Review these videos and review your service manual. (DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN!) Try to capture as much oil as possible when removing your old filter. Remove oil drain plug (A) and drain oil. First Name Steve Joined Aug 7, 2019 Messages 257 Reaction score 202 Location North Jersey Vehicle(s) 2018 Mojito! Make your final level/capacity adjustments after the m/c has been brought up to operating temperature. Use a flashlight to look for leaks at drain plug(s) and housing. 2. 4. Surprised it did not fall out. 4. Tighten the oil filter on by hand and get it nice and firmly snug. Make sure you’re using a wrench from the box set and you’re gently tightening the plug. Finally, it is time to add new oil into your jeeps engine. I got out a ratchet and snugged it up, but now I'm wondering if I did the right thing. start the oil drain plug with your fingers, so that you eliminate the possibility of cross-threading the bolt. Now, to answer your question, most techs go through the motions and run the drain plug in by hand, go for the wrench One could? I've never had problems changing his oil before simply because I line the filter with oil and hand-tighten it... like you're supposed to. Step 7 Remove existing oil filter. Add seasonal viscosity grade oil. Turn back the lever to close. 5. Loosen it all the way with your gloved hand and let gravity do the rest. Rotate valve to desired final position before tightening completely. *Do not over tighten it. Take the socket off the rachet and put the filter wrench on it and loosen filter. Replace engine oil filter (B) while changing oil. Bob and Mark demonstrate the best way to empty Harley fork oil from your Sportster’s front fork sliders and replace it with new oil. Unscrew the filter by hand. That's it your done. engine oil lubricates all moving parts inside the engine, breaks down heat build up, keeps engines cooler(at normal operating temp) and prolong engines life. There are several different styles; you just need to choose the correct one for your application. Drain the Oil. Allow all of the oil to drain from the oil pan. Wipe the old oil off the drain plug's threads, using a clean, lint-free cloth, and slide a new gasket onto the drain plug. Newer bikes mostly use 39-millimeter forks, but most bikes are preset with varying levels of spring in the sliders, so consult your manual before you begin this service. If you are in a tight spot and you don't have time to repair the threads in the oil pan, you could install an rubber drain plug for the oil pan. Install the engine oil pan drain plug by hand. Make sure that the old washer is not still attached to the engine. Pull the old gasket off the drain plug. Prepare: Remove drain plug from oil pan. Turn back the lever to close. So, it's more beneficial to tighten the oil filter with hand. 3. Click to expand... Sep 7, 2004 #12. Apply a film of oil on the new oil filter gasket and install new filter. Decided to dump the oil so I removed the drain plug and there was no seal washer on the drain plug. I usually do it myself, so when I did my fourth oil change I noticed a drip from the drain plug. Step 5: Add New Oil. Close the lever and refill with engine oil. Hand tighten the oil drain valve into the drain hole, then wrench tighten an additional 1/2 turn. https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/hd-103-oil-and-filter-009127 When it’s time for an oil change, using your EZ Oil Drain Valve is simple. Next Video: Belt Deflection, Harley tools are not only specialty tools like JIMS and Kent Moore but many that you have in your garage already. Reattach and tighten the oil drain plug. IMPORTANT: Change engine oil every 125 hours if diesel fuel has a sulfur content greater than 0.7 percent. Re-insert the oil drain bolt and spin it in a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. The drain bolt on my rancher doesn't want to tighten all the way. 2. Remove the old ring and clean the plug thoroughly. Once you have ensured that the valve is straight and not cross-threaded, hand-tighten the through bolt completely. Today I got under and checked and there was a drop of oil at the drain plug. Don't use a socket wrench at the hex part of the nipple to install your valve. 4. Hopefully someone can point this newbie in the right direction. Prepare: Remove drain plug from oil pan. dealership and quick lube places tends to over tighten and cross treads the bolts. 