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post #1 of 4 Old 07-18-2018, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all,

Great to be a part of the community

I've gone for a 2012 Repsol with ABS and I am very impressed with the speed and handling over my first week. Going to take it for long drive tomorrow and see how she runs on distance!

Just got a couple of quick questions:

What is this plastic pipe?
first attachment below

And is this rust on the underbelly anything to worry about? Also it is all over the exhaust pipe
second attachment

Many thanks in advance
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-18-2018, 10:33 PM
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The tube is where excess oil sucked out of the sump into the air box is drained out. The plug is presumably to make it more environmentally friendly and to keep you from sucking anything back into the airbox (water during a stream crossing if the engine stalls, etc.).

You need to drain it. When you do the odor will tell you why it is often called the puke tube.

You have a fair amount of rust in the 2nd picture. I try to remember to do frame touchups with a spray paint that has primer included. That way I just scrub the area the best I can and spray it.

This shows frame touchup on the subframe after welding:

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Thanks jsonder. Iíve drained it but itís plug was in very tight so it flew everywhere and I didnít get the fortune of the smell lol.

Will have to get spraying it as there is a lot and donít want any major repairs this early on!
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-19-2018, 05:23 PM
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TIL about the puke tube - I'll have to check mine tonight.

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