Announcement

Collapse

Flagging spam

if you see a spam post, don't reply or comment on it. Just flag it. We get those flag reports and take action. That action is pretty simple. If the post is obviously spam we delete and then check few boxes to delete all other posts by that user and ban them permanently. If the post is questionable as spam then we can suspend the user and then send them a message to work it out.
So when it doubt - Flag The Post
See more
See less

Oil in, oil out?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Oil in, oil out?

    My 08 fuelie has 52K miles. I just changed my Mobile 1 10-40 synthetic MC oil at 5K miles. I put four quarts in last time and could only get 3.25 out today. It’s not leaking...must be burning it. Should I be concerned?

  • #2
    I never get more than 3 qts back either.
    Not sure if We should be concerned. But I Do try to check the level
    every so often to make sure it doesn't get Too low.

    Comment


    • #3
      Doesn't the oil filter hold some of the oil in it so you'll never get out what you put in?
      2012 Road Star Silverado S

      Comment


      • #4
        Oil filter holds quite a bit did you drain that properly? Also there's going to be a loyal trapped in the filter media that you cannot get out I would say 3 and 1/4 quarts plus the oil filter is about right for four quarts. I don't think he's motors burn much oil at all.

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Lug Nut View Post
          Oil filter holds quite a bit did you drain that properly? Also there's going to be a loyal trapped in the filter media that you cannot get out I would say 3 and 1/4 quarts plus the oil filter is about right for four quarts. I don't think he's motors burn much oil at all.
          Duh! You’re right! I didn’t think of the filter. I drained most out of it, but like you say, the element will retain some.

          Comment


          • #6
            Your not getting old are you Steve? Forgetting things? Need another ride to clear your mind.
            Life is tough, it's even tougher if your stupid----John Wayne

            Comment


            • #7
              Oil left in filter....oil in drain pan that doesn't come out easily....I would try changing oil at 3k or 4k just to see if you get a different amount next time.

              Comment


              • #8
                I had a similar, and weird, experience this spring. First time I ever measured what came out... Got little more than 3 qts from the first; but filled the jug right to the very top, 4 qts. plus, from the second bike, and I KNOW I only pour in from out of 1 4qt jug the spring before.... I'm going to have to keep that bike... By golly, IT MAKES OIL!!!

                Comment


                • #9
                  Bear in mind, you also have “cook off” of the base stocks at the exhaust side of the heads on a constant basis, where the oil is evaporated and goes out the vent. Can’t be avoided, especially on air cooled engines. You lose around 10% of your volume right there, even with the high thermal stability of synthetic base stocks. There is ALWAYS some cook off at the cylinder wall to oil ring as well. I wouldn’t be concerned.


                  Wherever you go in life, ride there if at all possible.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jd750ace View Post
                    Bear in mind, you also have “cook off” of the base stocks at the exhaust side of the heads on a constant basis, where the oil is evaporated and goes out the vent. Can’t be avoided, especially on air cooled engines. You lose around 10% of your volume right there, even with the high thermal stability of synthetic base stocks. There is ALWAYS some cook off at the cylinder wall to oil ring as well. I wouldn’t be concerned.
                    JD, you’re always good for some great technical details. Thanks!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Let's have a Barbecue with a cook-off?
                      Steve you bring the beer and girls with your bike pole.

                      Comment


                      • Doc_V
                        Doc_V commented
                        Editing a comment
                        I'll bring the Cheddar Brats as long as Mikey brings his Pineapple Teriyaki burgers... DAMN those were good! Mikey, will you ship those bad boys? [hard to believe it's been almost a year]

                      • cike
                        cike commented
                        Editing a comment
                        WHAT?? Pineapple Teriyaki burgers???? where was I? and why wasn't I invited.... traitors.

                    Latest Posts

                    Collapse

                    Topics Statistics Last Post
                    Started by Deerkiller, 2 days ago
                    10 responses
                    230 views
                    2 likes
                    Last Post jd750ace  
                    Started by Azuqui, 1 week ago
                    4 responses
                    127 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Azuqui
                    by Azuqui
                     
                    Started by Jed Milhorne, 2 days ago
                    5 responses
                    315 views
                    2 likes
                    Last Post Kroyleahcim  
                    Started by Father Pobasturd, 05-24-2019, 02:51 PM
                    621 responses
                    7,468 views
                    1 like
                    Last Post Kevstephenson7  
                    Started by Jed Milhorne, 2 days ago
                    17 responses
                    500 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Kevstephenson7  
                    Started by Bikerron, 23 hours ago
                    14 responses
                    132 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Father Pobasturd  
                    Started by Kevin Di, 23 hours ago
                    4 responses
                    85 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Kevin Di  
                    Started by Jclevesque, 4 days ago
                    8 responses
                    177 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Questcap  
                    Started by Jed Milhorne, 4 days ago
                    9 responses
                    169 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post davej
                    by davej
                     
                    Started by BubbaKahuna, 01-26-2019, 01:56 PM
                    90 responses
                    1,393 views
                    1 like
                    Last Post AreikUSA  
                    Started by Overkill jones, 3 days ago
                    16 responses
                    247 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Bikerron  
                    Started by J89k, 1 day ago
                    2 responses
                    80 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Lug Nut
                    by Lug Nut
                     
                    Started by Lucky, 03-09-2019, 09:30 AM
                    99 responses
                    1,845 views
                    7 likes
                    Last Post Lucky
                    by Lucky
                     
                    Started by Brian Schenk, 06-20-2019, 09:08 AM
                    22 responses
                    676 views
                    1 like
                    Last Post Jed Milhorne  
                    Started by zulater1990, 2 days ago
                    5 responses
                    168 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post zulater1990  
                    Started by Messer2.0, 05-02-2019, 02:34 PM
                    28 responses
                    413 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Deerkiller  
                    Started by midnitmike, 4 days ago
                    11 responses
                    195 views
                    0 likes
                    Last Post Chromepony  
                    Started by Claymeister, 03-30-2018, 10:20 PM
                    24 responses
                    973 views
                    6 likes
                    Last Post Chromepony  
                    Started by Overkill jones, 02-26-2018, 08:58 AM
                    94 responses
                    2,657 views
                    1 like
                    Last Post Overkill jones  
                    Working...
                    X