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post #1 of 3 Old 09-10-2006, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Oil smell in exhaust?

I use Klotz synthetic oil, which has a very distinct aroma.

Tonight when I got home, I pulled the bike into the garage and could smell that wonderful Klotz aroma in the exhaust. I have never noticed that before.

The bike uses NO oil. NO smoke.

Is the smell coming from the crankcase venting into the intake and then through exhaust or something like that?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-10-2006, 11:16 PM
 
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Your engine is dying a slow but agonizing death, you may prolong its life by switching to a more appropriate synthetic engine oil. :wink: :wink: :idea:
Seriously don't worry about it, its normal, if you were not running perfumed engine oil you probably would not notice it.
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Thanks for the reply Mortaine. Upon further review, I found that the crankcase gasses are fed to the air intake via the emissions dohickeys. Hence, the sweet Klotz smelling exhaust.

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