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Thread: over filled oil

Created on: 10/28/19 01:10 AM

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Hub


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RE: over filled oil
10/28/19 10:51 AM

hi there i topped up the oil on my 2007 zx14 the other day and over filled it to much. i was wondering if any of you guys have a way to get the oil out through the fill hole as to take the bung out would be a bit of drama.

1. Obviously, back to the drama of having the ease of the side stand, the pan, the 17mm spanner, the finger dexterity... Easiest.
2. Push the shift lever down to 1st gear, roll bike forward to get the chain slack out, lean the bike over with right bar on a chair; far enough over to see the oil near the cap. Add books if too low. A wall would be better if you can crawl under the bike some and crack the back end out far enough. Chair gives better access to the cap. Probably a turkey baster can suck the level out of it that far kinked over. Better to drain more out so you lift the bike once to inspect level.
3. A copper tube small enough to snake down past the clutch basket, plus long enough to retrieve if dropped. A long plastic hose that has a tight fit over the tube, and a length that can loop [not kink] and ends near the bottom of the drain pan. Get on your knees and make sure the end of the plastic tube does not extend higher than the oil level in the inspection glass window. Have the bike to sitting upright, suck on the hose until you see oil coming down the clear tube and point the end of the tube into the drain pan. Keep an eye on the oil level so as to stop the tube from draining any more.

Overfilled:
a. Can oil the ram chamber as the crankcase pushes the excess out to that capped drain tube down by the kickstand.
b. Can retain more heat with more oil. You want the metal to cool the oil not add oil and keep more oil hot.
c. Can alter the pressure under the pistons in a wink-wink sort of way.



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piken


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RE: over filled oil
10/28/19 11:10 AM

geezzz.....

Have a clean catch pan, pull drain plug for a couple of seconds and put back in.

If you took to much out, pour what you need back in.

Maybe takes about 2 minutes to do.

What's the drama with taking the drain plug out?


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Grn14


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RE: over filled oil
10/28/19 1:27 PM

lol.Hub's awesome isn't he?...

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RE: over filled oil
10/28/19 6:20 PM

thanks fellas im new to this shit so appreciate your responses.

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RE: over filled oil
10/28/19 8:24 PM

hey fellas i got it done , went to my local sollys cheap shop and bought a $2 plastic hand pump fed it down the filler hole and pumped out the exess oil all over in 5 minutes problem solved.no mess.here is a pic of the pump. [imhttp://www.zx14ninjaforum.com/userfiles/blackbitch57/20191029_113424.jpg
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RE: over filled oil
10/28/19 11:34 PM

i dont even know why i bothered asking the question, just get smart arsed comments on this site

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RE: over filled oil
10/29/19 12:41 AM

i dont even know why i bothered asking the question, just get smart arsed comments on this site

Mate, you've just completed a required job on the bike and done well.
Kick back with a XXXX or two and relax...



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Rook


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RE: over filled oil
10/29/19 6:22 AM

It's good you got the oil level down because it will blow uno to the air box like Hub said. No major problem there, the oil filter just gets gummed up. Any oil in there will drain down the breather tube. I always heard running with oil overfull is worse than low.

Checking the oil is tricky isn't it? I always check when the engine is cold on the same floor in the same spot. That's guaranteed to provide consistent conditions. A hot engine makes oil expand and it also takes hours for all of it to drain down to the crankcase after the engine is shut off.



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RE: over filled oil
11/11/19 4:12 AM

yeah Rook i do the same when checking the oil. when its cold you have to add a bit then leave it sink down as you said. but i was in a bit of a hurry on that day and put too much in . cheers mate.

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RE: over filled oil
11/11/19 7:19 AM

My technique is to put in about a half-quart less than stated capacity when I change oil and filter. Start the engine and let it run for a minute then shut it down. Check and top up the oil after it's had a chance to drain down into the sump. Perfect oil level every time.



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Grn14


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RE: over filled oil
11/11/19 9:31 AM

My technique is to drain oil.Remove filter.Replace filter with new.Fill oil to recommended amount,replace fill cap.Star motor.Let circulate a minute.Turn off bike.Sleep well knowing it HAS to be right.;)Thank you...that is all... Mine doesn't use any oil...so I never have to top it off...


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