Ducati 899 Panigale Forum banner

1 - 20 of 100 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
336 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Fellow 899ers,

I figured as a few members have had this Oil Leak problem it would be best to consolidate it all in 1 thread. As at the moment its split up amongst a number of different threads and topics.

So far my 899 isn't having an issue. But last i spoke on the forum, i said my mate had an oil leak going down his engine casing after his first service was done. His bike has been in the shop (Fraser's Concord) for a week now and just got notification from them that Ducati are shipping over a new engine for him. They have still yet to say what the actual problem is.

So if any other members have heard different or have images of where to check for this leak to help out other members that would be fantastic.

Cheers,
Oni.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Fellow 899ers,

I figured as a few members have had this Oil Leak problem it would be best to consolidate it all in 1 thread. As at the moment its split up amongst a number of different threads and topics.

So far my 899 isn't having an issue. But last i spoke on the forum, i said my mate had an oil leak going down his engine casing after his first service was done. His bike has been in the shop (Fraser's Concord) for a week now and just got notification from them that Ducati are shipping over a new engine for him. They have still yet to say what the actual problem is.

So if any other members have heard different or have images of where to check for this leak to help out other members that would be fantastic.

Cheers,
Oni.
Is his one an earlyer batch?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
336 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
His is the same as mine, the First batch.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
217 Posts
I'm sorry I didn't have the time to take pictures of the oil leaks on my 899, as today is the day I am dropping her off to my dealership to have a new engine installed. I will update anything else on this issue as far as how long it'll take or how long the dealership say it would take.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Is there a way to determine what batch your bike is from? Mine is just a week old but I have no idea how long the dealer had it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Here are the photos I took when I did my investigation: http://goo.gl/mWsvma

There's a leak from the oil pan and possibly somewhere higher up on the motor. The service guy mentioned that the 1199's had oil leaks from the weephole. This might be similar.

The oil pan leak was initially diagnosed and fixed back in December by the dealer by torquing the oil pan bolts. It reappeared after the first service.

I was informed today that the dealer is awaiting authorization from DNA for the work. In the meantime, they have been asked by DNA to take no action.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
217 Posts
Looks like I'll be in good hands with my dealership, dropped off the bike and spoke with the service rep. He said my new engine is in the crate and ready to install. As far as doing the first service again, it's 100% covered so I wouldn't be paying another 300 dollars to do it again!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
336 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Thanks for those photos dissonanz. I'd recommend everyone keep an eye on those areas in the photos. More so after your first service as that appears to be when it's happening.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
I'm glad they are taking care of you but, for me, this would be totally unacceptable. Like I wrote in another post, whatever happened to factory quality control? This sounds like the Ducati of old.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Seems leaks apear later on. So quality control will not show this. Might be they solved the problem in later batches by using other torques or other sealers. But i agree, should not happen these days.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Just got word back from the dealer today. I'm getting a new motor. It was in LA today and should be at the shop tomorrow. I should be back on the Duc Friday or Monday.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Can someone compile a list of the locations, time of purchase and deliver of the bikes. I'm not sure if there is a way of recognizing what batch your bike came from.

For what I understand it seems like the first bikes that have been deliverd? Mostly in CA, USA?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
After the electrics went haywire and the dealership picked the bike up due to none starting , they called me today to say 1. The electrics have left them baffled 2. There is an oil leak that's concerning them. They have said they are awaiting a Ducati technician and it could take some time to investigate . Luckily the nice guys at the dealers are providing me with their 899 demo bike whilst they sort mine . Good dealership , Parkinson Motorcycles UK
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
What I'm not understanding is, why are they replacing your motors if its just a leak? Is the leak a result of something beyond a bad seal or gasket somewhere? Are the service techs saying where and why its happening?

Thanks for updating the forum with your findings. You guys are helping out prospective owners a great deal.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
I was told that the leak was from the crank case. Basically same situation as T-wizzle, I think. Seems as long as those magic words are said, it's new motor time. Apparently there are about 50 cases like this now.

Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
77 Posts
Can someone compile a list of the locations, time of purchase and deliver of the bikes. I'm not sure if there is a way of recognizing what batch your bike came from.

For what I understand it seems like the first bikes that have been deliverd? Mostly in CA, USA?
Uk , early November delivery/purchase
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
480 Posts
What I'm not understanding is, why are they replacing your motors if its just a leak? Is the leak a result of something beyond a bad seal or gasket somewhere? Are the service techs saying where and why its happening?

Thanks for updating the forum with your findings. You guys are helping out prospective owners a great deal.
It's possible Ducati needs the 'faulty' engines to figure out what's going on and if there's some sort of trend. Engineers love to look at things when they're broken. It makes finding a root cause more likely.
 
1 - 20 of 100 Posts
Top