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Offline Grumps

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Slight oil leak
« on: May 25, 2019, 02:30:16 PM »
Tiger 800 Xca 2018. 3730 miles.

Slight oil leak from what looks like a blanking plug on the engine case right hand side.

It's a hex key chrome plug to the right of the sight glass and underneath what looks like a timing case.

I'll post a photo but anyone had this?

I am reporting it to the dealer but any prior info would help.

It's a slight 'mist' of oil that eventually forms some drops - enough to run down the case after a while.

Thanks

Edit - the hex head below and right of the chrome bolt in the middle of the picture
« Last Edit: May 25, 2019, 02:37:56 PM by Grumps »
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Re: Slight oil leak
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 02:51:08 PM »
Not an unknown occasional issue, though have rarely heard reports of it for years and less so on the Tiger, it was certainly a more common issue on the 13 - 15 Street Triples.
No big deal, a simple blanking plug from the crankcase drilling process, dealer should simply remove, clean, add some approved sealant and refit job done.
Mostly an inconvenience to go get it sorted.
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Re: Slight oil leak
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 02:55:47 PM »
Thanks Stevie.P.  That's reassuring. Waiting for their service dept to call back - on a Bank Holiday Saturday!!!

No problem if we speak next week though. Quite a nice run over to Stratford if they'll do it while I wait.
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Re: Slight oil leak
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 03:15:58 PM »
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

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Re: Slight oil leak
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 03:18:18 PM »
I have seen this reported before.  My 2015 XCX had a slight misting around both plugs but never got so bad that i had to get it sorted.  My 2018 XCA seems to have some thread sealant applied from the factory, so looks like Triumph have done something to rectify the issue.  I'm sure yours will be an easy fix by your dealer.
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Re: Slight oil leak
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 03:18:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]

Thanks again.
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Re: Slight oil leak
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 04:46:53 PM »
Blanking plug taken out and resealed by Triumph Stratford. About 10 mins so great service.

Hope it works! Rode home in serious rain but no sign of oil.Time will tell.
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