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Old July 6th, 2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default KX 125 using trans fluid.

my 93 kx 125 has been losing a little bit of trans fluid. it doesnt seem to be dripping any either

and i read that this guy used regular ATF in his trans, if i decided to use the reg. stuff instead of the bel ray stuff is it gonna cook the clutch or damage the trans?
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Old July 6th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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dont do it!! just use the stuff that is recomended .....

i would guess that you have a case seal leaking anf it is just burning it in the motor...i have seen this happen and you wouldnt know it if you didnt see the level going down......
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Old July 6th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #3
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yeah i think it may be a crank seal it uses so little i think im gonna give it a leakdown test eventually

and over on thumpertalk they said that alot of guys use the reg stuff in the kawie 2 strokes. im not quite out of my bel ray stuff but at 10 bucks a quart i might try it lol
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Old July 6th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #4
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deffinetly a seal inside the engine, the fluid is being burnt through the pipes..
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Old July 19th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #5
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Dude.

Use type F trans fluid. I have run it for years and have had no troubles. Throw a few oz. of brake fluid in with your next change (yes, brake fluid). The brake fluid may swell the seals for awhile until you can swap them out (kawis need the case split to change them out - I have the tools you need to do it).
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Old July 19th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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Dude.

Use type F trans fluid. I have run it for years and have had no troubles. Throw a few oz. of brake fluid in with your next change (yes, brake fluid). The brake fluid may swell the seals for awhile until you can swap them out (kawis need the case split to change them out - I have the tools you need to do it).
thats what ive been using. it doesnt use much at all. and ill have to try the brake fluid!
and i dont plan on tearing the motor apart til it blows or winter. but when i do ill get in touch
thanks man!
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dont do it!! just use the stuff that is recomended ..... X2 except add a bit of break fluid as mentioned. It should seal the leak if it's not real bad. At least till the rebuild anyway....

i would guess that you have a case seal leaking anf it is just burning it in the motor...i have seen this happen and you wouldnt know it if you didnt see the level going down......
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thats what ive been using. it doesnt use much at all. and ill have to try the brake fluid!
and i dont plan on tearing the motor apart til it blows or winter. but when i do ill get in touch
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I have an 85 kx125 and use typeF in it as well. No problems in the 4 years Ive been running it.
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