My Mistake or Harleys?
Most of us probably have problems admitting mistakes, hell there is a whole thread about mistakes we dont tell other people.
I dont know if this was my mistake or Harleys.
So I consulted fuel moto for any possible insight on why the bike would sump after S&S install. Bob mentioned the debris screen misaligning during install on their shop bike and causing sumping.
So even after essentially lighting money on fire by dumping fresh oil, I couldnt accept S&S solving sumping issues on other bikes, but causing it on mine.
Well.... here is where the mistake is.
Both my buddy and I painstakingly laid out parts, bolts in patterns how they came out of everything, gaskets ETC, even verified everything twice by double checking each other, so I am beating myself up to know if this was my mistake, or if Harley had the wrong oring installed from the factory and i didnt double check if it was right, or if I mistakenly put in the wrong o ring. I pulled them out one at a time, and compared originals to new orings coated them in install lube and installed. My buddy even thinks it was Harleys mistake because he watched me during the whole process (4 eyes are better than 2 right) swears I matched up the new ones with the ones that came out. (btw he is no dummy, been a mechanic for over 25 years, and worked on everything from a fiesta, to a 600hp GTP powered fiero, to exotic cars)
I even had a HD tech mention the push rod tubes use the same orings as the pump (the big one in the head or skinny middle and bottom) lol
How is it i never had aerated oil, or oil pressure issues? (i did see aerated oil in the cam chest during removal of the original harley parts in the cam chest though)
How did this engine not scatter its guts all across the road?
Is this possibly a reason why some factory M8's sump, and some dont?
Im sure you all think its completely my fault, and thats fine, call me stupid, call me whatever, or maybe even agree with me, I dont have any feelings anyone could hurt anyways, so fire away lol
At the end of the day Im just happy its fixed.
Thanks guy, I have no issues blaming myself, just wanted to show any issue i mention in other threads has been solved.
2019 FLTRXS Wicked Red Denim
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"