Softail standard 2005 air filter full of oil

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Benito1976, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Benito1976

    Benito1976 Member

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    Hi fellow americans,
    I have a softail standard 2005 EFI. I don't use it every day, and after 5 -10 days at the first start everything runs well. 5-6 miles and some oil comes out from the air filter. In 4.000 miles I lost 1 litre in this way :bigsmiley30:...problems with the oil pump??? Dirty in the oil lines???? :newsmile077:
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    The softail oil tank sits higher than the oil pump causing oil to flood the crank case after sitting, this will cause the oil to build up and puke out of the air cleaner
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Your softail has a checkvalve to prevent oil sumping. It could be that a piece of trash has caused the ball (check valve W/spring) not to seat and is allowing the oil to run down into the crankcase. In some cases the ball and or seat have become pitted and need to be replaced or the seat needs to be cleaned up (recut).
     
  4. 90FXRS

    90FXRS Junior Member Contributor

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    If the bike sits for a period of time, when you start it do not hit the throttle for a couple of minutes. This should allow it to get the oil back into the tank and not puke it into the air cleaner.
     
  5. Benito1976

    Benito1976 Member

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    Thanks, but I dont know where this valve is :p. Is it on the cams plate???? :wall
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If you don't have a manual now would be a good time to get one. The check valve on my '94FLSTC is the back screw on the top of the oil pump. Not sure where it is on your '05.
     
  7. tourbox

    tourbox Senior Member

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    I don't believe the TC's have a check valve. The cam support does have a pressure relief valve w/ a spring that is removable. The Shovels and Evo's have the ball check valve that HDDON talks about.
    tourbox
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :D Yup, The pump is now internal on the Twin Cam
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Since the softail oil tank is still in the same place what keeps the oil from entering the crankcase?
     
  10. Benito1976

    Benito1976 Member

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    The oil pump mounted rear the camms plate and the camms plate provedides it