WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED


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repsolracer22
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WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby repsolracer22 » Thu May 12, 2011 11:27 am



Took off the side valve covers to replace with polished ones for a buddy. Once inside, theres a carmel colored thick substand all over the parts and inside the covers. Theres obviously oil as well, but tons of this carmel colored stuff too......

im assuming coolant has gotten in somehow. my buddy told me that the bike is 'using' a little coolant and he has to continuously add coolant at the overflow bottle.

any ideas? here are some pics. thanks everybody
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Re: WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby repsolracer22 » Thu May 12, 2011 11:29 am

another pic .........
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willboy57
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Re: WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby willboy57 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:25 pm

Most likely a bad head gasket. Does he have a coolant smell from the exhaust? I'm sure others will chime in shortly.

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Re: WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby repsolracer22 » Thu May 12, 2011 12:38 pm

no coolant smell i dont think. theres a LITTLE bit of coolant coming out of that little bottom weap hole thing .... but i dont think that would let it get into the engine .... (that's kinda the point of the hole) ... so it may be head gasket .. this sucks

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Re: WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby thrasherg » Thu May 12, 2011 1:44 pm

Well it's definitely emulsified oil, so water has got in there somehow. You need to flush the engine oil and take it on a long ride to get the entire engine good and hot so any remaining water vapor in the engine is removed.. This can happen if you use an engine for lots of short journeys, the entire engine does not get hot and water condenses inside the engine and then mixes with the oil.. If it doesn't smell of coolant then I would assume it was caused by condensation or someone spraying water onto the engine when washing the bike and somehow getting some of the water into the engine through a breather.

Change the oil, keep an eye on the coolant level and enjoy yourself.

Gary

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Re: WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby maestro319 » Thu May 12, 2011 4:17 pm

Hmmm...I guess that's an endorsement for longer rides. I can go with that. Yay!!

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Re: WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby willboy57 » Fri May 13, 2011 12:15 pm

If there's coolant coming out of the weep hole sounds like it's time for a new water pump also.

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Re: WEIRD substand in oil. Help. PICTURES POSTED

Postby firstwing » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:29 pm

repsolracer22 wrote:Took off the side valve covers to replace with polished ones for a buddy. Once inside, theres a carmel colored thick substand all over the parts and inside the covers. Theres obviously oil as well, but tons of this carmel colored stuff too......

im assuming coolant has gotten in somehow. my buddy told me that the bike is 'using' a little coolant and he has to continuously add coolant at the overflow bottle.

any ideas? here are some pics. thanks everybody


That's water and/or coolant. Check compression. You may have head gasket issues.




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