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Maintenance & Technical => What year? Vin.# => Topic started by: Forrest on May 29, 2019, 09:59:21 PM

Title: 1997 KX500 water pump seal issue's
Post by: Forrest on May 29, 2019, 09:59:21 PM
Does any one have problems with coolant getting into trans oil, from what I can find out the only way is through the water pump seal. In 17 years with minimal riding hours I have replaced 4 water pump seals, 2 water pump (shaft only due to scoring) and one set of bearings. Is there any other way coolant can get into the trans oil. Have been told through the head gasket which doesn't make sense. Milky sight glass after cool down is an indicator plus slight green coolant in trans oil. Funny thing is I don't seem to be loosing coolant out of the radiators. Cheers & hold it on.....
Title: Re: 1997 KX500 water pump seal issue's
Post by: reklessj on May 30, 2019, 01:56:16 AM
Water pump seal is the only way!! You should be a pro by now on that task😂🤣😂🤣!!!! Be gentle n use that moly grease on everything
Title: Re: 1997 KX500 water pump seal issue's
Post by: umberto on May 30, 2019, 03:18:17 AM
Be gentle n use that moly grease on everything
That's what she said.   :-D
Title: Re: 1997 KX500 water pump seal issue's
Post by: umberto on May 30, 2019, 03:19:15 AM
On a serious note, is there any damage to the cases anywhere?  Is the seal a snug fit?  It the shaft scored?
Title: Re: 1997 KX500 water pump seal issue's
Post by: Borntworide on May 30, 2019, 10:53:02 AM
DMilky sight glass after cool down is an indicator plus slight green coolant in trans oil. Funny thing is I don't seem to be loosing coolant out of the radiators. Cheers & hold it on.....

Does it look like this?
(https://i.ibb.co/4sLLNDY/97kx250.jpg)