Been suffering with engine condensation for a while now. Can clearly see it fog up the oil level check. I have done regular oil changes and changed the oil filter, oil always looks in good for used condition. When i cleaned the air filter last week i noticed the cranck breather filter was covered completly in white crap, ive cleaned filter and hoses out and put back.
I no ive caused the problem myself with short rides, but i do always warm my bike up properly and 9/10 times to a good running temp. I do go out for longer rides weekly but since getting the condensation in there its proved impossible for me to completly remove
Any1 got any tips/ideas to try or know of any products which will clear this up and where i can get them from.
yeah i thought that too. been checking coolant level every other day there abouts and hasnt changed in months since last change. Oil hasnt came out milky in last 2 changes since condensation started. have had leaking head gaskets before so do know what im looking for with that side of things.
and trust me i wouldnt be riding if i fort there was not proper lubication in engine, hence extra oil changes as dont want condensation to cause any problems (dunno if it does?) but fort the extra changes wouldnt hurt anyway
im running just standard unleaded, and i do normally use local garage think it use to be an esso but is part of a bristol street motors dealership. do you reckon its worth switching to the morrison as its only round the corner and to start using supreme?
would this really be the cause condensation?
im just thinking that might be something worth trying seeing as most fuel is now mixed with 10% methanol and might be a problem with certain lower grade fuels not being done right.... my suggestion should you chose to try it would be to change to higher octane fuel and use a more better know fuel supplier such as exxon bp hess sunoco etc. that local mom and pop place might not have a decent grade of fuel....
also check out the smog (erg) pull it off and clean as best as possible then try and using the fuel as stated and then see if the problem persists....worth a try and not expensive other than the higher price for the fuel....
try it out and see what you get hope this will solve your problem.... assuming the head gasket isnt shot....
question for you where you from and what kind of coolant you run in the bike??
MY SHIT ALWAYS WORKS....SOMETIMES!....
Condensation isnt rare when cold. I remember when people started putting clear clutch covers on their TLRs and were freaking out because the window would be fogged up when the bike was cold. Getting it up to temperature will get rid of it.
If the oil isnt milky you dont have anything to really worry about.
i live in england and i cant remember which coolant i used now, was done in my mates garage and i no he wouldnt put no crap stuff in. i no it was a 50/50 mix and we did do entire flush when i changed it last.
and yeah i have noticed on the longer rides i do when commuting and out for fun that it does normally clear up on the glass but not always?? and when i seen the cranck filter covered in so much crap it did worry me.
so its just a case of cutting out the short rides mainly? what temp would you reckon its worth warming up to on these extra cold monrings before riding..
cheers for all your advice. hopefully weather gets better next few days so can get out for a few good rides and get her hot!
I had a co worker that had a harley, and he rode 5 miles each way. when he took the oil cap off, it was covered in white milky stuff. And he never took it anywhere else. I actually get that on the crank case breather tube in the winter, and i ride 32 miles each way to work. Just take the bike out and ride it for longer times, you'll be fine. The coolant temp rarely gets over 145 to 160f in the winter.
Hi, just brouhgt a 2000 750 and had cloudy window when purchased. Gave it a good run (using plenty of revs) for a couple of hours and it cleared up and has not happened since. Ride it in higher revs for short rides maybe?