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Gas in oil and puking

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SeaJay, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. SeaJay

    SeaJay XS650 Member

    Paint and body is my trade, so I’ve already got big plans for that. I’m going to remove the paint and clean it up for now. Either this winter or next she’s gonna get torn down for a cosmetic makeover, but I want her mechanically solid in the meantime.
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  2. motormike

    motormike XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    My Cb450P.. some idiot left the petcock.. " ON ".... and gas filled the bottom end... so.. the idiot put a pan under the bike.. then the idiot removed the drain plug.. only to discover the added weight of the gas blew the drain plug from the idiots hand and.... holly f'n Hannan... we got the Exxon Valdez in the idiot's drive way... %^$$#*(7^ ... Grrrrrr... but the idiot did discover... after five rolls of paper towels... removed the mess.. the stain... a hard brushing with water and Blue Dial .... then half a box of kitty litter... brushed in... allowed to dry overnight.. then sweep up... Dang.. drive way was pristine... sometimes.. idiots learn the hard way...
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
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  3. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    WOW! I feel safer with you around, motormike! I thought it was gona be forever "my turn in the barrel!" :)
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

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  5. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

    This the same Guy

    Oil Change instructions for Women:
    1) Pull up to Jiffy Lube or Wal Mart when the mileage reaches 3000 miles since the last oil change. There is a sticker on the windshield that says when to do this.
    2) Drink a cup of coffee
    3) 15 minutes later, write a check and leave with a properly maintained vehicle.
    Money spent:
    Oil Change: $20.00

    Oil Change instructions for Men:
    1) Wait until Saturday, drive to auto parts store and buy a case of oil, filter, kitty litter, hand cleaner and a scented tree, write a check for $50.00.
    2) Stop by 7/11 and buy a case of beer, write a check for $20, drive home.
    3) Open a beer and drink it.
    4) Spend 30 minutes looking for jack stands.
    5) Find jack stands under kid's pedal car.
    6) In frustration, open another beer and drink it.
    7) Place drain pan under engine.
    8) Look for 9/16 wrench.
    9) Give up and use crescent wrench.
    10) Unscrew drain plug.
    11) Drop drain plug in pan of hot oil: splash hot oil on you in process. Cuss.
    12) Crawl out from under car to wipe hot oil off of face and arms.Throw kitty litter on spilled oil.
    13) Have another beer while watching oil drain.
    14) Spend 30 minutes looking for oil filter wrench.
    15) Give up; crawl under car and hammer a screwdriver through oil filter and twist off.
    16) Crawl out from under car with dripping oil filter splashing oil everywhere from holes. Cleverly hide old oil filter among trash in trash can toavoid environmental penalties. Drink a beer.
    17) Install new oil filter making sure to apply a thin coat of oil to gasket surface.
    18) Dump first quart of fresh oil into engine.
    19) Remember drain plug from step 11.
    20) Hurry to find drain plug in drain pan.
    21) Drink beer.
    22) Discover that first quart of fresh oil is now on the floor. Throw kitty litter on oil spill
    23) Get drain plug back in with only a minor spill. Drink beer.
    24) Crawl under car getting kitty litter into eyes. Wipe eyes with oily rag used to clean drain plug. Slip with stupid crescent wrench tightening drain plug and bang knuckles on frame removing any excess skin between knuckles and frame.
    25) Begin cussing fit.
    26) Throw stupid crescent wrench.
    27) Cuss for additional 5 minutes because wrench hit bowling trophy.
    28) Beer.
    29) Clean up hands and bandage as required to stop blood flow.
    30) Beer.
    31) Dump in five fresh quarts of oil.
    32) Beer. 33) Lower car from jack stands.
    34) Move car back to apply more kitty litter to fresh oil spilled during any missed steps.
    35) Beer.
    36) Test drive car.
    37) Get pulled over: arrested for driving under the influence.
    38) Car gets impounded.
    39) Call loving wife, make bail.
    40) 12 hours later, get car from impound yard.

    Money spent:
    Parts: $50.00
    Impound fee:$75.00
    2-Year, DUI Insurance: $8,000.00
    But you know the job was done right
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  6. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Now that was the voice of experience! :laugh2:
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  7. SeaJay

    SeaJay XS650 Member

    Got it cleaned up and the oil changed. Definitely seems fine as long as I don’t use the reserve.
    Got some petcock rebuild kits on the way, got some fuel line and filters also on the way. What air filters would you recommend adding to replace these?
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  8. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    I've found there to be very little room for even the small cone type in line fuel filters with BS38 equipped XS's
    If your intake petcock screens are in good shape, well that should worked fine.

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  9. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I've had several plastic filters deform pretty badly and at least one crack, leak.
    Gravity fuel flow is VERY low pressure, each filter adds resistance to flow.
    I keep this pic to remind me how much resistance a filter can have.
    82hs 014.jpg

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