Oil Capacity 2008 Touring Bike

Discussion in 'Oil' started by dschinella, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. dschinella

    dschinella Member

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    The oil change procedure in the 2008 Touring Shop Manual directs filling with 3 1/2 quarts of oil, but the engine oil capacity is 4 quarts. Does anyone know why you just don't fill it with 4 quarts?
     
  2. RetiredJake

    RetiredJake Junior Member

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    You can not drain all of the oil out of the engine, there will be about a 1/2 quart that remains in the engine after it quites draining. If you add 4 quarts, the dip stick will show that the engine has been overfilled, and you do not want to do that. Look at the manual again, it explains this. If the engine has been diassembled, cleaned and dried out, that is a dry fill and takes 4 quarts. A plain drain & fill (normal oil change) is called a wet fill and takes 3-1/2 quarts.
     
  3. dschinella

    dschinella Member

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    I did notice the wed/dry specs for the primary, but not the engine.

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  4. Crazyfrog

    Crazyfrog Active Member

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    3 1/2 qrts, start it up for a few minutes, and check on jiffy stand.
    Save the 1/2 qrt for the next change, it will be right on the money!