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V50 Oil leak cylinder/block

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Topic: V50 Oil leak cylinder/block
Posted By: Sorry not a biker!
Subject: V50 Oil leak cylinder/block
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 10:17
My V50 engine sits on the front of a Pembleton three wheeler.
I have a slight oil seepage between the cylinders and the block, not enough to drip, but enough to make the outside of the block oily for about 2" down after about 500 miles. I have re-torqued the head studs and they were all OK.
Is this difficult to fix, should it be dealt with urgently or should I just keep cleaning it off? 
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Martin


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I'd fall over if I only had two wheels



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Posted By: iansoady
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 12:37
Should be a fairly easy fix even if you have to pop the barrels off as I expect they're well exposed on the 3 wheeler (although I haven't seen one - post a pic?)

It could of course be coming from the breather pipe which comes down from the under side of the head. Do you have a full V50 air filter / breather setup?


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Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2


Posted By: Sorry not a biker!
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 13:58
Thank you for that, I have a larger diameter flywheel fitted and so cannot feed the vented oil back into the sump. I have the rocker cover vents piped to an open topped bottle in the back of the engine compartment which, I am happy to say, has only collected about a teaspoonful of oil in 500 miles.

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I'd fall over if I only had two wheels


Posted By: cyclobutch
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 14:31
It will likely just need the O rings replaced down there. It's an easy job, but personally I'd probably just put up with it.  

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Butch
V50 II - 'The Black Pearl'
T3 - 'Blue'
Eldo Loop - 'Jug'


Posted By: SurreyFan
Date Posted: 16 May 2018 at 18:25
that looks an interesting machine ! 

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Spada NT, Monza,750T, T100R Daytona (oops, that one's a Triumph !)


Posted By: iansoady
Date Posted: 17 May 2018 at 10:02
It does indeed.


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Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2



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