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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => Suzuki DR & DRZ => Topic started by: rowat on March 05, 2021, 11:29:17 am

Title: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: rowat on March 05, 2021, 11:29:17 am
Hi folks, some info and advice needed please. I just completed a oil change on my dr for the first time. Drained oil well as far as I can tell, added a new filter filled with 2 liter oil and ran the engine for a minute and check the level. To my surprise it registers to the top line on the sight glass which meny on the web rekon is almost to full. My issue is that the manual states 2. 4 liters with the filter chane :o :o. The Dr has a oil cooler, is there a prosedure I am missing, does the rad have to be drained in some way? because right now 2*2 is not making 4.any suggestions will be appreciated.
Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: TheHamster on March 05, 2021, 11:34:40 am
I recently did the NSU fix on my DR, and replaced oil filters and gave a service at the same time.

When I put everything back together it took 2.3 litres.

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Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: P.K. on March 08, 2021, 03:53:03 pm
I have never been able to put more than 2l in despite the 2.3l on the engine casing and doing my utmost to drain the bike.
Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: rowat on March 11, 2021, 11:02:09 am
Thanks for the input so far guys. PK jes, on some oz sites there are guys that have the same issue. I was hoping somebody could resolve it. Like Le Cap mabe :sip:
Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: TheHamster on March 11, 2021, 11:59:48 am
I joined a DR 650 forum, with guys from around the world. Here is a recent post about an oil change..... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210311/4a9a50e6099872e1b1630ef7ada28450.jpg)

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Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: rowat on March 11, 2021, 05:26:27 pm
Mmm. There's the rub, manual says 2.3 and the guys are getting in 2 liters or less with filter.that means +-400 ml oid oil is staying behind. Surely the motor design should allow a full drain, I cannot take engine casings off for a oil change. My feeling is that there a prosedure to follow but it is not described in the manual. That is what makes me wonder about the oil cooler.?
Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: TheHamster on March 11, 2021, 06:00:56 pm
I've been reading as much as I can...... Seems to be a common discussion, and most guys only put in 2 litres.

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Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: lecap on August 31, 2021, 12:22:04 pm
Thanks for the input so far guys. PK jes, on some oz sites there are guys that have the same issue. I was hoping somebody could resolve it. Like Le Cap mabe :sip:
Never saw this:
If you drain the oil with the bike standing upright on a paddock stand and replace the oil filter you will get 2.2l in.
I think the 2300ml figure as shown on the engine next to the filler cap or any figure in the service manual is a "safe amount". It will neither be too litte after a rebuild nor will it be way overfilled even if you don't replace ther oil filter.
At the end of the day I see teh given quantity more as a guideline to tell you how much oil you have to buy. You fill according to the oil window.
The oil cooler is self draining.
Do not let the bike idle on the side stand and then drain the oil leaving the bike on the side stand as this wil keep some oil trapped on the left side of the cylinder head.
Title: Re: Dr650 SE oil change issue
Post by: rowat on September 02, 2021, 09:46:30 am
Thanks for the input so far guys. PK jes, on some oz sites there are guys that have the same issue. I was hoping somebody could resolve it. Like Le Cap mabe :sip:
Never saw this:
If you drain the oil with the bike standing upright on a paddock stand and replace the oil filter you will get 2.2l in.
I think the 2300ml figure as shown on the engine next to the filler cap or any figure in the service manual is a "safe amount". It will neither be too litte after a rebuild nor will it be way overfilled even if you don't replace ther oil filter.
At the end of the day I see teh given quantity more as a guideline to tell you how much oil you have to buy. You fill according to the oil window.
The oil cooler is self draining.
Do not let the bike idle on the side stand and then drain the oil leaving the bike on the side stand as this wil keep some oil trapped on the left side of the cylinder head.
Thanks le cap, I will certainly be more carfull off getting it straight up next service although I do recall doing just that last time