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Xt660x not showing oil level on dipstick

Changed oil and filter added 2.7 litres warmed up engine but no oil reading on dipstick.

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Hi Anonymous, many riders are over filling their oil system because they do not know how to properly read their oil site glass or dipstick. The following procedure works on nearly all 4 stroke engines but to be on the safe side you should refer to your owners manual. Use your center stand if you have one.
1. Bring the engine up to operating temperature or let idle for 5 minutes.
2. Turn off your engine and let it sit for 2 minutes, this will allow the oil from the top end to drain to the bottom.
3. Hold your bike straight up or on the center stand and wait 2 minutes for the oil in the bottom of the engine to be level in the sight glass or on the dipstick.
4. Your oil level should be between the top full mark and the bottom add mark.
5. Never over fill your oil system it will cause problems:
a. oil leaking out of exhaust pipes.
b. oil leaking out of breather pipe/hose.
c. oil carryover into the air cleaner.
6. Your oil site glass must "NEVER" be completely full or empty drain or add oil as necessary.
7. Your oil dipstick must "NEVER" be over the full mark and should never be below the add mark drain or add oil as needed.
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SOURCE: oil issue

Was that with, or without, the filter change? It's possible that you are checking the spec for not having changed the filter. A fresh filter will require more oil. My $.02 - If it's in the marks, it's good to go.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Oil level on the Yamaha XT 660 X

if the filter has been changed m8 ,,u need to add an extra half a litre of oil,, it wont hurt to add extra till u do see it on the indicater,,

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: oil level for oil&filter change

not sure of the exact amount but there is a window on the left side of the engine behind the footpeg and yes you have to lay down to see it there is a low and a full mark so with them bike on the center stand you can fill the oil to the full line it is 3.3 quarts or something like that with a new filter

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 YZF just rebuilt First ride we checked oil

did you let the oil settle before you checked it buddy

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: engine oil capacity

Hi ,
You have filled it up too much .
Wipe the dipstick clean and put it back in .
Have a good look where the level of the oil is .
If it is right , the oil that you have used is too thick and therefore creates the clutch to "stick '
One solution is to drain the entire content of oil , Have a good look at the amount required and fill it back to desire level with adequate new oil .

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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