2. Loosen the drain plug with your wrench (counterclockwise) until it’s almost free. Page 1 of 2 - Chaincase drain - posted in REV-GEN 4 (wide body) 4 stroke & Turbo: Is the chaincase drain plug in the chaincase cover or the case itself? Once all the old oil is drained, replace and tighten the oil plug by hand, making sure it’s not cross-threaded. Fumoto now has the SX design, where direction of the lock switch is free to rotate before you tighten the valve. The through bolt O-ring will seat into the valve body and no longer … 1200 miles I guess is possible. Has anyone had this issue before? Hand-Tighten: Begin gently threading the assembled valve into your oil drain port by hand. Bob and Mark teach you how to properly service important parts on your bike, including draining and replenishing the fluids, adjusting the clutch and the primary chain, inspecting the clutch cable and servicing the kickstand. Next Up: Twin Cam 103 Harley-Davidson Air Filter Element Service. The filter fiber used here can be ruined because of wraping the ratchet arounfmd it. I always rub a drop of oil around the seal to help it keep sealed too. Step 6 – Replace oil plug. Loosen the drain plug, using a combination wrench, and remove the drain plug by hand. Allow all of the oil to drain from the oil pan. Step 7 – Remove existing oil filter. So.. the plug is threaded in all the way but not tight. While the HD 103 oil is draining, move on to your oil filter. Wipe the old oil off the drain plug's threads, using a clean, lint-free cloth, and slide a new gasket onto the drain plug. Insert Fumoto Valve with a gasket (except for NPT threads). 1. It could be hours or days or even longer but will have been dripping the whole time. Hand tighten : Thread assembled valve into the oil drain port by hand. This allows for venting while blocking the opening from any potential debris that may fall into the case. Now, remove your fill plug and pour 3 full quarts into the fill allocation. Normal instructions on a filter is to screw in until it stops, then hand tighten 1/4 of a turn. 8. They pinpoint a few problems to look for when servicing each of the parts, and give you some tips on how to deal with any of these possible problems. IMPORTANT: Change engine oil every 125 hours if diesel fuel has a … Here is one way to loosen a stuck oil pain drain plug (bolt) or any other low-mounted, horizontally located nut or bolt. Fill the new filter with 1/3 to 1/2 quart of oil and dampen the filter seal. Step 1: Pre-oil Change. 3. Once the oil has drained, reattach and tighten the oil drain plug. When the oil has finished draining, replace the drain plug and torque it to the manufacturer’s specification. There was no oil leakage or any sign of trouble up to the point where the plug came out; no oil in the … Lift up the lever and turn counter-clockwise. Also, always be sure to use wheel chocks if wheels are on the ground to prevent the car from moving. (c) Lightly screw the oil filter sub-assembly into place by hand. Once the oil has finished draining, tighten the drain plug and a brand new washer back on to the drain pan. For the safety and betterment of the filter we use hand tighten to mount the oil filter. Metro1 New Member Established Member. 3. 3. Most likely, though, it's just going to make it really difficult for the next guy to remove the plug and filter. snug tight the drain plug with your hand. After all the oil has drained, wipe off the drain plug with a clean rag. Loosen the drain plug with your wrench (counterclockwise) until it’s almost free. Replace engine oil filter (B) while changing oil. Thread the plug by hand and then use the same wrench as before to tighten it, but don't overtighten it as you could strip the threads. It can be a two-man job, so try to complete the service with a friend. Just now when I was on my 9th oil change and as i got under my car to begin work, i notice oil all over the oil filter door (drain plug area was ok) and when i opened the door the filter was covered in oil run marks. Now the bolt won't tighten I'm worried that I mightve stripped the threads or do I just need to find a seal washer and it will tighten back up. Close the lever and refill with engine oil How to Drain Oil: 1. Then tighten the plug 1/4 turn. And while it's harder to do, you can damage the rubber gasket atop the oil filter if you really overtighten it. Lift up the lever and turn counter-clockwise. Messages: 248. So today I get a call from the dealer asking about my experience. Correct oil level is of utmost importance. So.. the plug is threaded in all the way but not tight. Reattach and tighten the oil drain plug. Even minute metal particles clinging to the plug would immediately contaminate the new oil. Here is one way to loosen a stuck oil pain drain plug (bolt) or any other low-mounted, horizontally located nut or bolt. Simply remove it from the housing. Remove drain plug and drain oil. i assume this is due to overtightening? 