oil pressure check bolt
Posted October 13, 2008 - 06:37 PM
Posted October 14, 2008 - 11:17 AM
I made my own - at least I was able to ride - once teh replacement came in I swapped them out but am keeping the one I made as a just in case part.
Posted October 14, 2008 - 02:22 PM
Posted October 14, 2008 - 02:34 PM
Posted October 15, 2008 - 08:07 AM
Absolutely no need to bleed the oiling system.
Not trying to be a SA, but why would it state in the manual to bleed until oil flows after every oil change?
Posted October 15, 2008 - 08:28 AM
When you drain your oil, you're not draining any more than what's ran back into the bottom of the case anyways (and of course the frame) - if you want to get crazy and remove all your external oil lines and drip drain them too (whatever might hold a ML or two) go ahead but it's just a waste of time, and as soon as you fire it up - unless you have a blockage somewhere - they will fill right up again. Sure - it might give you a cleaner oil system for about 5 seconds, but if it took 1/2 hour to drip drain every line - is it really worth it?
Posted October 15, 2008 - 01:10 PM
So you put in a new filter, the oil filter cavity is full of air. You start the bike. All the air gets pumped through the passage ways in about 1 second. As matt4x4 states, when you shut the bike down, often the cavity drains back and partially fills with air. So if you feel bleeding is needed, you should do it every time you start the bike. Silly isn't it?
Posted October 15, 2008 - 01:13 PM
Posted October 15, 2008 - 03:38 PM
Posted October 16, 2008 - 04:38 AM
I think that judging from the amount of 400's still ticking and the minimal maintenance MOST owners actually do on the bikes, my guess is you're going to be pretty safe without the check, but if it lets you sleep better at night.....
If you did everything as the manual states, at every interval the manual tells you to do it - you would never have a chance to ride the bike.
Posted October 16, 2008 - 01:05 PM
I guess the engineers who wrote the manual are all wrong then, I'll listen you you guys instead, NOT!
mate my genuine manual tells me that with a oil and filter change it takes 1100mil.
with 1100 mill in its over the max mark on the dip stick now that cant be right can it?
of corse i may be wrong maybe a us and uk litre is a different amount. (mines a us manual)
point being dont always beleave what you read in books. look how many people there are on this site alone that never checks this bolt.
i dont even know where it is of heard of it untill now.