My engine oil warning light has come on a couple of times - AFTER the engine is warmed up. Is it Rotella T oil?
Back in May I dropped my bike on it's side (after dismounting) and the oil pressure stayed at zero when I started the engine. Before pulling the engine in dispair
I read on this site or somewhere that some people have the same experience after changing their oil and they have to "burp" the oil filter before pressure will come back. Air in the pump, or depriming the pump, is the cause. Well, I did that and the pressure came back up and life's good. Until it happened again a couple of days later - this time without any laying the bike over, or any oil change. Just out of the blue, start up and run, and no oil pressure. Burp it again - all good. Possibly an air bubble that didn't get worked out the first time?
Well, I just got my bike back on the road after opening the engine and replacing the stator. The oil pressure failure happened again on the way to work this morning and I burped it on the side of the road. It has ran fine since the engine work, but I changed the oil then. I've driven about 40 miles since the stator replacement.
So, this is what has happened so far:
1) Drop the bike, deprime the pump - no oil pressure.
2) Burp the filter - oil pressure good.
3) Start the bike after driving for days - no oil pressure.
4) Burp the filter - all good.
5) Replace stator (and change the oil) and run - all good.
6) Start the bike and drive for a couple of miles - no oil pressure.
7) Burp the filter again - all good.
The only common thing that I can think of is that this has happened during the only two times that I have filled the engine with Rotella T oil. I can understand the bike drop event causing depriming, but the next two times happened with Rotella T 10W-40 oil on cold mornings. Is this just a coincidence and there's actually something mechanical failing? Has anyone else experienced this? I'd like to eliminate the cause. Possibly the oil type?
'03 Vulcan 750
-LeatherLyke Touring Bags
-Chrome Luggage Rack
-Heads-Up Voltage Monitor
-Replaced Stator (9,000 and 16,000 mi.)
-Oil-cooled Stator Mod (photos
-Replaced and Relocated R/R
-Greased rear splines
-Fused Stator (photos
-Metzeler ME880 Marathon 170/80-15 (Rear), 110/90-19 (Front)
-TOC MCCTs installed
SOLD - 2013