WR400 Basic Maintenance Help
Posted October 13, 2002 - 06:20 AM
1 - What type of spark plug spanner do I need? I have a deep socket that will fit but cannot get a socket extension down the case due to the frame being in the way.
2 - Is there a secret to taking out the oil strainer (not the filter)? The manual says to undo the hose, then the bolt, but how do you get the hose off, it's only a tiny bit of hose and there is no give in it to be able to get it off the oil strainer bolt without bending the lower bit of pipe that it attaches to.
3 - After changing oil I am getting a tiny bit of seeping from the oil strainer bolt - I did not change the copper washers - is it important to do so or is there likely to be another problem?
Thanks in advance
Posted October 13, 2002 - 07:31 AM
Posted October 13, 2002 - 08:39 AM
2. Be sure the hose clamp is way loose. It’s not easy to do, but the oil strainer will come off.
3. It’s time for a new copper washer, not necessary though for every oil change.
Posted October 13, 2002 - 08:50 AM
As for oil line leakage, your hose clamp is still on, right...???
Posted October 14, 2002 - 09:22 AM
It dose sound like time for a new copper washer, you might be able to find one at the plumbing section at the LHS. They tend to mushroom out if you put to much torque on them but they are ment to be replaced once compressed.
Posted October 14, 2002 - 10:22 AM