Yes there is a problem when you jump in and give what you expect to be taken as expert advice which is no where close to the problem. Sometimes it is better to sit back and wait for someone with actual experience on that bike to chime in.76GMC1500 said:There is nothing misguided about my post. A lot of people come on this forum thinking they have coolant in the transmission oil when it's really clutch debris. Battleship gray is the color of oil with clutch debris. Oil with water in it is generally a bit more brown. It's hard to diagnose problems over the internet. A picture would really help.
Though, I do admit I have heard of a lot of water pump seal failures on teh CRF450's
CPERRy said:Recently cahnged the oil in my 04 crf 450 and the oil was battleship gray (milky). QUOTE]
The key word here is (milky). That would indicate a bad inner water pump seal.
What o-ring on the right case gasket are you referring to GMC?
CPERRy said:I think the water pump shaft maybe defective, being that I've had to rplace the water pump seal twice and I don't have alot of hours and I don't ride the bike that hard...