Oil change

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  1. conchman

    conchman New Member

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    How many quarts of oil to change, with new filter for 2008 FLHX Street Glide?
     
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  2. Hoople

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    I would not go by that method. Since it is a dry sump system, you never drain all the old oil out during a change.. I just add fresh oil until the stick reads the proper level when HOT while on the Jiffy stand.

    If you go by a "measured amount", most times you will come up with an "overfill". That will almost always sludge up your IAC stepper motor.
     
  3. Troy1225

    Troy1225 Active Member

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    I have a 2008 FLHR. When I do an oil and filter change, I start with 3 1/2 quarts. Next time the motor is hot, I check the oil and add if necessary. I like to run mine a little below the full mark to avoid the oil in the air filter.
     
  4. gazrnr

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    I noticed the same thing as Troy. When I do my oil & filter I add 3 Qt's then warm the bike up, short ride, then fill to just below the hot fill mark and I do not get as much oil in the airfilter as I did by my previous method of adding the recommended amount all at once. Don't know why it works but for me it does.
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    As w/others, I usually have 4qts available b/c the actual amount changes from each service. Should be ~3.5 quarts on average...
     
  6. Lancer

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    Yep, about 3.5 on a 08 FLHTCU
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As the others have said, just a quick reminder that I fill the new oil filter with about 4-6oz of fresh oil and roll it around to make sure the element is saturated for about 3-5 minutes and gasket. Install quickly with drain tray still in place and there will be no oily mess.

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