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Steve, Motorcycle Mechanic
Category: Motorcycle
Satisfied Customers: 6877
Experience:  30+ yrs. experience, MMI, HD technician, HD early, engine rebuild/performance, bike builder, kit bike program manager, CCI 2001-2004
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I just connected my oil lines back. I now have oil dripping

Customer Question

i just connected my oil lines back. I now have oil dripping out of the carb.Its a softail 1340 .
JA: Have you ever replaced the gaskets? Maybe the hoses?
Customer: I took the bike apart for paint the oil tank was the last part .I only disconnected the hoses from the tank'
JA: What is the model/year of your motorcycle?
Customer: 2008 softail custom
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i messed up the placement of the hoses i lost the pictures i took would like to find a diagram
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not really I know its all good except the oil hoses placement
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Steve replied 8 months ago.

the oil lines only go on one way.

you couldn't have done it wrong, they won't connect if you try.

since he breathers discharge to the air cleaner, it is normal for oil to accumulate and drip out.

you need to clean out the air cleaner periodicaly to remove the accumulated oil.