Oil line on left side of engine?


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Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby Fredmccarty » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:20 pm



I have line on left side of engine under the fuel shut off. Other end is off. I'm not seeing where it should connect to.
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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby spiralout » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:36 pm

Case breather. Should connect to the bottom of the air box, if I recall.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby Fredmccarty » Fri Aug 26, 2016 4:01 pm

I reconnected the line to the breather. Now it's pumping oil into the breather!
To much oil in engine? I change the oil and filter yesterday and filled with 4 qts of oil.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:01 pm

check this "how-to" article on changing your bike's oil...........viewtopic.php?f=11&t=276 scroll down to pic 31-32. it will show you how much oil you should have in your engine. it should be 3.5 quarts with the new filer. 4 qts might be a little to much. please don't ask me how i know this lol.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby Fredmccarty » Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:12 am

Unfortunately my 1980 gl1100 doesn't have a oil level window or a dip stick. Originally I only added 3 qts oil but that line fron the engine to the breather was off and blew oil all over the engine. I reconnected the line and added another quart. Now still blowing alot of oil into breather. Does make for a good smoke screen :) :lol:
Maybe the line (pictured above) doesn't go to the breather?!

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:53 am

ok, try this for your air breather lines...........http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/H ... parts.html this will show you the lines coming off the bottom of the air filter box and to the little canister (part # 15) thats bolted to the bottom of the bike just behind the rear left side of the motor.

every once in a while you have to remove that "tank storage canister" on the bottom and drain it. if that gets too full, you'll get oil and gas from it backing up and blowing out of your tail pipes. its sort of a "over flow" tank that gets oil and fuel into it especially if you happen to over flow your fuel tank while putting gas into your fuel tank. i've had to empty mine often. the more you ride your bike, the more it fills up and has to be emptied. when you take it off to empty it, simply turn it upside down and let it drain, but be careful, it'll have gas and oil mixed inside it. i suggest you drain it into a garbage can or a sealable container then throw it away or if you have some grass or weeds your trying to kill, pour it directly onto the weeds or grass.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby chrisz » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:56 am

Airbox breather, see photo of mine.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Aug 27, 2016 7:36 am

this diagram also shows one of your breather tubes ( part #24), coming off of the tray that sits right under your tank's fuel cap....http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/H ... ml....that tube connects to another tube that goes to the engine. there's a piece that looks like a PCV valve sitting on the engine casing just forward of the right rear upper engine mount bracket, that hose attaches to it.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby 4wred » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:52 am

Unfortunately my 1980 gl1100 doesn't have a oil level window or a dip stick???? WHAT???



All 1100's have a oil level window on them,right side of engine near the bottom.It has a screw head sticking out the middle to turn a wiper on the inside.Check oil level with bike on the centerstand.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:05 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:check this "how-to" article on changing your bike's oil...........viewtopic.php?f=11&t=276 scroll down to pic 31-32. it will show you how much oil you should have in your engine. it should be 3.5 quarts with the new filer. 4 qts might be a little to much. please don't ask me how i know this lol.

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im sorry, its pics numbers 30-31. my bad.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby Fredmccarty » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:51 am

:|
I found the oil level window. Lower than I thought and covered in dirt and behind the bikes frame. And also where I screwed up the oil change. Tossing the old faded goldwing manual (U.K. edition) and read the How-to-articles here first. Manual just showed the close up the oil level and doesn't say where it is. For some reason I didn't think it would be on the bottom almost behind the frame. :oops:

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:58 am

glad you were able to find it. i know its a PITA to get to but its very accurate when you can actually see your oil level.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby Fredmccarty » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:29 pm

Got a little oil in the breather from this episode. .. can I use a solvant to clean out the oil or should just get what I can with a rag. Thanks
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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:52 pm

Fredmccarty wrote:Got a little oil in the breather from this episode. .. can I use a solvent to clean out the oil or should just get what I can with a rag. Thanks
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a little oil in what breather? the air breather? im going out to dinner with the wife so i won't respond to this right away.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby Fredmccarty » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:00 pm

Air breather. I'm replacing the air filter and there is some oil in the bottom from when I had to much oil in the engine.

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Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:38 pm

here is a diagram of your bike's air filter and other parts related................ http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/H ... s.htmlpart # 15 is what you need to drain out and put back onto the bikes hoses. if that tank gets too full, it WILL back up into the air filter and blow out all kinds of smoke out from the tail pipes. you can use some brake cleaner spray to clean it. spray it about half way full, shake it really good and turn it upside down to drain it. repeat this a couple of times until all the oil is out and it drains clear, then put it back onto the bike. you might notice some gas fumes from it also. thats normal. that comes from the fuel overflow then your spill gas into the tray thats under the gas cap.

# 15 sits just behind the left bottom of the motor and has to be unbolted from its holder. i think its a 6 mm bolt. you have 2 choices when you reinstall it. you can either bolt it back on or let it hang there once you've put the hose tube back on the top of it. i ride my bike so much i have to empty it often, so i just let it hang inside the frame and after 2 years, it hasn't come off by itself yet.

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