Oil leaking out of air cleaner

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by Bambohunter, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. Bambohunter

    Bambohunter New Member

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    Hey guys I recently bought a 2012 street bob with 2700 miles on it. I notice when I bought it that there was oil leaking out of the air cleaner and onto the timing cover. Any idea what this is and what do I do to fix it? ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428893248.276956.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428893259.896866.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428893269.869673.jpg
     
  2. chief08

    chief08 Member

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    make sure air filter is sealing good.it's eng vent( blow by). mine did it air filter not was seated good. new air filter no more drip.
     
  3. bc45

    bc45 Active Member

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    Also take the air cleaner cover off, there should be 2 vent tubes that go into the air filter I have seen new filters installed and the tube not reinstalled into the filter so the blow by does not get drawn into the intake but drips into the air cleaner housing. also make sure oil level is not over full.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    #1 on oil tank being over full
     
  5. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    +1 on your oil level, oil in the filter is a common issue when overfilled. Many here will run about 1/2 qt lower then the book say's just for that reason.

    Are you running a stock filter or a K&N? I've seen K&N filters drip if to much oil is used when recharging. Just a thought.