He goes on to explain toward the end.Please explain.
but it does depend on the suspension setting as this alters the position the engine hangs in and the amount of oil that drains out.
Ok, maybe you can answer it then....how does adjusting preload alter the way the engine sits? And why should it affect the oil level when checked?Quote:
Originally Posted by Quantum Mechanic
The engine only holds 1.5litres and normally according to the manual you only need that amount after an overhaul. But this happens if you have a higher suspension number set on the rear suspension.
He goes on to explain toward the end.
The reason you're getting almost 1.5L of oil from the engine is probably because thats how much you put in previously. I have seen oil change capacities everywhere from 1.1L to 1.3L but never 1.5. Must be your high suspension setting.Westnash, take care with the quantities. If you drain the bike on the centre stand on completely level ground with the engine slightly warm you will get up to 1.485 litres of oil drain out of the sump. The engine only holds 1.5litres and normally according to the manual you only need that amount after an overhaul. But this happens if you have a higher suspension number set on the rear suspension. If your suspension is set to a low number, it will be slightly less. I drained mine last week and got the above 1.485litres out including what came out with the filter (almost nothing). I measured it. My suspension is set to 5. I put back the same amount with new filter, checked it and it was spot on of course. I've noticed the Suzuki oil quantities in the manual for oil changes are usually way off, but it does depend on the suspension setting as this alters the position the engine hangs in and the amount of oil that drains out. Just to say don't go by the Suzuki figures, they are only a very rough guide. If you do a filter and oil change they suggest it's 1.3litres. It nearly always requires much more than that, but you have to check to be sure.
That's exactly what I use mine for. I see on the Walmert link it's about $13. I use a 60 ml/2 oz irrigation syringe I got for a couple of bucks at a local medical supply. They don't come with tubing but, that is easy to solve. For that matter, the same medical supply places would have catheters which, fit the ends of these syringes perfectly...just clip off the end. Just specify a straight cath in a 16, 18 or 20 French (those are sizes). There are red rubber ones which, are very flexible or, silicone ones which, are clear and stiffer.How much was the cost of the Wal Mart syringe? Should be good for the final drive change.