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2001 Kawasaki VN 800 Vulcan Classic oil and coolant light stays on

I changed oil and filter on my Vulcan 800 classic 2001 when starting it oil and coolant lights are on and don't go out. @

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Hi, Roberto and the usual suspects are:
1. Insufficient oil level or no oil in engine or tank.
2. Air in oil system that needs to be bled.
3. Blockage in the oil tank or line.
4. Oil pump failure.
5. Faulty oil pressure sending unit.
6. Grounded oil pressure light circuit.
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The oil capacity of a 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 is 2.9L with a filter change, 2.8L without, and 3.1L for a dry engine.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

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The two switches you are having problems with are thermetically controlled; they can easily short out which will cause the light to stay on. First what I'd like you to do is disconnect them at the sending unit, if the lights still stay on you have a short somewhere deeper in the wiring. Most likely it will be a grounded wire. If the lights do go off you will then want to use an OHM meter to check continuity at the senders. If you get solid resistance then the sending unit is shorted out, if one remains open then isolate the other. You may have a situation that one switch is causing both to stay lit.
Let me know if this helps you out at all. Tell me if you don't have the resources to co the diagnostics as described and I'll be happy to give you a work around. We will just have to be a little creative.
Either way let me know and I'll be happy to help you resolve the issue. I'm inclined to thing your problem is a short not a heat related issue since both sending units are both indicating a problem.
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Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Vulcan Classic 1500 and I need to

Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell. If in a hot area like Texas or New Mexico go with 20w50. Definitely change the oil filter.

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SOURCE: I need to kniow what type of oil to use in my 2001

Use 10w40 motor oil in the gear box. Don't use any synthetic oils, oil marked "EC", or oil with "special" additives. Stick with the major brands; Pennzoil, Quaker State, Mobil or Shell. If in a hot area like Texas or New Mexico go with 20w50.
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Minimum fuel grade: 90 octane Valve arrangement: SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Type: Liquid-cooled 50-degree V-twin Transmission: Wet clutch, 5 speeds
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Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Cant find oil dipstick or spy glass on 03 vulcan 800 classic

on my 1999 vn 800 the site glass is just under the kick stand..you will need some one to hold the bike level while you look at the oil level or stand it next to a wall or something to check the level, they are the same up to the 2005 models..

Posted on Apr 21, 2010

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