Question about kawasaki Motorcycles
White motoroil in a kawasaki vn 1500 fi
Motor oil turns white/beige when it becomes emulsified with water or coolant. While the presence of emulsion can indicate an internal coolant leak or careless topping up the oil level, the nature of modern anti-pollution positive crankcase breather systems draws cool damp air into the hot engine. Some such systems aren't well designed and are prone to creating "mayonnaise", especially in the cooler, damper months.
Posted on Dec 06, 2018
The reason you have beige motor oil is because there is water in the oil. Change the oil and the filter right away. Also since it is liquid cooled look to see where or how water/coolant is entering the crankcase. Here is a link to the Service Manual:
Posted on Dec 06, 2018
NO theres not. i own this very same bike i have the 99 1500 drifter #0791 last 4 of vin. the only quirk with this bike is the clutch springs. they were weak but if this bike has over around 20k miles you should be good because someone else probally has replaced them, if not its a simple quick repair. but if you have to replace them just upgrade to the mean streak spring they will fit, they are a different part number but they will fit. its an hour and a half job to replace them. i have done about 10 of these in the last few years for customers. if any further questions contact me on here and we can go over this on the phone. i am a kawasaki vulcan nut. i own 2 of these bikes one being the 1500 drifter the other a 02 800 drifter.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
A very common problem with the GX series with Kawasaki engines. The carburetor 'inlet needle' sticks open and fills the crankcase with fuel. When checking the oil, it can be difficult to see the gasoline and the level appears to be OK. Remove the dipstick and smell the oil, you may detect a gasoline smell. Also, drain the oil, and you may find much more fluid than you expect.
The solution on newer mowers was to install an 'in-line' shut-off valve to keep the fuel from syphoning into the carburetor. The inlet needle and seat in the carburetor is NOT replaceable, so a new carburetor is the ultimate solution, but VERY expensive. Installing and using an in-line shut-off valve is more affordable.
Also, this situation is common when machine is transported on a trailer, as the bouncing causes the needle/seat to leak. When transporting, always turn off the fuel supply to the carburetor.
I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/rolandw_c013176d62ee17ae
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
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