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I have a 1967 XLH that I do not get to ride as much as needed. Last time out, the oil tank was filling up and overflowing. So obviously oil is returning to the tank, but is slow leaving the tank. Oil was also spewing out the breather shortly after cranking. I have removed and cleaned the oil pressure check ball, but have not run the engine yet. If the problem is NOT due to sludge or a sticking check ball, could it be anything else except a broken key in the feed gears, what could be the problem? Thanks, JPM
I just wanted to add that I am an experienced mechanic. I have owned this bike almost 40 years and have rebuilt the motor three times. I am just hoping you folks can provide me with some other solution other than rebuild the pump, which as you know, involves removing the engine. Thanks, JPM
Steve, I checked the obvious such as oil level and oil cap gasket fit. I have been riding this bike for 40 years, I know how to check the oil. The oil level is always between the full and refill mark on the dipstick.