan) Stock which has been parked for many years (covered) and rarely started the engine from last 10 years since I am working abroad. Recently I started working on it. Almost everything was fine always except the Carburetor leaking and overflow issue which I had been facing from many years and no mechanic has able to fix it. So I decided to fix it myself this time as a challenge with the help of Workshop Manual, This forum. YouTube and other references. Meanwhile I decided to do 2T Oil Pump overhaul since I never used 2T Oil Tank from many years instead I had been using 2T Oil Premix with petrol in fuel tank always. But this time I decided to start using Oil Tank.
    I did Carburetor, Oil Pump, Oil Tank, Fuel Tank and Fuel Tap/cock overhaul successfully. And did Oil pump setting perfectly according to the company manual. Changed Gaskets and hoses/pipes. And after many attempts I fixed the Carburetor problem too.
    Now the Carburetor and Oil Pump is working fine and bike also runs fine without any problem but what I am facing the new problem is after running the bike for few km I found that there is a oil leakage from Manifold rubber gasket, Cylinder Head, exhaust joint and little oil from Bore/block packing. I never faced this issue before I did this Carburetor, Oil Pump overhaul and started using 2T Oil from Oil pump.
    I want to avoid mechanics for now as it is very difficult to find a perfect and trustworthy mechanic for RX these days.
    Guys shed some light on this what might be the problem, share your idea and suggestions please. Any suggestions will be very helpful. I want to fix this before I go to RTO for FC renewal.

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    Default Re: Oil Leak in Yamaha RX100

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    Default Re: Oil Leak in Yamaha RX100

    Quote Originally Posted by Farhaan View Post
    Hi Friends.
    Let me tell you the background first before I tell you the problem I am facing.
    My Yamaha RX100 1986 (Japan) Stock which has been parked for many years (covered) and rarely started the engine from last 10 years since I am working abroad. Recently I started working on it. Almost everything was fine always except the Carburetor leaking and overflow issue which I had been facing from many years and no mechanic has able to fix it. So I decided to fix it myself this time as a challenge with the help of Workshop Manual, This forum. YouTube and other references. Meanwhile I decided to do 2T Oil Pump overhaul since I never used 2T Oil Tank from many years instead I had been using 2T Oil Premix with petrol in fuel tank always. But this time I decided to start using Oil Tank.
    I did Carburetor, Oil Pump, Oil Tank, Fuel Tank and Fuel Tap/cock overhaul successfully. And did Oil pump setting perfectly according to the company manual. Changed Gaskets and hoses/pipes. And after many attempts I fixed the Carburetor problem too.
    Now the Carburetor and Oil Pump is working fine and bike also runs fine without any problem but what I am facing the new problem is after running the bike for few km I found that there is a oil leakage from Manifold rubber gasket, Cylinder Head, exhaust joint and little oil from Bore/block packing. I never faced this issue before I did this Carburetor, Oil Pump overhaul and started using 2T Oil from Oil pump.
    I want to avoid mechanics for now as it is very difficult to find a perfect and trustworthy mechanic for RX these days.
    Guys shed some light on this what might be the problem, share your idea and suggestions please. Any suggestions will be very helpful. I want to fix this before I go to RTO for FC renewal.
    For oil leak near Manifold, check for any cracks on Manifild rubber gasket (My suggestion is replace it). Same thing apples for cylinder head too and also don't forget to check exhaust gasket. I hope it solves the issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhaan View Post
    Hi Friends.
    Let me tell you the background first before I tell you the problem I am facing.
    My Yamaha RX100 1986 (Japan) Stock which has been parked for many years (covered) and rarely started the engine from last 10 years since I am working abroad. Recently I started working on it. Almost everything was fine always except the Carburetor leaking and overflow issue which I had been facing from many years and no mechanic has able to fix it. So I decided to fix it myself this time as a challenge with the help of Workshop Manual, This forum. YouTube and other references. Meanwhile I decided to do 2T Oil Pump overhaul since I never used 2T Oil Tank from many years instead I had been using 2T Oil Premix with petrol in fuel tank always. But this time I decided to start using Oil Tank.
    I did Carburetor, Oil Pump, Oil Tank, Fuel Tank and Fuel Tap/cock overhaul successfully. And did Oil pump setting perfectly according to the company manual. Changed Gaskets and hoses/pipes. And after many attempts I fixed the Carburetor problem too.
    Now the Carburetor and Oil Pump is working fine and bike also runs fine without any problem but what I am facing the new problem is after running the bike for few km I found that there is a oil leakage from Manifold rubber gasket, Cylinder Head, exhaust joint and little oil from Bore/block packing. I never faced this issue before I did this Carburetor, Oil Pump overhaul and started using 2T Oil from Oil pump.
    I want to avoid mechanics for now as it is very difficult to find a perfect and trustworthy mechanic for RX these days.
    Guys shed some light on this what might be the problem, share your idea and suggestions please. Any suggestions will be very helpful. I want to fix this before I go to RTO for FC renewal.
    As you said your bike has been mostly parked for many years. With 4 strokes this wouldn't be a problem but 2s bikes are a different nightmare. The premix petrol will usually trickle down into the block with time through the carb and dry up and also it varnishes. The varnished fuel and 2t oil usually ruin any seals, gaskets and rubber components pertaining to the engine. Remove the head and bore and replace all gaskets and seals after throughly cleaning the surface. Change gear oil and recalibrate the oil pump and carb. Should solve your problems. I also have a 86 RX100 in blue. Mine is the opposite of yours though with over 5lakh Kms on the odo. Replace all rubber components and gaskets and problem should be solved. Make sure to retorque the components to spec properly or they won't seal

