Spitting oil out my left tailpipe


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Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby sl8ern8er_60 » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:39 pm



ALL,

I recently completely rebuilt my carbs and replaces the head gaskets on my GL1100. It has sat for almost 5 years before i bought it. After fixing everything thing that was wrong with it the engine started running rough and started spitting oil out of the left tailpipe (cylinders 2 and 4).

Any ideas to what is causing this so I can fix it? Easy diagnostics?

Thanks



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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:26 pm

Are you sure you got the timing correct on the left side when installing the timing belt? Are the valves adjusted correctly?

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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby dingdong » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:41 am

Did you replace the two oil passage o-rings when replacing the head gaskets? Or perhaps forget to install the oil passage tube? Not sure what it is called. Metal tube between the head and block. One of the o-rings fits around it.
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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:32 pm

It's a good possibility you are still ok. The kick stand being on the left side, can let oil dump down those cylinders. The oil level is not that high, but if the bike ever tipped over and lay on its left side a while, or, if you or someone else dumped some slickemup into the spark plug holes, you may have filled the exhaust with oil. The running rough could be from constricted exhaust, or, the need for additional tuning.
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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:38 pm

Oh...also, if you let the exhaust hang on the bike during the head gasket change, you may have unintentionally dumped a cleaning agent into the exhaust.
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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:56 pm

And, don't forget to re-torque those heads after one heat cycle-it is amazing how loose the head bolts can become if you are using afterrmarket gaskets.
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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby sfruechte » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:51 pm

Did you torque the head bolts to specification and in the correct sequence?

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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:53 pm

So use the center stand for a bit, and see if anything changes. Else perhaps the O-ring comment was correct?

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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby sl8ern8er_60 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:09 am

f1xrupr wrote:And, don't forget to re-torque those heads after one heat cycle-it is amazing how loose the head bolts can become if you are using afterrmarket gaskets.


That is a good thought! I didnt do that.. I will torque those again. Do you know the torque specs? O know you start out and work in to the middle, but I don't remember the torque

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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby sl8ern8er_60 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:11 am

WingAdmin wrote:Are you sure you got the timing correct on the left side when installing the timing belt? Are the valves adjusted correctly?


Positive about the timing, I checked it 5 or six times. It was running great for the first bit of the ride and didn't start spitting till I got in to the ride for a bit.

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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby f1xrupr » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:56 am

For torque sequence, I think you will find that you start from the center and work outward in "x" like patterns progressing each time-minimum 3 reps reaching 40 foot pounds (20-30-40). If the new gasket is leaking from improper installation, another new gasket is probably needed. Over torquing is not a good idea.
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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby f1xrupr » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:04 pm

Also, resurfacing the head may be necessary. It is a good idea to reserface both heads to keep the compression even (it's not critical though).
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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby Lastwachter » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:07 pm

I had the exact same problem and after trying a few things, including head gaskets it turned out to be the valve seals. Changed all 4 on the side that was leaking and that stopped it.

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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:53 pm

So...have you found the problem?
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Re: Spitting oil out my left tailpipe

Postby twofest5 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:58 am

I had the same problem with mine wben parked on the kick stand. Sure enough I replaced the valve seals and it stopped. Rose is a 77 GL1000. The seals were hard and brittle. What do you expect for 38yrs and 89000 miles. And yes it can be done without removing the heads so you don't need to get another set of head gaskets. Good luck!




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