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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy XC-Oil Coating on Engine Fins

I'm doing my weekly engine oil check tonight and I notice a coating of oil on the rear facing cooling fin, about midship on the head. See photos. I really can't determine where the oil is coming from, but it doesn't seem to be coming from the exhaust flange.

Oil level is where it was at last week. So fellas, what the hell do I have going on here? I haven't noticed any loss of power and I've been riding every day this week. I'm reaching out to my mechanic to describe what I found.

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sounds to me like a exhaust leak

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sounds to me like a exhaust leak
When I first laid down on the driveway to get a better look, I thought that was where it was coming from too. I ran my finger around the exhaust and there really wasn't any residue. But, it certainly makes sense that would be the suspect location.

Do you know if these exhaust fasteners need to be torqued down? Thanks much.

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Lloydz gaskets alledgedly prevent that. You can put a wrench on the exhaust bolts and be sure they're tight. If it is the exhaust...more popping should have been occurring. What's the diagnosis from KMC?

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I put the Lloydz gaskets in when I had the D&D's and Cams installed. Hasn't seemed to be popping anymore than it usually does, which isn't very often.

I'll give KMC a call in the am. Thanks much.

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It may seem weird but check the top connection on the crank case breather tube. It has a rubber connector on the throttle body.

I've seen this work it's way loose and drip oil on the front of the fins, where it's hard to see. The oil then migrates down to the lower side of the jugs where it can be readily seen.

Hope whatever is wrong, it's an easy fix!

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Thanks Bill, I'll check that out today.

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Default ASM - Breather Tube -

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Believe Buellx72 is correct. At or around 2K miles, noticed oil on my fins. Took the tank off to get a better look. The rubber peice that is attached to the ASM - Breather tube (#8) had split in several areas. You have to purchase the whole thing unless it is under warranty. I did not want the heat and or oil fumes going back into the engine. Plugged the end at the top of the motor. Then at the bottom ran tube out the bottom of frame. Works great!!
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RR,

Thanks for the detailed post. I'll let you know what I discover.

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So.....did you get to the bottom of this?? Resolve the issue?

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