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Old 05-22-2011, 01:52 PM   #1
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Weird Oil Color...........

Ok so im doing a COMPLETE tear down and rebuild of my mini, 2004 ttr90. Well I had the motor outside to clean off some of the gunk and build up. I left the motor outside kinda tipped up at a angle and went inside for a bit. When I returned some of the oil had leaked out of the vent tube. No biggie right? Well the oil its self was a really light milky TAN looking color. Ive sadly have never seen this and im concerned. Any ideas what would cause this? The only thing I can really add is that the last time the oil was changed we used Royal Purple oil.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:02 PM   #2
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Is it water? I did happen to go through a large amount of water a while back and got some water sucked into the carb. Could this have caused it?
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If so how much trouble am I in?
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:18 PM   #4
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Ok so im doing a COMPLETE tear down and rebuild of my mini, 2004 ttr90. Well I had the motor outside to clean off some of the gunk and build up. I left the motor outside kinda tipped up at a angle and went inside for a bit. When I returned some of the oil had leaked out of the vent tube. No biggie right? Well the oil its self was a really light milky TAN looking color. Ive sadly have never seen this and im concerned. Any ideas what would cause this? The only thing I can really add is that the last time the oil was changed we used Royal Purple oil.
usually that means water in oil. but i do not know if your liquid cooled or not (prob not but idk)

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Is it water? I did happen to go through a large amount of water a while back and got some water sucked into the carb. Could this have caused it?
probably not, it would hydrolock before it gets blowby into the case.
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If so how much trouble am I in?
does it matter? your doing a complete rebuild right?

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Just make sure you get all of the old oil out of the motor before refilling and check your fill plug to make sure the O-ring is intact (if there is an O-ring). Also, check your spark plugs. If they look sand-blasted, chances are the water came in through your carbs. If not, really check the lower end.
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Tim...

its obvious you work for amsoil or have shares or something. its pointless to quote tests done by one company about how their competition sucks. this is just mudslining and ruins the credibility of you and your product.

it seems like you trying to basicly use and spam this site to increase sales of amsoil, without being obvious about it. WELL ITS OBVIOUS. and its also annoying.

i happen to work at a parts counter where we just starting carrying amsoil again. i just want you to know that you are trying too hard and it has now backfired. i see your methods and being shady and in poor taste. i wont be suggesting amsoil to any customers because of you.

there are plenty of people on MH that work in the industry, you dont see us taking every opportunity to pitch whatever manufacturer or brand we happen to carry to line our own pockets. if youd like to be part of the COMMUNITY, that would be awesome. try to relax and make your self at home and worry more about bikes and riding and less about amsoil. leave doing your job to work hours.

if you dont want to do that, and would rather just pitch your product, i would appreciated if you would kindly off. thanks.
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Tim...

its obvious you work for amsoil or have shares or something. its pointless to quote tests done by one company about how their competition sucks. this is just mudslining and ruins the credibility of you and your product.

it seems like you trying to basicly use and spam this site to increase sales of amsoil, without being obvious about it. WELL ITS OBVIOUS. and its also annoying.

i happen to work at a parts counter where we just starting carrying amsoil again. i just want you to know that you are trying too hard and it has now backfired. i see your methods and being shady and in poor taste. i wont be suggesting amsoil to any customers because of you.

there are plenty of people on MH that work in the industry, you dont see us taking every opportunity to pitch whatever manufacturer or brand we happen to carry to line our own pockets. if youd like to be part of the COMMUNITY, that would be awesome. try to relax and make your self at home and worry more about bikes and riding and less about amsoil. leave doing your job to work hours.

if you dont want to do that, and would rather just pitch your product, i would appreciated if you would kindly off. thanks.
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Tim...

its obvious you work for amsoil or have shares or something. its pointless to quote tests done by one company about how their competition sucks. this is just mudslining and ruins the credibility of you and your product.

it seems like you trying to basicly use and spam this site to increase sales of amsoil, without being obvious about it. WELL ITS OBVIOUS. and its also annoying.

i happen to work at a parts counter where we just starting carrying amsoil again. i just want you to know that you are trying too hard and it has now backfired. i see your methods and being shady and in poor taste. i wont be suggesting amsoil to any customers because of you.

there are plenty of people on MH that work in the industry, you dont see us taking every opportunity to pitch whatever manufacturer or brand we happen to carry to line our own pockets. if youd like to be part of the COMMUNITY, that would be awesome. try to relax and make your self at home and worry more about bikes and riding and less about amsoil. leave doing your job to work hours.

if you dont want to do that, and would rather just pitch your product, i would appreciated if you would kindly off. thanks.
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Tim...

its obvious you work for amsoil or have shares or something. its pointless to quote tests done by one company about how their competition sucks. this is just mudslining and ruins the credibility of you and your product.

it seems like you trying to basicly use and spam this site to increase sales of amsoil, without being obvious about it. WELL ITS OBVIOUS. and its also annoying.

i happen to work at a parts counter where we just starting carrying amsoil again. i just want you to know that you are trying too hard and it has now backfired. i see your methods and being shady and in poor taste. i wont be suggesting amsoil to any customers because of you.

there are plenty of people on MH that work in the industry, you dont see us taking every opportunity to pitch whatever manufacturer or brand we happen to carry to line our own pockets. if youd like to be part of the COMMUNITY, that would be awesome. try to relax and make your self at home and worry more about bikes and riding and less about amsoil. leave doing your job to work hours.

if you dont want to do that, and would rather just pitch your product, i would appreciated if you would kindly off. thanks.
I find this kinda childish. It's good oil. You gonna suggest against it's use due to a salesman?


Sounds like condensation. Hard to see that much getting on though. You will probably be fine
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Well all this oil drama aside.....................

I mean it was running fine before the tear down. Just never seen this before so thought id ask.
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It's water for sure. How long since the last oil change?
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I find this kinda childish. It's good oil. You gonna suggest against it's use due to a salesman?
there is lots of other good oil out there too. its not just one salesmen either, i think its like a corporate mentality. if you look at their promotional material, a lot of it is not just "We have good oil" but "that other oil is trash because we tested this". idk what it is about amsoil people, its like a cult or something. they start talking about oil like gixxerbill talked about jesus.

i said wont suggest it, i didnt say i would suggest against its use. if someone asks for it, ill sell it to them. if they ask me what i think, ill suggest something else, and wont mention or point to amsoil. like i said, there is plenty of other brands on the shelf....
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I like "the often bashed by him" Royal Purple. I do think Amsoil is bad oil though.
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Not that long ago but prob longer then norm. Probably 3-4 tanks of fuel went through....
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tim...

get real dude. all someone has to do is google "tim vipond amsoil" and its clear you are peddling your product on every forum from titan talk to lawn care forums.

its obvious you just bounce from one forum to another looking for an opportunity to sell amsoil.

i might also add they seem to be sick of you over there too.
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He seems to believe in his product like the door to door missionaries do. There is no doubt he feels strongly about the quality of the product. It does get annoying though.
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