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Old 05-29-2019, 01:17 PM
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Back from the dealer. I am in a monitoring program. I have to return again in 1k for a comparison measurement. I call it the wait and see method. All test returned results that were deemed to be normal. However the tech said that the loss was more than he expected and that the oil was darker than it should have been.

So I will see in a few weeks and I will report back.

Even if Harley is ok with a loss of 1qt per 1000 miles I am not...
Time for a stage V upgrade?

Yes, I would be pissed if that were my engine.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Cool you got that figured out. I hate that when I am the cause of my own problems, but if done things like that too many times to count. Hopefully My bike was not built on a Sunday 3 shift. But I would gladly take that problem if that's what they determine it is..

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The stage 3 might me more like it but I am going to hold on all upgrades till we figure this thing out. But Agreed...

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It’s become sad when HD now says it’s normal for the M8’s to use oil. This is my 3rd HD and none of them have ever used oil. I own a 12 RG with 60k and never had a issue. Makes me wonder what is going on with this new engine?
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Itís become sad when HD now says itís normal for the M8ís to use oil. This is my 3rd HD and none of them have ever used oil. I own a 12 RG with 60k and never had a issue. Makes me wonder what is going on with this new engine?
It's NOT just the M8. This has always been the case. Like I said in an earlier post I had this issue with a 103 Twin Cam bike and the number was 1 quart in 1500 miles was with in specs.

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Old 05-29-2019, 07:25 PM
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Nope disagree, never had a oil issue.

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Nope disagree, never had a oil issue.
You've never had an issue. Yours isn't the only bike in the world.

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Old 05-29-2019, 07:52 PM
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Iíve owned 4 twin cams and they never burned oil like that lol. When I did 13k and 12k mile trips,maybe at halfway point had to add a little and not even a full quart
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If you were riding a Knucklehead, then Iíd say 1qt/1k miles would be acceptable. Maybe even a Shovelhead. Evos, Twinkies, and M8s? No. Not even close. A modern engine is not designed to consume or lose that much oil.

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Luckily I never had to do this but can just anyone call the MOCO and start a claim? Don't warranty claims have to come from a servicing dealer?
Like BobRG15 said, anyone can contact & file. They were great to me last year when my 110 blew up. Gave me a new longblock when they didnít have to.
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