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Most Yamaha water pumps have a "weep hole" on the bottom of the water pump housiing.
Basically your water pump shaft has a coolant seal and an oil seal where it is driven...the weep hole drains away any leakage between the cooalnt and oil seals so cross contamination does not occur.
You probably should look at rebullding the pump. Don't try plugging off the weephole to stop the loss...it will contaminate the oil system.

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