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Old 02-13-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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I have a AE .15 pullstart motor trying to break in motor and have noticed some leaking around the pullstart back plate and also around the front of the flywheel and seems to be some on the exaughst side trying to figure out if this could be where the motor is running rich and some fluid coming from the exausht gasket that mounts to motor. Also running motor with air temp around the 30s on the outside I know this hard on them but just baught it and wanted to see what it could do.
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Sounds like exhaust gasket to me but don't totally trust me. Way back in the day I've seen a few problems with the rtr AEs.
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Sounds like exhaust gasket to me but don't totally trust me. Way back in the day I've seen a few problems with the rtr AEs.
Well Ive taken a closer look and that is what i am leaning towards now for the fact there is a lot of fuel residue around the bolts and flange that mounts to the motor
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Sounds like bearings. Seals are leaking. Since its coming from both ends, Id say both could be bad.....
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Sounds like bearings. Seals are leaking. Since its coming from both ends, Id say both could be bad.....
Ive broke down the motor and the bearings on both ends seems to be solid I went ahead and picked a set up if it continues to leak fuel then I will replace bearings.
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Always start with the easiest things first. Make sure all the seals are good, etc before you go taking apart bearing, etc. I used to always make the mistake of doing the hard things first, and it being a very simple fix.
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