================================Looks like a mess down there. Dripping more than when I got it 2 months ago.
Decided not to replace pan gaskets. As I cannot do the 3 rd gasket without pulling the motor.
No less might be the main seal at the tranny end.
Put some 20/50 castrol and some other thick product in there.
Much improved the situation. To minimal drips.
Had some fiberglass exhaust wrap leftove from my trike.
Cleaned the whole mess down there with spray brake cleaner and paper towels.
Wrapped the bottom pipe with this. Now it is cool to the touch when hot.
Put a radiator in. Got the air out of the cooling system. Today I put the new thermostat in.
Got check engine code. Without thermostat it pulls a high idle code at 1300 rpm. With it 800.
Took it for a ride to set the fiberglass tape wrap.
Seems the best way to remove all the air from the cooling system is fill the top hose with a
garden hose until it come out the motor. With thermostat installed push the flap in on the thermostat
with needle nose plier ends while filling top hose with hose. Without ts put hand on engine after hose
pressure pushes thru motor and hold and put top hose on. After that check bleeder hose on fill tank.
Should pull strong in a minute or two. A solid stream.Then all is well on cooling. They say check the heat inside.
Enclosed is a wrap pic. View attachment 576473