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Old 07-09-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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640 Adventure oil conundrum

I did my first oil change this weekend: Thanks to Creeper it went smoothly with a minimum of muss and fuss. Untill..... I must have dropped the crush washer on the magnetic plug when putting it back in and didn't notice 'til I poured out the waste oil. No problem, sez I; remove the mag plug, let the oil drain, get the crush washer on this time and pour the oil right back in. BUT, the oil was dark and smelled a little used (I only ran it for a few minutes to check for leaks). Did the small amount that drained mearly act as a flush out? If so, what else might be left in there?
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:40 PM   #2
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You will never get all the old oil out when you do an oil change. The new oil you put in will always be instantly contaminated, so to speak. So long as you drained the new oil into a clean container fom the bike then it will be OK to put straight back into the motor.
Or you could be really anal and put a new lot of fresh oil into the motor.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:31 AM   #3
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Like Dotbond said, should be good. You can try to filter it by using a fine coffee filter paper and also a couple of your ladies best silk stockings if your concerned before topping it into bertha. It helps if the oil is warmed a little, otherwise crack a tinny and sit back and enjoy while it gloops away
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:53 PM   #4
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Thumb You should be fine.

I did the EXACT same thing on my last oil change - one paper filter and two screen filters. The fresh and expensive Agip 10w60 came out a bit colored - and I even lean the bike over to get as much out as I can. I blame missing the crush washer on the wife (of course), as she interrupted my quality time with the Husky. You should be fine.
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:34 AM   #5
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It's good to learn I'm not the only space cadet out there. I waited until the oil slowed down a little and jammed the plug back in and wound it up. Pretty messy but saved me some oil. I was surprised at how little actually drained out - about 1/3 qt. So rather than go through the trouble of filtering it I bought another qt. and put in the new. A lesson well learned. But... all's well that ends well. Thanks for the input.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:37 PM   #6
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It's good to learn I'm not the only space cadet out there. I waited until the oil slowed down a little and jammed the plug back in and wound it up. Pretty messy but saved me some oil. I was surprised at how little actually drained out - about 1/3 qt. So rather than go through the trouble of filtering it I bought another qt. and put in the new. A lesson well learned. But... all's well that ends well. Thanks for the input.


HMMM, Seems I'm a little late offering my two cents!
I would have just laid the bike on it's side and replaced the washer and plug, pretty sure you would have lost very little oil, if any !



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Old 07-12-2007, 02:37 PM   #7
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HMMM, Seems I'm a little late offering my two cents!
I would have just laid the bike on it's side and replaced the washer and plug, pretty sure you would have lost very little oil, if any !



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Old 07-12-2007, 03:00 PM   #8
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