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    Quote Originally Posted by niranjanreddy891 View Post
    For oil leak near Manifold, check for any cracks on Manifild rubber gasket (My suggestion is replace it). Same thing apples for cylinder head too and also don't forget to check exhaust gasket. I hope it solves the issue
    Quote Originally Posted by Balgi View Post
    As you said your bike has been mostly parked for many years. With 4 strokes this wouldn't be a problem but 2s bikes are a different nightmare. The premix petrol will usually trickle down into the block with time through the carb and dry up and also it varnishes. The varnished fuel and 2t oil usually ruin any seals, gaskets and rubber components pertaining to the engine. Remove the head and bore and replace all gaskets and seals after throughly cleaning the surface. Change gear oil and recalibrate the oil pump and carb. Should solve your problems. I also have a 86 RX100 in blue. Mine is the opposite of yours though with over 5lakh Kms on the odo. Replace all rubber components and gaskets and problem should be solved. Make sure to retorque the components to spec properly or they won't seal
    Thank you niranjanreddy891 and Balgi for your suggestions. I will get it clean and replace all the gaskets as you guys said.
    Just one more thing I forgot to write in original post. Does excess 2T oil give you this problem? I have additionally added around 10ml/litre 2T oil with Petrol other than Oil pump. Not sure how much oil exactly it is pumping from oil pump right now but I feel it is pumping more oil than default (in this case I will check recalibrate oil pump). I am using Motul Motomix 2T Oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balgi View Post
    With 4 strokes this wouldn't be a problem but 2s bikes are a different nightmare. The premix petrol will usually trickle down into the block with time through the carb and dry up and also it varnishes. The varnished fuel and 2t oil usually ruin any seals, gaskets and rubber components pertaining to the engine. Remove the head and bore and replace all gaskets and seals after throughly cleaning the surface. Change gear oil and recalibrate the oil pump and carb.
    Oh that is a new thing I learned and added to my knowledge. I will be careful from now to park it for long time. Yes I will change gear oil too. I got Yamalube Gear Oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhaan View Post
    Thank you niranjanreddy891 and Balgi for your suggestions. I will get it clean and replace all the gaskets as you guys said.
    Just one more thing I forgot to write in original post. Does excess 2T oil give you this problem? I have additionally added around 10ml/litre 2T oil with Petrol other than Oil pump. Not sure how much oil exactly it is pumping from oil pump right now but I feel it is pumping more oil than default (in this case I will check recalibrate oil pump). I am using Motul Motomix 2T Oil.

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    Oh that is a new thing I learned and added to my knowledge. I will be careful from now to park it for long time. Yes I will change gear oil too. I got Yamalube Gear Oil.
    Either use oil pump or put premix in the tank. If you do both it'll cause excessive smoking, loss of power and initial pickup, cause random oil leakages from in and around the cylinder block, and it will cause your exhaust to get clogged. Basically bike will run like crap, Fe drop, and bike will mark it's territory any chance it gets. Besides you can never get premix right. If you got an oil pump then use it trust me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balgi View Post
    Either use oil pump or put premix in the tank. If you do both it'll cause excessive smoking, loss of power and initial pickup, cause random oil leakages from in and around the cylinder block, and it will cause your exhaust to get clogged. Basically bike will run like crap, Fe drop, and bike will mark it's territory any chance it gets. Besides you can never get premix right. If you got an oil pump then use it trust me
    Is it so! From your reply now a I am clear why it is giving excessive smoke which I was wondering continuously. I will never use both pump and premix from now. I trust your words. Thank you so much Balgi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balgi View Post
    bike will mark it's territory any chance it gets.
    That is so humorous quote of you. Exactly this is what my bike doing now.

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    Guys, Problem solved. Thank you Balgi and Niranjanreddy891.
    Got it cleaned and replaced all the Gaskets/Packing includes Manifold Rubber, Reed Valve Gasket, Cylinder Head Gaskets, Exhaust gasket and crankcase packing. Cleaned and replaced Gear Oil. Calibrated Oil Pump. I could see that most of the Gaskets/Packing has gone bad and hard since it was many years. Now there is no leakages.
    And the most important thing is I was lucky to find my old trusted RX mechanic who had shifted his workshop. I always feel my first love is with safest hand when I leave my bike in his workshop.

    Thank you again for your advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhaan View Post
    Guys, Problem solved. Thank you Balgi and Niranjanreddy891.
    Got it cleaned and replaced all the Gaskets/Packing includes Manifold Rubber, Reed Valve Gasket, Cylinder Head Gaskets, Exhaust gasket and crankcase packing. Cleaned and replaced Gear Oil. Calibrated Oil Pump. I could see that most of the Gaskets/Packing has gone bad and hard since it was many years. Now there is no leakages.
    And the most important thing is I was lucky to find my old trusted RX mechanic who had shifted his workshop. I always feel my first love is with safest hand when I leave my bike in his workshop.

    Thank you again for your advice.
    Thats great bro. Have a safe ride.

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