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This summer I bought my first-ever BMW, an R1100RT 1999 model that's had a pretty soft life. I figure the best first step is to change the dirty oil. Yes I heard the warnings - do not overfill! Sure enough, I overfilled, showing out-of-sight in the glass. Not too bad I thought since I drained out only about a pint or so to get it lower in the glass. Ever since, it has been blowing air+oil past the valve cover gaskets. Did that extra oil mess with the PCV system? I've opened the drain plug at the bottom of the throttle body box and a little oil did come out. Changed out the gaskets and the bolt grommets, no improvement. Anyone got any suggestions?
 

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The way I think the PVC works is a rotary valve in side the motor. It is in timed with the pistons going in and out. I have never heard of one going bad. But, what do I know..
 

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I can't tell by max bmw on line parts fiche , but I think the part on the link that says air breather is a 13 90 1 341 605 ... maybe ... it is the fuel tank breather valve ...or not..
 

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I was changing motor oil yesterday to R1100RS '98 when I noticed that old oil flows out very slowly. I opened the oil fill cap and oil comes out normally. The breather is completelly blocked. It doesn't breath at all when engine is running.
 

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I was changing motor oil yesterday to R1100RS '98 when I noticed that old oil flows out very slowly. I opened the oil fill cap and oil comes out normally. The breather is completelly blocked. It doesn't breath at all when engine is running.
If this is the case, as you suggest it likely is, maybe if I were to rig up a custom fitting to introduce shop air pressure into the case via the oil fill port, I could clear whatever is plugging the passage from the case to the air box? If I keep the pressure under some 20psi, this should do the trick without damaging anything precious in there. Bad idea??
Maybe I'm just lazy but I want to avoid tearing open that engine (that otherwise runs perfectly) unless its absolutely necessary.
 

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I was changing motor oil yesterday to R1100RS '98 when I noticed that old oil flows out very slowly. I opened the oil fill cap and oil comes out normally. The breather is completelly blocked. It doesn't breath at all when engine is running.
micco, does your bike behave like mine, soaking your feet in oil as you ride it? With my bike parked at idle speed, I can feel puffs of air with my hand, blowing past the valve cover gasket. At highway speed this air under pressure carries along a lot of crankcase oil.
 

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micco, does your bike behave like mine, soaking your feet in oil as you ride it? With my bike parked at idle speed, I can feel puffs of air with my hand, blowing past the valve cover gasket. At highway speed this air under pressure carries along a lot of crankcase oil.
The owner of the bike burned clutch 6 months ago and it hasn't been ridden since. I replaced the clutch and was doing maintenance when I noticed blocked breather. There are no signs of oil leaks anyway.
I opened the front cover but it was waste of time. Nothing to see there.
I also used compressed air to blow to breather pipe. Nothing goes through.
Then I installed front cover back to engine and blowed some pressure to engine through oil fill port. Nothing comes out from breather.
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