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Title: Very Interesting
Post by: 52 Ruhe on September 11, 2019, 05:08:40 PM
Great article in RRW.

Also a question. How many of you PRE fill your oil filters before installing?
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Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: RocketDan on September 11, 2019, 05:19:07 PM
I’ve been draining my oil cold. And I don’t prefill the filter.


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Yamaha R1
Wilmington, NC
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: 52 Ruhe on September 11, 2019, 05:29:26 PM
Should start pre filling.

I drain cold about half the time as long as not in 40s in the garage.
Frankly unless you are draining oil cooler in the R1 you aren’t really changing the oil.


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Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: RocketDan on September 11, 2019, 05:55:13 PM
Good to know!


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OTP Racing #14
Yamaha R1
Wilmington, NC
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: 52 Ruhe on September 11, 2019, 06:24:41 PM
Keeps from having an air gap in oil system until it can purge on its own.


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Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: Dunham on September 11, 2019, 06:36:45 PM
Very interesting.  Looks like I will be draining cold from now on.  Sounds good to me. I always add oil to the filter before installing. 
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: 52 Ruhe on September 14, 2019, 05:07:49 AM
Keep in mind if you have an oil cooler and you are not draining that hot / cold doesn’t matter.

If you do drain it. Make certain to fill just like you would a filter prior to reinstall or prime your motor before running.


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Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: Natrix on September 14, 2019, 08:38:58 AM
This is going to save me lots of time. Thanks, Ruhe and RRW!
And I will pre-fill henceforth.
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: MonkeyMan on September 16, 2019, 06:46:17 AM
Keep in mind if you have an oil cooler and you are not draining that hot / cold doesn’t matter.

If you do drain it. Make certain to fill just like you would a filter prior to reinstall or prime your motor before running.


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Hmmm - interesting article. OK - I'm in; draining cold seems easier anyway! Have also always pre-filled the filter....and let it settle so you don't have a big air bubble and just half full.

Ruhe - do you have any recommendations/tricks for draining the oil cooler on an R1? I haven't done that yet and have always drained from pan. You make a good point about remaining oil in the cooler and not completely changing oil if you're not swapping that out as well.
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: Viffer on September 16, 2019, 07:51:29 AM
Great article Mike
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: dbosch11 on September 16, 2019, 09:14:43 AM
I never drained cold  :eek:

It does save time and will be doing this moving forward!
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: bigshug1 on January 13, 2020, 05:43:05 PM
I typically drain my motorcycles cold - because I have plenty of time to remove the plug and let things sit...

But prefilling the filter isn't something I've ever done - how would that work with my R6(s) oil filter being perpendicular to the ground? Fill it only partially?
Title: Re: Very Interesting
Post by: 52 Ruhe on January 15, 2020, 08:41:38 AM
Fill it up this takes time in that it will burp down over time.
Once full wipe a little oil on the o ring tip and spin. Yes you will have some oil leak while doing this.
I cover pipes and other areas with foil set up to funnel the mess into my catch pan.





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