This is the second time that the oil fill line in the engine is above full. I had emptied some out when I had first changed the fluids at the 600 mile mark. I had double checked the oil levels for all at 602 miles. All i had to do was empty some engine oil out, and the level was between L and F. I checked the final gear oil, some oil oozed out of there. Which if I am correct, that is how you know the gear box is full. I also check the tranny oil. In that compartment some oil oozed out as well, but it was not very much.
I had also checked levels again at 1000 miles and the oil line was in between the low and full. Today I currently have 1300 miles on my K5 650, and the engine oil is above full again. Can someone tell me why this is happening? I am going to check the transmission oil to see if I am low in there.
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Re: Oil level above full line
It's quite possible that when you fill the motor you are checking the oil level shortly thereafter, i.e. within 10 minutes, or you are filling the oil and checking what the level is BEFORE starting the motor (in this case the oil has not had chance to circulate and drain back in to the sump).
Once the bike stands for an extended period (a couple of hours or overnight) you will find that the oil has drained from the head of the motor, and other places, back into the sump and therefore shows at a higher level in the sight gauge.
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Check the oil level. Also can try a lower viscosity oil for cold weather especially. 5W30. You can also replace 1 quart of oil with a quart of Lucas Oil when changing your oil. That "pinking", I suspect, is your engine running dryer than it should for that second as the oil circulates. First make sure the level is filled up to the full line on the dipstick. Check when the car is off to get and accurate reading. The Lucas oil will stick to your cylinder walls far greater than standard oil preventing a "dry start." Good luck.
When checking the oil level it is best for the engine to be at operating temperature, although checking the oil immediately after a stopping will lead to a false reading. Wait a few minutes after turning off the engine to allow the oil to drain back into the crankcase.
Open the hood and inspect the level of the engine oil tank. The fluid level on the tank should read between FULL or F and LOW or L.
If the level is below the LOW or L line, remove the cap and add enough engine oil to reach the FULL or F line.
Fig. 1: Fill the engine oil tank located under the hood first
Install the oil cap and hand tighten.
After filling the oil tank, remove the engine access hole cover on the drivers side.
Fig. 2: Make sure the oil tank is to the F mark
Fig. 3: The oil dipstick is located under the driver's side engine access hole cover
Fig. 4: Place your finger through the hole and pull straight up to remove
Remove the engine oil dipstick and wipe it clean.
Reinsert the dipstick, push it in as far as it will go, the pull it out and look at the level on the end.
If necessary, insert more oil through the oil filler cap next to the dipstick, this will completely top off the system.
Fig. 5: The oil dipstick has two markings for level check
Fig. 6: To fill the crankcase, remove the engine oil filler cap
To the best of my knowledge, your Duece takes three quarts of oil with a filter change. The transmission holds 20-24 ounces of oil. And, your primary takes 38-44 ounces of oil.
Your oil tank has a dipstick in it. Fill the oil tank until the level is just above the lower line with the bike on the stand. The lower line is "FULL COLD" and the upper line is "FULL HOT". Do not overfill.
The transmission is the same way, On the right side clutch release cover, there's a plug that takes a 3/8" Allen or Hex key to remove. It too has a dipstick marked the same way the oil tank dipstick is marked. Check the oil in the transmission with the bike standing straight up.
In the primary, you fill the oil level to where it just touches the lowest part of the clutch spring. The outer clutch housing is bright aluminum. Inside this is a round dark colored piece of metal. This is the clutch spring. Fill or check the oil with the bike standing straight up. Do not overfill as it will make your clutch drag and you will not be able to find neutral with the engine running.
hi, the oil light in your vehicle comes on to let you know that the oil pressure or level is low. sounds like the oil change was performed, but the oil level was not returned(not filled) correctly, or not filled at all. also a possibility that the oil leaked out from a leaking oil filter or drain plug. you should check the oil level on the dipstick before you drive again. if it is low, or empty, the engine will likely blow very soon. fill the oil if it is low until it shows on the dipstick. then top off until on the full mark. or, call the shop that performed the oil change and have them tow your vehicle back to have it serviced correctly. you should be upset at this fact, there should never be a time when you just have your oil changed and the oil light comes on soon after. this generally tells you that your vehicle was not serviced properly.
there is a oil level window on the side of the motor when checking level have motorcycle upright and level you should have a low level line and a full line! pretty much any motorcycle grade oil avoid car oil it's not designed to work in a wet clutch enviroment also remember when changing the oil upright check level and top off oil after running engine 2 to 3 minutes (you have to fill the oil filter) wait 2 to 3 min. before checking level!
Dealer's usually tell you the amount you need if the bike is completely empty. Take a turkey baster and remove some oil, ride the bike and check the oil level again. I have seen to much oil blow the dip stick out and cover everything with oil and I have seen the oil tank split.