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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Oil leak

I've got a 2010 tiger that has developed an oil leak. I'm in savannah ga. Does anyone here have any experience with the triumph dealers in Augusta ga. Or near charleston S. C. I bought it in Sarasota fl. From haps cycles. Would prefer some place closer if I can find it.
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Hi Travir, Have you checked were the oil leak is coming from?
It may be a straight forward fix if it’s from the sump area, Very common for the sump bolts to work loose,
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Hi Travir, Have you checked were the oil leak is coming from?
It may be a straight forward fix if it’s from the sump area, Very common for the sump bolts to work loose,
Hi Andy ,
I did in fact have a sump pan bolt loose. I retightened it thinking that would resolve the leak but no luck. Still have a nagging drip and it's spreading oil all over the bottom and rear of the casing. From what I can determine with a flashlight the leak is from the pan gasket. Right underneath the water pump.
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Hi, From what you have described, it does sound like you will need to check all the sump pan bolts,

It's not uncommon for all sump bolts to loose there torque, I have tighten mine up twice in 18 months


http://www.triumphrat.net/tiger-1050...ump-bolts.html

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I agree with Andy. Loose sump bolts are quite common on 1050's. I doubt you have gasket issues.

Torque up all the bolts, wipe it down and monitor.

BTW check the gear linkage bolts while you're at it. They work loose on too many bikes as well.

Just had another thought. Is the sump bolt OK ? It's not hard to overtighten it and crack the sump.


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I agree with Andy. Loose sump bolts are quite common on 1050's. I doubt you have gasket issues.

Torque up all the bolts, wipe it down and monitor.

BTW check the gear linkage bolts while you're at it. They work loose on too many bikes as well.

Just had another thought. Is the sump bolt OK ? It's not hard to overtighten it and crack the sump.


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Thanks John , the particular sump bolt that worked loose wasthe bolt underneath the water pump. On my tiger I have the lower spoiler, on the left side on the rear of Said spoiler is a bracket underneath that mounts it to the bike, the sump bolt in question is the 1 that holds the bracket to the pan. I was very careful about retighnening it, while under the bike I checked all the bolts on that side of the pan. Just to make sure tho I will go back and check them all. Thanks for the suggestions to both you and Andy. Will let y'all know how this turns out
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Just wanted to let y'all know you were right about the sump bolts. Almost all of them had worked loose. The oil was actually coming from the right side of the sump and dripping off the oil pan drain bolt. Also have a minor leak around the right side crank shaft cover. . Thanks for the heads up. Niceto know there is a place to get good info when you need it
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Recommendation: Purchase a small torque wrench that reads in Nm. You will need it for tightening the sump bolts and the side cover bolts from time to time. Sump cover bolts tighten to 12 Nm, and the side cover bolts tighten to 9 Nm. The front sprocket cover bolts tighten to 9 Nm also, and you will probably want to remove it to clean out all the chain lube build-up (depending on the chain lube used...)

Also, don't forget to check the sump cover bolts around the oil filter.

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Just wanted to let y'all know you were right about the sump bolts. Almost all of them had worked loose. The oil was actually coming from the right side of the sump and dripping off the oil pan drain bolt. Also have a minor leak around the right side crank shaft cover. . Thanks for the heads up. Niceto know there is a place to get good info when you need it
Great news Travir, Also as Redbird mentioned don't forgot the three bolts around the oil filter,
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Great news Travir, Also as Redbird mentioned don't forgot the three bolts around the oil filter,
Thanks everyone, the info provided here saved me a 120 mile trip to the dealer to do 20 minutes of work.
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