1982 1100 apencade oil level


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1982 1100 apencade oil level

Postby dtennick » Tue May 11, 2010 8:30 pm



I AM USING 10/40 CASTROL GT OIL AND THE ENGINE IS RUNNING GREAT, THE LEVEL IS CORRECT WHEN CHECKED. AFTER RIDING THE BIKE AND PARKING ON THE CENTER STAND ON A LEVEL FLOOR THE SIGHT GLASS READS HIGH LEVEL AND THE FRONT DIPSTICK READS LOW LEVEL BY ABOUT ONE AND A HALF INCHES. SLOWLY BUT SURELY THE SIGHT GLASS GETS LOWER AND THE DIPSTICK GETS HIGHER, BUT THIS TAKES ABUOT 3 DAYS AND THEN LEVELS ARE BOTH CORRECT. I DO NOT HAVE TO ADD ANY OIL, BUT WHY SO LONG TO DRAIN INTO THE BOTTOM AND WHY TWO CONFLICTING READING?



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Re: 1982 1100 apencade oil level

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 12, 2010 9:06 am

The sight glass reads the level in the engine crankcase itself. The dipstick in the front reads the level inside the front engine cover.

If it's taking a while for the oil level in the crankcase to equalize with the front cover (and everywhere else), I'd say you've got one of two problems:

Oil too viscous
Sludge blocking galleys

10W40 is the correct oil weight, so I'd consider dumping half a can of Seafoam in the crankcase, ride for an hour or so, then drain and change the oil to try to clean out any sludge deposits you may have.

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Re: 1982 1100 apencade oil level

Postby dtennick » Wed May 12, 2010 9:22 pm

Thanks I'll give that a try


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