Why is my scooter leaking oil?

by Steve

I bought a newer Geely 49cc scooter (unsure of year), everything seemed to be mechanically sound until a day after I bought it I noticed oil leaking from somewhere very fast.

I done some investigating and could not find the source of the leak; all I know is it's coming from under the plastic cover over the fan. Also when I went to leave work this morning it took forever to start and when it did start up, it didn't have much power and wanted to die on me.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Nov 06, 2017
Oil leak around head gasket NEW
by: Anonymous

My scooter has been hard to start, and has power sometimes and sometimes not. I noticed a blowing sounds echoing through the body, and decided to investigate the exhaust connection. I discovered oil on The wires hear the head. I disassemble the seat and shroud, and fired the scooter up.

Lo and behold a fine mist spraying from the bottom portion of the head cover. When I checked the bolts, two of four of them were very loose.

Not sure if I should check the gasket or simply retighten the bolts. I will transfer just tightening then first.

Aug 05, 2015
09 Huawin 150 Scooter NEW
by: Anonymous

I just had my scooter overhauled , now it's leaking oil. They replaced piston and ring, top end gasket, & honed cylinder. Any ideas why its leaking oil. Thanks

Oct 05, 2010
Welcome to the Club
by: Jim Zeiser

My scooter has the same problem. It's either the base or head gasket and you might fix it by re-torquing the head. Otherwise it will need to have them replaced. As for the starting and power problem. Have you checked your valve adjustment? It should be about .002 inch on the intake and .003 on the exhaust.

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