Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Elyria, OH, USA
Re: Oh no, rear seal!!
Just wonderin'....In the 'bad-old-days' when tolerances in vehicles were (for lack of a better term) sloppier than they are now, a common, but temporary, fix for "the drips" was the addition of one of the many stop leak products that one poured into the engine oil, the transmission, the final drive, the power steering box, or wherever there was a not-too-heavy leak. The stuff worked, as I understand it, by slightly swelling the oil seal or gasket....just to coax a few more miles out of the old beast, especially if funds were tight. Obviously, it wasn't permanent (though sometimes the fix interval was pretty long) but it bought some time.
Query: Anyone here admit to pouring some of this 'magic elixir' into the LT? And if so, we'd all kinda like to know what the results were (at least I would).
"A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer."
BMW K1200LT "Carpathia"
Suzuki GV1400 Cavalcade "Paladin"
Kawasaki ZX14 Ninja "Shashka"
Kawasaki GPz1100 "Sicarius"
Buell S3 "Pazuzu"
Honda GL1100 Gold Wing "Aurore"
Honda PC800 Pacific Coast "Octavia"
Honda CB750F "Genvieve"
And other remnants of a misspent youth.