wet sumping

Discussion in 'Oil' started by bearded1, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. bearded1

    bearded1 New Member

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    When 1973 shovel not ran at least 1 week oil wet sumps out of oil tank.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Very common on this and sportster/ softails where the tank is higher than the engine. May look into reseating the check ball in the oil pump.
     
  3. mikeeyr

    mikeeyr Member

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    Hey Bearded, Have had that problem for years now. Tried the reseating and still have to deal with the puking of the oil. As you mentioned it usually happens when it sits for a week or so. This time of the year isn't much problem because it gets to see the road about every day. One small tip, find a nice pice of dirt in the yard that you dont want anything to grow in and start your bike there. Don't forget to check your oil every once in a while.