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LBC Tenni
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PostSubject: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:05 am

Gave the bike a once over today and noticed this oil leak where the right side intake joins the airbox. First thought was that it's due to the previous owner's mechanic over-filling the oil. But the clear overflow hose is completely dry, as is the left side junction. Any ideas?

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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:25 am

Pull your air cleaner, guaranteed there is oil residue in the bottom of your air box.

Don't stress, its just part of the Guzzi life.
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:48 am

Mine's like that all the time. Razz
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Phang
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:13 am

What Wyne said Thumbs Up

The reason your don't see oil in the drain tube is because the drain hole is located at the center-rear of the airbox which is a little higher than the seam.

When I just got the bike, I filled the engine oil to the three quater point on the dipstick and after 10,000km I found oil stain on the airbox seam and also a little engine oil pooling in the airbox.

Airbox inspection cover under the battery
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The bike is on side stand
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This is the drain hole where the drain tube connected to, by the time you see oil in the drain tube it will be a small swimming pool in the airbox
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Right hand side "velocity stack", right below it is the seam where the oil seep out and appear on the outer side
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I have adjusted the engine oil volume to 1/4 on the dipstick and no more oil stain on the airbox seam since then.

Phang
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LBC Tenni
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:39 am

Thanks for the information guys!  Your pics are very helpful Phang!  I'll adjust my oil level accordingly. Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:06 pm

Great community of Guzzi know how!
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Grisonut
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:34 pm

Well at least you got oil. Very Happy
It's not like old British cars, one that doesn't leak is one with no oil in the engine.
Then there's Lucas, the Prince of Darkness... Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:10 pm

Great pics Phang! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:07 pm

No problem guys.

While we are on the subject, here's some GRiSO porn Viva la Fiesta

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The two clear drain tubes are connected to the ----- (what is the proper term for this?) circled in red

Yellow circle connected to the blow-by system's "gut"

I like the air box design and the way it is integrated to the GRiSO very much, isn't it a beauty?
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:44 pm

I would refer to them as spigots.
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Phang
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:57 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
I would refer to them as spigots.

Thanks Pete, another English word learnt today study
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:11 am

Phang wrote:
Pete Roper wrote:
I would refer to them as spigots.

Thanks Pete, another English word learnt today study

I would have guessed an Aussie would have labelled them 'nipples' !!
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:26 pm

Read that somebody took out the rubber inlet pipe to the air box to make a bit of room for tools and such just behind it. Obviouslu without obstructing the opening would that affect the air flow into the filter box much and therefore affect combustion?
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PostSubject: Re: Name That Oil Leak   Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:39 pm

No. Thumbs Up
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