Coolant in Oil?
Posted January 26, 2010 - 07:27 AM
Posted January 26, 2010 - 08:23 AM
I flushed the oil 4 or 5 times to get it all out. The oil was milky the first 2 times I flushed it, but I only let it idle for a minute or two. So I decided to pull the side cases to make sure everything was ok and clean. I discovered the water entered thur the vent line from the airbox to the starter.
I pulled the vent line off to throughly clean it, and a good thing because it was full of mud and gunk! Then I pulled out the starter and cleaned it too. There was a little sediment of dirt/mud here and there tucked away in the side cases so I got all that out as well. Overall not much dirt or sediment got into the motor, thank goodness, but I got it all out. I flushed it 2 or 3 more times to be certain and because I can be a little OCD at times, but that can be a good thing with maintennace.
The carb was clean and everything else was good. So I fired it up and gentle rode it a little and made sure the clutch and everything was good. Then I made sure to get it out for a few long rides to circulate the oil really good and to get the motor heated up to burn off any moisture that may have remained.
I would pull your cases to see if you can determine where the water originated from. Check your vent lines by disconnecting "both" ends and blowing compress air thru them. Check the starter area too. It isnt very difficult and takes only 30 minutes or so to do.
Posted January 26, 2010 - 08:31 AM
I appreciate all the help provided by you guys.