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1985 xj700 oil leak problem!!!

Discussion in 'XJ Technical Chat' started by IKIOIEIHINI, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. IKIOIEIHINI

    IKIOIEIHINI New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what they think this is that's spilling almost all my oil? And it seems to only be doing this when I try and start the bike
     

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    look in the airbox for more oil. either the carbs leaked gas into the engine and over filled it or it just has too much oil in it. put it on the center stand to check the oil
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    What Polock said. Alos don't stry starting the bike again until we get that problem fixed. Thin oil leads to some expensive problems.
     
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    Ok I will check airbox and get back to you guys. Thanks so much for the direction I'm new bike owner and have no clue
     
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    You need to check in the sump. Remove the oil fill cap and sniff.
     
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    Ok airbox has oil in it!!
     
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    CHECK THE SUMP!!!
    The oil fill plug is on the right side just above the clutch housing.
    If you're lucky it was just overfilled with oil, but more likely it will smell of gasoline.
     
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    It smells like gas
     
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    Ok. And I'm really new to this so I dont mean any disrespect at all. But will that stop my oil from spewing out like crazy?
     
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    Wait I think I get it now. The fuel is spilling into the sump and that is causing the oil gas mixture to pour out!
     
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    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    Yes. that's it.
    The float and float needle work just like the float and valve inside of a toilet.
     
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    Ok so if I hit up the guy you told me to. do you think he will have a rebuild kit for my carbs that has the butterfly shaft seals in it?
     
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    Yes he will.
     
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    Right on. I really appreciate all the info and help!!!!
     

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