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I have an oil leak from where the stator wires come out of the primary cover. Is there a way other than changing the whole stator to fix it?

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    I had the same problem the only fix is to replace the stator this is a common problem



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You have some seals that are leaking from around the crankshaft the stator is supposed to be sealed from the oil you wont have to change the stator just the crank seal

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