Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Lincoln University, PA
So after my prepaid maintenance ran out, I started doing my own fluid changes.
Have a question for the group, looking for thoughts.
I ordered a kit to change all 3 holes with o rings etc. The kit came with 1 quart of Primary oil, which is 32 oz. The owners manual, and youtube videos I watched calls for 38 oz. So I put in a quart and left it. I stopped at dealer, and 2 service guys and the service manager told me they always use just a quart and the owners manual is wrong.
Then I got to thinking. 6oz missing out of 38 oz is a 16% shortage. This is a shortage in the primary, where the compensator is located. Yes, the HD compensator that is known to fail. The same compensator I've already replaced with a baker.
Coincidence? I'm guessing the dealers are all using a quart which is easier than measuring out an additional 6 oz to truly top it off. I'm also guessing this may be a contributing factor to the high failure rate of the compensators.
Just my thoughts. So I went and bought another quart of primary oil. at 6oz per change, this one bottle will cover me for the next 5 fluid changes.
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