Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by England-Kev, Nov 16, 2012.
Come on Kevin we're waiting
So was I, for the recovery truck all afternoon! just got home:eek1
Crap! What went wrong?
So this morning after the alarm had told me to get up, I left home a a quarter past dark, all my pockets loaded with beer tokens, my tank bag, helmet, gloves, and glasses, I joined the frosty streets, and headed for the station for the first of three rail journeys to Guzziland.
The first train from Reading to Paddington was bang on time, so I sat enjoying my first coffee of the day as we trundled into London, where I would join the underground for a quick trip to Kings Cross. Or so I thought!
It seems the underground people forgot to finish their work on time again, so all the lines I needed were shut, so I split a taxi with a woman who was off to Europe, and a couple of Germans, and made it just in time for my train to Newark, and another fine coffee, and..... relax.
An hour and a half later and I was met at Newark by the owner of the Guzzi, so a fifteen mile drive north soon had us opening the garage door to see my new bike, bike started and checked over, all good, beer tokens extracted from various pockets, and counted, all good, paperwork signed, and I was away heading 160 miles home on my first Guzzi...
Well all was going great, I was getting into the guzzi vibe, and we were cruising along at 65, the sun was out, on a chilly blue sky day, and I was having fun, when my foot slipped off the left hand peg, and on putting it back, it slipped off again! what the hell, I looked down to see my foot and leg covered in oil! just then I neared a junction so pulled off, killed the engine and coasted to a halt, the whole left side of the bike was covered in oil, it was dripping off everywhere. Bugger! luckily just over the road was a pub (good old England) so I freewheeled down to their car park, and called out the recovery truck. It will be hours they said, so I hit the pub for some lunch, Ham Egg, and chips... Mmmmm
Is there an O-ring seal at the base of the cylinder?
So come on my Guzzi friends, what could have come loose on the upper left hand side, that would let out the engine oil
Oil breather connection? Could it be overfilled with oil?
Like the others, I suspect a loose banjo joint at the head or between the cylinders. Also check this: when my generator bracket was loose it vibrated through the oil line where it passes through the hole in the bracket (see Dead Right There - below).
Oil pissing out of the engine is always a bit disconcerting, but its unlikely to be anything to fundamental.
Nice bike - don't despair. It will get sorted.
That is a such a beautiful bike. Looks to be in good shape too.
give it a quick taste to see which hole it came out of
There's not many places it coulda came from.
Hard oil lines at the head,
oil pressure sensor....
there are o-rings for the cyl studs -
might oughta retorque your heads.
those head gaskets look like they might need some help.
I had a similar leak from the left side valve cover gasket which took a 5 euro gasket and ten minutes to fix, but it looks like your oil leak is a bit lower, maybe the head gasket. Pop over to wildguzzi.com and search.
I shall get to have a look at the weekend, I am looking forward to doing som miles on this bike..
These things are rare over this side of the pond, I don't think they were sold here such a shame as it is such a great looking bike
Blood's right, stick your finger in the wet spot. Is it petrol, motor oil, or tranny lube?
BMW's do it inside, Guzzi's do it outside!
The oil rebreather assembly.... pay particular attention to part # 48. A serpentine oil tube with multiple connections!
Top end showing various seals... part# 40
Following on from the helpfull microfiche lpages above:-
Stein Dinse is handy. They have an interactive parts list linking to available spares http://www.stein-dinse.biz/eliste/index.php just click on the part number to pop up a window giving the availability and price.
Thank you, most helpful.
I bought some new parts today, clutch cable, points, condensor, and choke plungers. Roll on the weekend.