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Suzuki LT-F 160

Postby galant106 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:28 pm

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I am new to the forum and have a question about my 2001 LT-F 160 which has the air box slowly filling with engine oil. I plan to get my mate to do a compression test this week hopefully as i read on a few pages on Google this could be piston ring issue??

Any further suggestions or easier fixes or diagnosis?

Just performed a full oil and filter and air filter change cleaned oil out of box a week ago and it only been started a few times and had a 1/8 cup full of oil in it again.

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Re: Suzuki LT-F 160

Postby RichH » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:39 pm

Are you 100% sure you're not overfilling it with oil?

It's common for an overfilled engine to dump the excess into the breather / airbox.

I always measure out the recommended amount of oil, never rely on sight glasses or dipsticks.
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Re: Suzuki LT-F 160

Postby galant106 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:04 pm

This Suzuki I have just bought only before Christmas and am new to them I know old Honda quads quite well.

Luckily i had done a full engine and oil filter change and followed the manual to the exact ammount
This oil in the air box i found twice before was before I did the oil change.

I saw from the manual the the level recomended is to the middle of sight glass when cold and previous owner had oil level at above 3/4 of full sight glass.
No quite used to suzuki yet im afraid.
Only when I read more posts and info on Google i have realised that by the looks of things your reply is correct. Previous owner had it way too high and since oil change and cleaning it out dry with paper towel and baby wipes its fine so far.
I ran it up 3 or 4 times since my oil change last night and not a drop in the air box now so far
Still going to get my mate to do a compression test to give me full confidence in the engine though.

Next to replace both chain sprokets and new chain, king pins on front and new front centre nose cone just ordered plus another few jobs and it should be a great wee bike.
Goes like stink for a teenager style quad and handles great in the mud even with an aduld weight rider.

Thanks for your reply RichH much apreciated
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Postby RichH » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:23 am

No problem. Anytime.


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Postby Mick- Can Am » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:16 pm

Also note that some quads still dump a little bit of oil in airbox even with the correct amount of oil , I used to have to empty the oil out of the "oil catcher" on the air box on my 450 sport :thumbup:
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Re: Suzuki LT-F 160

Postby galant106 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:47 pm

Cheers Mick.
Ill keep my eye on it. Been busy fitting the new sprockets and chain and re painting rear break hub cover, replaced nearly every bolt on rear end with S/S will do front end next. Unlike my Honda Big Red project every nut and bolt came off no problem thankfully...
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Re: Suzuki LT-F 160

Postby galant106 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm

The 60/40 mix Thinners - boiled linseed oil worked perfect on my old Honda 300 front plastics worked a treat they look great now
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