89 FLTCU crank breather oil issue

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by cruiser66, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. cruiser66

    cruiser66 New Member

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    Purchased a 89 FLTCU with 17k miles last September, started bike the other day for the first time this year, and had some oil flow from crank breather line into air cleaner. Probably about 2-3 ounces, after initial flow, oil stopped. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Since your oil tank is above the oil pump, and it's been more than 7 months since it has been started, I'd guess that some oil leaked past the check valve in the pump and into the crankcase. If you don't notice this happening after short periods (days) of not running, and it's only a small amount , I wouldn't worry about it. If it is more, or happens all the time, do a search in the tips and help section for oil pump sumping on what to do about it.
     
  3. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    I have a 89 FLHTCU, had it 19 years and it's done the samething as your's at spring start up 3 or 4 years. Don't worry it's something the old ones do. ENJOY the RIDE. :s
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    You can reseat the check valve in the pump easy and replace the ball that should do it:s
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  6. cruiser66

    cruiser66 New Member

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    Thanks for all the info. Appreciate it.