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Old 05-24-2015, 03:50 PM   #1
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1st Oil change

So I made it to 999 miles and decided I better change the oil. Not sure why the engineers do it this though? The oil I took out was still looking good.
Anyways, easy peasy lemon squeezy. Didn't have to remove the bask plate and I noticed the oil pan bolt is flush with the pan and has a hex head! Nice touch. No crush washer though? Thought I lost it in the pan but the manual shows no sign of it. Oh well.
I also installed a PC FLO race oil filter. A few less micros than paper but works great none the less. I have one on my S3 and it's been a champ. Indestructible! I ended up using the one of the S3 as I wanted to make sure it fit. No problemo!

It even has a hole if you want to safety wire it.
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Old 05-24-2015, 04:10 PM   #2
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The drain bolt definitely has a sealing washer.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:43 PM   #3
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Guess I'll tough it out until the next oil change.......
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Old Yesterday, 03:30 AM   #4
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I suppose they recommend the first oil change to be done so early for a few reasons.

1- They do not know how long the bike will sit with factory oil in it. (better safe than sorry).

2- It is a good idea to flush out the oil and possible contaminants "metal filling, clutch material, etc"

3- They are in the business of selling oil and filters.

4- Dealers need to make money (not that I would ever pay to have someone else work on my bike.)

Your drain plug washer may have remained stuck to the bottom of the engine?
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Does "a few less microns" still offer the flow rate needed?
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The drain bolt definitely has a sealing washer.
Sure, you could do that and live with the grimy filthy mess for 6,000 miles because it's going to leak, seep, or weep until you replace the sealing washer or you could drain the oil into a clean container and reuse it.
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Does "a few less microns" still offer the flow rate needed?
Yes flow rate is actually higher I believe.

If it leaks, weeps, or seeps I'll pull the plug. :)
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Sure, you could do that and live with the grimy filthy mess for 6,000 miles because it's going to leak, seep, or weep until you replace the sealing washer
Rubbish,
Crush washers on oil drain bolts will stand several oil changes without being replaced without any leakage. We are not talking Meriden Triumphs here.
The only time it will leak is if the OP did in fact loose it which appears unlikely.
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First oil change and service is for the purpose of ensuring the guys/gals on the assembly line did their job.
Warranty check to make sure there are no catastrophic failures that can be avoided ie loose bolts/valve noises etc that could result in a big repair bill or lawsuit for the maker.
The best part about it for the manufacturer is the customer traditionally pays for the first service to keep the company from footing a large bill.

Whenever I reassemble anything I take it for a test ride and after I recheck for leaks, loose bolts etc. Same deal for first service.
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Rubbish,
Crush washers on oil drain bolts will stand several oil changes without being replaced without any leakage. We are not talking Meriden Triumphs here.
The only time it will leak is if the OP did in fact loose it which appears unlikely.
Of course you can reuse them and hopefully it remained stuck on the bolt or the sump. I mostly just flip the washer over and reuse them many times. I meant it will become a mess if the drain bolt was installed without a sealing washer.
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