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Oil is comming out of breather tub on to air filter

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Adjust the valves to correct specifications. If it still does this the piston rings are shot

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On a revtech 110 why is oil blowing out the breather tubes and head?


Hi, Chasity oil leaking from your air cleaner is caused by oil carryover from the engine. For whatever reason, the breather system is not separating enough oil mist and air from the piston downstroke. There are cheap and quick easy fixes and there are more expensive ones. First, make sure your breather hoses are not dry and cracked if they are ok you can start by trying the following:
1. Run your oil level half way between the add and full mark when hot.
2. Run oil breather lines from the head into a TEE fitting below carb/induction module then a single line into a mini filter under the frame.
3. Purchase Arlen Ness Super Sucker.
4. Replace umbrella valves and realign oil pump.
5. Upgrade oil pump and cam plate.
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Oil dripping out of breather. oil level on stick half way between add and full. 2003 road king classic. could it be a dirty air filter. bike has 15000 miles and looks like new.


Hi, Olive oil leaking from your air cleaner is caused by oil carryover from the engine. For whatever reason, the breather system is not separating enough oil mist and air from the piston downstroke. There are cheap and quick easy fixes and there are more expensive ones. First, make sure your breather hoses are not dry and cracked if they are ok you can start by trying the following:
1. Run your oil level half way between the add and full mark when hot.
2. Run oil breather lines from the head into a TEE fitting below carb/induction module then a single line into a mini filter under the frame.
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Done oil change & filter, now engine is presurizing & comming out air filter can you help


An incorrect oil filter might cause increased pressurization but not likely oil out of air cleaner BUT, need to know what type of bike/engine you have etc. In some cases oil with too great a viscosity might not separate properly in a breather system and therefore overwhelm the engine breather/oil separation system and come out the breather BUT again would depend on the engine and breather system so no generic answer will do and one needs to know what bike/engine system you have to be anymore helpful or definitive. Crankcase must be able to breathe properly or it will over pressurize and force air and oil out somewhere.

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Oil is coming out of the air beather


This is a common problem. Now the heading says your bike is a 1979 Sportster. Regardless of what it is, there is a crankcase breather that is routed to your air cleaner. This was done to satisfy the EPA regulation that crankcase fumes must be run through the engine to be burned. With the crankcase air come a mist of oil. This oil builds up in the air breather and runs out. You have to clean the air filter out periodically. You can find the crankcase breather hose and re-route it somewhere else so the oil won't go into the air filter.

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Oil system manual for a 1987 softail (evolution). oil leaking from breather of engine system.


On your '87 Softail, the engine breather vent is behind and below the oil pump. The air from the breather is routed into the engine air filter by a metal pipe and rubber tubing that runs from the breather vent to the air filter. It is common to get a bit of oil in the air filter because of this system. The system was designed to meet EPA regulations of the time. Since then, the breather system has been modified to allow the engine to breathe at the top of the heads instead of down low on the engine. This resolves some of the problem with oil getting into the air filter but it still does not eliminate it. The only way to eliminate the oil from getting into the air filter is to reroute the air from the crankcase breather vent to somewhere else. Most people just let it exhaust underneath the bike by putting a small breather filter on the end of a short piece of rubber hose connected to the breather vent.

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My troy-bilt blower/vac is blowing oil out of the carb. what are some things that may cause this? Oil level? How do I know I have proper amount of oil? If I leave the foam filter and the carb cover on, the...


Your oil breather (on the side of the engine opposite the carb) may be malfunctioning/defective allowing the carb to **** oil from it. There is a breather tube that crosses over the top of the cylinder connecting the crankcase( oil) breather to the air filter housing. Check the oil level and the condition of the air filter and esp. the oil breather. It serves the same function as a PCV on a car engine.

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89 Harley FLTCU oil coming from the crankcase breather tube and


This is an age old problem for the Harley engine. In you 89 model, the crankcase breaths from behind the oil pump through a tube that runs to the backside of the air filter assembly. Most people that I know, simply remove the tube coming up to the air filter and block the hole in the air filter assembly backing plate. At the breather, they run a short hose to just behind the transmission and cut it off there. This is similar to the earlier Shovelhead engine and the way it breathes. In 1994, Harley went to the "head breather system" which was better but it still gets oil into the air filter assembly.

There is one thing I saw on the aftermarket assessories market once called a "CatchCan". The breather tube ran to it and it seperated the oil from the air and the held it in a small container to be emptied on a regular basis. I have never used one nor have I ever seen one so all I can tell you is what the book said. Matter of fact, I cannot remember where I saw it now. Custom Chorme catalog, maybe. Good Luck, Steve

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Oil in air cleaner


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Oil in my air filter


Oil in the air filter could mean tht the piston rings are weak thus throwing oil from the breather to the airfilter via the breather pipe.
Some filters do require a little oil like thK & N ones maybe in your bike it was over filled if at all.
You can run the engine with out the air fliter and see if theres smoke coming out of the breather pipe, if it does thn you will have to replace the piston rings or more over rebore the block and replace the piston kit.

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