350narrow case oil change

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wrinklygit
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350narrow case oil change

Post by wrinklygit » Sat May 02, 2009 1:58 pm

Hello,just drained sump,cleaned filter & refilled oil,however dry fill capacity is given as 2.1 ltrs I have only managed to refill with about 1.5 ltrs,is this ok or am I being paranoid,I remember my old darmah would not take the full qty on oil changes.I have run the engine & let the bike stand for 24hrs,level still seems to be on the mark, mike b

bobnorton
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Post by bobnorton » Mon May 04, 2009 11:46 am

Ignore the dipstick, fill thro the clutch cover with the reccomended vol, and take it from there, widecase takes more oil than narrow, the dipstick is unreliable and varies a lot with bike attitude. A lot of big ends blown thro this .

wrinklygit
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Post by wrinklygit » Wed May 06, 2009 12:07 pm

thanks for the tip bob,I did have the bike on centre stand,suprising how much difference it makes doing this with wheels on the ground,bike is now refilled with correct 2.1 ltrs,as a thought is there anything against overfilling narrow case engines ie excess crankcase pressure, mike

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Post by bobnorton » Thu May 07, 2009 7:04 am

Dont overfill, you will oil plugs and drag the clutch and foam up the oil which is bad for the supply to everything, also it will blow oil out. These little Ducks need a light touch and accuracy with everything they are demanding little beasts but I love em!!!

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