Oil change help


8 replies to this topic
  • jasondemitri

Posted February 23, 2008 - 04:09 PM

#1

First time changing oil on a WR. Just baught it last week. I got all the oil drained, filter changed and Im wondering were to put new oil in.

Do I fill the frame and put a little in the case?
All in the case?
All in the frame?
How much does it take?
Any other tips, suggestions?

Thanls in advance,

  • dirtysouth

Posted February 23, 2008 - 05:23 PM

#2

First time changing oil on a WR. Just baught it last week. I got all the oil drained, filter changed and Im wondering were to put new oil in.

Do I fill the frame and put a little in the case?
All in the case?
All in the frame?
How much does it take?
Any other tips, suggestions?

Thanls in advance,


Did you not get the service manual with yours? Mine is an 05. Manual calls for 1.06 us quarts if you just change the oil. 1.16 us quarts if you change the oil filter too. Fill it at the case not the frame. Then run it for a minute and check the level at the frame (Do you know where that level check is? It has a dipstick on it.) When you check it you are supposed to unscrew it, wipe it then just gently set it back in there pull out to check. So long as its within the range you are good.:smirk: Get your service manual. IF you can't post a thread on here and see if someone has a copy they will give you.

  • clark4131

Posted February 23, 2008 - 07:43 PM

#3

The Performance Index sticky has a link to free manuals on .pdf :smirk:...SC

  • jasondemitri

Posted February 23, 2008 - 08:42 PM

#4

for some reason my computer wont let me open the manual on the sticky. Mine didn't come with a manual. I was trying to get a quick tune up on it before I take it out for my first ride. I did find the dipstick, I just wasn't sure where to fill it. I just got rid of a DRZ 400 and you filled it at the frame. thanks for the info.

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  • beniflas

Posted February 23, 2008 - 09:26 PM

#5

for some reason my computer wont let me open the manual on the sticky. Mine didn't come with a manual. I was trying to get a quick tune up on it before I take it out for my first ride. I did find the dipstick, I just wasn't sure where to fill it. [B[COLOR="Blue"]]I just got rid of a DRZ 400[/COLOR] [/B]and you filled it at the frame. thanks for the info.



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  • jasondemitri

Posted February 24, 2008 - 07:40 AM

#6

Good call, even though the DRZ still has my respect as an enduro. If I ever move overseas I will probably get another one. It just didn't have enough power in the dirt for me. By the way, I finally got the manual to open.

  • esbotto

Posted February 24, 2008 - 07:45 AM

#7

What year is your WR. I have an '06 manual that came with my '07. Not sure what other years it covers. It's yours if you want it.

  • jasondemitri

Posted February 24, 2008 - 05:39 PM

#8

its an 04. I got the oil changed, new plug and cleaned the airfilter, but wasn't able to head out for a ride today. Maybe next weekend.

  • MountainMax

Posted February 24, 2008 - 05:57 PM

#9

I wish I could ride mine, dam weather, -30c tonight and -34 tomorrow night, brrrrr, too chilly for biking.




 
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