Break In Oil leakage during break in?

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Holly, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. Holly

    Holly Member

    I've been enjoying the ride but notice that I've got oil that seems to be leaking from the top. I thought it was to do with the spark plug being loose but even after tightening that there's still leakage.

    Also the spark plug is dark in color. I'm running with a NGK B5HS right now. It's there a better plug? I'm thinking I need a new one and a head gasket. Can I use the heat/ oil resident gasket maker I have or does it have to be aluminum?

    Is this normal so early on? I would guess my fuel is too rich but I used 6 oz to 1 gallon, I'm pretty confident that's correct?

    It runs and idles good so if not for the noticeable oil I wouldn't guess anything else is going on.

    Input appreciated. Thanks!

  2. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Is it leaking from the plughole or from the head joint? Oil dripping from the exhaust is normal tho just the more oil you put in more will come out
  3. Holly

    Holly Member

    It was from the plug hole but since tightening that seems remedied. Now it seems it coming from the head joint.
  4. zippinaround

    zippinaround Active Member

    Try tightening the head nuts(while engine is cold) in a criss cross patern a little bit at a time
  5. Holly

    Holly Member

    I'll give it a try. Thank you.