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Old 06-Aug-2005, 01:43 PM
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Little dribble

Found a little dribble of oil around my oil filter, does it sound like it just needs nicking up a bit?

Doesn't drip it just weeps a bit, I've wiped it clean but it returns.
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Old 06-Aug-2005, 01:51 PM
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No expert here, thankfully someone will be along soon.

IMO, it would be useful to know the state of the filter o-ring, whether it was located/lubricated properly when it was fitted.

This would need careful watching if you don't decide to investigate thoroughly, as oil on the back tyre does nothing good for grip (although it would be excellent for learning how to "back-it-into-corners").
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Old 06-Aug-2005, 02:05 PM
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It never hurts to be sure, get some new oil and new oil filter, and whip the filter off. I had this on the zzr, it turned out the seal had broken.

If you do take it off, check the housing it screws into, and the thread.

[Edited on 6-8-2005 by Flanks]
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Old 06-Aug-2005, 02:08 PM
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Could be just not done up properly, but for a new filter and seal you'll get change from a tenner.
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Old 06-Aug-2005, 02:19 PM
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OK I assume it doesn't really matter how often you change your oil? Is there a bit of "run it gently period" after changing the oil?

Does the seal come with the replacement filter?

Lastly do I need a special tool for removing and replacing an oil filter. Quick look in the Haynes Manual suggests I do. Is it universal and easy to come by?

Thanks again
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Old 06-Aug-2005, 02:32 PM
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they come off easy enough with out a tool. and yep the O ring comes with the new filter.
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Remove the old filter by whatever violence is deemed necessary. If you've not got the right tool then stick it with a screwdriver.

For the new filter, when you stick it in don't forget to lube up your ring.

[Edited on 6-8-2005 by NBs996]
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Old 06-Aug-2005, 03:46 PM
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I use a strap wrench from B&Q - works for me.

Also useful for removing the oil filter!

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I thought a post entitled 'Little Dribble' was going to be some rude photo of one of our more colourful members

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Old 06-Aug-2005, 10:29 PM
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I thought a post entitled 'Little Dribble' was going to be some rude photo of one of our more colourful members

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Oh dear ... I thought the same ...
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