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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-04-2018, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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another oil from air cleaner on exhaust question

good day all.... I have a 17 fltrxs with 10k on it and she is heading in for the 10 k service next week. Now, I've been getting oil from air filter from smog tubes onto my Bassani's, side cover and bag....
It used 1.5 quarts since last service, what should i tell/ask/ demand from service manager?
at one point I pulled the Air filter, manually open butterfly and saw oil pooled up in throttle body! I wiped her clean clean then rode her hard for 150 miles, oils back in there and the crew behind me said they smelled burning oil.
it was 96 here in Pa. ,humid as well. running synthetic H.D. oil as i bought the V.I.P.-E.S.P.
I can count on her getting sloppy after EVERY RIDE....OYYYYY
words of wisdom or experience greatly appreciated on how to deal with dealer, why does it do it?
Thanks to my fellow shark wranglers in advance.....
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Riding hard makes it worse. To my knowledge some are worse than others for this. On my 103 TC I installed an external breather vent/catch can. Problem solved for me, but as this is emissions control doing so may affect your warranty.


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First thought is oil level , pre rushmores keep the oil half way up the hashmarks , and some will still blow by running hard ..

If you change it yourself use 3.5 qts , not four ..
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First thought is oil level , pre rushmores keep the oil half way up the hashmarks , and some will still blow by running hard ..

If you change it yourself use 3.5 qts , not four ..
Get your drill and some nipples and a few feet of hose, plumb it down under the frame rail like an old bottom breather.
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So.."another oil from air cleaner on exhaust question"..have you looked at the others?

Your saying you use 1.5 quarts since the 5K? dang..take it in and ask them about sumping

as others mention, 1/2 quart below the full on the stick...are you, or the dealer, using the incorrect fill line or using hot when cold or??

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Using 1.5 quarts since last service is a lot of oil, especially with you seeing oil pooling in the throttle body after 150 miles. Something isn't right.
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good day all.... I have a 17 fltrxs with 10k on it and she is heading in for the 10 k service next week. Now, I've been getting oil from air filter from smog tubes onto my Bassani's, side cover and bag....
It used 1.5 quarts since last service, what should i tell/ask/ demand from service manager?
Captain Obvious wants to know if it's a stock air cleaner.
When (what mileage or change was made) did it start puking oil?

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thanks all, it is a stage 1 s/e tune, bassani 2-1, hi flow a/c. i'm thinking of bottom breather type deal, BUT...warranty headache avoidance is 1 goal. Fixing the problem shall be the dealers goal?
I'm riding out to s.w. to see the sharks en-mas... and i don't want to carry oil cans dangit....
this sounds like sumping? oil pump issue? how do they fix the problem? thanks
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sorry captain obvious, it always was stinky. after hi flow was installed i noticed the drool.... from the a/c, not me....
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final oops, a/c was installed w/ other goods at 2500 miles
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