Technical Discussion Topics related to Technical Issues

Oil in Airbox?

Old 06-24-2004, 09:17 AM
  #1  
Super Moderator
Back Marker
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Deer Park, NY
Posts: 213
mamisano is an unknown quantity at this point
Oil in Airbox?

Just replaced my Air Filter and Plugs for the 1st time last week. Bike has 16,500 miles on it. When I pulled the filter, noticed there was some oil in the bottom of the housing, on the right side. Some time ago I performed the PAIR mod by removing the valves and replacing them upside-down. Does this have something to do with it or is it normal for the oil to be there?
mamisano is offline  
Old 08-18-2004, 04:28 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Back Marker
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 150
Random
Re: Oil in Airbox?

a tad bit of oil is nothing to get your panties in a twist over. The valve cover breathers vent to the airbox, so that's normal.

If your airbox ends up COATED in oil, then yeah, you've got "issues" that need to be fixed/addressed.
Random is offline  
Old 02-16-2005, 07:03 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
Back Marker
 
Rollingalong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 205
Rollingalong
Re: Oil in Airbox?

I prefer to block the PAIR off under the valve cover with a pipe fitting .

That way there is no chance of exhaust gas leaking into the crankcase giving excessive crankcase pressures and jacking with the motor oil . A guy might think about putting a washer under and on top of that rubber seal around the dowel that locates into the valve cover to tighten up the seal when turning the PAIR plate around .

Another way is if the engine is apart for mods , weld up the hole in the exhaust port bowl on each head and blend with a die grinder . Thats what I did .

Of course overkill if the motors not already tore down
Rollingalong is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
czraecars
Technical Discussion
14
06-08-2014 12:44 AM
5150
General Discussion
101
07-17-2011 07:53 AM
spladle160
General Discussion
2
03-15-2010 08:42 AM
CNI Dawg
General Discussion
25
01-24-2008 08:59 PM
EngineNoO9
General Discussion
4
09-11-2006 01:16 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Oil in Airbox?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.