oil issues!!

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  • WRrider26

Posted November 25, 2007 - 02:36 PM


okay so i changed the oil on my 99 wr 400, I used motorex 10-50, I drained the engine then i drained the frame. I put in the new filter, then i refilled the frame. I rode from my buddys house to mine, ( 1/4 of a mile.) And checked the oil again, there was no oil on the dipstick, and since i used all my motorex 10-50 i decided to put in a little castrol 10-40 i had lying around. I have not started the engine since because i think i made a boo boo. I am thinking about just draining all the oil again and starting out fresh, how much oil do you put in the bike?? Do you add oil through the frame? i also had problems with getting the right amount of oil in the bike, when the motor is cold i was able to get my oil to the hash mark on the dipstick, but when i start and warm up the bike it smokes a little when you blip the throttle, and once it warms up the oil is way over full on the dipstick. Do you check it hot or cold?? Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is my first yamaha.

  • clark4131

Posted November 25, 2007 - 02:41 PM


I don't have a '99 service manual, but it's all in there. If you don't either, go to the Performance Index sticky, then go to the download link and get one...SC

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  • Team_Oatmeal_Pie

Posted November 25, 2007 - 07:03 PM


My 2000 wr400 takes 1.6Liters with an oil filter replacement, 1.5Liters with out oil filter replacement.
Always check your oil when the bike is hot, if you over fill it by checking when cold you will overfill it, if you then ride it you can blow the half circle rubber gasket on the top of the head out.

  • matt4x4

Posted November 26, 2007 - 06:54 AM


Proper oil checking procedure is:

Start bike, let it run for 2 minutes.
Shut off bike, wait 30 seconds.
Check dipstick.


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