gl1100 oil in water


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gl1100 oil in water

Postby bigmac63 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:53 pm



hi all new to this i have a gl1100 which has oil in water i have changed all gaskets and seals ie headgaskets and seals water pump gasket and seals and a new honda waterpump done all that did a run off about 60 miles it as happened again oil in water i check spark plugs all ok colour is good not sure what to do now the engine has 71000 miles any help would be great



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Re: gl1100 oil in water

Postby geomac1 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:18 pm

run a compression test and let us know what readings you have on each cylinder

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Re: gl1100 oil in water

Postby bigmac63 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:26 pm

hi done that Compression test & makes 8.5-9 Bar on each cylinder is that ok

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Re: gl1100 oil in water

Postby geomac1 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:29 pm

What does that convert to foot pounds? It sounds ok since they are all even though.

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Re: gl1100 oil in water

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:53 pm

geomac1 wrote:What does that convert to foot pounds? It sounds ok since they are all even though.


8.5-9 bar is 120-130 psi. That's not great - compression should be more like 170 psi (11.7 bar). Are you seeing that low pressure on all four cylinders?

What about the plugs? Are any (all) of them bright, shiny and steam-cleaned?

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Re: gl1100 oil in water

Postby geomac1 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:26 pm

If any of the plugs are showing a different color, and since you are getting oil in the water in under 60 miles it has to be getting in somewhere where the oil is under pressure and the water jacket is in close proximity. Not sure if you overheated the engine and might have a little bit of a warp on the head. Just a guess since I'm not looking at it.

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Re: gl1100 oil in water

Postby bigmac63 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:04 pm

hi all thanks for replys sparkplugs are as normal




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