Sorted seized camplate plunger reassembled bike charged battery checked oil level looked good give it fresh plugs & gas fired it up Great. I decided to make sure the oil was flowing so I removed filler & mount edna erupted. So I drained oil cleaned strainer in frame reassemble with new gaskets filled oil level to marker on dip stick fired her up run down the street to check gears all working great decided to check oil for oil flowing did exactly the same again Oil everywhere Any ideas where my problem is ?
Prince, I thought about that but the oil flow to the rockers is minimal. That's why I asked if it's pumping or just over flowed. He was under the bike so I wondered if he pulled the oil feed and return lines. -- PY, did the oil/ignition light go out or stay on or did you notice?
Steve Overflowed very fast as if too much oil but I did not drain the crankcase like Jack said.Should I drain the crankcase & see how much oil I get out ? oil light goes out as soon as I kickit over but the light does come back on
oil light goes out as soon as I kick it over but the light does come back on
But are we talking running engine? If you kick it and the light goes out then the pump is filling the relief valve. But this just needs to be residual oil in the line. BUT, IF WHEN RUNNING, the light comes back on, you have no oil pressure or a bad relief valve.You have to determine which it is BEFORE you ride any more. The best way is with a pressure gauge. But you did not answer the question: Did you remove the oil feed and return lines to work on the bike? If you did the feed line from the OIF goes to right side feed tube under the timing cover. The return is the left. If the crank is full then it is wet sumping - another issue. The poor mans test: 1) check the line placement and 2) if correct, drain some oil from the OIF, start the bike and see if it's pumping back from the pump. Just don't run it long. You will know in a few seconds. Let us know HTH
Steve in Tulsa
#147394 - 08/23/0810:48 pmRe: 78 T140 Too much oil
Originally posted by PY66: Overflowed very fast as if too much oil but I did not drain the crankcase...
KY66 - When you say overflowed, we assume you are talking about engine oil and I assume you are talking about the engine oil tank which is accessed from under the seat. Meaning: you removed the cap to the tank and the oil flowed out the fill cap.
If this is the case then nothing is wrong. No measurements are needed. Your bike is working correctly.
The only issue is that you've over-filled the engine oil, and this most probably by over-filling the primary case. The primary and engine oil are shared, so that when you over fill the primary, the oil pump evacuates the excess back to the tank like it should. When you take off the oil tank inspection cap, then Surprise! there it is.
If this is the case, then you really should measure more carefully as per your manuals.
Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!
RF Whatley Cornelia, GA
"Shop Boy" at Rodi British Bikes
#147397 - 08/24/0812:36 amRe: 78 T140 Too much oil
Joined: Oct 2003 Posts: 11,110RF Whatley
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Ouch! I have 70 PSI at 3000 and 15-20 PSI idle warm. 1) Bad pump 2) bad crank seal in timing cover 3) bad ( internally) oil line from OIF to pump 4) clogged oil screen filter in reservoir 5) garbage in feed side of pump Good luck, don't ride it. OK , RF and Tiger, tell him what I mean
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Steve in Tulsa: <strong> Ouch! I have 70 PSI at 3000 and 15-20 PSI idle warm. OK , RF and Tiger, tell him what I mean