Seized vertical intake cam.

Jul 2013
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Tujunga
Did you know that the strainer is supposed to be removed and cleaned every other service.
That would explain lack of oil at the top. Gallery will be blocked
To be honest I ignored that part. Oil pump looks good and so did oil filter so you think the strainer being dirty caused it? I still have to pull it out it had that washer lodged into it and I think it broke off the bolt head base when I tried to unscrew.
 
Apr 2013
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To be honest I ignored that part. Oil pump looks good and so did oil filter so you think the strainer being dirty caused it? I still have to pull it out it had that washer lodged into it and I think it broke off the bolt head base when I tried to unscrew.
Yes, that's the whole point of it being cleaned every other service.(especially since you have a really high mileage bike!)
Its probably been blocked up and been sucked through the engine due to high differential pressure.

The whole oil gallery system will need a flush and blow through.
Check the oil pump. Clean the sump out.

Hopefully the crank and big end bearings are ok?

Spin engine over with no plugs in next time to check that the oil is getting up and around the engine.

Hope that people reading this that do their own servicing are checking that the strainer is cleaned and checked. If not, now would be a good time to check it.
 
Jul 2014
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The strainer is only marked for cleaning at the first (600 mile) service. It's supposed to catch any big chunks of debris, excess silicone sealant, etc during initial engine assembly. After that it's just regular oil and filter changes. There really shouldn't be any chunks of metal floating around, only microscopic particles for the oil filter to catch. It has got to be a defective part, or improper assembly during maintenance.

My vote is that the other half of that washer/spacer thing is lodged in a passageway to your rear cylinder. Remove it (and any other chunks) and you will be okay. mentalist makes a good point about other parts being damaged that rely on oil pressure, but kinda hard to tell unless you take everything apart.

I am still trying to figure out what that metal piece is. Is it as big as it seems... about 1.5 inches across? I tried looking at the parts diagrams and it's nearly impossible to tell what they look like.
 
Jul 2014
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I've changed the clutch but not recently. Easily 15k or more ago. Crank case has never been split.
I've also noted that my coolant is half empty when I look into radiator. It was filled before I started and rode. Not sure if it went into the rest of the system or if it leaked into engine
check your oil, is it milky and full of coolant?

if you just filled it after draining , the level will go down as all the air bubbles purge, and you need to top up. That would be normal.
 
Apr 2013
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If you google Ducati and how often to clean the mesh filter, you will see that its done at initial 1st service and then every other oil change. I know the manual for our bike only has it marked for the 600 on the hyper, but that may be wrong.
I've always done mine every other service, because thats how i've been taught and having owned other Ducati's that was the norm.
 
Apr 2013
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Extract from our manual for the Hyperstrada page 134.

Every two oil changes, clean the oil pickup gauze filter.
Loosen the external plug (5) and recover the sealing washer (6).
Loosen and remove the filtering element (7).
Loosen the lower plug (8) and recover the sealing washer (9).
Clean the filter with fuel and compressed air. Take care not to damage the mesh.
 
Jul 2013
134
3
Tujunga
Yeah it's a huge peice of washer. Barely got it out the strainer hole. You guys reckon I could remove the cylinder from engine and leave it in the bike or will have to drop engine out? At around 50k my bike was fine! I saw the cams when I did the desmo adjust. W.E this is I think it happened when I rented it out for a day. It's too coincidental. That washer might be a clue. I have no access to a computer right now though so can't look at the diagrams
 
Apr 2013
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I can't believe that the whole mesh filter disappeared, I could get that some of the mesh from around it got sucked through the engine, but from your picture the whole thing has gone?
 
Jul 2014
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Extract from our manual for the Hyperstrada page 134.

Every two oil changes, clean the oil pickup gauze filter.
Loosen the external plug (5) and recover the sealing washer (6).
Loosen and remove the filtering element (7).
Loosen the lower plug (8) and recover the sealing washer (9).
Clean the filter with fuel and compressed air. Take care not to damage the mesh.
Interesting, and confusing that there is contradicting info! Not the first time I've seen that in a service manual though...

When you clean yours do you regularly see junk on it?

Yeah it's a huge peice of washer. Barely got it out the strainer hole. You guys reckon I could remove the cylinder from engine and leave it in the bike or will have to drop engine out? At around 50k my bike was fine! I saw the cams when I did the desmo adjust. W.E this is I think it happened when I rented it out for a day. It's too coincidental. That washer might be a clue. I have no access to a computer right now though so can't look at the diagrams
Post some pics of that strainer.

Depending on how much you want to dive into the engine disassembly, at some point it might make sense to try to find a used engine and just replace the whole thing. I can't imagine that new head was very cheap, so you will want to make 100% sure the rest of that metal is cleaned out before buying another, and do a once over on the other rotating parts.
 
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