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Just seems like on moderate to heavy acceleration it mist all over the oil tank and sometimes even drips on the cam cover. it is definitely more of gas than it is oil, engine has approximately 3800 miles on it since freshening up. it is a 95 inch tc b engine with se htcc ported heads and pistons with 650 lift cams in it. it has se 2 into 1 exh. with a 48mm mikuni carb and rivera manifold with se breather with arlin ness big ****** backing plate with internal crankcase breather holes.

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