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Old 01-06-2011, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ever since I bought this Rubicon when ever I check the oil I have always started it cold and let it fully warm up. The manual says not to rev the engine or put the transmission in gear.

Is that any different that coming back from a ride, leaving it in neutral and letting it idle for a few minutes and then shut it off??

Just wondering.
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does it look different when you check it after than when you check it before you ride
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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does it look different when you check it after than when you check it before you ride

Never checked it after a ride.

Pretty dumb question hu??
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i have checked it during a ride, any one got any oil lol. smoke burns more oil then u think.
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no dumb questions. only dumb answers. lol. i think ur gonna be more accurate if you check it before you ride with the motor warmed. i dont think you'd be off by much if you did it after you rode if you gave it a few min. to settle. try both and see if there's a difference
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Interesting question: I've always checked the oil cold on the motorcycle and quad.....but warm on the 4 wheeled. Will have to do a test on the moto over the weekend.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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its always better to check oil when its warm. oil expands when at operating temp.
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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txtee why did u change your avitar? mabey i should get one with BIGFOOT ON A FOREMAN
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Old 01-07-2011, 01:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Here's a few pages from the common service manual. The newer motors are considered dry sump engines (holding tank is part of the cases), the older like the 300 are wet sump.



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Old 01-07-2011, 02:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks toodeep, I have never checked it immediately after letting it idle. I will this morning.

I have an OE manual and I have it on disc. I could have looked it up and read it again but this is soo much more fun.

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