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post #1 of 4 Old 03-01-2006, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Fella's, I'm ready to do an oil change, if I recall, the manual says 2.9 qts w/o filter and 3.1 qts with filter change. In your experience, would an even 3 qts be close enough? What about the 3 full turns on the filter? Thanks all
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Fella's, I'm ready to do an oil change, if I recall, the manual says 2.9 qts w/o filter and 3.1 qts with filter change. In your experience, would an even 3 qts be close enough? What about the 3 full turns on the filter? Thanks all
I went to the local hardware store...it also carries some appliances, cooking utensils and whatnot. I picked up one of those cheap plastic measuring cups and it has both imperial and metric measure on it, great thing for part jugs of oil. I always check the sight glass after doing an oil change anyways just to make sure I didn't forget a litre. Using thwe sight glass you can then judge if that missing 100mL is that important to you.

As for cranking down the oil filter, on all my bikes I've hand tightened it as far as it'll go then turn it around about 1/2 of a turn with the filter wrench. I haven't had any leaks yet and the filter is fairly easy to turn off when time comes for another filter change. Three turns and you'd most likely have to take a hacksaw to it to get the damn thing off.

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I put in 3 qts plus a tenth, close enough. I did foul up the oil filter, I thought it was 3 turns after touching base,used a filter wrench,oh yeah, crushed it like a paper cup. Had an extra filter, installed with "end cap" type wrench...OK.
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I always use the sight glass to decide when there's enough oil. I usually pour oil in until it just passes the top of the sight glass, run the motor for 15 seconds to fill the filter, then top off as needed. I don't know about the 1K but the 650 service manual calls for 2 turns after gasket contact. I use Wix filters and they call for something like 3/4 turns after contact. Personally, I don't like overtightening oil filters so I usually hand tighten as tight as I can and that's it (I do have strong hands, though - lots of silly putty at work). No problems, so far.

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