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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-14-2019, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 2004 heritage engine question

I was wondering if I could get some advice on this issue I'm having with my 2004 heritage fuel injected bike. I had an accident with it 3 yrs ago. I finally was able to fix the damage and was gonna proceed with starting it (hasn't been run in that time, garage kept and covered thoroughly). Figured I change all fluids and other standard items before trying to crank it over. When going to change the engine oil there was nothing showing in the oil tank and very very little came out of the drain plug? But I did drain what little there was and added a new filter. Don't know why at this stage its almost empty? And very hesitant on proceeding any thoughts would be most appreciated with this matter...thx!
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It's in the Crankcase, leaked down there.
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Yep what Ddaddo said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^. I just went through that with a Sporty. Check the post for SUMPING.

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DELETED... Sorry i gave a very bad link.. Search Oil Sumping, I have been running back through the old post for a minute now... I'm having a difficult time recalling where exactly i got the info from.. Search Oil Sumping and do some reading you'll find it.
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I was wondering if I could get some advice on this issue I'm having with my 2004 heritage fuel injected bike. I had an accident with it 3 yrs ago. I finally was able to fix the damage and was gonna proceed with starting it (hasn't been run in that time, garage kept and covered thoroughly). Figured I change all fluids and other standard items before trying to crank it over. When going to change the engine oil there was nothing showing in the oil tank and very very little came out of the drain plug? But I did drain what little there was and added a new filter. Don't know why at this stage its almost empty? And very hesitant on proceeding any thoughts would be most appreciated with this matter...thx!
Sumped ! Don't change the oil, first pull the spark plugs and crank the engine over a bunch of times to get the oil pumped back into the tank.
Put the old filter back on first.

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Forgot to mention I did add new oil? What should I do now? Thx for all the help!
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Forgot to mention I did add new oil? What should I do now? Thx for all the help!
Drain it. If you don't your Harley will do it for you and deposit the oil all over your m/c.
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Ok gonna drain new oil out put old filter back on and move ahead with the other items planned. Then crank without the plugs. Wish me luck...and thx everyone for all your help it is much appreciated!
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Put a charger on the battery. You'll need to crank it over a lot to get all the oil pumped back into the tank. The new oil that you drained out, will be perfectly good to put back in.

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Put a charger on the battery. You'll need to crank it over a lot to get all the oil pumped back into the tank. The new oil that you drained out, will be perfectly good to put back in.
What Breeze said. Don't wait long or it will drain into the engine , depends on how good anti drain valve is working..
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