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Old 11-29-2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Ktm Engine Oil Quantity

Ok,

My Manual is saying 3l after oil and filter change

3l in and not registering on dipstick

i know from talking on uk forum that one menber had put 3.8l in after good oil drain and had coveres etc ff meaning all oil was removed.

So i had bike dripping oil for least 1 day and had both side covers off for few days so engine was well and truly dained
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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oil

Just make sure that you check the oil level after you run the bike. when the oil settles cold it will all drop to the lower tank so the sump has to pull it back up to the upper tank when running to get a proper reading.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:21 AM   #3
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Read the manual,everything it has to say about oil changes.

Yours is just the same as all other KTM's of that model.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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I hate checking the oil in a dry sump motor.

The technique seems so inaccurate.
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:27 AM   #6
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My suggestions for dry-sump motors:

After putting in the recommended quantity - go for longer than a 'leak-check' ride.

They seem to require more/longer operation, before the indication becomes correct.

(if you overfill, dont tell anyone )
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #7
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I hate checking the oil in a dry sump motor.

The technique seems so inaccurate.
Agreed. Too many variables.
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Old 11-29-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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It's not rocket science, just have oil in it, and it will run.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:31 PM   #9
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Put in 3L warm up and go ride it for 15 minutes. Then come back and put it on the center stand and fill till it's at the appropriate level. Mine usually takes 3.6L when I do filters and all.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #10
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seems like same as old rotax, bit of pain.

will take for longer run maybe hadnt it up fully temp
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:20 AM   #11
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I always put 3,2lt with a filter swap.

More than that results in oily airbox.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:14 AM   #12
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meant get back on this

3l then 20min ride, 1min idle on centre stand and it took 0.5l extra and its not between 1/2 and 3/4 up the dipstick so am happy with it
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