Softail oil leak??

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by RKTAIL, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. RKTAIL

    RKTAIL New Member

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    I'm a new owner of an 2002 softail w/7000 mile (First Harley).
    So my question is that behind the cylinder head on the main black casting of the motor the is a small 1/4 inch long 1/8 inch wide hold . I was told it was a breather port. Is this correct and is it ok for a small amount of oil to escape from this hold? doesn't seem to be lots of oil Just noticeable after a 100 mile or so.
     
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  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    That is probably where the oil lines connect from the oil tank? On dynas it has been a problem with weepage
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Are you referring to the opening between the engine casing and the transmission case behind the rear cylinder?
     
  4. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Welcome to the forum.
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