I have to diagree Bill, it's hard enough getting down there but getting back up is a real pain. And cking the oil on the 400 is much easier for me. :wink: I don't have to get down and then get back up. Pauljo is right. :lol: Someday when your older and have bad knees you'll understand. :roll:billmeek said:I wouldn't gripe about the sight glass, it's much easier to check than the dip stick on the 400. :tard:
Knees are in pretty good condition, but my right hip is shot. The longer I have to stay in a squatting position, there worse it is. With the sight glass you can get down there, take a look, and then get back up in a short amount of time. With the 400 you have to untwist the oil level guage (careful not to burn your fingers), wipe the stick, check the oil level, and put the oil level guage back in without cross-threading (like mine has once). I'd gladly trade the dip stick for a sight glass.Red Eagle said:Someday when your older and have bad knees you'll understand. :roll:
A small pillow and a book could be welcome additions for those that have mobility problems. Then if it is all too much just stay down there get comfortable and read a couple of chapters! :lol:Brian said:I carry a big towel in my trunk at all times. When I get off work (at 1:30AM) it's great for wiping the dew off my seat, and folded up it makes a great pad for the ol' knees when I'm checking oil and coolant.