Author Topic: 4L of oil instead 3.6  (Read 148 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Tavor

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: pt
  • HAR Member
4L of oil instead 3.6
« on: September 12, 2018, 16:11:48 »
Hello

Changed oil on the service. Technician filled 4L instead of 3.6 by mistake (as he explained later).
I noticed it after 60 km, and drained about 400ml. The technician aid that nothing bad happened.
But I doubt it. What to look for? What could have happened?

Thanks

superfunkomatic

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 138
  • Country: ca
  • XL1000VA8, CRF1000L Africa Twin, CRF250L
    • superfunkomatic.com
Re: 4L of oil instead 3.6
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 04:41:09 »
I don't think overfilling by that small amount is likely to cause any damage to your bike. It'll probably make the oil froth and stir it up pretty good but otherwise if you've removed it to the correct level you'll be fine.
2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
2016 CRF250L
2008 Varadero (gonzo - one of my favorite bikes)

______________________

Two Plugs

  • Founding Member
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3.129
  • Country: nl
  • XL1000V L'iseran 2012
Re: 4L of oil instead 3.6
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2018, 11:31:18 »
You should not worry: the stats of the XL1000V are these:
Capacity: 4,1 litre (Dry fill), Capacity: 3,6 litre (Service fill), Filter capacity: 0,2 litre

So if the oilpan was fully drained during the change (incl replacement of the oilfilter) topping it up with 4.0L should be OK.
Founder of VIM, that's why I am in!
Join the Varadero International FB group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1467408023517180/

Tavor

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: pt
  • HAR Member
Re: 4L of oil instead 3.6
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 13:37:56 »
Thank you !