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Guys, im at a loss and i really dont know what to do. I just did a full replacement of my water and oil seals and gasket on my oil pump and as soon as I added water the weep hole started leaking again. Idk wtf to do now and it's pissing me tf off to no end not being able to ride. I dry it off and watch it come straight out the weep hole, everything had been torqued down correctly

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Fill the weep hole with some JB weld
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Fill the weep hole with some JB weld <img src="https://zx6r.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
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I think i solved it. Either during install or from factory there was some roughness/gouges in the water seal so i went ahead and did some light sanding of the rubber and then an equal amount on the back side of the water pump turbine to make sure there was no metal-metal contact (i could see from the first time I pulled it apart that it had/once was rubbing). So far so good, and I'm hoping some run time will even the seals out even more to make it a nice tight seal. Fuck me, these little things really get you.

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Nevermind, it's leaking again <img src="https://zx6r.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

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U sure u assembled it all correctly?

Maybe some RTV on both sides of the gaskets will help seal better? Although its strange to have a leak that bad with brand new seals.
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Maybe some RTV on both sides of the gaskets will help seal better? Although its strange to have a leak that bad with brand new seals.
It's not the outer gaskets, it's the seal between the turbine/impeller and the oil side of the housing. I have no clue why it's leaking atm and took it apart twice to figure it out with no luck thus far. This is literally my last puzzle piece

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It's not the outer gaskets, it's the seal between the turbine/impeller and the oil side of the housing. I have no clue why it's leaking atm and took it apart twice to figure it out with no luck thus far. This is literally my last puzzle piece
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U sure u dont have any debris or some other shit stuck in there and causing a leak?
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It's not the outer gaskets, it's the seal between the turbine/impeller and the oil side of the housing. I have no clue why it's leaking atm and took it apart twice to figure it out with no luck thus far. This is literally my last puzzle piece
I'd buy a new part and do it again. Once that thing goes in it really shouldn't come back out and go in again. I remember doing the same thing to mine once and I was super critical about seating the seals perfectly. It's possible it just has a tiny imperfection and not sealing right.
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I have another set if seals on the way, went with cometic this time and I also bought an ebay used pump to try. I also had WATER exiting from the oil side of the pump while running (between pump and crankcase) but no water in my oil so I'm absolutely confused now.

May have to message bikebandit about the seals, I'm pretty upset that they're a bust

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Guys, im at a loss and i really dont know what to do. I just did a full replacement of my water and oil seals and gasket on my oil pump and as soon as I added water the weep hole started leaking again. Idk wtf to do now and it's pissing me tf off to no end not being able to ride. I dry it off and watch it come straight out the weep hole, everything had been torqued down correctly

That mechanical seal is prone to leak unless it is completely cleaned......... ( it is a ceramic to ceramic seal........ you can take 1000 grit and a flat stone to both surfaces)
no finger prints
no oil
no lube of any kind
not even lint..........

So are you sure you had it spotlessly clean?!?!
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That mechanical seal is prone to leak unless it is completely cleaned......... ( it is a ceramic to ceramic seal........ you can take 1000 grit and a flat stone to both surfaces)
no finger prints
no oil
no lube of any kind
not even lint..........

So are you sure you had it spotlessly clean?!?!
I was very sure, i took 1200 to the rubber side (stationary side) and cleaned off the ceramic. I have another set on the way and a new (to me) housing as well coming. I will re-do the process and triple check everything. Im also going to add threebond to the outer seals/machined surfaces and let that cure as an extra measure. I dont want to do this a fourth time.

Just to make sure you know, the tip of the seal on the inner assembly is rubber, not ceramic. The ceramic portion of the seal is only on the impeller for this kit/OEM (kawasaki part).

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