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Oil leak from around Bolt Head

'04 Volusia; the right side chrome cover. Oil is leaking from around the head of the bolt located just to the left of the oil fill plug. Looking for a quick remedy - something to put under the bolt head to seal off the small leak that streaks down the side of my nice chrome cover.

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High temp black RTV. Remove the bolt and clean any oil off the bolt, put some rtv in the hole and replace the bolt, tighten it up. Watch for a leak after riding a few miles.
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Thanks Tool Guy. I will give it a try.
One question: Will the RTV cause me any problemls later if I have to take the bolt back out because of any adhesion?
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No, rtv won't be a problem, it dries to a rubbery substance that is easily removed at a later date.
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No, rtv won't be a problem, it dries to a rubbery substance that is easily removed at a later date.
great idea. think it would be rubbery enough that it could be used to plug a little leak coming from around the shifter shaft on the clutch side? it would have to be supple enough to still let the shifter rod rotate in it. (i hate to take that whole side cover off to replace that little o-ring gasket.)
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If you're talking about where the shifter comes out the case on the left side, I'd say no. I think that is a seal mounted in the case not a o-ring. Either way the bolt on the right side is fixed and tightened up, it'll work there but on the shifter I don't see that happening. Buy a gasket and seal and change it out, wait until the next oil change because you have to drop the oil to remove the cover.
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If you're talking about where the shifter comes out the case on the left side, I'd say no. I think that is a seal mounted in the case not a o-ring. Either way the bolt on the right side is fixed and tightened up, it'll work there but on the shifter I don't see that happening. Buy a gasket and seal and change it out, wait until the next oil change because you have to drop the oil to remove the cover.
Yeah, I know that's what I need to do. I just saw your tip for the bolt, and I never used the rtv, so I was like, hmmm... I had to replace the side cover a few months ago and didn't notice the leak until after a few miles with the new one on there. I shoulda replaced that while I had it off.
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I had the same leak in apparently the same bolt by your description. The dealership put a seal/gasket behind it and so far it has solved the problem.

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Thanks Tool Guy

Just wanted to say thanks Tool Guy for the tip on the leak. RTV Worked like a charm. No more leaky leaky.

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Just wanted to say thanks Tool Guy for the tip on the leak. RTV Worked like a charm. No more leaky leaky.

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I'm glad to hear that worked for you.
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