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post #1 of 3 Old 12-27-2005, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Its Not A Drain Plug

I noticed a drain plug sized bolt on the bottom of the engine of my 1000. An allen wrench would remove it. What is it?
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post #2 of 3 Old 12-30-2005, 10:31 PM
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Echo,

It's access to an oil galley (passageway). The drain plug is down lower and is removed with a regular six point socket or wrench.

I've seen plugs like this on other engines before. Some were just oil galleys and others included a check valve to keep some pressure in the lubrication system after engine shutdown.

'06 DL-1000
'06 KLX 250S (more fun than people should be allowed to have)
'72 SL-350 K2 (bump start only)
'72 CL-350 (on injured reserve list at this time)

I guess it's better to bend a valve in Missoula than to lose your mind in Bozeman.

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post #3 of 3 Old 01-04-2006, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Do you have a pixture of the SL350? Thats would be nostalgic for me.

If that allen bolt has a valve behind it its probably a PRV. It would be designed to maintain a constant oil pressure regardless of viscosity (like when you start it cold)
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