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How to extend your motorcycle engine life

Ways how to extend your motorcycle life are always draining your transmission oil when you manual tells you to oil after a long period of time and use deterates. So it doesnt lubricate the parts inside as good as it used to always use the type of oil the manual says to use. Always warm your motorcycle up before changing the oil about 7 to 8 minutes should be good enough always keep your motorcycle standing straight when draining the oil so it gets all of the oil out. Spark plug- Change or clean your spark plug when your manual tells you to if cleaning clean all of the carbon deposits on the bottom of the plug if changing make sure you use the one your manual recommends failure to clean or change will result in difficulty in starting and lack of performance. Air cleaner- clean or change your air cleaner when your manual tells you to you can clean the air filter by putting it in motor oil but make sure you wring all of the oil out of the element before putting back in place a dirty element can cause early engine failure and lack of performance. Carburetor- its always good to have a clean carb but if you let gas sit to long inside your carb it can cause it to gum in your carb causing lack of performance and hard starting. If you happen to have a dirty carb it always good to take your bike into a shop to get it cleaned if you have never cleaned a carb before as you can do some costly damage if you dont know what your doing.

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My 2008 Yamaha ttr 230 has oil were the electrical side of the cover I know it's not supposed to have oil in that side of the case what could this be


bad transmission seals, the new formulation of gasoline eats through seals, especially if the bike has sat for any extended period of time.

Mar 15, 2015 | Yamaha Motorcycles

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I want to know where the oil drainage plug is on a 1994 Holden jackaroo


I believe the 3.2 is a Honda/Acura engine and not a Isuzu engine. Are you talking about changing the engine oil or the transmission fluid? I ask because you state "the oil drainage plug" but later you mention the Automatic transmission.
As for engine oil plugs, they are almost always found low on the engine oil pan, sometimes facing the front (like my Jag), to the side (like my Ford Ranger) or to the rear like my 90 Acura Legend 2.7L V6 did. Most have a bolt with a washer that should be replaced every time. If it doesn't look like a large hexagonal bolt head it could very well be a rubber plug that is pushed in. Not a good design in my humble opinion. If you change the oil be careful not to do it when the engine is hot as the oil is also quite hot. I believe in doing it when just warm, more drains out. I find it beneficial to drain about a quart out, put the drain plug back in and add a quart of Gunk or Snap engine oil slush, start it (but don't rev the engine & DO NOT DRIVE THE VEHICLE) and let it just idle for 15 minutes. Give it some time to cool then remove the drain plug and let it drain out. Next remove the oil filter. Always ALWAYS pour fresh oil into the new filter a couple of times before screwing it on, and spread a little oil on the little rubber gasket on the filter first. I recommend synthetic oil for any vehicle as it doesn't break down into coke (hard rock-like black stuff) like conventional oil does. Those coke deposits are engine killers. I like Mobile 1 extended fuel economy. Synthetic costs more but lasts longer. If using synthetic were to only extend the life of your engine by two or three years, I consider it well worth the added expense. It should reduce wear in the engine, keep it much cleaner, make it quieter, and give you better mileage because it's slicker (less internal friction).

Mar 24, 2012 | 2003 Holden Jackaroo

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How do I remove the radiator form my 1997 ford taurus do I have to remove the bumper?


No,

Section 03-03: Engine Cooling 1997 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Radiator Aluminum Core, Crossflow
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set T90T-9550-S
Removal
svh~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not mix Standard (green) Coolant with Extended Life Coolant (orange). If mixing occurs, drain engine cooling system and refill with originally equipped coolant type. If this contamination occurs, the service interval of Extended Life Coolant will be reduced from 6 years/150,000 miles to 3 years/30,000 miles.
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove battery (10653) as described in Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove clip retaining contant control relay module and position module aside.
  1. Remove battery tray (10732) as described in Section 14-01 .
  1. Remove radiator cap (8100).
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist as described in Section 00-02 .
  1. Remove radiator splash shield.
  1. Drain engine cooling system as described in this section.
  1. Remove the radiator mounting bracket assembly.
  1. Remove lower radiator hose (8286).
  1. Partially lower vehicle.
  1. Remove upper radiator hose (8260).
  1. Remove radiator overflow hose (8075).
  1. Remove upper A/C condenser core retaining bolts.
  1. Remove upper transmission oil cooler tube clips.
  1. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube (7C410)(EPN=7C410)using 3/8 Inch Fuel Line Disconnect Tool T90T-9550-C.
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  1. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube clips.
  1. Remove lower transmission oil cooler tube (7C410)(EPN=7C410)using 3/8 Inch Fuel Line Disconnect Tool T90T-9550-C.
  1. Remove transmission oil cooler bracket and position transmission oil cooler aside.
  1. Remove lower A/C condenser core bolts and position A/C condenser core (19712)aside.
  1. Remove radiator support bracket.
  1. Remove radiator (8005).

Jan 13, 2011 | 1997 Ford Taurus

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What oil is recommended on 2005 honda shadow vt 750 1300 km on the clock. also i dont know whether I have synthetic or mineral. Does it matteer if you do a complete oil change


Your motorcycle comes from Honda usually with 10w-40 mineral base motorcycle oil. You can use any oil that is JASO MA certified motorcycle oil. 10w-40 for cold climate. 20w-50 for warm climate/touring. Car oils use different additives and may cause scoring in certain types of cam bearings. Do not use any oil that says " Energy Conserving " on the label . It will shorten the life of your wet clutch and transmission gears. If you choose Synthetic oils, they will help your bike run cooler and shift easier. At 1300 km you should have no problem switching over to full synthetic motor oil.

Jan 07, 2011 | Honda VT 750 Shadow Motorcycles

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