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Old 01-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #7075
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Originally Posted by beergut View Post
Sort of a noob question ...from a KTM water pump decided to let go and now I have the awesome yellow colored oil behind the clutch cover. I suspect this is from my oil and water mixing.

Of course I am doing a full fluid change when I do my pump but should I do a small flush first? Maybe run oil through for only a few hundred miles to get that crap out of the system? The oil in the tank actually looks perfectly fine.
Yes, you should drain out what is in there and replace it at least twice with cheap oil before filling it for good. You can just remove the filter during the flushing process. Some guys will flush with kerosene, but as long as you get it hot a couple of times and drain it while still hot, you are going to get the majority of the coolant out of there.

You guys are making me want to just tear mine apart and fix it before it happens...
Craig A.
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