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  • Sat, Jun 17 2017 6:04 PM

    oil leak

    have oil pouring out of the top of push rod covers blowing over onto head's, replaced the o-rings and still doing it

  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 5:24 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: oil leak

    You didn't say what bike, but I would suspect breather problems. If it has the umbrella valves, I would start there...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 10:57 AM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    it's a  81 sportster, xlch 1000,  just  pulled the heads and rocker boxes back off,  ran a engine cleaning brush down into oil drains on heads,blew air down through and put marvel mystery oil in them, back cylinder is taking oil, front cylinder  isn't 

  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 12:46 PM In reply to

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    Re: oil leak

    Okay, your '81 does not have the umbrella valve breathers. You talk about oil drains on heads, then mention the front 'cylinder' not taking oil. If there is an obstruction anywhere it must be cleaned out...If you used gasket sealer on anything, that may be somewhere it's not supossed to be.

     

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 1:30 PM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    ok, I didn't use any gasket sealers, I got the oil drains taking oil now all 4 ,thank you for your help 

  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 1:32 PM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    now just have to wait on new gaskets to arrive and putting it back together 

  • Sun, Jun 18 2017 4:06 PM In reply to

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    Re: oil leak

    Good, let us know how you're doing...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 2:44 PM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    just put the sportster back together,  cranking it over and it is still leaking from the  top of the pushrod tubes, put on new upper o-rings ,can't figure it out,  cleaned all the drain holes, 

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 3:00 PM In reply to

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    Re: oil leak

    How many are leaking?

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 3:03 PM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    all 4

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 3:39 PM In reply to

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    Re: oil leak

    You may have the push rod tubes assembled wrong. Each takes 3 0-rings, a flat washer, and they're different sizes. It's in your service manual...If you don't have one, you should get one, they have them here at J&P...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 4:16 PM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    I got it fixed,  adjusted the tappets and  they don't leak now , I do appreciate your help

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 4:17 PM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    I have a clymers manual 

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 4:31 PM In reply to

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    Re: oil leak

    Clymer is the best, in my opinion. Double check that you have the push rod tubes put together correctly...

     

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Sat, Jun 24 2017 5:53 PM In reply to

    Re: oil leak

    I already did, thank you again 

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