G'day everyone, I'm doing an oil and filter change on my 99 D on the weekend. I do all my own oil and filter changes on my cars but haven't done the ZZR before as I usually get it done at the bike mech shop. Q: Is there any things I should look out for or helpful tips ? I seem to remember a post about 2 drain points ? and should I drain the oil cooler separately or will it drain via the sump ? Thanks in advance B|
G day everyone I m doing an oil and filter change on my 99 D on the weekend
I drain from the 2 sump bungs when I change mines oil
It drains when sump plugs are removed
I'll try and get ya pic
The second drain bolt is on the right hand side lower engine casing and all bolts are 17mm . The first drain bolt is next to the oil filter housing . So you will need to remove 3 bolts in total . Oh and remember its upside down , so righty tighty lefty loosy still applies , but messes with your head as its upside down :D Ive seen people struggling , because they have been tightening instead of undoing :D
Colin Webb , Does it make life easier to remove the lower fairing or would that be unnecessary ? Also Colin, there seems to be some oil seepage around the oil filter housing. Is there a gasket I need to buy or will there be an "O" ring seal with the filter ?
You need to remove only the right hand side lower , as it makes it a darn sight easier .
there is always 2 rubber o rings with the filters , although i have found some tend to be a bit bigger , so dont fit anyway , which is frustrating .
Yes, there are 2 drain plugs.
No, don't touch the oil cooler.
It's one of the few jobs on the Zed that is actually really easy.
Pic shows the 2 drain plugs and the oil filter bolt.
There is a better picture but I can't find it. It's pretty obvious when you have a look.
Torque for the plugs is 11ft/lbs, and 14.5ft/lbs for the filter bolt. That's not especially tight, many people overtighten them.
You are the man when it comes to torque wrench settings Roland Black, Cheers mate.
Hate paying mechanics to do such an easy job, just never tackled it on the ZZ-R before.
I bought a new one a while ago, haven't had a chance to use it yet!
It's a piece of piss, no need to pay some grease monkey £50 to do it.
None of my bikes have seen the inside of a bike shop in about 30 years.
Probably explains a lot...
Oh, except for tyre changes of course, can't do that myself. Even then I used to get them done at a 'car tyre' place for a tenner.
dont remind me :(