Oil preasure issue

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by whatyardwork, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    A buddy of mine built himself an older 70's sporty.While I tried and tried to talk him out of it his funds were low and he just had to have a Harley.After a year of scavaging parts and some help from friends {still wondering when I'll get my tools back?},he finaly got it done.I visited him yesterday and as he fired it up, the oil cap blew off the bike and hit him right in the cannaries.Followed by a lube job..it was quite commical actualy.Anyway, Im trying to help him out so anyone have some suggestions?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The sporties are notorious for this after they sit a while. The oil in the oil tank seeks a lower level into the motor and on start up it usually finds a way out. This is providing he has the oil hoses routed properly.
     
  3. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

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    Look at the bright side, think what he would have to pay for a hot oil rub down at some fancy spa..........
     
  4. fuzzy359

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    check oil lines sounds like he is in a closed loop with oil returning to the bag instead of through the engine...did he close off the chain oiller...early iron heads feed oil into the primary with a vent return to the bag...check ball seat on oil pump it could be stuck or shut off...pm me if you still have trouble have a 70' manual near by...good luck
    fuzzy359:cheers
     
  5. chips

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    OMG I just fell off my chair laughing. :ap