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I just bought a 2006 Vegas Jackpot. I checked the oil level per the manual and the dipstick reads what appears to be about a half quart high. The manual says too much oil may cause damage. Do I need to drain out the extra oil so that the level is no higher than the "FULL" mark or does it really matter?
 

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Drain it out!!
Okay, thanks for your advice. If the previous owner had run with this for the last 100 miles or so (I have no way of knowing, but the oil looks and feels recent and it has 2600 miles on it), might it have caused any damage?
 

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Flame Daddy, if you havn't already " drained" the oil out, a simple solution is to purchase a plastic syringe at a horse supply 2 oz. put a 6 - 8 inch piece of clear vynal tubing on the end and draw out the oil through the oil fill spout.

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Flame Daddy, if you havn't already " drained" the oil out, a simple solution is to purchase a plastic syringe at a horse supply 2 oz. put a 6 - 8 inch piece of clear vynal tubing on the end and draw out the oil through the oil fill spout.

steve

Damn, thats a GREAT idea!!!
 

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Flame Daddy, if you havn't already " drained" the oil out, a simple solution is to purchase a plastic syringe at a horse supply 2 oz. put a 6 - 8 inch piece of clear vynal tubing on the end and draw out the oil through the oil fill spout.

Thanks, Steve! I haven't drained it yet, so I really appreciate your suggestion. These forums are awesome!
 

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I have 2 Turkey basters... Cheap right at the grocery store...

I use one for oil, tranny fluid, power steering fluid, etc... The other I keep specifically for brake fluid.

Even though I clean them both after use, I don't want to take the chance of cross contamination in the brake system.

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I have 2 Turkey basters... Cheap right at the grocery store...

I use one for oil, tranny fluid, power steering fluid, etc... The other I keep specifically for brake fluid.

Even though I clean them both after use, I don't want to take the chance of cross contamination in the brake system.

Bob/QUOTE]

Ahhh, hadn't thought of that one either. It makes sense to keep them separate too. Thanks for another great idea! :)
 

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I have 2 Turkey basters... Cheap right at the grocery store...

I use one for oil, tranny fluid, power steering fluid, etc... The other I keep specifically for brake fluid.

Even though I clean them both after use, I don't want to take the chance of cross contamination in the brake system.

Bob/QUOTE]

Ahhh, hadn't thought of that one either. It makes sense to keep them separate too. Thanks for another great idea! :)
You are quite welcome...

That being said.... Remember, Brakes should be bled every year and completely flushed every other year.

You CANNOT see bad/contaminated brake fluid. If it is noticeable, the vehicle is more than likely unsafe to drive by that time.

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thats also a good idea, is the baster marked? the 2 oz. syringe has oz and cc increment markings on it, hard to make a mistake,

in addition when using brake fluid , do not get any on your paint, as it will lift the paint, rinse it off using water.

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One baster is marked, the other is not... Personally I haven't had a reason to measure anything using the baster... Just happens to have the marks..

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Flame Daddy, if you havn't already " drained" the oil out, a simple solution is to purchase a plastic syringe at a horse supply 2 oz. put a 6 - 8 inch piece of clear vynal tubing on the end and draw out the oil through the oil fill spout.

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Hey Steve,

I couldn't find a horse syringe locally (another disadvantage of living in the big city), so I did it old school and just got some clear tubing so I could watch the rising level in the tube and sucked it out. It worked, but I think I would have preferred the horse syringe. Got distracted once...man that oil tastes nasty :eek:
 

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Hey Steve,

I couldn't find a horse syringe locally (another disadvantage of living in the big city), so I did it old school and just got some clear tubing so I could watch the rising level in the tube and sucked it out. It worked, but I think I would have preferred the horse syringe. Got distracted once...man that oil tastes nasty :eek:
you gave me an idea, fill er up with beer , that way if you need to drain some out nooo problem,...
altho not sure how good beer is at lubricating and if the wife / girlfriend found you passed out under you bike with a hose from your bike in your mouth they would assume us bikers are truly a different breed,

oh well just a thought

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you gave me an idea, fill er up with beer , that way if you need to drain some out nooo problem,...
altho not sure how good beer is at lubricating and if the wife / girlfriend found you passed out under you bike with a hose from your bike in your mouth they would assume us bikers are truly a different breed,

oh well just a thought

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Here's your solution, Steve :D

Old Engine Oil is a dark chocolatey beer brewed by Harviestoun Brewery, Alva, Scotland."
 

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Here's your solution, Steve :D

Old Engine Oil is a dark chocolatey beer brewed by Harviestoun Brewery, Alva, Scotland."
now were gettin somewhere bro, good ol scottish or belgian beer, I do not drink and ride, so I ride very fast, get where im goining, get the motel, have a steak dinner, and bring the beer back to the hotel room, yes, yes, yes.

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Ultimate problem with over-filling with oil is you end up creating a situation where engine parts cant move for oil.Not sure if its the same with a dry-sump motor like the LC8, but over-filling older motors would result in the piston forcing oil back through the rings and causing great damage. Over-filling is usually worse than under-filling.
 

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cheers JUST change the oil and you well no whats going on, besides you shoud do that too any used anything you get just too be on the safe side of things. Ride Safe DIGDENNYcheerscheers
 

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Ummmm I know it way late in the game but when my kingpin is given back after an oil change, AT THE DEALER, ....oil level is to the threads. That is above the "full" mark. The mechanic, the work order all refer to 5 quarts. Did my own oil change, I used a vic oil kit, 1 (polaris) filter + 5 quarts..guess what? right to the threads. I also find the engine runs more quiet with the oil at this level.
 
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