Joined: 18 Oct 2005
I topped off my oil last night and overfilled it a bit (when I put the cap back on, some oil oozed out). I haven't run the engine since. I wasn't sure if the overfill was a big deal, but apparently, according to a Google search, overfilling the oil is a big no-no, though I can't find anything that explains why it's such a big deal. Anybody have any thoughts on whether I've done permanent damage to my shiny new scooter, or can I just siphon off some oil and go about my merry way?
_________________ Busola A.
I sold my soul and all I got was this lousy PX 150 in vintage green.
Joined: 19 Jan 2005
Location: Best Saint Paul
Fill it while it's on a sidestand or lying down for some other maintainence.
Or get aggressive with the oil can, and basically fill the hole, pump in a ton of oil, and then screw the nut back in before too much drains out.
Yes, gearbox oil: Put the bike on the centerstand, and squirt in oil until it starts to leak out the filler hole. The end.
(And use non-detergent SAE30 oil. This only applies to Vespas and their derivations, no comment on the Lambretta side of things. This may void your warranty. Past performance is not a indicator of future gains. Your experience may vary. Do not allow children or pets to handle petroleum-based products. Keep hands clear of all moving parts.)
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