Changing Oil in '02 WR426
Posted August 04, 2007 - 01:48 PM
Secondly, do I need to do the oil strainer cleaning and put new gaskets on the drain bolts EVERY time I change the oil? I'm going to be changing the oil every 2-3 rides (I'm a noob, so I don't ride her hard).
Finally, once all drained and cleaned, bolt her back up and then pour 1.3 to 1.5 litres into the oil filler place at the top of the frame (just below handlebars), right? Why is the filler in the frame anyway, any reason other than convenience?
Sorry if these are stupid questions, but I'm just trying to learn here...
Thanks in advance for help!
Posted August 04, 2007 - 09:40 PM
Posted August 05, 2007 - 04:57 AM
Posted August 05, 2007 - 04:48 PM
Posted August 06, 2007 - 03:02 AM
The reason the the dip stick is in the frame is because the engine is "dry sump". The oil is stored in the frame and pumped around the engine as opposed to a "wet sump" engine where the oil is stored in the bottom of the engine. This reduces the chance of seizing the engine when pulling long wheelies or doing long hill climbs as in a wet sump engine all the oil ends up sitting in the transmission and not getting to the piston .
Posted August 06, 2007 - 10:00 AM