Question about 1979 Harley Davidson XLH 1000 Sportster
In all my years messing with Harley's, I've never heard of an oil filter making a noise. However, there is a first time. Since the oil travels to and from the filter through 3/8" hoses, nothing is going to be any larger than that in the filter. And since the oil pressure is so low on all Harley engines, I doubt it has anything to do with the oil pump. If you think you have a bad filter, simply change the filter and top off the oil tank.
Now, if you have a long screwdriver, you can use it like a doctor's stethoscope. Put the blade of the screwdriver on the engine somewhere and the handle up to your ear or cheek bone. Trace the location of the sound and this will help you identify the cause and the problem. When you get some more information, re post and I'll see if we can figure it out.
Posted on Oct 13, 2010
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