- Apr 23, 2021
Thanks Tony for explaining that, hopefully mine will only be the gasket, I'm crossing my fingers, I will post up when it's apart.. I have gaskets coming from Ollie in Germany ..Hi Gazz , Just trying to explain something here. Sometimes the starter is leaking from inside out and not through the mounting gasket. You may have a mounting gasket leak OR it may actually be leaking through the starter housing seams. When the primary is spinning up all that oil onto the starter gear , oil gets into the housing where the starter gear comes out of and finds its way out through the starter especially if you don't have a transmission/primary vent . So try the gasket first and see ?
There are 4 places that I know of capable of leaking oil in the starter and only 1 of them is the mounting gasket .
1. Mounting Gasket
2. Sealed bearing behind starter gear (this must be a sealed bearing)
3. Shaft o-ring seal that starter gear rides on/from (this shaft must have this o-ring type seal)
4. The starter housing that contains these parts must be sealed with silicone RTV before final assembly. (Says so in H-D service manual)