Broke perhaps the ONE rule that you should NOT break!!!!!!


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Broke perhaps the ONE rule that you should NOT break!!!!!!

Postby vtxcandyred » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:41 am



I finished up with the stuff on the bike and that was oil and filter change. I CAN NOT remember EVER doing this. This ONE point was driven home on a regular basis. I even went to a school provided by SOHIO way back when about this. I did not check the mating engine surface BEFORE I put the new filter on and guess what, the gasket was still there. Ended up with about three and a half quarts on the floor of the garage.The thing is I ALWAYS start the vehicle and let it run while I check everything and make sure theres no leaks. We decided to go for a quick scoot and thats when things started sideways. The oil light was flashing on and off like it was low on oil. Fortunately we were close to home and theres no damage. PHEW!!!!!!! I sure do like retirement though!!!!!!! Don't know how I ever had time to work!!!!!



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Re: Broke perhaps the ONE rule that you should NOT break!!!!

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:16 am

We all have to do it once. :)

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Re: Broke perhaps the ONE rule that you should NOT break!!!!

Postby cbx4evr » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:42 pm

I haven't done it yet - touch wood.

It's easy to do though if you let your mind go off task. I am in the habit of wiping the filter mating service with a rag before installing the filter. Same goes for the pan in case a crush washer is stuck there. Run it in the garage before putting any plastic back on.

Ya isn't retirement great!!! I don't know how I found time to work.
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Re: Broke perhaps the ONE rule that you should NOT break!!!!

Postby Kiwi2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:03 pm

Yes, even I have left the drain plug off and wondered why the sump was taking so much oil. Luckily I had a pan underneath the sump collecting the oil.

And yes you do feel a fool, especially when someone makes the comment "Have you put the drain plug back in". :lol: :lol: :lol:

And like WingAdmin said "We all have to do it once"

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Re: Broke perhaps the ONE rule that you should NOT break!!!!

Postby wingit11 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:38 pm

WingAdmin wrote:We all have to do it once. :)


So far; so good. Have not done that yet but I am sure it will happen one day. Probably when "She Who Must Be Obeyed" distracts me from the task at hand. LOL




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