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post #1 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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do it your self oil change

So I drained the oil out of my Z750 before putting it away for the winter and I was wondering if anyone had any advice about how tight you should get the drain plug when you put it back in.
I know with my old dirt bike I go about a full turn past snug. (I don't have a fancy torque wrench).

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 01:36 PM
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I would say the same but, a full turn after snug sounds like a lot.

I hope you put some oil back in.

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post #3 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 01:39 PM
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Put some oil back in it after you get yourself a new crush washer, then tighten till snug. Not "lift with your legs" tight, just get the new washer to deform a bit.

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About a quarter turn after snug is more than enough.




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Impact wrench for about 30 seconds.







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1/4" past snug is the most I'd go. You do want to be able to remove it at the next oil change.

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-08-2008, 02:34 PM
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Be sure to use red loctite on the oil drain bolt when you put it back in.






















ok, ok, don't do that either.

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Impact wrench for about 30 seconds.







No
damn so that was my problem...

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