engine scare

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by dhaton0211, May 9, 2010.

  1. dhaton0211

    dhaton0211 New Member

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    i have a 1979 sporster (EDIT) year. i dont mind turning wrenches but oil is coming out front cylinder exhaust pipe is this head trouble or more thank to all

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  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    With oil coming out the pipe, there's a number of things that it could be. Only way of telling is to pull the cylinder down to diagnose the problem. It could be in the head or it could be a ring problem.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The Boss is right I have seen broken valve guides and or blown head gaskets do this, best to pull the head and check the pistons for play and scoring in the cylinders, not a hard job if you have a factory manual and use a torque wrench:bigsmiley31: