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    Oil Overfull

    Recently bought 2014 TW. During my routine checking things over when I got home inspection, I noticed a mist of oil on the crankcase. Went to adjust pilot screw and noticed a drop of oil on carb (screw was already adjusted 2.5 out). Cleaned dirty air filter (clogged with dust).

    ...then, I checked the oil level. The sight window was completely dark. I tipped TW over to the left (way over) and I finally could see it was overfilled with oil.

    I drained this much oil out to get it back within the top mark of the oil level sight window. I don't have an exact measurement, maybe 1/2 quart but you can see it's way too much oil.



    TW is all better now.
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    Way more than 1.1!
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    Trying like a wildman, but I can't find the hammer in this photo????
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    I'm guessing the previous owner never noticed the "window to the TW's soul" and just topped it off. :-/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtomelliott49 View Post
    Trying like a wildman, but I can't find the hammer in this photo????
    I slipped up!
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    If engine had been run with that much oil and the crank had not whipped oil into a milky slurry froth then it speaks well for the versatility of the engine design. If so then it is a reassurance to those whose TWs tend to suck a bit of oil during sustained highway cruising and worry about over-filling. I have cautiously overfilled my crankcase prior to such extended highway runs, but only by a little bit. Nice to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    If engine had been run with that much oil and the crank had not whipped oil into a milky slurry froth then it speaks well for the versatility of the engine design. If so then it is a reassurance to those whose TWs tend to suck a bit of oil during sustained highway cruising and worry about over-filling. I have cautiously overfilled my crankcase prior to such extended highway runs, but only by a little bit. Nice to know.
    Yup, not whipped up. After I drained the amount needed to bring it in compliance, I treated it like an oil change and bled the oil out of the oil galley bolt just to make sure there was no cavitation and what not!
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    And with that dark oil you didn't change it???? How many miles on it?

    Oh, ANOTHER TW???
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    Yup - that makes four now - I sense another "project" in the wings .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyTFS View Post
    And with that dark oil you didn't change it???? How many miles on it?

    Oh, ANOTHER TW???
    Oh, it will be changed. I might even buy a new filter. Bwahaha. 1,350 miles when I bought it. Another 10 since.
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