DIY : TVS Apache RR 310 engine oil change
I’ve also made a video of it here for those who want to watch it but I’ve included every step on this thread too.
Let’s dive straight into the DIY shall we. These are the things that you will need for this DIY.
1) 1 Liter measuring Jar
2) Ratchet Handle with 10 mm socket
3) 65mm oil filter wrench removal cap
4) 10 inch extension rod + 10 inch L rod
5) 5mm allen Key from tool kit
6) Regular Star screw driver
7) Regular Flat screw driver
8) 8mm Allen Key
9) 4T 3000 Motul Mineral Engine Oil 15W 50 – 1.7 Liters needed
10) Oil Filter
11) Drain Bolt Washer
12) 2x Push Button plastic clips
14) Rear Paddock Stand
1 Step : Remove the Front Protective Guard
There is a protective guard just behind the front tyre as shown in the picture below. You need to remove it with the help of the 5mm allen key provided in the tool kit. Just rotate the screws in the anti-clockwise direction. Once the screws are off, just tug the guard slowly upward and it should come out easily.
Please note, this also allows you access to the oil filter.
2nd Step : Remove Under Belly Pan
With the help of the flat screw driver, remove the 2 plastic push buttons that you see in the picture below. You can remove it without breaking it if you are a little careful. But even if you do break it, just make sure to order those to in advance before you start this DIY.
Next remove the 2 x 10mm bolts which are under the belly pan with the help of the ratchet handle and 10mm socket. Again rotate it in the anti-clockwise direction.
Next remove the 2 x star screws that are on either lower sides of the belly pan
Now just slide the belly pan towards the left and it should just slide out.
3rd Step : Drain Engine Oil
Once you remove the belly pan, the oil drain bolt gets exposed. Now use the 8mm Allen key to remove the drain bolt by rotating it in the anti-clockwise direction.
Don’t forget to place an empty container below to capture the old oil. It will gush a bit further away and I did mess up my floors.
4th Step : Remove the Oil Filter
To remove the old oil filter you need to connect the 10 Inch straight + L-Rod together with the 65mm Oil filter wrench cap as shown in the pic below.
Use this to hold the Oil filter and rotate it in the anti-clockwise direction to loosen it. Again you need to place a container below the oil filter as some oil will leak from it too.
5th Step : Fit the new Oil filter
Before you fit the new oil filter into your bike you need to lubricate the rubber gasket on the filter with some new oil. Then just rotate it with your hand in the clockwise direction. Don’t over tighten it !
6th Step : Screw the oil drain bolt back
Take the new drain bolt washer, lubricate it with some new oil.
Clean the oil drain bolt thoroughly with some clean cloth. Place the washer on the drain bolt and tighten it back in clock wise direction with the 8mm Allen Key. Again remember not to over tighten.
7th Step : Fill New Engine Oil
Remove the engine oil cap in anti-clockwise direction and with the help of a funnel , fill her up with the new engine oil.
With the help of a measuring jar, fill up 1.7 liters of engine oil.
8th Step : Check for Leaks and Engine oil level
All you have to do is inspect for any leaks from the oil drain bolt side and the oil filter side. If everything is good. Just start up your bike. Let it idle for a while. Turn it off and check the engine oil level. it should be between the max and min level.
That’s it, so simple ! Hope you guy’s enjoy doing this DIY. Cheers.