Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
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There could be many reasons for oil on the bottom of the engine, spillage from oil changes being one of them. Lube from the chain also gets flung in there. It could also be a leaky drain plug. The base gasket (particularly if some damn fool replaced the stock gasket with a Cometic gasket - ask a couple of us how we know).
The hole under the water pump is a weep hole and if anything comes out of there it should be coolant weeping past the pump shaft seal.
In truth, the only thing I would be concerned about, and what you might look for, is a damaged case.
First, look for obvious damage to the bottom of the case that would come from it not having a real skid plate. Second, look at the drain plug for signs of damage stemming from over tightening of the plug. That damage could be a crack but would more likely be stripped threads.
Without being damaged, KLRs are not known to be oil leakers.
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