How many miles on the bike?
Getting ready to instal matching color n chrome crankcase filter. The ( Main ) thing to remember if doing this mod is not to mount breather where direct wind hits the filter element, == You will be blowing the oil , fumes etc. right back in the engine.... There is always the pcv valve we could add.I just get done riding 2-3 hundred miles and my left side cover is always covered in oil. The dealer says it's Crankcase Blow-By, and it's normal (oil checked, level and hot, just above the add, dealer says he put in 5.5Qts, no more/no less). Also said that as I have hi-flow air cleaner, stage-2 cams, ECU stage-2 flash and performance exhaust, it will be even more prevalent. So, our bikes are supposed to have oil smeared down the left saddlebag and side cover from the crankcase blow-by? Is this B.S., or have I just bought the wrong bike?... I love my new Chieftain, but this seems poorly designed.
Anybody else have this issue? Anybody else fix this issue?
WTF? Alright ya smart guys, pour the knowledge on me...
I took two Indian Oil change kits home with me the day I took delivery of my new bike.Simple solution,buy a Indian oil change kit. Change the oil and filter yourself. Make sure all the old oil is drained out.
5.5 quarts in.Also clean the residue from your air cleaner.
There are two drain plugs,maybee dealer only opened one and didn't drain all the old oil out before refilling.
I know,75$ spent on a oil kit when you don't need to change oil yet.
But I think its worth it if it fixes your problem.
These bikes are really good! Don't give up. Ive got 25K combined on the two I've owned with no mechanical issues,and I don't baby them.
No no noooooo...................oil will be just below the threads when a warmed up engine sits for like 2 minutes. Flowing out? Too much oil.................I took two Indian Oil change kits home with me the day I took delivery of my new bike.
The mechanic also told me that when full, if you remove the dipstick with the bike on the side stand, oil will run out of the filler hole.
That absolutely cannot be!Just an observation here .................have seen two dealers do oil changes and BOTH left bike on kickstand. I do my oil changes and the bike has to be upright at one point. Yes it is Ok to drain it on the kickstand at first but then stand it straight up and watch half a quart at least come out. This is where it could be coming from. Then they ( the dealer or you/us ) add the 5.5 quarts and its going to be a little high.
Some freerer flowing air filters will really let the rider smell the crankcase vapors.
Like this one will.....................
And best bulletproof way to check oil? Warm it up good like a 10 minute ride.............then on kickstand let it sit for 2 minutes with engine off. Unscrew filler cap/dipstick and oil level should be just underneath the threads on the engine case half. EZ...........or stand it upright and make sure the oil is not over the top mark on the dipstick.
Buty if a dealer is doing it, bet you a dollar that most are doing it on the kickstand and not getting it all out in the first place. These are not Harleys with 3 drain plugs including transmission in different places. The plugs are right next to each other on the T111. EZ stuff. Just do not over tighten plugs.