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Old 02-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #1
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Help with an oil change.

I am borrowing my brothers 2007 HD Dyna Wide Glide and I need to change the fluids. Does anyone have a pdf of the owners manual or step by step instructions on how to do the engine oil, primary, and transmission fluid? What about recommendations for fluids, HD brand or go to the auto parts store?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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You can find what you need on Youtube. Use a HD filter.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Use H-D fluids and filters, it just makes life easier. Also get the gasket kit that goes along with the service, will include the quad ring for the derby cover and o-rings for the drain plugs. The primary drain is right under the derby cover, the engine oil drain is on the left of the oil pan, pointing horizontal and the transmission plug is on the right of the oil pan pointing down. Engine takes approx. 2.5 qts, primary and trans each take a quart. I'd recommend Syn-3 in all of 'em. You'll need their special cut-out oil filter wrench to avoid destroying the CKP, or just take it out before attemping to remove the oil filter.

No big deal really.
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If you need to change all the fluids there are surely a few other items that need to be done. How many miles?
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I went to the nearest Harley dealer and picked up 3 quarts of engine oil, two quarts of trans/primary oil, an oil filter, and an o-ring kit. I just found these YouTube vids. What do you guys think, are these good to go? They are for different year and model bikes but the process can't be that much different.

Engine Oil Change
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfj3L3yhrdk

Primary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiVJfUaOPTo

Transmission
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P50CPUmRuQ
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:38 AM   #7
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Double Check The Drain Plug

Make sure you are removing the drain plug and not one of the tapered tooling hole plugs. A buddy of mine made this mistake and ended up cracking the engine when over tightening the plug.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #8
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Make sure you are removing the drain plug and not one of the tapered tooling hole plugs. A buddy of mine made this mistake and ended up cracking the engine when over tightening the plug.
I will watch out for that!

What do you think of the videos I posted?
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:39 PM   #9
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I will watch out for that!

What do you think of the videos I posted?
The fluid change is not much different from a car's. But, I'm not going to watch 29 minutes of you tube videos to tell you they will work on your motorcycle. Harley has not changed their engines much for several years.

You'll need a small funnel for the transmission fluid, and I find a turkey baster is great for the primary. As the amount needed is less than an even quart, I suck the non-needed amount out of the quart bottle, and then put the rest in the primary. The turkey baster helps here too, as by removing the bulb off the end, you have a funnel to add the primary fluid to the primary. Another tip, get a 4x4, 6x6, 2x4, or some combination to slip under the right side of your frame. You'll have to figure out how much. Push the motorcycle over on the boards, and it will lean that way as if there was a kick stand on the right side. makes adding fluid to the primary very easy. Getting the oil filter off and on can be a bear. Go ahead and get a proper wrench for that.
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