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Oil change suzuki van van

#1 Post by NewBob » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:42 pm

Going to attempt my first self service (well mini service) on my suzuki van van, got the bits, air filter, oil & filter, O rings but a sump washer was included i wasnt expecting (havent seen that in the youtube vids) am i right in thinking its for the nut under the bike where oil comes out? Also i was told i should have jets done... problem is im a newb and i dont know what the flip that means :/

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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#2 Post by Hoggs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:50 pm

NewBob wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:42 pm
but a sump washer was included i wasnt expecting (havent seen that in the youtube vids)
Yup as you said for sump bolt. As I recall they're split washers and should be replaced every time (but most people don't :angel12: )
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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#3 Post by megawatt » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:51 pm

Yep, washer goes on sump nut. I usually clean all the oil off the nut and sump thread, then smear a bit of silicone sealant on the threads, for a 100%seal.
Why did they tell you to look at the jets?
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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#4 Post by fastbob » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:52 pm

Jets ? It's only got one carburetor so if it starts and runs ok don't worry about it.

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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#5 Post by bonio » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:44 pm

NewBob wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Also i was told i should have jets done... problem is im a newb and i dont know what the flip that means :/
The jets are the tubes that squirt petrol into the carburettor. That's 95% of what I know about the subject. Here's the other 5%: leave them well alone unless you've got fuelling problems and you've tried everything else to fix them.
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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#6 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:44 pm

Make sure you undo the right bolt on the sump. There are two close together and the other one retains the gear selector pin - a lot of people say they undid the sump bolt and a pin with a spring fell out. Then they get the pin back the wrong way round and have problems finding neutral.

I have a couple of spare VanVan oil and air filters and the fuel injection diagnostic switch lying on my bench getting in the way - free to a good home for anyone who covers the postage - about £3.80

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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#7 Post by NewBob » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:42 pm

Yep this happened, well i havent started it up yet as i had to fetch the boy but the spring and pin fell out! I think they went back in the way they came out but neutral was a problem anyway.

Still have the bits? Id be more than happy to put a drink on top of the postage

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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#8 Post by NewBob » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:50 am

Also does it matter if the new oil level is below the max but above the min?

Managed to swap out oil & air filter, change oil and adjust chain in 1hr in the wet and windy weather having never done any of these tasks before... bike rides fine (slightly better than before)

I noticed there was no spring behind the oil filter and according to the manual there should be! Been riding it since October without but will that be a issue?

The locator pin is in the same way it came out but found a youtube video where he took these out (in same order mine are in) then replaced them with the spring below the pin instead of around it (above the base/magnet) and it said neutral solved but im not sure weather to do this?

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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#9 Post by Stu » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 am

NewBob wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:50 am
Also does it matter if the new oil level is below the max but above the min?

Thats exactly where it needs to be!

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#10 Post by NewBob » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:55 am


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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#11 Post by NewBob » Tue May 01, 2018 5:17 pm

Note to self, when topping up oil ensure oil filler cap is tightened properly otherwise you will hear a change of sound in the engine noise and discover your leg and the whole side of the bike is a lovely slippery black. Doh :stupid:

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Re: Oil change suzuki van van

#12 Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Tue May 01, 2018 5:52 pm

Congratulations, you now have one waterproof boot.

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