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I have noticed a few oil drops on my driveway for the past 2 months, i checked the oil pan, lower part of it is cover by oil stain, anybody has the same issue?
 

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Either the sump cover is leaking or the drain plug (which should get a new crush washer at each removal/replacement) is leaking. What does the dealer say? This would certainly be a warranty issue.

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Also check where the engine cases meet. Anywhere where there is grey sealant between two surfaces. Also check the cylinder heads at the base and at the valve cover. Also check the oil pressure sending unit and the neutral sending unit.


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The oil cooler connections have been known to leak too.
+1. Does the 848 use the same water/oil heat exchanger?

Also check the oil filter. I've had back off and leak.
 

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I still have to make an appointment with the dealer, I checked all the places you mentioned, they are all dry, I guess it would be the drain plug seal? I did my first 1k service at dealership, not sure if they replaced the drain plug seal. I will check with the dealer.
 

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More likely than not, the bike is overfilled with oil. The oil spot comes from oil dripping from the airbox through the crancase breather. So..check the oil level. For deep sump motors like SF oil level should be at lower line.

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Where you take that ?

The consensus seems to be right in the middle of the 2 lines ?
Any tech that knows what he is doing will tell you that. Again this applies to deep sumps only.


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More likely than not, the bike is overfilled with oil. The oil spot comes from oil dripping from the airbox through the crancase breather. So..check the oil level. For deep sump motors like SF oil level should be at lower line.
It's easier for the tech to just pour in the entire 4 litre jug than stop and measure out the correct 3.7 litres...:rolleyes:
 

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It's easier for the tech to just pour in the entire 4 litre jug than stop and measure out the correct 3.7 litres...:rolleyes:
Yeah.. well 3.7 is a full capacity. It fits a bit less actually during oil change.

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More likely than not, the bike is overfilled with oil. The oil spot comes from oil dripping from the airbox through the crancase breather. So..check the oil level. For deep sump motors like SF oil level should be at lower line.

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I'd venture to say that the OP's problem is not because the oil is between the lines.

Unless you are riding wheelies that is.
 

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I'd venture to say that the OP's problem is not because the oil is between the lines.

Unless you are riding wheelies that is.
Yeah i agree, but ... I just jumped on this thread because i had this same issue, which scared the heck out of me.

Did oil change myself (ahem) without proper experience with deep sump motors, like S4Rs, 848, 1098, etc. Set the fuel level to be between the lines just i like always did... Came back in the morning after a ride (no wheelies or anything like that, just some spirited turns), and there it was - an oil spot under the bike. Same happened the next day...

Took the bike to European Cycle Services (in NY) they new right away what it was. One of the techs pumped some oil from the crank case to set the level right at the lower line. Haven't had a problem since.

But this is my story, the OP's issue maybe something else. I just wouldn't venture into bad gaskets and oil lines on a new bike right of the bet. Its just 1098 motors and 848, etc have been known for this.

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Okay, dropped of the bike at the dealer the other day, they found it was upper crankcase seal leaking, so the part is on order, they will fix it under warranty, bike should be ready by next week.
 

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Okay, dropped of the bike at the dealer the other day, they found it was upper crankcase seal leaking, so the part is on order, they will fix it under warranty, bike should be ready by next week.
Excellent. Great to hear its getting taking care off. :)

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