Jim Stewart js at
Thu Sep 20 20:14:47 PDT 2007

Ernest Montague wrote:
> Nemmind you sleepy bastiges.  Nobody home?
> Note to self.  NEVER REUSE gasket on right side engine cover that has 
> the two water ports from the water pump.  When the pressurized size 
> leaks, it goes right into the crankcase at radiator pressure.  Higher 
> pressure than crank pressure.  That is why the water leaked into the 
> crank, and why no oil leaked into the cooling system.

Thanks, Ernie. Valuable info. It's a common failure mode for RZ350s, but I 
didn't think that would be useful to you. In the RZ it's an O-ring that's the 
immediate suspect.



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