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Oil leak changed starter without replacing the o ring on shaft. can that cause an oil leak?

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    Trent Huse Apr 20, 2014

    Thanks, I put new o ring on. What happened is that I also changed the stator and thought the gasket was leaking. But I also think I over filled it with oil, and the only thing I can think of is I blowed a seal. Now I don't know what to do.

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    Trent Huse Apr 20, 2014

    Today, I removed stator cover and redone the gasket and added Honda Bond. But after I got it all back together...I had the same leak. Looks like it is coming from in front of the oil filter but I can see exactly where. Only does it when it's running. I am very seriously concerned that I blew a seal.

  • Trent Huse
    Trent Huse Apr 20, 2014

    (Cannot see exactly where leak is coming from I meant).

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If the leak started after you changed the starter, then yeah, you can bet that you should have changed the o-ring.

Posted on Apr 19, 2014

Testimonial: "Thanks, I changed the o ring on starter, but still got the leak when it is running. I know that stator cover is not leaking anymore. But did over fill the oil back I'm pretty sure."

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