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Old 09-10-2010, 10:45 PM   #1
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Oil coming out of airbox

Just picked up my first motard and there is blueish green oil coming out of the airbox. Is this oil used to seal the filter or what? It's getting on my tire and made for an interesting ride home.
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Old 09-11-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
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Some folks put some filter oil on the filter before they stick it in the bike to help trap dirt. Do you think that could be what your seeing?
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make sure its not filter oil, or make sure it is filter oil, the "blow by" or crank vent goes to the airbox on a lot of models. If oil is coming out of that hose, its from excessive crankcase pressure seeping past the rings, this air will be oily with engine oil. air filter oil is usually red, engine oil, depending on "freshness" could be from yellowish/brown/clear to black.
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It stopped today. I opened the airbox and it is all over the filter but I'm pretty sure it is air filter oil. It is bright green, like coolant. Never seen that color before but I don't think it could be anything else.
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for grins, check radiator level also, if it has one that is, I dunno what your working on.
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for grins, check radiator level also, if it has one that is, I dunno what your working on.
That crossed my mind too. Never seen lime green filter oil. cant see a filter having that much oil anyway. I would bet there is a problem.
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The coolant is low. Hmmmm. It's a husky supermoto. How the would it get in there? I only know how to do the maintenance on this bike and that is it so I don't know what the .
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Could be a blown gasket. Check the oil for coolant too. Top off the coolant and see if it starts pushing it out if the air box again. If it does you can start crying.
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My new 450 had blue-green goo around the filter lip to help it seal...
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My new 450 had blue-green goo around the filter lip to help it seal...
Lets hope this is what he is seeing, weird his green coolant is low, I'm thinking head gasket but dunno w/o mo' data.
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I am going to pull the valve cover anyways tomorrow so I should be able to see coolant in the oil. I called the shop I got it from and they said they went through it before they sent it out. They said they use Motul air filter oil which is a blueish green color. We shall see. The coolant is a little low but not low enough to cause the bike to overheat. The fans haven't even come on yet. Pre-K if I were you I would sell the duke and get one of these things. You might have a sporting chance of not losing your license on one. As long as you stay in Pasadena that is. LOL.
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Could be a blown gasket. Check the oil for coolant too. Top off the coolant and see if it starts pushing it out if the air box again. If it does you can start crying.
Dude don't even talk like that. You're going to jinx me. I will cry. Not sobbing but a little whimper might come out.
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