Triumph Trident T150 Oil Overflow

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by wendyhiggins, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. wendyhiggins

    wendyhiggins Guest

    Bike hasn't run in a year. Before I started I checked the oil level and
    it was low, so I filled it to the mark, started bike and ran it for 5
    mins. Then it started leaking oil out of the filler cap of the oil
    tank. I thought maybe the oil tank filter was clogged, so I drained the
    oil tank, cleaned the filter, and filled the tank with fresh oil.
    Started bike up, and ran it for 10 mins...and it started to overflow
    through the cap again.

    Any ideas??
    wendyhiggins, Apr 4, 2006
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    Tim Guest

    Yes look in where this has already been answered.
    Tim, Apr 4, 2006
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    Ken Guest

    I would take the filter off the bottom of the centre crankcase, and
    make sure there is not an excessive amount of oil in the cases. If
    there is then this will cause you problem you are having, and it may
    well be ok after you drain the excess oil, clean the filter screen, put
    it back together and try again.

    Ken, Apr 5, 2006
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    A.Clews Guest

    Thus spake () unto the assembled multitudes:
    It's an old Triumph; they have to leak oil from *somewhere*. It's
    traditional, ennit? ;-)
    A.Clews, Apr 5, 2006
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    chrisu Guest

    I know its against the rules but here is a helpful answer.

    triumph oil pumps are crap and leak down - the oil goes into the sump.
    you top up the tank, start the engine and the pump then empties the sump
    content back into to the tank. too much oil = mess.

    always check oil leve lafter running the engine for a bit.
    chrisu, Apr 5, 2006
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    Ken Guest

    I answered the OP yesterday..............the plunger type pumps fitted
    to Triiumph twins are generally pretty trouble free, but I would agree
    that the gear pumps on the triples leave a lot to desired, and must be
    replaced when motors are rebuilt to ensure good oil
    pressure.....................and of course prevent centre rod bearing
    failure, and major engine damage.

    Ken, Apr 5, 2006
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    kenney Guest

    It hardly seems fair to pick on triumphs. Most British dry sump
    bikes suffered from this if left standing. As they got older the
    non-return valves start sticking open.

    Ken Young
    kenney, Apr 6, 2006
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    Shep© Guest

    A brit Iron without oil on the ground when you stop ain't
    a,"Brit-Iron" :D
    Shep©, Apr 7, 2006
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    I always thought that this was a clear sign that something needed
    topping up.
    Timo Geusch, Apr 7, 2006
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    Bob Scott Guest

    Best turn up the snotoiler on the Bonnevile then :)
    Bob Scott, Apr 7, 2006
  11. Timo Geusch wrote
    Only when the puddle stops growing, until then there is obviously
    steve auvache, Apr 7, 2006
  12. wendyhiggins

    Shep© Guest

    Heh.heh :D
    Shep©, Apr 8, 2006
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