2. Bob shows us that tools are only part of…, Enter in your email and password to create a FREE account. Joined: Aug 29, 2004 Location: In a cave. 2. Twin Cam 103 Harley-Davidson Air Filter Element Service, Harley Oil Change Clutch & Primary Chain Adjustment, Harley Rear Shocks Adjustment & Drive Belt Service. Spin on the filter and hand-tighten it. (b) Apply clean engine oil to the gasket of a new oil filter sub-assembly. And I guess Rocko, and his brethren, are counting on someone else being the next guy. Next, you will prep your drain plug. Hand tighten it first, then tighten to 25 Nm (18 ft./lbs). Inspect each oil drain plug for any metal debris and wipe clean. Install drain plug. Turn engine off and allow several minutes for the oil to drain back to the pan. 3. Do not cross-thread. Here, you’ll need to tighten the drain plug using the wrench set. Here’s any easy way to get more hours in the saddle. They also stress the importance of paying particular attention when removing and re-installing parts. if you overtightened oil drain plug, you probably will strip the thread and resulting oil leak. Sign up for premium membership and get access to our best Harley repair videos and step-by-step instructional projects. You will start by loosening your fill plug and letting it rest in the case opening. Hand tighten. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN! Assemble: Loosely insert the through bolt into the valve, but do not press it all the way into the body.If the O-ring on the through bolt is no longer visible, it has been inserted too far. Wipe the drain hole with a clean paper towel. Unsure how long till it falls out but not to side with either, a hand tight plug will leak oil and drip at a pretty good pace. The rubber plug is used as a temporary fix, and it's not meant to be a permanent fix. So i finished draining the oil. Jiffy Lube cranked the drain plug so tight, stripping the threads was … Hand tighten plus 1/2 turn. Replace the drain plug and tighten it until it's snug, but not too much: Overtightening can cause damage to the oil pan and drain plug. Place the oil pan underneath the old filter to catch any remaining oil while unscrewing it. So far, this is all I can come up with, which is very vague. When the oil level falls within the hash marks on the dipstick, the oil level is sufficient. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 11 of 11 Posts ... After checking the cause the oil drain plug was not even hand tightened. Unscrew the plug by hand and set it aside while the oil drains. Then, apply Teflon paste to the threads. 2019 jl sport 2D. Replacing the Oil … Oil filters and drain plug gaskets are generally inexpensive, in the range of a few dollars for a common brand and type. Re-insert the oil drain bolt and spin it in a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. Ensure valve is closed; push in and turn clockwise. Lift up the lever and turn counter-clockwise. My local Hyundai dealer did the first three oil changes on my '14 Equus. 3. Replace engine oil filter (B) while changing oil. The OEM oil drain plug washer or "gasket" part number is Hyundai / Kia 21513-23001. ive been changing my oil since i got the car about 9 times now and havent really figured out "tightening" vs "overtightening." Any oil that gets by must be thoroughly cleaned from the motorcycle. Hand-tighten plus 1/2 turn. lbf} 4. Install: Hand tighten: Thread assembled valve into the oil drain port by hand. With the cap on a 2.4 you will need the wrench to tighten the cap. Do not overtighten." Most likely, though, it's just going to make it really difficult for the next guy to remove the plug and filter. Use a piece of clean cloth to wipe the surface of the oil pan to prevent dust and dirt from sticking on it. If you have a torque wrench, the bolt should be tightened to 30 ft lb. Then, apply Teflon paste to the threads. INSTALL OIL FILTER SUB-ASSEMBLY (a) Check and clean the oil filter sub-assembly installation surface. Use a suitable oil filter wrench to remove the filter. I tried to yank the drain plug and it wouldnt come out, it seems the hole/cutout for the drain plug wasnt made large enough. If the drain plug falls into the catch pan, you can take it out with a magnetic grabber. At this point I checked the plug and I was able to turn it loose with my bare hand. you do not want to over tighten the plug due to stripping the treads. Turn back the lever to close. Oil drain plugs are what the car uses to keep oil in the oil pan. Remove drain plug and drain oil into an appropriate container. The worst part is that oil is leaking out. Remove drain plug and drain oil 2. Needless to say I wasn't happy and let my