Question about Motorcycles

1 Answer

Why is my crf290 leaking oil from the overflow pipe ??

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Motorcycles Master
  • 519 Answers

Hi is the oil level too high, or is it in need of changing.?? If not it is just a bit of blow back which is normal enough, assuming its only a small amount of oil???

Posted on Apr 12, 2015


2 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 867 Answers

SOURCE: im loosing water regularly but theres no leak

seems like you havve water entering through the heads, mixing into the oil and causing it to overfill. replace head gaskets

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

3 Answers

I need to know how to tell if i have a blown head \head gasket

If you car is overheating often and white smoke come out the tail pipe when running, good chance it is. Easiest way it to check is the fluid in the radiator - look for oil floating on the top. If your cooling reservoir (off white container connected by a smaller black hose to the radiator) has fluid in it, check it or you can open the radiator cap (only when the engine is cool - hasn't been running - don't touch it until it's sat for a few hours if you used it) and use a turkey baster or similar to pull some fluid out. If you see some oil floating, it's most likely a head gasket.

Aug 23, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why is my crf290 leaking oil out of the overflow pipe ??

If it's the breather pipe from the crankcase that is chucking oil out then you either have too much oil in the engine or the oil your using has too much detergent in it and it's frothing up.

Apr 12, 2015 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Cayman four wheeler.why is there oil coming out into air box under the seat?

Head gasket could be leaking same happened my crf oil and water mixing and coming out of the engine overflow which is piped to the airbox

Oct 07, 2014 | Motorcycles

2 Answers

I inherited a 2004 BN125 that now leaks gas when started from tube that is located next to battery overflow tube

If overflow tube is leaking its due to too much fuel in petrol tank or could be a loose fuel pipe make sure its an overflow pipe not a fuel pipe just leaking

Jun 21, 2010 | 2004 kawasaki EL 125 Eliminator

1 Answer

What causes big oil leaks on the ground from a 2003 triumph speedmaster. I go for a ride and then park the bike, later there is a pool of oil on the ground. It seems to be coming from one of the overflow...

yh thats the breather pipe they mostly leak because there is too much oil in the crank case or compression is passing the rings are causing pressure on the oil so it gets forced out the breather

Aug 26, 2009 | 2003 Triumph Speedmaster

1 Answer

Im loosing water regularly but theres no leak notiable now i have oil coming out the powerband overflow pipe

seems like you havve water entering through the heads, mixing into the oil and causing it to overfill. replace head gaskets

Jul 14, 2009 | Suzuki RM 250 Motorcycles

1 Answer

I'm getting a "creamy" oil coming out of the overflow

when oil becomes creamy or foamy it is a sighn that you are getting moisture in it. you must have water leaking into your oil. you should fix the problem soon because your oil will not work properly with an excess if moisture in it.

Mar 16, 2009 | 2004 Yamaha YZ 125

1 Answer

Clear Oil leak on Mitsi Mirage 1989

could the clear oil actually be water?. if it is leaking out in the area around or behind the passenger side front wheel on hot days, it is probably water from your A/C, system. it has an overflow or drainage pipe, as the process of cooling the air dehumidifies it and produces water. just a guess though

Jun 21, 2008 | 1989 Mitsubishi Mirage

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorcycles Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motorcycles Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4536 Answers


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers


Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Are you a Motorcycle Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides