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Still going through my new-to-me '08 and this morning I find this...(see picture).
Now I am wondering if the blue/green "stuff" was applied when the seal was replaced or was it done so as to not replace the leaking clutch rod seal.
Guess I will leave it alone for now, perhaps replace the seal this Winter.
What do you guys think?.....

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This "stuff" is some type of silicon sealant and not grease. It is under the seal retainer, and I am not going to investigate any further at this time. I suspect that I will be replacing the chain and sprockets this Winter, so I will be back in this area then. Hopefully I do not find the case has been damaged under the seal retainer.
 

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Looks like someone's been scraping around in there with a screwdriver. Probably just a weepy oil seal leak and PO didn't want to spring for a new seal. It's an easy and inexpensive replacement. Just do it if it bugs you. Otherwise, ride on.
 

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Be VERY careful remounting the clutch slave cylinder. Do not use the bolts to pull the SC into line and do not use a torque wrench. Just nip them beyond hand tight.
You do not want this:
I agree with laroco that a leaky seal has probably been "fixed".
 

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Oh My!....I sure do not want that to happen!....I will heed your advice when re-installing the slave.
I had not done any cleaning before I took that picture. Going to clean-off the push rod, re-insert it, then start cleaning.
The previous owner told me he replaced the chain and the rear sprocket, but not the drive sprocket. The chain was very tight and is quite stiff. Have no idea what lube was used. With 39k miles, the drive sprocket needs replaced...which is why I will be in here again soon.
Lastly, I agree with Rick...."for awhile anyways"....
 
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