Thursday, February 11, 2010

Change Your Own Scooter Oil And Save Your Scooter Repair Money

In Chinese scooters it is vital to change the oil for ensuring a proper functioning. Most of the riders ignore this important part and therefore the scooter may breakdown in the middle because the engine gets burned out. While changing oil there is no need to spend a dime on the mechanic. Therefore, why you should spend money when you can change the oil yourself?

So before proceeding with the oil changing process it is important that you should arrange for everything what you need. One of the most important things required is adjusting the socket set which is also known as adjustable wrench. Then you also required an oil collection pan or a mini container that has a wide mouth. These are some of the essential item for changing the oil even when you use a cheap scooter. Then, consider the most obvious thing i.e. the oil.

The oil for the Chinese scooters can be anything except the 30 weight. You can either use 10/40, 15/50 or with any combination of the 10-15 or with 40-50 weight but don’t ever use 30 weight.

To begin the process of oil change in the scooter, it is necessary to put the scooter on the back stands so that it remains on a balanced level. You can even look out for a large bolt under the scooter or below the engine. After when you remove the large bolt under the scooter or below the engine, you can remove the large bolt and place a container to catch the oil.

Once you put off the cap or the bolt, you can allow the container to drop while the spring and oil screen also come off. It will allow the container to fall and once the oil starts draining you can remove the bolt, spring and the oil screen and then clean them off. Therefore, rinse the oil with dry hands.

You can inspect the oil to see that if it turns milky. This also means that there is water leaking in the other parts of your Chinese scooter and therefore it should be taken to the mechanic for reselling the gearbox. Otherwise, you can also replace the oil screen, the spring and the bolt as well to the bottom of the scooter.

However, there is a caution that you need to follow on adding the oil and so there must be one repair shop but too much of adding oil is not commendable.

When you start adding oil in your Chinese scooter then you can pour some oil and let the oil drain in to the bottom of the tank that can happen within 15 seconds. Once you are done with that, you need to measure the oil with dip stick and there is no need to get screwed in it. You can simply stick it as far as possible back into the oil sprout and pull it out. Once the oil is at a level then you can add some more oil. After doing that it is advisable to start your scooter and let it run for about 1-2 minutes and then shut it off. Once you start again your Chinese scooter will run like a chariot!

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