Oil weeping

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by mqhybrid, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. mqhybrid

    mqhybrid Active Member

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    Im am pretty sure this is normal so. Just like a second opinion. When i ride my 09 street glid there oil is coming from my air cleaner. I do not have the stock one on the bike i have the screaming eagle big sucker air cleaner. not the regular scream eagle air cleaner. i have noticed more so when the bike is really hot riding all day then short rides. i have been told its normal for these motors. i have not ever seen it on my fatboy but agian it has a diff air cleaner on it.
     
  2. ksboy

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    My old shovel pukes oil in the air cleaner and I did some checking and I found that Harley sales parts to newer bikes that help to control the problem, but that's all I know.
     
  3. mqhybrid

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    not red and oil level is good. Sorry i posted worng its not from the air cleaner element its from the air cleaner housing where it bolts to the cylinder block. i know if it was coming from the air cleaner i would have a big problem
     
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  4. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Is it a Screamin Eagle or is it Arlen Ness Big Sucker. Two different air cleaners but you shouldn't have that problem regardless which one you have.
     
  5. ksboy

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    Here's some info I found. A guy with the same problem w/ an '08. I'm not an expert myself and do not know the guy that gave the following info:

    If traveling speeds over 70-75, crankcase venting from heads will appear from the aircleaner cover, by design. Not abnormal. Not a great design. There are better aircleaner housings out there with better venting designs to prevent this.

    A lot of other guys recommended a kit.

    There are smarter guys than me on this site though that might be more helpful.
     
  6. speedyron

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    Sometimes if you over fill your engine it will come out the vent tubes in your aircleaner housing
     
  7. mqhybrid

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    After checking the install and finding it to be right. I noticed on the diagram that smitty posted for me that in the picture the caps with the o-rings had two 0-rings on each caps. when checking mine i found to only have one o-ring and no grove for a second o-ring. I talked to my local dealer for new o-rings and caps and found that harley has changed the caps from the one o-ring to two rings. Wonder way they did this. I after i replaced these parts i think my problem will be solved thanks!
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Generally unannounced, you will find many HD parts go through "revision level changed." My 2004 replacement starter clutch is now on rev C, with a new bearing and seal part numbers (don't know if there is a change in the hidden actuating parts, and my ignition module is on rev B (it is sealed in potting material). Improvement is a sign that there was a problem that was subsequently fixed.
     
  9. mqhybrid

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    checked all okay