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post #1 of 29 Old 10-28-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Engine oil filter mounting pin

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According to the Clymer shop manual, about the engine oil filter mounting pin:

"When cleaning the pin, check that the spring-loaded valve is clean and free to open. Press the valve open from the narrow end of the mounting pin."

What does that mean exactly?
I asked one Kawasaki mechanic and he had no idea...

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post #2 of 29 Old 10-28-2008, 11:00 PM
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I have no idea either.. All I know is you need to make sure you don't throw away the tube that goes up into the oil filter when you install it into the engine. It will only go one way.

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I'm like DXKLR I'm not sure eithere. Just make sure the tube goes back in with the new filter. The tube will only fit one way. An oil & filter change is one of the easier task. A dealer charges way to much for some of the simpless jobs.
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First I thought it meant that if you grabed the pin between your thumb and finger, you'd be able to sqeeze it a bit, with an inside spring pushing it back out to full length... so since mine could not be squeezed, I figured I'd check and see if that's what it really means, in case I should be replacing it... oh well. It's probably just fine.

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Question: now that the gas tank is off, I tried emptying it by simply holding it above a jerry can and turning the fuel valve on... but nothing is coming out. Not even on the valve "reserve" position... Yes, there is lots of fuel left in the tank. What the??

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The petcock has a vacuum cut-off.

Apply vacuum to the small port on the valve. If you don't have a vacuum pump, just put the hose on the port, apply mouth suction and clamp the hose (vise grips will work).

Sounds kinda like a Martha Stewart moment - ...just suck it in..."
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Humm.... maybe I'll ask my girlfriend... I'll keep you posted
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The tube that goes inside the oil filter has a spring action bypass valve inside of it. I usually check it during oil filter changes by pushing a screwdriver into the tube and working the spring a couple of times to make sure it is not seized up.
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The tube that goes inside the oil filter has a spring action bypass valve inside of it. I usually check it during oil filter changes by pushing a screwdriver into the tube and working the spring a couple of times to make sure it is not seized up.

Whoo Hoo!! I learned something today!!

I'll check mine the next time I change oil..
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Thanks for the info inky, I'll check that out in spring.
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The tube that goes inside the oil filter has a spring action bypass valve inside of it. I usually check it during oil filter changes by pushing a screwdriver into the tube and working the spring a couple of times to make sure it is not seized up.
+1 Inky. This type of post is a good reason to repost some of the older known possible issues...

...Simple things like...
... using a Nyloc for your rear wheel adjuster
... to tighten the exhaust clamp behind the rear brake master cylinder
... loosen the rear motor mount when removing the swingarm for clean & lube
... check the water level of your battery multiple times a year
... replace the doohickey as soon as you purchase your KLR
... ???

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