Originally Posted by Sierra Thumper
I wouldn't pull the motor unless its leaking oil like the Exxon Valdez. Not worth all the work over a few drops of oil imo unless you also build the motor up or do something else worthwhile at the same time. But then again I'd rather ride than wrench
My problem is with oil leaks is the smell. My head cover gasket leaked oil into the spark plug well and when you'd sit at intersections all you could smell was burning oil. To me it's a terrible smell because of certain memories it brings back. I used to work on cars as a kid and every whiff of that I get reminds me of all the leaky old shitboxes I had to deal with.