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Here I go again???

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I've owned an 03 & 04 YZ450...now an 07. 07 is the best motorscooter I've ever owned!!! I am having the same issues with the bottom oil filter cover bolt that I had with my other 450's??? Goes in perfect until about half way...then becomes gradually harder to thread in??? Not an issue for the first 4 oil changes...now it's 03 & 04 all over again. What am I doing wrong?

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Monty #316

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Are you letting the oil filter cavity drain from the bottom bolt before removing the cover?. If so dirt and shavings can get in the threads and cause your problem. I loosen all 3 bolts, then pull the cover off a little bit and let it drain that way. If you do a search I think you will find more info on this.

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I've owned an 03 & 04 YZ450...now an 07. 07 is the best motorscooter I've ever owned!!! I am having the same issues with the bottom oil filter cover bolt that I had with my other 450's??? Goes in perfect until about half way...then becomes gradually harder to thread in??? Not an issue for the first 4 oil changes...now it's 03 & 04 all over again. What am I doing wrong?

Thank you!

Monty #316

www.cfcnampa.org

I was having this same issue also. When doing just an oil change, no filter, I think the book recommends pulling just the lower filter cover bolt?

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I was having this same issue also. When doing just an oil change, no filter, I think the book recommends pulling just the lower filter cover bolt?
Read the link I posted. That procedure is the root of this kind of problem.

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