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OOPS! Too much oil??

Unread postby Reccebiker » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:38 pm

Hey everyone,
I changed my oil filter and oil today, my 2017 Ural has 3300 klicks and the oil was black as tar and looked like it was time. It's gotta be around 0 Celsius outside and the new oil was like molasses in January as I poured it into that hole. Pouring the oil into a funnel and through the oil dipstick hole took quite a while. When all was said and done, it looks like I may have put about 3 liters instead of the 2 that the manual calls for. About 2" higher than the upper bend on the oil dipstick. Should I drain out the excess oil? Will it hurt the engine at all if I leave it alone? You guys are the pros here, I'm the rookie!! On the bright side, No leaks from the oil drain plug or from the new oil filter.
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Too much oil?

Unread postby Reccebiker » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:42 am

Hey everyone,
I changed my oil filter and oil today, my 2017 Ural has 3300 klicks and the oil was black as tar and looked like it was time. It's gotta be around 0 Celsius outside and the new oil was like molasses in January as I poured it into that hole. Pouring the oil into a funnel and through the oil dipstick hole took quite a while. When all was said and done, it looks like I may have put about 3 liters instead of the 2 that the manual calls for. About 2" higher than the upper bend on the oil dipstick. Should I drain out the excess oil? Will it hurt the engine at all if I leave it alone? You guys are the pros here, I'm the rookie!! On the bright side, No leaks from the oil drain plug or from the new oil filter. :diggin:
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Re: OOPS! Too much oil??

Unread postby Coluralado » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:42 am

Drain it out until you get to the proper level. Too much oil is not a good thing for these engines.
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Re: OOPS! Too much oil??

Unread postby Reccebiker » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:02 pm

Thank you sir, I kinda thought I'd need to do that, I wanted to confirm. :cheers:
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Re: Too much oil?

Unread postby ichbinbier » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:38 pm

Reccebiker wrote:Hey everyone,
I changed my oil filter and oil today, my 2017 Ural has 3300 klicks and the oil was black as tar and looked like it was time. It's gotta be around 0 Celsius outside and the new oil was like molasses in January as I poured it into that hole. Pouring the oil into a funnel and through the oil dipstick hole took quite a while. When all was said and done, it looks like I may have put about 3 liters instead of the 2 that the manual calls for. About 2" higher than the upper bend on the oil dipstick. Should I drain out the excess oil? Will it hurt the engine at all if I leave it alone? You guys are the pros here, I'm the rookie!! On the bright side, No leaks from the oil drain plug or from the new oil filter. :diggin:


Looks like a double post so I'm going to reply to this one. Hopefully you used 5W40 or similar oil if you plan to use it in the cold weather.
I find the lighter oil makes it easier to start in the cold weather.
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Re: OOPS! Too much oil??

Unread postby Mikey » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:41 am

Yah, absolutely drain. You don't want hydrolic lock to occur. Best case you blow out gaskets. Worst case is engine damage.
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Re: OOPS! Too much oil??

Unread postby Sidecar Sally » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:51 am

I'm not sure on the newer models, but the oil change rotation on mine is at 2500 kms.
And probably sooner if you ride in town a lot.
Definitely drain your oil to only have 2 litres in it...... :wink:
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Re: OOPS! Too much oil??

Unread postby Reccebiker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:32 pm

I drained off the excess oil yesterday and it wasn't as bad as I made it out to be. I had put in maybe a half a liter too much. Yesterday was my maintenance and fiddling around day, replaced those rear break pads and made a break linkage shield for the rear break foot pedal. I had been placing my right boot on that linkage causing premature wear of my break pads.
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Re: OOPS! Too much oil??

Unread postby Sidecar Bob » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:46 pm

Tip: If the oil is too thick to pour take it inside and put it near the hot air vent or radiator or whatever you have while you take a break and then take it back outside where the bike is one litre at a time so it doesn't get a chance to thicken.

BTW: What grade of oil are you using? If it is too thick it could make starting harder than normal and result in reduced lubrication during warmup....
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Re: Too much oil?

Unread postby Sidecar Bob » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:49 pm

Please don't post the same thing in 2 different parts of the forum. It makes things confusing and breaks up discussion in the replies.
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Re: Too much oil?

Unread postby Gummiente » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:04 pm

Sidecar Bob wrote:Please don't post the same thing in 2 different parts of the forum. It makes things confusing and breaks up discussion in the replies.


That was partly my bad, I had initially moved the other topic thread from the Western Division sub-forum to Rapazh instead of merging it with this one that had been posted here in Ural. I have now merged the two topics to avoid further confusion.
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