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Hello Guzzi riders, 

Over the last weekend I washed my V11 Lemans while it was running.  I checked the oil afterwards and found that it was full of water. I flushed the oil system 4 times with fresh oil and feel like I'm back to square one. Expensive oil change. 

The wash was with standard garden hose. I was careful to not spray top of engine, and tops of cylinders. I did gently rinse off throttle bodies. 

At no time did the bike loose RPM or stutter during the wash. 

Has anyone had their bike ingest water like this before? I hope that if I ride in the rain it will not ingest water. 

Tomas Grim

San Jose, CA 

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Welcome, Tomas!

If the bike didn't stutter, the water did not enter through the intakes. The three places that come to mind to inspect are the crankcase vent hose at the rear/top of the engine, distributor block-off plate at the top-right of the engine inboard of the back of the right cylinder, and the dip stick.

Let us know what you find!

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3 hours ago, Tomas said:

Hello Guzzi riders, 

Over the last weekend I washed my V11 Lemans while it was running.  I checked the oil afterwards and found that it was full of water. I flushed the oil system 4 times with fresh oil and feel like I'm back to square one. Expensive oil change. 

The wash was with standard garden hose. I was careful to not spray top of engine, and tops of cylinders. I did gently rinse off throttle bodies. 

At no time did the bike loose RPM or stutter during the wash. 

Has anyone had their bike ingest water like this before? I hope that if I ride in the rain it will not ingest water. 

Tomas Grim

San Jose, CA 

What precisely does "full of water" mean?

Ciao

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If you have never replaced the breather hose , inspect it & inspect it again , then replace it . MG cycle will give you the best price . 

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