Oil change questions
Posted April 15, 2009 - 02:35 PM
I did my first oil change today on my 07 WR 450 and now I have a strange problem. I followed all the instructions in the service manual and added a quart of oil plus a little from the second quart to get near the 1.27 quarts required. Started her up and idled for about a minute to circulate the oil then shut her off. When I pulled the dipstick to check the level oil spurt out like a hot radiator. What did I do wrong?
Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:37 PM
Posted April 15, 2009 - 03:51 PM
It's happened to the best of us... you usually realize it when oil starts coming out of your airbox:banghead:
Posted April 15, 2009 - 04:58 PM
I think the only cause of my problem is too much oil. I'll look at it again tomorrow.
Posted April 15, 2009 - 05:07 PM
Posted April 15, 2009 - 05:26 PM
Posted April 15, 2009 - 05:51 PM
As stated, pull the dip stick, drain the "tank" (front/left plug), drain the crankcase (rear/right plug), change the filter, then refill. Most oil bottles have a one liter mark in spite of the fact they only have a quart in them. Open a full bottle and fill it to the one liter line from another one, then dump that in. That's the exact amount you need.
You might be interested in these threads:
Dry Sump Oiling
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Posted April 15, 2009 - 06:46 PM
Posted April 16, 2009 - 02:14 AM
As long as you drain as already covered above and put exactly a litre in (with an oil filter change) you shouldn't have a drama.
I'm also interested to see who else checks for oil pressure in the top end??? I do it, but wonder if it is overkill. It's such a small bolt - every time I do it i'm s*&*% scared of stripping it!
Posted April 16, 2009 - 06:58 AM
Right from the manual:
They also talk about refilling with 1 liter but the book says 1.27 quarts.
Engine oil capacity:
Periodic oil change 0.95 L (0.84 Imp qt, 1.00 US qt)
With oil filter replacement 1.0 L (0.88 Imp qt, 1.06 US qt)
Total amount 1.2 L (1.06 Imp qt, 1.27 US qt)
"Total amount" is ONLY used on a full rebuild, never on an oil change.
Posted April 16, 2009 - 07:19 AM
Posted April 16, 2009 - 07:22 AM
Just to be clear, I put a little more than a quart of oil in this thing and I think one liter is what's required. I think I have it right now.