oil tank placement

Discussion in 'Oil' started by thumper812, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. thumper812

    thumper812 New Member

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    hello everyone I recently bought a 2005 sportster with 1200 bbk installed it was wrecked so I decide to put the engine on a mini buggy my ? is can I mount the oil tank above the engine or below the top of the head I have mounted about where is was from factory but need to put some where higher to protect it. nice forum
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    The tank can be mounted as high as you like. Gravity feed.
     
  3. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Pictures please!

    I would think you could put it a little higher but if you went to far you may end up causing oil issues. Putting it too high at some point would cause the oil pump to have to work too hard. Adding feet of head to the pump will decrease its capacity.