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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oil From Breather to Reservoir

Just got back from the dunes. This trip presented some interesting issues with the Riot. One of which is that I now have oil coming through the filter on the end of the breather line to the oil reservoir. I had removed the line from the reservoir to the intake plenum and ran the line about 24" up from the reservoir. At high rev's/speed, I am getting a good bit of oil out of the breather. It's probably 3 or 4 ounces of oil in total.......so not pouring out. But it is something new.

Any thoughts what might be causing this? I had plenty of people around camp throwing out ideas like "burned rings", "cracked piston", etc. But the power is still there in the engine. I do notice that the stainless steel in the exhaust muffler is discolored....but that has been with EVERY exhaust I have run either with my Revolt or with this Riot. So I consider that normal.

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Re: Oil From Breather to Reservoir

If you just have a breather and no tank and you have filled the oil level to the full mark on the dip stick it is normal. You need a tank with a breather on top of the tank. Then it will drain back to the dry sump tank.
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My Riot had considerable oil mist in the vapors venting from the oil tank. It had a low hour motor with great compression and after hard runs I would actually have oil dripping from the filter on the breather tank (the one on the right with the blue line). It actually was messy enough I started to loosely zip tie a blue shop towel around the breather to soak up the oil.


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My Riot had considerable oil mist in the vapors venting from the oil tank. It had a low hour motor with great compression and after hard runs I would actually have oil dripping from the filter on the breather tank (the one on the right with the blue line). It actually was messy enough I started to loosely zip tie a blue shop towel around the breather to soak up the oil.

You have probably posted this in the past, but I seem to have missed it.....where did you get the reservoir and filter from? Thanks!

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Re: Oil From Breather to Reservoir

It is an item that I normally stock. They are built for 1.5" tube, but I also have the shell halves that are made for them to reduce them down to fit a 1.25" tube.

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You have probably posted this in the past, but I seem to have missed it.....where did you get the reservoir and filter from? Thanks!
I picked up those breathers off eBay - I think they were around $25 each. You can do a search on eBay Motors for "engine breather tank" and you'll see a whole mess of them. I would recommend a larger tank if you want to avoid the oil blowing out.

I installed this tank on my XL and I can see the vapors venting from the breather, but never any oil dripping out. The two small lines on the sides are my transmission breather lines and my oil tank breather attaches on the bottom.


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Re: Oil From Breather to Reservoir

Easy E, My first thought is your set would allow gearlube to "return" to the motor. I like the nice clean set-up with only one breather. Probably would be enough volume in the line so the gearlube never reaches the tank. Please elaborate. Thanks


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Easy E, My first thought is your set would allow gearlube to "return" to the motor. I like the nice clean set-up with only one breather. Probably would be enough volume in the line so the gearlube never reaches the tank. Please elaborate. Thanks
Gear lube does not get into the breather with my "two vent line" setup. This post is from my Riot, but I did similar on the XL:

https://www.redlineutvforums.net/a/12...ather-fix.html

The clear line (on the XL) is on the OEM tranny vent so I can check if oil is leaving the transmission. Even after long, high speed runs no oil is in that line. Some tranny oil could get in the tank if I was upside down for a lengthy amount of time, but I also have a shut off valve on my oil tank vent line to prevent oil leaving/entering the oil tank:



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Re: Oil From Breather to Reservoir

I use a setup similar to Easy E, on my Revolt. One tank is for the transmission and the other for the engine. I added these because, I found the air box had a 1/4" of oil in it.
I've replaced the small K&N filters with Uni filters.



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