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    oil question 2002 F-12X

    I brought my ski to the stealer last fall to get winterized. It sat in a non climate controled basement all winter till yesterday. I pull it outside and checked the oil, only to find no oil on the dip stick!!!!! Is this normal???? My ski was Leveled when checking. I did not run it at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pclynch1974 View Post
    I brought my ski to the stealer last fall to get winterized. It sat in a non climate controled basement all winter till yesterday. I pull it outside and checked the oil, only to find no oil on the dip stick!!!!! Is this normal???? My ski was Leveled when checking. I did not run it at all.
    Read your manual.
    It's dry sump, yes normal.
    You need to check it at the rear of the motor with the dipstick.
    IF there is no oil at the rear, then you've got a problem.

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    thanks for the reply dcg.....
    Quote Originally Posted by dcg9381 View Post
    Read your manual.
    It's dry sump, yes normal.
    You need to check it at the rear of the motor with the dipstick.
    IF there is no oil at the rear, then you've got a problem.

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    I had the exact same question a few weeks ago.
    Make sure your ski is level (put a lvl on the valve cover) when checking it.
    Checking the oil is a very imprecise science on the honda... The best way to tell is the change the oil, verify the amount coming out and you know that you put 4.2-4.3 qts back in.

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    Thanks for the info. What brand oil are you using?
    Quote Originally Posted by dcg9381 View Post
    I had the exact same question a few weeks ago.
    Make sure your ski is level (put a lvl on the valve cover) when checking it.
    Checking the oil is a very imprecise science on the honda... The best way to tell is the change the oil, verify the amount coming out and you know that you put 4.2-4.3 qts back in.

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    Discussing oil preference is like discussing religion.
    My advise is go with the weight in your manual.. Look for the ratings specified in the manual.

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