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Old 11-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I'd bet some sort of block heater, like they use in Alaska and the arctic,

could be used with a timer, maybe add a couple of heat lamps

on the rest of the engine, if you knew you were riding at 6AM,

turn the block heater and lights on at 5am so the oil and engine

are toasty warm when you start out.

That's pretty amazing that that much water can accumulate in the oil just from moisture in the air.
It can't. Any hydro-carbon fuel that burns clean in air becomes out steam and CO2, so

crankcase blow-by gasses that get past the rings are made substantially steam.

For every pound of fuel burned, you get about a pound and a third of water,
as a combustion product, in the exhaust gas. No way to prevent it; it's right there
in the chemical equation. You only see it when the engine is cold, or the gas flows
over cold surfaces or into cold air, where the steam becomes liquid.

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by respectbeer View Post
I have the same problem, work 15 from the house and ride as much as possible, ie no rain or snow/salt and at least 35-40 degrees then i am ridin. what is the best way to clean this crap out without crackin it open? can i hop on the interstate and run it for 30-40 minutes one way then back go right up on the table and dump the oil and filter? what about the oil in the rest of the bike? can you ride it long and hot enough to burn off all the moisture? will emulsified oil make it rum rough? not sputtery but vibrationy? my check engine light has been staying on longer then the oil light when i start it up but it DOES go off after a few more seconds. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:29 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Kainam View Post
I've never seen oil get so nasty.
I'd be interested to know if that was synthetic oil.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:26 AM   #34 (permalink)
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It was Syn3 but the accumulation occured inside the block and oil pan while using 20W50 dino oil. I was hoping the Syn3 would wash it out, it didn't. Brake Clean wouldn't cut it either. Ultimately I had to disassemble everything and scrub the gunk out by hand !
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