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    Oil Level Experiment

    A while back I posted about my oil level showing over filled after an oil change. I had checked the level multiple times after the change. The next day after a run I checked it and it was over filled. When I posted that scenario it was suggested that my mistake was checking it in the water and it would not have been level

    I winterized it today and checked the oil level on the trailer. I checked the following:

    a. The ski in an exactly plum position per a carpenters level across the cylinder head.

    b. All the way down on the wheel jack (the bubble on the level disappeared)

    c. All the up on the wheel jack (the bubble on the level disappeared).

    In all three cases the oil level did not change. This leaves the cause of the apparent over-filling unanswered. I am not sure of the impact, but, due to the semi-dry sump there seems to be an accumulator reservoir (from the manual) above the oil pan. If anyone has had the internals apart, is it possible in some cases that oil can become temporarily trapped in that upper cavity.


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    OK, let me first say I have zero experience with this model ski. That being said....

    How does the manual say to check the oil level?

    The reason I ask is that my Quad has a dry sump and you have to run the machine for a certain amount of time to check the level.
    This gets the oil thru the system so that it will be at the proper level.

    If I check it "cold" and not run for that stated period of time, it always says it is over filled.

    This may be totally off for your machine, but I would read the manual and see just how it tells you to check it. Follow that procedure to a "T".

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    That is my point however, these are not true dry sump machines, just a reduced depth oil pan, plus, the dipstick does reads the oil pan. I do not believe there is any special instructions except checking it when it is level, that is the problem, if we have to run the ski to check the oil - it should be stated.

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    sometimes when the oil is cold it takes longer to reach the oil pan. I check mine every 10 min or so as i am adding oil back in. I also start it few times to make sure the oil filter is full.
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack B View Post
    That is my point however, these are not true dry sump machines, just a reduced depth oil pan, plus, the dipstick does reads the oil pan. I do not believe there is any special instructions except checking it when it is level, that is the problem, if we have to run the ski to check the oil - it should be stated.
    That is like my Quad.

    If it sits, oil from the lines and everything above the sump will drain back and give a false "high" reading.

    The owner's manual must state the procedure for checking the oil.

    Anyone here have a manual they can check/post with the proper procedure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJJer View Post
    That is like my Quad.

    If it sits, oil from the lines and everything above the sump will drain back and give a false "high" reading.

    The owner's manual must state the procedure for checking the oil.

    Anyone here have a manual they can check/post with the proper procedure?
    Says let it sit for 5 min then check. Also says to check it on land in a "precisely level" position.
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    Well that answers that

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJJer View Post
    Well that answers that

    thank God

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOBiz View Post
    thank God
    And people still need to learn how to read a dipstick.

    I get people all the time at work who can't do it with clean oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJJer View Post
    And people still need to learn how to read a dipstick.

    I get people all the time at work who can't do it with clean oil.
    Everyone has been a big help and I don't want this question to take on its own life. I still have an issue on the way this engine takes oil. I race two different cars and spend a stupid amount on Royal Purple oil. I filled a 25 gallon drum this year with oil changes. I do understand the dynamics of changing oil.

    I do not like loose details and since the boat level has virtually no impact on the dipstick level and the fact that during my last oil change I filled it in stages and then did a final check the following morning, I have a hard time (without explanation) with the high level a few days later. I will chalk this one up to FM and watch it during my next change.

    thanks again

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