tappet screen

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by carz, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. carz

    carz Member

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    Any ideas where the tappet screen on my 89 fxsts would be i have a feeling either thats clogged or something else is cause i checked my oil pan and the oil was almost spilling out.. so i drained the oil and only about 2 1/2 qts came out???? so im guessing th return is working but theres either a cloged screen or a clogged hose..
     
  2. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    how much oil should you have in it? I have a 87 FXRC and about 2 1/2 is all it needs.
     
  3. springer03

    springer03 Active Member

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    sound like he has drained all his oil! Check the hose first.
     
  4. glider

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  5. Caper

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  6. carz

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    Qsuick question guys, with cars a while ago we used to put a cup or pint of karoseen in with some regular oil and run it for a min or so then drain the oil and put fresh in. to remove the sludge and from my passed exp with cars that worked really well , cleaned it out and bam problem solved... any one ever hearded of this or done this with a bike??
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    No kero, use marvel mystery oil.
     
  8. Caper

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    SeaFoam is good too
     
  9. carz

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    Ok well i had an 85 kawasaki ltd 700 and put the marval in the oil and the gas and i had nothing but problems... any differance between the two?? does anyone know anything about sea foam??? IS IT SAFE WHATS THE PROCEDUARE??

    :newsmile082:
     
  10. glider

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