K&N 1309-1 filter leaking oil

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by greasit, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. greasit

    greasit Member

    I was getting oil leakage from the filter cover blowing back over my clothes after a long ride at turnpike speeds. Not a lot only annoying. The bottom of the filter was dripping oil coming from the cylinder head vents. I made a tee out of two 1/4" OD pieces of stainless tubing welded together and attached the tee to the vents with two 90 degree pre-bent 1/4"rubber hoses tie wrapped to the breather vents. The hoses held the tee up and the other end lay in the intake. all the oil gets sucked in the intake as I thought it should do. I've put on a couple of thousand miles and did not use any oil or notice any milage change.
    Do you guys think the oil going into the intake directly will cause any problems?
  2. 4fun

    4fun Member

    Sounds like there is way to much oil on the filter
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

    Too much oil getting sucked into the intake will cause carbon build up faster
  4. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Carbon build up would be the problem with burning the oil. What level do you keep your oil at on the dipstick?
  5. greasit

    greasit Member

    I keep the oil level down 1/2 qt. low and have never had to add any oil in the past. I change it every 2500 to 3000 miles. As I said its only drops of oil coming out of the filter every 200 or so miles. With the change no extra oil is accumulating in the air filter. Isn't the vent oil supposed to be sucked in with the air anyway. I'm 74 years old and don't want to listen to the better half complaining about a spot of oil on her white jeans.