Question about 1979 Honda CBX
Re: Honda CBX1000
The front telescopic fork seal can leak. After the seal dry out,small amount of oil will leak. Get someone to spot you,compress the fork and listen for noise when it's rebounding.
The only time tested method to pin point an oil leak is by doing a fluorescent motor oil dye test.
Wipe down the head gasket area,engine seal area before the dye test.
Use the UV light and look for the source of the oil leak.
I would change the oil as soon as possible to prevent dyed oil from marking up the garage floor.
A shop can charge up to $100/hr just for labor. A complete dye kit is about $50.
Locate the oil leak like a professional. Get a dye test kit and locate the leak yourself.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
First it need to find exactly where is the oil leak
Clean and dry the area really well: You can go to autoparts store to buy engine cleaner to clean off all oil from the head, fins, then cover with talcum powder. Fire it up and the white powder will discolor where it becomes moistened by the oil.
Most likely, the oil leak is coming from the oil gallery up through the cylinder block to the valvegear.Probably your head and/or cylinder block are a bit off flat as it aged, then oil slipped through.
1-Have the head resurfaced. It is cheap and relatively easy.
2- Replace all base, head gasket, and orifice valve seals.
Here is the link to download the manual.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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