Oil change 426


8 replies to this topic
  • im5150

Posted October 22, 2004 - 06:25 AM

#1

My son just bought a 426 and we are about to chang the oil. Just need to know how much to put in and ifin theres any tricks :cry:
Sorta embarrased to ask but we dont have a service manuel.

  • Dual_Dog

Posted October 22, 2004 - 08:25 AM

#2

It's about 1.2 US qts. with a filter change. A little less without a filter. I'll bet you can get the exact capacities by doing an internet search.

Oil change for oil-in-frame bikes:
-Warm it up
-Loosen completely or remove the top tube filler cap/dipstick
-Remove down tube plug & drain oil in frame, clean & replace plug
-Remove engine case oil drain plug, drain oil, clean & replace plug
-Add 1 US qt. oil in frame filler, replace dipstick, start & run engine briefly and turn off
-Add remaining oil in small increments, running and stopping engine, checking oil level on dipstick without screwing it.
-Repeat until the correct oil level is reached

This works well for me. :cry:

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted October 22, 2004 - 09:11 AM

#3

Also go to Wal-Mart and pick up a long nozzle funnel for a buck..... Life will be much easier.

Bonzai :cry:

  • mmbasa

Posted October 22, 2004 - 09:12 AM

#4

1200cc if you are using a ratio rite.

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  • Dual_Dog

Posted October 22, 2004 - 09:32 AM

#5

Also go to Wal-Mart and pick up a long nozzle funnel for a buck..... Life will be much easier.

Bonzai :cry:


Good call about the funnel. I've got an IMS 3.2 tank on my '02 and it's a definite must have item.

  • darmino

Posted October 22, 2004 - 12:07 PM

#6

My 2002 WR426 manuel says 1.37 qt without filter change
and 1.48qt with filter change not 1.2 qt.I think that is for a 450 which has less oil capacity ( one of the many reasons that the 426 is a better bike IMO)

  • Top

Posted October 22, 2004 - 12:22 PM

#7

You think your bike is that much better because of that little oil diffrence? :cry:

  • 5valve

Posted October 23, 2004 - 02:23 AM

#8

more oil, cooler running engine and less frequent oil changes, but these diffrences are very small, the biggest is more money spent for more oil :cry:

  • Gadsen

Posted October 23, 2004 - 07:25 PM

#9

( one of the many reasons that the 426 is a better bike IMO)


:cry: Hey, I just sold my 01 WR426F to buy a new 04 WR450F, and I have to admit, I do like the 450 better, but its just my opinion. The magic button was about the only reason I did it, but since, I like the 450 trail handling compared to my 426 (it was YZ timed, re-sprung for racing) :cry:




 
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