Originally Posted by jdegreif
.... I thought that I had over filled it so I changed the oil at 11,430 miles and made sure that i filled it correctly. After 200 miles i noticed that the oil level is high again. It is just below the full line while running. Has anyone else seen this kind of problem? The coolant level has NOT changed, could it be getting gas in the oil?
Joe...my oil window is just abt empty when I'm running.
If you're seeing the level at the full line...that must mean you're window is completely dark w/ oil when it's cool, right? This would be overfilled...by how much you can't tell.
When you say you made sure you filled it correctly...how much did you pour in?? How long did you let it drain before you added the new stuff?? You did the change while on the centerstand, right?? The reason I ask is because, counter-intuitively or not, it's been my recent experience that you will get more oil out by using the centerstand than by letting the bike lean.
I just 'proved' this on Fri...removed the filter & I drained the oil while on the side stand. Went to Wally world to pick up the RotellaT. Half hr later came back to find nothing drizzling out, so I popped her up on the centerstand, and what a mess!! I'll bet another 3 or 4 oz splashed on the garage floor. I would have not had a problem with too much oil, tho, because I watch the window when filling, not depending on a 'measured' amount.
If you did everything right, and you are seeing that much oil in the window, I'm thinking oil pump or a clogged oil line. Every third change I run some Gunk engine cleaner in the old oil when I warm it up to try to prevent this....
I would think you'd be able to see gas in the oil, esp if you let the old stuff sit overnite. You might even be able to see it sitting on top of the oil in the window after sitting for a few days...but I am not sure how it could happen.