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Coolant/water leaking from a hole on the cylinder head..Kawa KLE

Coolant/water leaking from a hole on the cylinder head of my KLe500.
It's a hole not a crack.There are two such holes on either sides of the engine just between the air vents on the cylinder head. I went to fill up the cooling system and noticed it. It seems that at least half the amount of the water is getting out when i try to fill up.

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SOURCE: Kawasaki KX250F 2006 model coolent leak

There are two seals on the impeller pump. Replace the seals an the leak is stopped. Put in a new cover gasket as well.

Go to the site below where you can see a parts diagram for your specific bike. You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock. Click on the "ENGINE COVERS" tab.

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SOURCE: can a hole in the crankcase be repaired. Honda

I'm going to answer just based on your question, which really concerns welding an aluminum case, with a hole/crack in it.

(Not comment about what other damage, may have resulted that you may not be aware of, until the engine is torn down)

To correctly weld it, the engine should be completely taken apart down to the bare crankcase. The crankcase should be steam cleaned in a professional parts washer.

The crankcase should then be put in a jig fixture, to keep it from twisting while welding. Heliarc is the best welding solution for this.

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SOURCE: 2001 Honda CR 125 motorcycle is leaking coolant

The hole that your coolant is leaking from is a vent hole. Its purpose is mainly to give the airspace behind the water pump a place to expand into the atmosphere, and a place for the coolant to escape when the water pump seal goes bad. Every vehicle I can think of, if it has a water pump, its got a vent hole. So, what you are faced with is replacing the water pump with a new one (seals and individual parts are not available for the water pump on your Honda).

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