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08 ktm 450 sxf oil leak

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Hi people ive just got myself an 08 ktm 450 sfx and there is oil pooring out of a hole on the side of the cylinder head next to where the exhaust pipe passes! I only ride 2 stroke and dont know a thing about 4 strokes.

I have not spoken to a dealer yet as i want the proper truth off you guys 1st.

The hole is deliberate and not from mailfunction.

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That hole is there for spark plug cavity drainage. It´s not an oil leak since there´s no connection to anything oil related in there. The only chance for an oil leak there is if the spark plug gasket somehow leaks or is deformed or if the spark plug sits loose although the latter would most probably cause your bike run very poorly.

My quess ; You think it´s an oil leakage eventhough it´s just dirty water from the cavity. And that´s normal. After all it´s what the cavity is there for.

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Hi people thanks for all the help. The bike has been repaired now. The head gasket had gone and also the rocker gasket. The bike runs proper now! Will be racing hard this weekend!!

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