Frame Oil Tank Presserized-HELP
Posted February 08, 2000 - 06:05 PM
Could one of you forum users test your WR and see if your vent tube coming from the left top of the oil tank to the top of the engine is also clogged?? Just remove the oil filler then disconnect the oil tank vent line from the top of the engine and lighly blow into it it should be free flowing. I'v had plenty of four strokes with frame oil tanks and none of them were ever presserized?? So whats going on here maybe and over zellious frame welder in Japan??
No this is not a joke!!
I'm going to try to blow shop air into the vent tube from the frame and see if I can clear it.
Posted February 08, 2000 - 09:51 PM
Posted February 09, 2000 - 02:36 PM
The oil tank vent hose on my WR 400 is blocked solid it pases no air either into or out of the oil tank! I pressurised the line with shop air and no help. I pressurized the oil tank though the oil filler cap and no air came out the "VENT LINE". However, the tank did presurize, and the seal around my air hose at the oil filler cap let go and I and every thing within eight feet of the WR got hit with oil in one big 100psi let go.
I ran a piece of safety wire up the inlet tube to the oil tank for the vent hose and it seems to be totally blocked right where the tube passes thropugh the left frame side goin into the oil tank. This pisses me off I guess I have a oil tank NON-VENT hose...
So someone please confirm or deny my situation as unique or the way WR's are. I suspect that whoever welded the tube into the tank sealed it off right where it passes through the left side.
Posted February 09, 2000 - 03:34 PM
What is it blocked with? Rubber? Oiley goo? Is it fused shut from the weld?
I'm pretty sure I've had oil leak out of there but I've never monitored it for sure.
Posted February 09, 2000 - 05:57 PM
Since the tube comes ot of the frame and makes a slow 90 deg turn to face aft where the vent hose connects up by the oil tank, you cannot see in there so I have no idea what is blobking it. I'll bet on the weld. I tried using a piece of safety wire to poke through but no luck. O'well probably just have to live with it. But still want to know if other WRs are the same. i.e. pressureized oil tank when hot and a blocked vent tube--someone certinaly can check this out..
keep the rubber side down
Posted February 14, 2000 - 08:54 PM
I took everything off the side of the bike radiators, wiring, etc. Heated up the pipe, its steel, with a butane torch and slowely straightened it to the point where I could get and 5/32" drill bit right down the middle of the tube. After going through 3 cobalt bits I finally drill thorough the weld and now have tank venting. I vacummed out the oil breather line, cleanded out the tank with mineral spirits and will be rebending the pipe and hooking everthing up soon. This was a pain in the ARSS.