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Thread: Changing Engine oil filter, Engine oil and Air filter in RE Cl350

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    Default Changing Engine oil filter, Engine oil and Air filter in RE Cl350

    It is time for the bull to get regular blood transfusion. Tried for other engine oil 15W50 but found only Motul 3000 15W50. Some how I am not satisfied with Motul for the bull but Motul did wonders in my FZS. So I am sticking to the regular Liquid gun 15W50 by Royal Enfield (made by HPCL). Planned to change the air filter also since it was too dirty even after cleaning ( I ride some times in very dusty roads).

    Tools required.

    1. 8mm socket.
    2. 10mm Socket
    3. 12 mm socket
    4. 19 mm socket
    5. Funnel
    6. Basin for collecting the old oil.


    Accessories required.

    1. Liquid gun 15W50 - 2.5 Ltrs can (Rs. 840)
    2. Oil Filter (Rs. 45)
    3. Air filter ( Rs. 110)


    Procedure:

    1. Warm up the engine by riding the bike for about 5-6 kms.
    2. Remove the filler plug so as to allow the air to flow freely during removal of engine oil. Name:  IMG_20160306_091357805.jpg
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    3. Remove the 2 bolts using 8mm socket. Name:  IMG_20160306_083329125.jpg
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    4. Remove the cover and the mesh. Clean them properly as there will be small metal particles attached to the magnet in the cover.
    5. Drain the engine oil into the basin and tilt the bike left and right to remove the remaining oil.
    6. Assemble them back the same way we removed them. Care should be given not to over tighten the bolts.
    7. Remove the 19 mm bolt using the 19mm socket. Name:  IMG_20160306_083241202.jpg
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    8. Similarly, drain the engine oil into the basin and tilt the bike left and right to remove the remaining oil.
    9. Assemble them back the same way we removed them. Care should be given not to over tighten the bolts.
    10. Remove the 12 mm bolt using the 12mm socket. Name:  IMG_20160306_083233910.jpg
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    11. Similarly, drain the engine oil into the basin and tilt the bike left and right to remove the remaining oil.
    12. Assemble them back the same way we removed them. Care should be given not to over tighten the bolts.
    13. Now remove the 3 bolts using the 8 mm socket. Care should be taken as the oil filter is assembled along with a spring as shown in the photo. Name:  IMG_20160306_090247619.jpg
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    14. Using a cloth to clean the oil inside the oil filter bay to remove the old oil. Name:  IMG_20160306_090546328.jpg
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    15. Clean the O-ring, spring and the cover. Soak the new oil filter in fresh engine oil before assembling. Assemble all the components along with the new oil filter as we have removed the.
    16. Now by using the funnel( a small jugaad I did for easy oil change) fill the engine oil. Name:  IMG_20160306_091525138.jpg
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    17. Start the engine and let it idle run for few seconds. (Note - do not raise the accelerator as the oil has to circulate first).
    18. Switch off the engine and let the engine oil rest for 5 mins. Now look at the engine oil level which should be at the maximum limit. Name:  IMG_20160306_094627300.jpg
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    19. Colour of the old engine oil. Name:  IMG_20160306_090059799.jpg
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    20. Now we can change the Air filter. Open the right hand side box using the ignition key to revel the air filter. Name:  IMG_20160306_092955522_HDR.jpg
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    21. Using a 10mm socket remove the bolt. Name:  IMG_20160306_093037622_HDR.jpg
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    22. Install the new air filter the same way. ( Note: Do not apply to much torque as the plate will compress the air filter more and can lead to damaged air filter. After applying sufficient torque just try to shake the air filter gently. If it does not move then the torque is fine) Name:  IMG_20160306_093722223.jpg
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    23. Comparison of the old cleaned air filter and new air filter. Look how dirty the old air filter is even after cleaning. Name:  IMG_20160306_093330258_HDR.jpg
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    Disclaimer: Please take all the precaution while handling Engine oil and Please proceed on the following DIY at your own risk. I am not responsible for any damage incurred.

    Cheers

    Mathews

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    Default Re: Changing Engine oil filter, Engine oil and Air filter in RE Cl350

    DIY Approved

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    Default Re: Changing Engine oil filter, Engine oil and Air filter in RE Cl350

    Quote Originally Posted by accuengineer View Post
    It is time for the bull to get regular blood transfusion. Tried for other engine oil 15W50 but found only Motul 3000 15W50. Some how I am not satisfied with Motul for the bull but Motul did wonders in my FZS. So I am sticking to the regular Liquid gun 15W50 by Royal Enfield (made by HPCL). Planned to change the air filter also since it was too dirty even after cleaning ( I ride some times in very dusty roads).

    Mathews
    That's a very fine and detailed pictorial DIY Sir. Could you please give details about the type of tool set which I need in case of clutch cable and accelerator cable change apart from the above tools? What type of tool set will I carry in case of long rides?( I have a RE thunderbird).

    Thanks,

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    Default Re: Changing Engine oil filter, Engine oil and Air filter in RE Cl350

    Hai
    You can check my other DIY Changing of Handle bar in Royal Enfield classic 350 . I have mentioned the tools required to change the clutch cable and accelerator cable

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    Default Re: Changing Engine oil filter, Engine oil and Air filter in RE Cl350

    Does the O ring of oil filter need to be changed with every oil change ? (gixxer manual say's so) .

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    Hai
    It is not mandatory to change the o ring. When replacing the oil filter check the o ring is hardened or is cut in any area. Because this can cause oil to leakage. Then you will have to change the o ring.
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    Hi Mathew ,
    Thanks for the very informative post for us bulletiers. I have a small query of you can help me with.
    I have a Thunderbird and have done 21000 KM in a year. Now my bike is due for a servicing and i want to move to motul 5100 15w50.
    What should be the ideal process for engine oil change. And few people suggest that oil chamber need to be opened and cleaned with cleansing solvent but Enfield says otherwise.
    So please help me with this.
    Thanks
    Funrider
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funrider View Post
    Hi Mathew ,
    Thanks for the very informative post for us bulletiers. I have a small query of you can help me with.
    I have a Thunderbird and have done 21000 KM in a year. Now my bike is due for a servicing and i want to move to motul 5100 15w50.
    What should be the ideal process for engine oil change. And few people suggest that oil chamber need to be opened and cleaned with cleansing solvent but Enfield says otherwise.
    So please help me with this.
    Thanks
    Funrider
    Hai

    This process of any cleaning solvent is not required as Motul 5100 is semi synthetic which means it has mineral oil also. Just drain the old oil completed through the drain port and replace the old oil filter. Now fill Motul 5100. No harm will come to your bird.

    Cheers

    Mathews

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