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I need to change the oil, where is the drain plug and refill location and what is the quantity needed?

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It will be on the right side of the engine i.e near the kick start. open the black plug and then remove the old residue oil, for removing the old residue oil the knob will be located just at the bottom. after removing please fill the new oil. Quantity required one bottle

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