Air Filter dripping oil

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by fiveoh455, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. fiveoh455

    fiveoh455 Active Member

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    I ride a 2001 Road King (Police)....went out for first extended ride today and found oil (& water?) dripping from the backside of the air filter cover. Not alot, but noticeable spray on the front of the right saddlebag. Got home and wiped out the backside of the filter cover. It looked like a diluted oil...any ideas?
     
  2. fiveoh455

    fiveoh455 Active Member

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    Thanks Hobbitt...could this indicate maybe I need to replace the air filter? Oil level is good...
     
  3. fiveoh455

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    Put her up for winter in late November...this was only the 2nd ride of the year. Did the same thing first time out.
     
  4. fiveoh455

    fiveoh455 Active Member

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    Stock dry...I'll pull it and take a look. Anything else I should be looking for?
     
  5. fiveoh455

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    Thanks!
     
  6. 2001HDRoadking1969

    2001HDRoadking1969 New Member

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    My 2001 FLHRI is going to be in the shop for a month. I'm two weeks into it now.
    I got the bike used from Bergen County HD in Aug, 08 with 2000 miles on it. I have had three breakdowns with oil pouring out my air filter cover. BCHD has determined that the oil pump was going bad and caused a world of damage to my motor. Now they are repairing the whole bottom end. I put 6000 miles on it from last August till now. I just can't believe the motor has so much damage with only 8000 miles on it.....o~`o
     
  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Did the tensioner(s) nuke? The spring loaded tensioners can completely disintegrate at very low miles (like what you got) and scatter little bits of plastic throughout the oil system plugging holes and jamming moving parts (like the oil pump gerotors!!). If BCHD is redoing the engine, pay the difference for the roller chain conversion!!

    TQ
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I'm with TQ on this one, go with the roller chain conversion. It's worth it just in piece of mind IMO.
     
  9. jims87flh

    jims87flh Banned

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    When your bike sits all winter, oil "slips by" the ball and gets in your lower end, it will then come out the puke tube when you start the bike until it gets sumped out.
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    This is true on softails and sporties but the OP has a 2001 FLHP.