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Author Topic: Oil / filter change interval question  (Read 1175 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Oil / filter change interval question
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2012, 08:03:43 PM »
At over 11,000 miles I still find a shiny sludge on my magnet every time.   Never any big bits, just fine metal powder. 

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Re: Oil / filter change interval question
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2012, 11:52:58 AM »
Ok, so is there an easy way to get just a little oil out of the engine?  None of the straws or tubes I have will reach down to the where the oil's at, and I don't relish the idea of removing that drain plug just to remove a few ounces of oil...

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Re: Oil / filter change interval question
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2012, 02:02:43 PM »
Afraid I found no easy way to get oil out!
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Re: Oil / filter change interval question
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2012, 02:09:14 PM »
Instead of the main plug just loosen the two bolts tha hid in the filter screen a bit.  That will trickle instead of gush and you can easily tighten it back up mid flow.

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Re: Oil / filter change interval question
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2012, 09:03:47 PM »
How much did you over fill it? Have you tried riding it? It may be OK. I've overfilled my a bit, nothing but oil showing in the sight glass and never had a problem.
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Re: Oil / filter change interval question
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2012, 01:41:08 AM »
Well, I'm not sure how much I overfilled it, since I couldn't figure an easy way to remove just the over fill (Scotti's idea of loosening the screen's cover is brilliant).  But yes, I did ride it... a 300 mile round-trip run over the last couple of days.  Seems to be ok.