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Engine oil Over flow??

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Again new issue for me, i was abt to change engine oil and doing like in normal opening the drain cover and ones open that FLUSH of oil came out, generall whole 3.6Lm filter was still in place, could some one explane if this is normal or not,, for me it's Not, i mean oil should stay inside filter and not coming outside,,,bit of advice is needed,,,i go clean my hand's meanwhile....I got OILED
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Hi Guys

Again new issue for me, i was abt to change engine oil and doing like in normal opening the drain cover and ones open that FLUSH of oil came out, generall whole 3.6Lm filter was still in place, could some one explane if this is normal or not,, for me it's Not, i mean oil should stay inside filter and not coming outside,,,bit of advice is needed,,,i go clean my hand's meanwhile....I got OILED
If I under stand you correctly you removed the plate that covers the oil filter. All the oil came out and the filter is still in place.If this is so then all is just fine. The oil filter is inside the oil sump. Just remove filter , install new one , replace plate. Be VERY CAREFUL not to over tighten the 3 small bolts as they can be striped VERY easy. Then refill with oil and your done.

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thanx a lot,, tons of weight was gone from my shoulders,, as im heading for 7 day tour on friday morning and need to change all the oils,, this one is last then all systems are ready to go.

Im plasing new K&N performance filter to there now,,should fit as far KN Filters told me. (KN-163 filter)
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I fill the new filter with oil before installing it. helps get oil to the engine faster.
just a hint.
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Since we're on the subject, is there a faster way of getting the oil in the motor? With the two funnels I've used, it takes forever to fill this thing and I don't want to buy a "Jiffy Lube" pumping system. Gotta be a better way.
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Something I wasn't aware of until I started playing with Ducatis.....I used to fill the new oil filter with oil before installing. But, Ducati says to only fill it half way. Something to do with a full filter possibly causing cavitation and/or an air lock in the oil system. I realize it's Ducati and they can be a little weird but now I only fill the filters half way whether I was working on my LT or someone elses bike. FWIW.

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Since we're on the subject, is there a faster way of getting the oil in the motor? With the two funnels I've used, it takes forever to fill this thing and I don't want to buy a "Jiffy Lube" pumping system. Gotta be a better way.
I've never considered the fill time to be an issue, just a minor annoyance. Perhaps you need a funnel with a larger opening to compensate for the oils viscoisity. One of the dealers I used to use had what looked like a plant watering can that would hold the desired amount of oil and dump it in fairly fast. Maybe something like that.
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Again new issue for me, i was abt to change engine oil and doing like in normal opening the drain cover and ones open that FLUSH of oil came out, generall whole 3.6Lm filter was still in place, could some one explane if this is normal or not,, for me it's Not, i mean oil should stay inside filter and not coming outside,,,bit of advice is needed,,,i go clean my hand's meanwhile....I got OILED
This may be a stupid question, but here goes. Did you drain the oil through the drain plug before you removed the filter cover? If so, not much oil should have come out when you removed the filter cover.

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This may be a stupid question, but here goes. Did you drain the oil through the drain plug before you removed the filter cover? If so, not much oil should have come out when you removed the filter cover.

We have an oil drain plug? Never used it.

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Since we're on the subject, is there a faster way of getting the oil in the motor? With the two funnels I've used, it takes forever to fill this thing and I don't want to buy a "Jiffy Lube" pumping system. Gotta be a better way.
Uh....I discovered that leaving oil in unheated garage, when temps were about freezing, demonstrates the 'molasses in January' concept. Next time, I'll keep them indoors for a day or so before trying to change oil. Didn't even attempt the final drive that day.

As long as engine was warmed prior to draining oil, would there be any problem putting the new oil containers in a bucket of hot tap water before filling the bike?

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Bob,
When you use multi viscosity oil(15-50 as an example) it is thin when cold and thicker when hot. The manual gives temp ranges for the different weight oils.
Since I am in NC I get to use 15-50 all the time.
Make sure you are not trying to use the wrong weight for your location.

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Bob,
When you use multi viscosity oil(15-50 as an example) it is thin when cold and thicker when hot. The manual gives temp ranges for the different weight oils.
Since I am in NC I get to use 15-50 all the time.
Make sure you are not trying to use the wrong weight for your location.
15W50 oil--My understanding: cold, its like a 15 weight cold. Hot, its like a 50 weight hot, which is still thinner than a 15 weight cold. Its viscosity does get thinner as it heats up, just not as thin as a single 15 weight oil would.

I did double check....15W50.

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