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Old 12-05-2011, 10:02 PM   #1
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oily water in air box

the other day i took my cat out a walk through the hills and swamps and noticed once the motor got good and warmed up it started smoking. It was probably the first time it has been ridden for more then ten minutes since i swampped it at mudfest this last memorial day, other then to flush the oil out of the motor. I looked and it was oily water coming from the airbox drain. i popped the air filter and cover off and seen it was full of the oily water. i didn't see any way it was getting in there and was wondering if it was left over water that was in the intake tube after i swampped it or what. if it is left over from the intake why was it oily? any one have any ideas?
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:15 AM   #2
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The airbox is how it got water in the motor to begin. Clean out your airbox and crank vent tube and that should solve it.
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okay, do you have a reason why the water had oil in it? I had cleaned out the whole intake system besides the flat piece of plastic next to the right front wheel. do u think the water got in it from actually going faster then 10mph and it managed to slowly suck the water up to the filter area?
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That machine has the old style air intake which is right up front by the headlights, since you were riding swamps maybe water got in there, I know my wifes machine had that issue a few times. I did modify hers by removing the "donut and just putting a 90 pvc tube so at least the water needs to be rack deep.
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okay, do you have a reason why the water had oil in it? I had cleaned out the whole intake system besides the flat piece of plastic next to the right front wheel. do u think the water got in it from actually going faster then 10mph and it managed to slowly suck the water up to the filter area?
Yea,it sounds like it pushed the oily water up into the airbox from the crank vent tube. It is a rubber hose that goes from the motor to the bottom of the airbox. Also like jrinhof79 said check the other airbox that is positioned over the radiator to see if it has water in it.
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Get yourself 8' of 3/8" fuel hose: Coil it 4 times and zip tie it together. Install the south end on your crankcase vent, install the north end on the bottom of your airbox. You will have to do an endo roll 4 times to get water in your motor from your airbox!
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^^^That plan doesn't work so well on tcats lol. The factory hose connects on top of the airbox, goes into a burb bottle which splits into two hoses and goes to two different vent tubes on the motor. The tube goin from the burp bottle to the airbox could be lengthened and coiled but the space up there is tight.
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Could be the water hit the air filter and washed some of the oil off of the filter. It should be coated with oil so the dust will stick to it.

How much oil was in your air box?
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the oil that was in the box looked more like motor oil then air filter oil. and im not sure what the burp bottle mod is, i have looked it up in the past and dont fully understand what it is. and i dont think i can just put a couple of elbows on my intake to fix it, i dont think i have the room for it. i took the doughnut off after i swamped it and cleaned it and i dried it really well so i dont think i have any left over water in the system
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