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post #1 of 20 Old 02-17-2018, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Milky oil in inspection hole

Hi everyone , I was hoping you could help. Today I was washing the front engine block of my bike with a tooth brush and light spray of the hose to wash off the soap.

I covered the air intakes why shoving cloth’s in them.

When I checked the oil inspection cover today I noticed a white milky looking film on the lens.


the Bike has also sat for two months in the Cold never riden. Previously to that it has been ridden in the rain.

Can someone tell me if this is normal, ie caused by sitting in the cold unused for two months , or if I have somehow got water in the block from cleaning the front block.

Also what are the steps to fix it.
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it is very difficult for water or soap to enter the engine block and especially in the oil pan. I would also exclude rain. I would rather say that it is due to a thermal shock and humidity in combination with the type of oil that has been deposited by creating a film and fogging the glass. it should not cause anything bad because the oil filter should also do its job but if you do not want to take risks, make a good change of oil before putting it back on the road.
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It's just moisture in the oil. Take it on a long ride to get it good and hot and it will go back to normal.
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It's just moisture in the oil. Take it on a long ride to get it good and hot and it will go back to normal.
Exactly. I can attest to this. I've seen it several times.

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the white is a result of additives in the motor oil that protect against moisture..additives turns the moisture white to prevent corrosion ... additives do get used up over time
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Hello everyone, thank you SOOO much for your quick and really informative responses!.

I can rest a little easier now knowing that. I'll let the bike sit until about the end of April, change the oil and take it for a good run!.

Thank you all again!.
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"Milky oil in inspection hole"

I just want you to know its has taken all my strength to leave that question alone.
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It will happen every winter. Just condensation.

It will clear up with a oil change!
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It will happen every winter. Just condensation.

It will clear up with a oil change!
You shouldn't have to change the oil prematurely. It will dissipate after running the engine for a while at normal operating temperatures.

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Sounds pretty scary to me. If it's condensation on the sight window that's one thing, and by the picture you supplied it looks like that, however if it doesn't clear up and oil looks cloudy you got problems, If so I would be changing the oil for a start and see how it goes from there and keep an eye on it

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