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i just put the rotella 5w40 in my 2010 z and my oil light stays on?? any ideas
This.Start your bike up, loosen your oil filter (with bike running) and retighten.
Yes it should clear the lines and get the oil flowing.yes i put some oil in the filter. Im a little scared to unscrew the filter when running..... will that clear the lines?
No I've seen this same issue on the kawiforum about other modelsIs this only an issue on the newer Z's? I have never had this problem, do all my own work/maintenance.
I had the same problem on my first oil change. What worked for me was unloosening the oil fill cap while the engine was running...light immediately went out.On some of the other message boards many claim that dealer mechanics also sometimes slightly loosen the oil filter till a few drops escape with the air lock also leaking out. I have no personal knowledge, but I will in a couple thousand miles. Call the dealership if you feel uncomfortable or question this technique. Good luck
This is ust a remminder to all the new 2014 owners who will be changing oil soon. I had to do this with my 2012. That flashing light is a bit scary.Start your bike up, loosen your oil filter (with bike running) and retighten.
:+1: Only thing I do diff is keep adding just till it won't spill out and let it so soak in then screwing on. Light goes out instantly. Is a hell of a WTF moment the first time it happened for sure!I've got a 2011 Z1000 and have performed my first oil/oil filter change. I filled my oil filter about 1/3, let it soak into the filter, and then I installed it. My oil light stayed on for about 3 seconds tops. No problems.
Did you use genuine kwacker filter? Had the same problem on mine. Turned out wrong pressure relief valve in filter.i just put the rotella 5w40 in my 2010 z and my oil light stays on?? any ideas