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2015 Yamaha YZ250F Oil and Filter Change

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    • Place the dirt bike on a level dirt bike stand. This can be dangerous due to the weight of the dirt bike, so use caution. If necessary, request the help of an additional person to lift the dirt bike up and place the frame rails on the bike stand face where it is stable and balanced.

    • Place an appropriate oil catchment container under the stand.

    • The oil drain bolt location is just under the the dirt bike, and above the oil container.

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    • Put the nitrile gloves on.

    • Using a 12mm socket and 1/2" drive ratchet wrench, remove the oil drain bolt by turning it counterclockwise.

    • Allow oil to drain to the oil catchment container.

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    • While the oil is draining, use a 8mm socket and 1/4" drive ratchet wrench to remove the two bolts on the oil filter cover on the right side of the dirt bike.

    • Rotate the oil filter cover so that it can easily be removed.

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    • Firmly grasp and remove the oil filter cover by pulling on the tabs where the bolt holes are located. Use caution, as a small amount of oil may drip from the oil filter housing.

    • Once the oil filter cover is removed, take note of the position of the oil filter.

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    • Remove and inspect the oil filter for any abnormalities (i.e., metal shavings, cloudy oil) as these are indicative of severe engine problems.

    • Place the used oil filter on the oil catchment container to allow for complete drainage.

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    • Dab your finger in old oil and smear it on the rubber surfaces of the filter to ensure a proper seal.

    • Place a new oil filter in the oil filter housing in the same orientation that it was removed.

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    • Replace the oil filter by lining up the bolt holes.

    • Use the 8mm socket and 1/4" drive ratchet wrench to tighten the two bolts.

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    • Replace the oil drain bolt using the 12mm socket and 1/2" drive ratchet wrench.

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    • Remove the oil fill cap located on the left side of the dirt bike.

    • Locate the oil level sight glass.

    • Pour oil into the oil fill nozzle until the oil level is located between the horizontal lines on the oil level sight glass.

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    • Replace the oil fill cap.

Conclusion

Once these steps are completed, the oil change for the dirt bike is complete. Before riding, idle the dirt bike for a few minutes to ensure complete oil coverage throughout the engine. Used engine oil can be brought to recycling centers or disposed of in hazardous waste facilities. Please view the attached documents for a complete guide of safely disposing of engine oil.

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