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Post by Clarky_two on Tue May 26, 2015 5:19 pm

Done a full oil change inc filters and have topped her up with 1.2ltr of new oil. (2006 400exc)

I cannt see it in the sight glass, Ive waited for it to settle, even put a little extra in but its still not in the sight glass. I can see it running through the sight glass when the engine is running, but it doesnt settle and stay in the sight glass, when turned off.

The question is - should I keep topping it up until it can be seen in the sight glass ( I dont want to over fill it) Or should I just leave it where it is as I KNOW EXACTLY how much Ive put in..........as per the manual.

And yes the drain bolt and filter bolts are done up

Any ideas?
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Post by NYLONZ on Tue May 26, 2015 6:11 pm

Lee - have exactly same issue with mine!

Changed oil, put exactly 1.2L back in & even when warm nothing showing in the glass.

Put another 200ml in & still nothing!

Only after putting yet another 200ml in was it just showing at the bottom of the glass!

It's bugging the hell out of me!
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Post by steve on Tue May 26, 2015 6:41 pm

1.5 litres in mine with new filter and all drain bolts removed, shows half way on the glass.
But its a different engine so bit of a pointless post lol
Where did you read it takes 1200 mils
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Post by Clarky_two on Tue May 26, 2015 6:47 pm

steve wrote:
Where did you read it takes 1200 mils

In the Owners destruction manual
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Post by wolfy on Tue May 26, 2015 6:53 pm

Top it to half way on the sight glass, run it for a few minutes let it cool top it back up if needed to the middle again.
Goes without saying the bike needs to be on level ground & upright.
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Post by Clarky_two on Tue May 26, 2015 6:58 pm

wolfy wrote:Top it to half way on the sight glass, run it for a few minutes let it cool top it back up if needed to the middle again.
Goes without saying the bike needs to be on level ground & upright.

Cheers Wolfy,

Just seems a bit strange that I cannt see it after putting in what they say to put it - obviously dont want to put too much in Laughing
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Post by NYLONZ on Tue May 26, 2015 7:02 pm

Well mines had 1.6lt & still only just showing.

Bit disconcerting esp. as the manual states 1.2lt!
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Post by Clarky_two on Tue May 26, 2015 7:10 pm

I suppose the sight glass is there for a reason, mine had 1.3 lt - no where to be seen
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Post by crm250dude on Tue May 26, 2015 7:25 pm

I got same problem, I was about to do an oil change and was looking in the glass and couldn't see no oil
- then the sun came out and i thought fuck it go for a quick ride - but before i did i topped it up so as i could see some oil half way - later on about an hour or so later when the bike was warm the oil level was very high...

in anycase i will be doing an oil change this week - so i'm following this thread

mines a 450 exc - manual says 1.2 ltrs
i got rock oil semi synthetic 10w/30 (got a cheap job lot )


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Post by JTM525 on Tue May 26, 2015 7:53 pm

Fuck knows how much mine takes, i sit it level on the jack up stand then just fill it until its halfway up the sight glass, let it run for a bit then check it again 10w/40 semi i put in too! I was putting 10w/50 synthetic in but then decided i'm not a millionaire just yet so i'll put the semi in for now Laughing
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