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    Vespa oil leak

    Post by Axiom on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:05 am

    Basically Iv had this oil leak for ages now, not really affecting the scooter in any way that I can tell. After the scooter has been ridden it will create a small spot of oil on the floor over night, it's coming from near the oil drain screw. Here a picture to show where:



    Any suggestions on the problem?

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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by Axiom on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:06 am

    btw that's a google image picture, not mine. I just drew on the oil dripping bit, it's on the bottom on that bit as well.
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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by Wally on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:20 am

    You'll always have a few slight drips of oil on an old scoot, tho it could be a simple thing like the fibre washers is shot or missing on the drain plug.

    Few pence to change


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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by Axiom on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:26 am

    I thought that as well so I purchased some nice new magnetic plugs for it.
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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by Wally on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:29 am

    Good shout, got some on mine - it's amazing how much shit they pick up


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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by Axiom on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:32 am

    yeah, never used them but seemed like a good idea when I saw them. Glad they seem to work okay then.
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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by ttscshaggy on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:46 am

    When my gearbox destroyed itself , the magnets picked up 2 teeth off the xmas tree.
    Did you get the GS plugs ?

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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by Axiom on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:49 am

    2 teeth, what are they? And yes I did.
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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:50 pm

    Each gearbox sprocket has teeth so they can mesh. Like a cog.

    I try and use magnetic ones too, very good a picking up crap.



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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by Axiom on Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:57 am

    So I changed the plugs and oil, let it run for a while came back after a few days and found again a little bit of oil on the floor! Had a good look underneath and it appeared as though oil was dripping from the exhaust but was actually coming from between the cylinder head and dripping onto exhaust and then floor. So then I saw that oil was dripping down from the clutch nipple as well. I am still sure that oil is also coming from the drain plug, that's three leaks! Any advice?
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    Re: Vespa oil leak

    Post by josh on Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:50 am

    Mine has sometime has a leak from head i just used gasket sealant on head an barrel and every engine has a leak haha

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