Re: Oil change with Pics(Long) for AN650
I don't think this has been mentioned before, but since this is such a great post for those who may not be mechanically inclined, or who may not be confident of their ability to change fluids, I'd like to point out something that is not addressed in the owners manual. The engine oil drain plug, the transmission drain plug, and the final drive drain plug all are what is known as "magnetic chip detectors". They have a small magnet in them that traps ferrous particles in the fluid stream and hold them until oil change. When you change your oils, look at the tip of the drain plugs. If this is your first 600 mile break-in oil change, you WILL want to see an nice black "sludge" on these plugs. This sludge should be of a very uniform consistency, and NOT have any large chips, spirals, or anything where the part number is still readable! A nice black pasty sludge indicates a proper break-in of new parts. Be sure to wipe off this sludge before you re-install the plugs, so you can "read" them again at the next oil change. After the initial break-in, the amount of this sludge should diminish, but as long as it stays a fine even consistency, everything is fine internally. One important thing to remember is that the final drive drain and "fill-to-spill" plug are interchangeable. Only the drain plug is a chip detector. Make sure you put the chip detector in the drain position so it can "catch" any particles for your next inspection.
2005 Burgman 650 traded in with 26000 miles.
2011 Burgman 650 Exec traded in with 11000 miles.
2013 Burgman 650 currently
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