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I actually just changed the oil and oil filter. I left the oil pretty low. Started it and no change. How long should I have to wait for the oil to pump out of the sump? Is there a sump drain plug or only the drain hose? The bike did sit for awhile while waiting on parts and working on other projects.
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I tried letting it idle for a bit, I think it might not be scavenging. Still won't rev and the oil tank isn't filling up.
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How much oil was drained when it was changed?
How much oil was then used?

Don't know about 2016, but earlier models had no drain plug, just the hose.
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Then I wouldn't fire it back up until you pull the oil pump and inspect the gerotors.
Here is what the parts should look like.
http://sportsterpedia.com/doku.php/techtalk:evoil03g

You can pull the oil pump without removing the cam cover.
You'll need a long 3/16" Allen wrench to get to the back bolt.


There are 2 (front outside, rear inside) bolts to remove the pump and drop it out.
Then 2 more to disassemble the pump.

The are 2 sets of gerotors in the pump, the scavenge gears are in the top portion.
These need to be checked along with the surface in the pump they ride on.

Feel around for metal grit in the oil also.

Do this first and report back.
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Actually there is a drain that would pull most of the oil out of the sump but not all of it, especially in the bottom.
This plug is accessible on 03< models but it may be under the frame on 04> models.


We need pics of the oil pump internals.
If the pump is good, you'll need to check the pump drive gear on the pinion shaft.

First things first though.
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If no oil is returning to the tank, something (debris) prob got into the scavenge section of the pump.

Edit.. other posters are on it
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I've seen a broken scavenge gear due to the pin getting loose but no damage to the drive gear.
But that may be a special situation.
The gear on the pinion shaft is notorious for wearing and that causes metal shards and ugliness.
It could be something simple like a pinched return line though.
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How much oil was drained when it was changed?
How much oil was then used?

Don't know about 2016, but earlier models had no drain plug, just the hose.
Looked like around 2.5 quarts. Really hard to tell. I uprighted the bike and let it drain out the filter too. Added around 1.75 quarts.
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I'm going to pop the oil pump off. Thanks.
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Just read the first of this thread, lots of concerns.
The middle 2 cylinder studs may be stripped causing you not to be able to keep torque on the heads.
We just had a member with that problem.
What is the orange junk under the rocker box? It's not RTV is it?
Watched the video. Something is scrubbing but from here, it could be a lot of things.
ANY RTV or other silicone can break loose and stop up oil passages. Not saying it is but just thinking.
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