GL1800 oil capacity


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GL1800 oil capacity

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The '06 GL1800 owners manualspecifies 3.9 US quarts of oil. Why did I have to put 4.2 quarts with an oil filter change to get the correct level on the dip stick?

I did not screw the dip stick in to check oil level per the owners manual instructionsand the bike was on level ground.

I think I remember always adding 4 even quarts on my GL1500 to make it full.


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As long as the oil level is between the upper and lower level marks it is good.

I too always use a full gallon of oil when I change oil. I've never learned how to measure 3.9 quarts.
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4.2 should be far too much. Did you run the motor a minute or 2 then let the oil settle before checking and on the centerstand??
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when I change the oil and filter I add a gallon, button it up and ride until it's time to change it again.
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joeincalif wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 10:33 am when I change the oil and filter I add a gallon, button it up and ride until it's time to change it again.
MikeB wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 12:48 pm As long as the oil level is between the upper and lower level marks it is good.

I too always use a full gallon of oil when I change oil. I've never learned how to measure 3.9 quarts.

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Asicr wrote: Sun May 03, 2020 10:13 am The '06 GL1800 owners manualspecifies 3.9 US quarts of oil. Why did I have to put 4.2 quarts with an oil filter change to get the correct level on the dip stick?

I did not screw the dip stick in to check oil level per the owners manual instructionsand the bike was on level ground.

I think I remember always adding 4 even quarts on my GL1500 to make it full.
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joeincalif wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 10:33 am when I change the oil and filter I add a gallon, button it up and ride until it's time to change it again.
Guilty

I never even check it, it never leaks, and the level is where it belongs at change time.
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If you want to put in the .9 of oil for 3.9 qt., carefully remove 3oz. of oil from the container and you will have approximately 1/10 or .1 of a qt. of oil. I have done this a few times back when I was using the same oil in my 1500 and my wife's VTX, don't need to do it anymore. I found that I don't squeeze the oil container out anymore!!😂😂

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AZgl1800 wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 3:12 pm
joeincalif wrote: Wed May 06, 2020 10:33 am when I change the oil and filter I add a gallon, button it up and ride until it's time to change it again.
Guilty

I never even check it, it never leaks, and the level is where it belongs at change time.
When I first get a bike I check the oil lever a few times before the first oil change since it is new to me and I have no idea if it uses oil or not. never had one that did use oil, anyway, after that I change it, button it up and ride it until the next oil change,


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