dealer know. I lube the oil filter gasket with new oil and pour about 1/4 quart into the filter as well. Wipe the drain hole with a clean paper towel. Next, you will prep your drain plug. Drain Plug and Refilling. Drain old oil. Clean drain port area before installation. Anytime. Run engine several minutes. Remove the original drain plug from your oil pan and drain oil completely. Close the lever and refill with engine oil How to Drain Oil: 1. Now, remove your fill plug and pour 3 full quarts into the fill allocation. Make sure that the old washer is not still attached to the engine. or 40nm. Once all of the oil has drained from the engine's oil pan, take the drain plug and new copper washer (comes with oil filter kit) and screw it back into the oil drain. 2. Install drain plug. Eventually it will fall out. "Install and tighten drain plug" My Owners Manual states on page 10-3: Changing Engine Oil and Filter "Install drain plug. Hand install the valve until tight, and give 1/8 turn with a small crescent wrench on the body. Thread the plug by hand and then use the same wrench as before to tighten it, but don't overtighten it as you could strip the threads. It is not a labor-intensive service point, but it is, still, very important to take your time and be precise. Installation For SX Series Fumoto Valves. With just a few tools, you have everything you need to perform this service perfectly now and years to come. BTW, a 74mm will not fit. At times, people tend to over tighten the plug which causes many issues. 3. Snug it; and final tighten to 14 – 21 foot lbs. Prepare: Remove the drain plug from your oil pan and drain oil completely.Be sure that the surface of your oil drain port is clean before proceeding with installation. DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN! Hand-tighten plus 1/2 turn. Remove oil drain plug (A) and drain oil. Upgrade to GOLD membership and get unlimited access to our entire library of premium Harley repair videos, receive discounts on DVDs, video downloads, and classes in the shop. Clean drain port area before installation. Anywhere. With a wrench tighten the plug very lightly until it stops and is only snug with the pan. Take the socket off the rachet and put the filter wrench on it and loosen filter. IMPORTANT: Change engine oil every 125 hours if diesel fuel has a … Clean the area around the drain plug opening, reinstall the plug and tighten it to the proper torque: All V6 engines 20 ft-lbs (do not over tighten) Loosen the drain plug, using a combination wrench, and remove the drain plug by hand. Like any other service, you should clean all of the parts that you remove with parts cleaner to ensure that your bike operates smoothly between services. In order to change the oil, you need to first drain the old oil and to do that, you have to take off the oil drain plug.But sometimes an oil drain plug becomes stuck because the oil has not been changed in a very long time or sometimes it is simply because someone over tightened it the last time they serviced the vehicle. The lock switch is lying horizontally. Start the drain plug into the oil pan by hand. This way, you can angle the lock switch so it is horizontally, and not pointing down nor up. 1. We had an oil change done at a quick lube type shop. Hand install the valve until tight, and give 1/8 turn with a small crescent wrench on the body. Bob LaRosa gives us a great overview on some of the basic tools we need to service our Harley-Davidson from oil-change to custom part install. And while it's harder to do, you can damage the rubber gasket atop the oil filter if you really overtighten it. Step 4: Tighten Drain Plug. Install drain plug. Sportster Maintenance can also bring comfort. You will change your engine oil many times throughout the years of servicing your motorcycle and it is important that it is completed correctly, every time. For safety, try to stay out from underneath the car during this process, as the upward pressure can cause the car to lift up on its suspension. 76 will fit but it can slip if at slight angle.) The Fixer Well-Known Member. Remove drain plug and drain oil. Close the lever and refill with engine oil. Keep in mind, overfilling your bike can cause serious problems or damage. Unsure how long till it falls out but not to side with either, a hand tight plug will leak oil and drip at a pretty good pace. Unscrew the filter by hand. Drain old oil. Now, prep your new filter. Remove drain plug and drain oil 2. (DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN!) Hand install the valve until tight, and give 1/8 turn with a small crescent wrench on the body. 3. 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