02 426 oil looks "bubbly/cloudy"

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  • jasonknight

Posted April 25, 2006 - 10:10 AM


My buddy bought an '02 426 a couple of weeks ago. The guy he bought if from just re did the piston rings/sleeves. We changed the oil before our first ride and it looked cloudy. Not milkly like water/antifreeze got it but just like there were swirls of bubbles in the oil. Is that normal. I took a magnet to to the drain pain thinking the cloud was oil shavings, but they di not respond to a very strong magnet. Any thoughts,

my other buddy has a 99 400/401 and his oil looked the same along with metal shavings stuck in the oil filter.....any guidance would be appreciated

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  • djvrott

Posted April 25, 2006 - 10:34 AM


Are you using the correct oil (viscosity) for the temperature at you ride???
the oil must appear dark for the cleaning action, you use engine oil for motorcycle or a car oil(car oils contain antiwear properties that are not good for the clutch on your bike).

  • ben_suhard

Posted April 25, 2006 - 06:09 PM


Bubbly and cloudy(from lots of tiny bubbles) is normal while the engine is running and just after. It a sign that the oil is getting pumped through the engine.

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