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Old 21 March 2011, 15:42   #1
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Oil Leak new Honda BF15

Hi we used our boat at the lakes this weekend, we purchased it in September and have only used it twice before. This time we had an oil leak, which was running out but can't figure out why. We keep it on a trolley stand when storing it, and lay it down on the correct side when in transit.
Anyone any ideas what may have caused this??

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Old 21 March 2011, 16:03   #2
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Hi there,
Can you give us more info? ie where is the leak?
Does it stop when engine is stopped? and does it get worse when throttled opened etc?

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Old 21 March 2011, 16:53   #3
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Hi there,
Can you give us more info? ie where is the leak?
Does it stop when engine is stopped? and does it get worse when throttled opened etc?

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Its all new to me and I dont know much about engines. It appeared to be getting sucked into the pipe above where the oil is placed which then ran into the black casing and out through a smaller breather pipe and out of the engine. It then continued to leak and the engine cut off, it was also smoking. The engine is brand new, used last year a couple of times with no problems.
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did you leave it on one side for any length of time?

I know some Honda;s have a right and a wrong side to be left on. as the Oil will drain if left on the starboard side if I remember correctly (there are 2 flat lumps on the side the engine needs to be left on)
should say in the manual.

Maybe a red herring though.
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Old 21 March 2011, 17:31   #5
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did you leave it on one side for any length of time?

I know some Honda;s have a right and a wrong side to be left on. as the Oil will drain if left on the starboard side if I remember correctly (there are 2 flat lumps on the side the engine needs to be left on)
should say in the manual.

Maybe a red herring though.
Hi it was only put on its side, the correct one with the case protectors (flat lumps) down for transit which was a couple of hours. We keep it on a trolley upright when stored.
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piccies would be good to help eliminate things too .. where its coming out of etc
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Hi there
I agree, we could do with a picture or two.
BTW, have you added any oil before this incident?
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BTW, have you added any oil before this incident?
If the answer to that is no, and your oil isn't above the high mark on the dipstick then get it in to the dealer-you've got a warranty.No sense in losing it because you do something to it yourself . If it's smoking, it's potentially expensive.
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My honda 5 hp developed an oil leak at the oil filler cap. Tilt the engine and see if it comes out of the oil filler. A new cap fixed the problem. I could not see what was wrong with the old one

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