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TOPIC: Changing oil 81' KZ1000

Changing oil 81' KZ1000 4 years 1 week ago #357973

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Well, im changing the oil in my bike now since im waiting on my uncle to help me on saturday with the carburetors. I can't get the oil pan drain screw to break loose to drain all the oil out. I was wondering if maybe the threads were reversed or if there was an easier way to get it to break free than cranking on it with a socket wrench... I was also wondering where the oil filter was located. On my last bike, there was a circular cover on the front of the motor and the oil filter was under that. Is the filter located under the oil pan? Theres no cover on the front of the engine.

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KT
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1983 Suzuki GS300L-D
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Re:Changing oil 81' KZ1000 4 years 1 week ago #357978

They unthread when turned counter-clockwise when looking up from underneath. Best to use a 6 point socket so you don't round off the bolt heads. The filter is under a round cover beside the drain plug. Make sure you don't lose the steel spacer and spring. There is no need to over-torque these bolts.
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Re:Changing oil 81' KZ1000 4 years 1 week ago #357980

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BFW, perhaps with an extension.
An impact wrench is even better since there will be less chance of busted knuckles or rounded bolt. The oil filter is under a round cover with a bolt in the middle of it. Yes, it is under the engine. The factory shop manual shows them clearly.
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Re:Changing oil 81' KZ1000 4 years 1 week ago #357987

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thanks, thats all i needed to know:D
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Re:Changing oil 81' KZ1000 4 years 1 week ago #357988

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