07 yz450f - oil change
Posted 29 March 2011 - 04:01 AM
...so i put more in - still dry - more...still dry!
so now i have drained it all back out....BUT i want to know - where the hell was it all going ??? AND steps to make it work when i get new oil tomorrow and do it all over again.....i have found that people have been saying do the new oil and run mybike for 1.5 minutes the turn off for 30 secs and test the dipstick and it should be perfect...only after all of this had happened though AND i have done oil changes alot of times and never had to start it and let the oil run through...so why now???!
Posted 29 March 2011 - 06:03 AM
Posted 29 March 2011 - 07:10 AM
Your bike is a Dry Sump Lube System. That means oil is stored in a section of the engine away from the crankcase itself, pumped to the vital parts, then scavenged up and sent back to the tank. For reasons I cannot fathom, Yamaha has you refill the oil into the crankcase, which is not where it belongs, and not where the dip stick is. So until you run the engine, no oil is in the oil reservoir, and none will show on the stick.
Read up on the Oil Change Procedure and then, if you still show no oil on the dip stick, there could be another problem that you have.
Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:15 AM
Any extra oil I put in came right back out. I learned a good lesson though. You really gotta let these warm up for a good 5-10min to see anything on your dipstick.
Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:27 AM