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    Oil Leak Near Top of PTO Housing

    Since I rebuilt my RXP engine, I have noticed that there is oil on the top of the PTO cover where the wires come out of the PTO cover from the magneto. I was doing some oil pressure testing (installed a pressure gauge on the upper head oil plug), but really didn't think that my connections were leaking. It also doesn't seem like the camshaft end cap is leaking. Is there anything else that is a common leak in this area that would cause oil to drop on top of the mag cover?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsdw View Post
    Since I rebuilt my RXP engine, I have noticed that there is oil on the top of the PTO cover where the wires come out of the PTO cover from the magneto. I was doing some oil pressure testing (installed a pressure gauge on the upper head oil plug), but really didn't think that my connections were leaking. It also doesn't seem like the camshaft end cap is leaking. Is there anything else that is a common leak in this area that would cause oil to drop on top of the mag cover?
    Check the oring on your tops valve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockrxp View Post
    Check the oring on your tops valve
    +1 that bad boy shrinks with time and when the oil gets hot and thin it seeps out.....

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    Isn't the TOPS valve on the fuel tank side of the engine? My leak is on the mag cover side of the engine. Most of the oil pools on top of the mag cover where the wires come out.

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    NO its on the back

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    Its on the front, fuel tank side on 2004 - 2005 skis. Its on the back on 2006 and newer.

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    Could be leaking at the rubber groment on top pto cover.
    You did say that was where you noticed the oil.

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    Clean it as best u can and run it on the hose. Feel w/ fingers if u have to, but u will find the leak. CPS o-ring?

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    It is an 04. I cleaned it with simple green and blew it off with air. It is clean now. Thanks for the tips!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoepp View Post
    Could be leaking at the rubber groment on top pto cover.
    You did say that was where you noticed the oil.
    I guess it could, that is were the oil is accumulating, but it sure appears to be sealed well. I haven't had one leak there yet. I guess I need to run it and watch.

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