Author Topic: M8 2020 oil sumping,oil level goes up and down .electra glide ultra limited twin  (Read 2541 times)

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Offline Ohio HD

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No.   Get it right, enjoy for a season to make sure itís going to be ok.

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Offline Manuel

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Wow I was thinking the same thing. Cause that will void my warranty. And if there is a problem still then I have to pay out of pocket.  Yeah I'm going to hold up on that need to make sure it's all good.

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   it might have a piston jet leaking causing your issues...it's just a guess though.   :nix:
It is a known problem that can cause sumping in the M8.
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   it might have a piston jet leaking causing your issues...it's just a guess though.   :nix:
It is a known problem that can cause sumping in the M8.

 :agree:  Pretty decent odds on that too.
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Compression test / leak down test....bad piston ring seal is not uncommon as well in these bikes...pinched oil pump sub seal oring....jimmy

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Thanks Jimmy, hopefully no damage to engine. The bike is waiting for new oil pump they ordered it... once I hear something I will update everyone.. thanks everyone...

Offline Manuel

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Wow I just watched a video on piston cooling jets ..they can cause oil sumping. Wonder if that's true.? Makes sense cause when that kicks  in during a traffic light  then start to ride shortly after it looses power and that's when I check oil at its really low.. any comments on that,,, thanks in advance everyone please respond.

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Wow I just watched a video on piston cooling jets ..they can cause oil sumping. Wonder if that's true.? Makes sense cause when that kicks  in during a traffic light  then start to ride shortly after it looses power and that's when I check oil at its really low.. any comments on that,,, thanks in advance everyone please respond.

    yes it's true.  :wink:
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Im finally getting somewhere the is making progress

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Good to hear, good luck!
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Offline Manuel

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Yeah laidlaw HD was some help it's just there so busy it's hard to get on the waiting list in service. Huntington beach Harley Davidson has just as good techs and there open 7 days a week and are very helpful as well... just I got nowhere at l.A. Harley I don't know why they didn't help in the service department... thanks again

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Manuel, Any progress in finding the root cause of your problem?
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Offline Manuel

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It's still there.they said it was going to get worked on 9/22 .so I went there yesterday to get a update ,they fell behind on work and wasn't able to get to my bike. Its understandable. They said they will get to it today.

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Hope they get you fixed Up Buddy ....keep us informed  :up:
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If not I'm shipping it out to you.i know you can get it fixed

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Im sure a good dealer will get it done  :up:
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Offline Manuel

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GOOD NEWS !!! Huntington beach Harley found the problem damaged o ring .finally
Getting somewhere. A dealer that is helping. All my business is going to them.

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   I like to know how many O ring got pinch during assembly on both TC's and M8's. I done a few that the dealer gave customers a hard time even it was still under warranty. One even was done by a dealer under warranty and they told the customer it was ok, and it ended up with them pinching to O ring again by them during assembly. You would think they might can up with a better system or seal so it doesn't happen.

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 :up:  Good news.  Thanks for sharing. I think I would move over to the other dealer too. Even if it was further away.  I would also (respectfully) show the 1st dealer your pics so they don't revert to the "they all do that" syndrome just because it is a challenge to trouble shoot.  You won't have to tell them that they lost your business. They'll figure that out when you don't show up any more.  Besides, you may need to stop by some day for parts that the new dealer doesn't have.   
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Glad you got it fixed.
Good to know that good dealerships still exist. Way too many use "they all do it" mantras out there.

Offline Manuel

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Thanks every one for all the advice and suggestions. And the support.and I hope I'm able to help some one to avoid all the headaches I went through by posting the cause.. we are all getting bikes to ride and the sooner it gets fixed the more we can ride.once again thanks everyone and I will keep you all posted on the 2020 114 twin cooled .once I take a good road trip I'll let you know how the ultra limited edition  did.im sure it will be a comfortable ride.

Offline Manuel

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Ok everyone I got my bike back and it never ran this good,, it has power...twist the throttle and it moves.i guess it's been oil sumping from day one cause it never ran this good . It runs great now whether its cruising or wide open throttle. It moves pretty good for weighing 900 pounds, I'm very happy with this bike now.a special thanks to everyone that that listen to all my headaches and help guide me in the right path and to Huntington beach Harley..and i didn't forget you HV thank you for your knowledge and wisdom...now it time to ride..I hope all this will help someone out there ,thanks again.
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I'm glad you've fixed your ride and also found a dealer that actually wants to help their customers by actually doing their job. It's such a simple concept, but it's completely foreign to most HD dealers that would rather just tell you "they all do that" and send you on your way. That's why I won't go anywhere other than my dealer for anything at all.