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post #51 of 54 Old Oct 9th, 2016, 6:19 am
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Well I just read through this,And I have never changed oil on a K1600 before,It really wasn't that bad to do once you understand what has to be done,I still need to get a service Manual or DVD so I can learn or teach myself more about the K1600..........
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Hello everyone,
I have a question about sump pump.

If I change oil more often that it is recommended can I just occasionally not to drain oil from the sump pump? E.g. I would not want to do it on a long trip.
In my opinion if a small amount of old oil gets mixed with the large amount of fresh oil it isn't going to harm an engine.

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OK....I agree with you.
I filled 4 qts then ran the engine for a couple minutes, shut it down and topped it up.
I just finished an oil change a couple of hours ago, after watching Kirk's video - filled it up with 3.5 liters, started it and ran it for a few minutes, shut it down and filled it with another liter. Interestingly enough, after filling it with the final liter and checking the level, it appeared like the level was only at the tip of the dip stick. I started the engine and ran it a few more minutes to get the fans running, shut it down, waited about 15 minutes and rechecked the level. It then read about 3/4 in below the top mark. After that, I used the GS911 to reset the service reminder.

For those struggling with trying to take the sump plug out without losing it in the crankcase, you can buy a "Super Plug" from RE Lemke for about $35 on the K1600 forum. Basically, it's the stock sump plug with a 1/4 inch socket welded to the end that makes it much easier and error free to remove and insert the sump plug.

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Hello everyone,
I have a question about sump pump.

If I change oil more often that it is recommended can I just occasionally not to drain oil from the sump pump? E.g. I would not want to do it on a long trip.
In my opinion if a small amount of old oil gets mixed with the large amount of fresh oil it isn't going to harm an engine.
That is unlikely to cause any harm. Some manufacturers now recommend filter changes only every other oil change. This also leaves a cup or more of used oil to mix with the new. The bigger issue would be if the transmission (I was thinking I read that this upper sump served the transmission) starts making metal and you don't know it because you didn't drain that sump. You might head off on a long trip only to get stranded by a preventable failure.

And you have to be careful not to overfill.

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