Oil out the air cleaner

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Scrounger, May 22, 2010.

  1. Scrounger

    Scrounger Active Member

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    Question for the wrenches. Installed a V&H VO2 on the new Limited and notices that it is dripping/blowing a bit of oil out and down onto the timing cover area. Not a clue as to what would cause this one. Could it be the new filter has a bit too much oil in it. Engine oil level is fine and the first 1000 service is getting ready to take place.
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    If you oiled the filter it could be very possible that you over oiled it. On my bike when I change the engine oil I put in 3 1/2 qt's, run it that way for a 1000 miles and then add the rest of the bottle of oil. Did it drip before the air filter change?
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  3. Scrounger

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    The filter was part of the V&H VO2 and was installed before the stock bike had 20 miles on it. It started to leak after about 300 miles. I never oil the filter it was as it came from V&H. The oil looks like it came out the breather tubes when I take the filter off. Bike has a 1000 miles on it now.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You may get some oil blow back on a new bike until the rings seat in. Compression leaks past the rings and forces oil out the breathers into the air filter.