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Aug 18th, 2006 1:35 am
amullo I believe the hex is a 10mm for the oilmesh. If you have a bike newer then -01 then itīs a 15mm bolt.

The small bolt UNDER the oilmesh.. well.. Iīve heard people using permanent loctite and getting a good seal with that, together with a new crush-washer.

Since youīve put it back.. Leave it and see. If it starts sweating or dripping, then go with a crush-washer and loctite. Just make sure to clean the threads with brakecleen or some other de-greaser first.

//amullo
Aug 17th, 2006 3:34 pm
stan23 Also, what size hex socket is that oil screen bolt?
Aug 17th, 2006 3:30 pm
my996duc1 The first time I did an oil change on my Duc I took it out. I played with it for awhile trying to figure out why Ducati put it in there. I gave up on trying to figure out why it was there.
NOW I KNOW...

I put it back in and have not had any problems with leaks. I guess I was lucky.... wait, I am never lucky.... who knows....
Aug 17th, 2006 3:20 pm
stan23
Quote:
Originally Posted by amullo
Unfortunatly.. Yes...

The small bolt just under the oilmesh is there to plug a hole drilled for cutting the oillines in the block. Several people have tried to loosen it and then it was a real PITA to get it to seal.

Check it after a long, hard and warm ride. If itīs still sealed, then you dodged one.


//amullo
Double damn... What if it doesn't seal no more? Whats the next course of action? New washer? Loctite the bastard?

Thanks
Aug 17th, 2006 4:22 am
amullo
Quote:
Originally Posted by stan23
Should I worry?
Unfortunatly.. Yes...

The small bolt just under the oilmesh is there to plug a hole drilled for cutting the oillines in the block. Several people have tried to loosen it and then it was a real PITA to get it to seal.

Check it after a long, hard and warm ride. If itīs still sealed, then you dodged one.


//amullo
Aug 17th, 2006 3:09 am
stan23
Quote:
Originally Posted by amullo
The oildrain plug is right UNDER the engine. Itīs a 12mm allenhead (i believe) and rather large, about 1" in diameter

For all that is holy, do NOT use the small allen next to the oilfilter! Youīll never get it to seal properly

//amullo
I am such an idiot!!!

Instead of removing the oil drain bolt from the crankcase, I removed the bolt right underneath the oil mesh screen to drain the oil.

No wonder all the oil didn't come out.

Now I read that, this will be a problem? I rode the bike and checked the bolt again. Still on tight and no leaks. Should I worry?
Jul 2nd, 2006 9:30 am
Leonard erniespts14, I just did a search on the old site and found a great step by step instruction on how to change the oil on a SBK and generac. It is Bucklew and also has tourge values on all that you have asked. It also has photos. I did this search because my 748 is coming up on an oil change in the very near future. Hope this helps.
Mar 13th, 2006 7:04 pm
crazy748
haynes manual

get a haynes manual and this will help you out ebay it for like 14 bucks
Mar 12th, 2006 10:37 pm
erniespts14 whhoaa thanks for the tip... I changed the oil successfully but i didnt get your warnings till after and luckily i opted to leave the bolt alone... I also flushed all brake and clutch fluid, and radiator luckily, Looks like in ride to ride for the first time
Mar 12th, 2006 8:11 am
OldBaldy This is the oil drain plug---> http://motodyn.com/748Sall/index/ind.../Image137.html

and this is the oil screen assembly bolt-->http://motodyn.com/748Sall/index/ind.../Image144.html
dn not touch the bolt just below it.
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