Oil Change issue on a 796 with Full Termignoni Exhaust
So I just bought my first Ducati, a 2012 Monster 796 ABS that has full termignoni exhaust, along with the DP ecu and air filter. I was so happy to find a used Monster with the full termi's, but now I've ran into a problem.
The oil drain plug is literally right above the exhaust pipe. I could crack it with a ball end allen, but it looks like it would just hit the exhaust pipe before it I could get it all the way out. Will i just need to take off the lower exhaust every time i change the oil? I know there are 2 other hex plugs on the bottom, and I found a video on youtube where the guy changed his oil using one (right side, next to the oil filter), and then I found a post in a Scrambler forum where they were saying you can drain it using the other one (left side).
Thanks in advance for the help!
2012 Monster 796 ABS - Full Termignoni w/ ecu & air filter - 14T
that's an older one, 796 plug takes a 5mm hex, but is in the same place in the lh half of the cases just off the join. sounds like you're trying to remove the right one. doesn't surprise me that you need to pull the header. that's life.
you could remove the oil pick up screen and drain it out that way. i use the vacuum brake bleeder to suck the remaining oil out of the sump through that hole. or lean it over to the right so it's the low point.
Im not sure about the other hex nuts but be very careful if you use a ball end from an angle on the drain plug. Hard experience has taught me that alot of Ducati fasteners are one step above butter on the hardness scale.
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the stuff waystren posted is for the earlier models with the larger plug.
OK, didn't see that specified - but the fact remains there is a misprint in the later model manuals as I pointed out.
Case in point - see attached images from the M1100Evo service manual.
In fact this isn't the first time I've seen errors like this in Ducati service manuals, seems the torque tables are more reliable than the torque figures quoted in some of the maintenance sections.
be aware and always double check - it's cheaper than repairing busted threads or worse - crankcases!
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