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Author Topic: First Oil Change - Is this normal?  (Read 1740 times)

mattsz

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Re: First Oil Change - Is this normal?
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2013, 12:22:25 AM »
Forget the 2-hole gasket - I believe only the G5 models have the 2-bolt filter cover.  The b5 and c5 models have the three-hole cover... mine has a slot for a rubber o-ring, no gasket...

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Re: First Oil Change - Is this normal?
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2013, 03:47:14 AM »
The small O-ring in the cover lid is the real seal for all of them, 2 holers and 3 holers.

Normally, the O-ring doesn't need to be replaced so I advise that people who are doing the oil filter changes should not try to remove it.
If your careful, put a little oil on it and slowly work the  cover with its little O-ring back in place.  It can last for many filter changes.
Jim
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Re: First Oil Change - Is this normal?
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2013, 10:11:24 PM »
   In 2008 I bought a brand new leftover Yamaha XT225 dual sport. I had read warnings about the large amount of crap owners were finding on the first oil change. I found it was pretty alarming when I did that oil change too. It cleaned up after 2-3 changes and ran great.
Jon in Keaau, Hawaii

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Re: First Oil Change - Is this normal?
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2013, 10:34:17 PM »
I was just thinking of this the other day.  I think this is a pretty good barometer for where the RE quality control is.  When users stop posting about the surprising amount and size of metal bits found on the first oil change I'll say they've made a great stride forward.

Scott