The oil determins how long your 4-stroke ATV will live. Check it after each ride!
Before you check the oil level, start your engine and let it turn for a minute or 2 before you shut it down again.
- Screw out the oil dipstick
- Clean it with a clean cloth & put it back in (*)
- Take the dipstick out again & read where your oil level is at
(*) The way you put the dipstick back in depends on the ATV model you own. I suggest you look it up in your owners manual. Some models require you to put the dipstick back in screwing it tight till the end. Other models require you to put the dipstick back in WITHOUT screwing it tight till the end.
Either way, when you"re reading the oil level, it should be near MAX. Not on MAX, but close to it. Always make sure the level is close to MAX and never below MIN!
When add oil?
NEVER add oil ! Always renew oil !
When renew oil?
Renew oil when one of these 2 criteria are met:
- oil = BLACK
- oil level = BELOW MINIMUM
- Too much oil (above MAX) is a BIG NO! Your engine will take in this abundance of oil into its combustion room. If your ATV is emitting white smoke, you have too much oil.
- Too little oil (below MIN), on the other hand, is even BIGGER NO! Chances are big you'll wear off your engine or even worst pulling your engine.