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Following on from my 'oil leak' post, one of the suggestions was the oil leve was a little high and this was venting through the breather pipe.

Is that possible and where is the breather ?

Having checked the oil very approximately, it is above the maximum mark on the dipstick when screwed fully in. This could be down to a last minute oil change at the last service - shop had put semi synth in instead of fully synth, they quickly replaced it but may not have drained it completely and possibly the filter stayed full.

Is riding round with too much oil going to cause any damage ?
 

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On 2006-12-20 05:08, FifeTiger wrote:
Following on from my 'oil leak' post, one of the suggestions was the oil leve was a little high and this was venting through the breather pipe.

Is that possible and where is the breather ?

Is riding round with too much oil going to cause any damage ?
oil venting up the breather is very possible.
the breather is the pipe that starts on the front LHS of the engine, passes back and behind the cylinder block under the inlets and then enters the air box vertically on the RHS above the cam chain tensioner.
unlike most bikes the tiger doesn’t have an air box drain pipe!

is it going to cause damage? well that depends on just how much over the mark you are. If it starts and sounds OK then no damage is being caused, with more oil then a little drag on the internals will reduce power, with more then some of the reciprocating bits can slap in, an engine like the triumph will not like that and over time may suffer fatigue failures. with a full crankcase you would cause serious damage if you got it started.
 

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Thanks.

So if it was venting, where would I see the oil ? In the air box ??

Might hunt out the sump plug and drain a little out.....
 

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If you is a riding god who is going to thrash the poor wee beastie within an inch, etc.etc. then its a problem. If you is a standard 2 footed rider with all bits sensible then dont worry. The first thrash/ fast run will ensure the engine gets rid of the extra oil before it does any damage.
 

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You will certainly find oil in the airbox if it overfilled. I overfilled mine by about a pint i guess and after trying to track down what i thought was a leak, i found a fair bit in the airbox.
I had to junk the old paper filter because it was all soggy and yuk with oil, and it took half a roll of kitchen paper to soak it all up.

I would check the airbox, just to be sure. If nothing else it will stop that annoying leak on your garage floor :cool:

Drop the sump plug and drain some off then refill to the proper level.

Worked for me.............
 

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Hee hee, daft question but.....

how do I get to the airbox ??

Managed the sump plug, but that's the limit of my technical prowess :mad:
 

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On 2007-01-08 03:41, FifeTiger wrote:
Hee hee, daft question but.....

how do I get to the airbox ??
Hee Hee daft answer

try a No 10 bus......

cockpit off
seats off
battrey out
side panels off
batt box out
tank off
air filter out
breathe pipe off
pressure sensor pipe out
air sensor wire disconected
air box off
don't drop any thing down the throttle bodies
and watch the air pilot valve rubber.

you know you can do it

let the force be with you

:-D :-D :-D
 

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Ohhhhhhhhhhh Kaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Anyone got the number for TwoWheels ?

More money than tools, and I intend to stay that way :razz:
 

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If you fancy a wee trip to Strathaven I'll be happy to help. Garage, tools, knowledge and tea/coffee all on tap.

Just give me a shout.

Graeme.
 

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Tempting Graeme, thanks.

No surprises on the weather forecast front for this weekend - rain !

Sunday looks a better option, I'll be in touch.....
 
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