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Apex Chaincase Oil Change

 
    
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donkickit
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Apex Chaincase Oil Change Reply with quote

2007 Apex RTX

Figured I would share my experience changing the chaincase oil. 2600 miles figured it was time. I can't figure out why Yamaha put the drain plug on the inside of the frame? Why not on the bottom outside of the chaincase?

Steps:
Warm up sled.
Remove 12mm drain plug.
wait 10 minutes.
Filled back up with AMSOIL Chaincase Oil series 2000

It's tough to get the fluid back in, so I used a funnel with a small plastic hose. Napa $2.99. Job took about 1 hour, first time for me, so I'm slow.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its been in side the tunnel for a long time. I like to use a turkey baster to get the oil back in.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put in 8 ounces, that seemed to do the trick.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

donkickit wrote:
I put in 8 ounces, that seemed to do the trick.


That is the going rate however when I did mine, I only put in 7 oz's and noticed it is full past the standard arrows?

I do have reverse but have read countless times, 8 oz's is the going amount.

I let it drain probably about an hour (did oil/filter change at same time) and was surprised 7 oz's put it past the full mark?

I did run the sled, spun the track numerous times and it still reads high. Dunno

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check your clutch cover spec. decal. 8.5 oz is the correct amount. Use the dipstick only for occasionally checking if low, not for initial amount.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody reads the owner's manual anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecopter wrote:
Nobody reads the owner's manual anymore.

Good point. Given how many are 2nd owners or later The FAQ section should have a link to the Yamaha page that let's you get you manual DL. I found that yesterday searching around TY.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I was done. back to the garage for one more ounce
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecopter wrote:
Nobody reads the owner's manual anymore.


I was going by my manual when I bought my sled but the level seemed suspect to me so I asked here.

Most of the replies I received said to add 8 oz's whether you had reverse or not? Dunno

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old thread I know, but the dipstick question was never really answered. If you read in the engine oil
section it tells you to not screw the stick into the hole
to check it. If you check the gear case in the same manner, only letting the black rubber part touch the top of the case, while holding off center. 8.5 Ounces
comes out right on the stick for the reverse case at
least. Maybe someone can verify without reverse.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The chain cases are vented so it hurts nothing to overfill FYI. 8 oz. is totally safe.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super Sled wrote:
The chain cases are vented so it hurts nothing to overfill FYI. 8 oz. is totally safe.

x2 fill it to the top if you like, worst case it will vent some out

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