This can't be good.


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  • theclone

Posted April 14, 2007 - 10:05 AM

#1

There is a small puddle of oil under my bike.

It's coming from the breather tube. I didn't over fill the oil either. I know a little bit is normal, but ever since I switched to Rotella synthetic my bike has been leaking all over the place, mainly the breather tube.

this sucks... is there anything I can do?

  • Vintageguy

Posted April 14, 2007 - 10:14 AM

#2

I have herd of seals going when switched to synthetic , after a long time of using reg oil.:thumbsup: :worthy:

  • 642MX

Posted April 14, 2007 - 01:10 PM

#3

There is a small puddle of oil under my bike.

It's coming from the breather tube. I didn't over fill the oil either. I know a little bit is normal, but ever since I switched to Rotella synthetic my bike has been leaking all over the place, mainly the breather tube.

this sucks... is there anything I can do?


I doubt the oil had anything to do with it. Excessive blow-by can be caused by a worn engine. Has it ever been rebuilt?

  • theclone

Posted April 14, 2007 - 11:35 PM

#4

I doubt the oil had anything to do with it. Excessive blow-by can be caused by a worn engine. Has it ever been rebuilt?

Yes its been rebuilt once. I don't know exactly how long ago.... I forgot to ask that when I bought it a year ago.

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  • theclone

Posted April 15, 2007 - 10:03 PM

#5

anybody else have some advice?

  • Racer24

Posted April 16, 2007 - 06:26 AM

#6

there might be pressure build up....which could be caused by worn piston rings...

  • Markopolo400

Posted April 16, 2007 - 08:32 AM

#7

anybody else have some advice?


Yes.

Throw a new piston and rings in your bike.

  • theclone

Posted April 16, 2007 - 04:55 PM

#8

OK yeah it probably is the rings. :thumbsup:

I have another question though. Since day 1 my bike has been using standard dino oil. I recently started using Rotella synthetic, and oil has been leaking out from everywhere. I know what causes it, no need to explain that part to me. I was just wondering if switching back to dino oil would help? Is it bad to go back and forth?

  • 642MX

Posted April 16, 2007 - 05:44 PM

#9

OK yeah it probably is the rings. :worthy:

I have another question though. Since day 1 my bike has been using standard dino oil. I recently started using Rotella synthetic, and oil has been leaking out from everywhere. I know what causes it, no need to explain that part to me. I was just wondering if switching back to dino oil would help? Is it bad to go back and forth?


It doesn't hurt to switch back to a petro oil from a synthetic. But, switching oils won't stop a leaky seal. If the seal leaks, it needs replaced. :thumbsup:





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