So I've been tearing down and rebuilding an RC I bought about a month ago now and in conjunction to my Left radiator pissing coolant absolutely everywhere. I noticed that their is coolant leaking on the right side crank case cover, from what appears to be the bottom of the water pump cover. Everything I read said that the mechanical seal on the waterpump had failed. I ordered those parts, only to learn that it has to be pressed in to spec. so I'm trying to find a shop who has the tools to do so.
While I was disassembling the right cover, I took off the water pump cover, only to see that the seal was crusty and hard and had what looked like solidified coolant on it. I took the gasket out and noticed that there was a pretty significant amount of shit crusted in there and it looked like the metal had started to erode. Could this be my problem and not my water pump shitting the bed ? Photos below. Anyone had this problem/situation ?
The weep hole for the mechanical seal leads to a cast-in fitting on the side cover (not the water pump housing). There's an elbow with a nipple on it that connects to a drain hose. That looks like it's just a bad gasket.
2008 Ducati Monster S2R1000 (the mod whore)
2003 RC51 (sold)
2002 ZX-7R (sold)