Gas in Oil

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Gas in Oil

Post by patriots » Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:21 pm

I have a 1976 1000 goldwing...I live in the northeast and the bike was out all winter(covered). I put additve in the bike.
Started ok...went to change oil noticed gas was in w/ the oil. I have had the bike alittle over a year...ran good all last summer.
Noticed white smoke when I first start bike,was told by seller that alot of older Goldwing do that.? Bike has 54000 miles.
Any help would be great :) Dennis

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Re: Gas in Oil

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:40 pm

Gas should not be in the oil. But you already know that. :)

Was the petcock left on? If it was, gas can leak past the carb float valves, into the cylinders, and from there into the crankcase.

My suggestion: change the oil, ride the bike, turn the petcock off when the bike is parked, and wait and see if it happens again. I suspect it won't.

As for the white smoke, yes, they do do that when cold, particularly if they have been left on the sidestand, as oil will tend to leak into the left cylinders, and you'll get some smoke from the left exhaust. Mine smokes for a few seconds if I haven't started it for a few days. As long as it goes away quickly, and your oil or coolant levels aren't going down, you should be OK.

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