Oil Blow by

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Tatanka, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Tatanka

    Tatanka Member

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    2001 Softail, recently seems like everytime i ride, there is oil blown back on oil tank, Oil has about 2500 miles on it. Any suggestions
     
  2. harley@16

    harley@16 Junior Member

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    First make sure you're not overfilling the oil.
     
  3. streetmonster

    streetmonster New Member

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    Do you know if its coming out of the air cleaner? I had a similar issue on my 2000 Heritage and it turned out to be a known issue with the 2000 model where the oil pump goes south apparently. I changed to a after market oil pump, cam plate and new cams etc , while the tech was in there. no more issues. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Tatanka

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    I cleaned the air filter, took it out and rode for a little, oil got up to 200 temp. its just below the neck on oil tank with bike upright and off, checked after couple minutes. no oil on tank, im sure i need to right it until filter get enough in it.
     
  5. kdaddy

    kdaddy Active Member

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    I was having an issue with mine and I was over oiling the K&N filter. A little oil goes a long way. What kind of air filter are you using?
     
  6. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    IF the oil is that close to the top of the tank...Too Full

    Look at the dipstick and put it 3/4 above the Low mark on the stick...
    (1/4 Below the full mark)

    The level should be checked HOT. I'd bet that is the Problem, Just a little Too Much oil in the tank, blowing out the air filter:bigsmiley23:

    signed....BUBBIE