Is It Oiling?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Bartman420, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Bartman420

    Bartman420 Member

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    The new scooter that I just bought and took apart I have a question. It fired right up, sounds good, has oil pressure and oil is returning to the tank. Is there an easy way to tell if the lifters are getting oil through the pushrods to the top of the heads?
     
  2. moto mundo

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    if there is no top end noise then you are getting oil to top end.
    no easy way to check, you can check if you removed your valve cover but you will make a mess.
     
  3. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    I agree with moto mundo. However what year is the bike? Is it the '03 FLSTFI or a different one?
    tourbox
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Take the clips off the push rod tubes, if you have pressure it wil puke oil
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If the lifters were not getting oil, you would not have oil to the top end, it would be VERY noisey and would not run very long Harley Davidson Forums have a look here