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Old 10-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #31
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What do you do? Fill it partially, warm the engine, check the oil, and add some more? I've only done that when the capacity was unknown. If it says 3.75 qt, I'm pouring in 3.75 qt.
That's actually exactly how I do it.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #32
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That's actually exactly how I do it.
And do you find that the amount of oil required to fill your engine varies?
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:32 AM   #33
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And do you find that the amount of oil required to fill your engine varies?

No. It does not vary. But I do end up filling up with less than the listed capacity.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:09 AM   #34
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I wouldn't think the filter cover would fit on of or was backwards. does it really?

wow
No,the cover wont fit with the filter in backwards.

Some truly useless answers being given here.

Variable valve timing,on a DRZ? Maybe the turbo is loose as well.

If its truly hot you have a problem,if your just thinking its hot cause your worried bout it,who knows. Overfilled?
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:13 AM   #35
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DRZ is dry sump and nothing to do with hydraulic valves or hydraulically driven variable timing.

The bike needs to be recently run to check the oil level. The dipstick is way up on the frame that acts as the oil tank. It is not down on the case.
The owners manual is totally clear on how to check oil on a DRZ. If the dipstick shows oil at the bottom of the grid on the stick it needs maybe 1/4 of a quart. Very easy to think it needs a half quart or more when it doesnt. Ive been through this on a DRZ I had.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:15 AM   #36
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Did you remember there are 2 O rings around the filter? One about .5" dia, the other about 2" dia.

Lay the bike on its' side (no spill method) and take the filter cover and filter out again. Make sure they are there and didn't get sucked into the engine.
More idiocy,how would the o-ring get sucked into the engine?
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:18 AM   #37
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I wish The OP would get back in this conversation....
An update sure would be nice.
He checked out because of the clown style answers being given to his question.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:19 AM   #38
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Draining, and filling to listed capacity without measuring is never a good idea. This is how places like Jiffylube always overfill your car.
Jiffylube has changed the oil in my car many times without once overfilling it.

Are you sure they ALWAYS overfill?
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