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2010 rs venture Gt oil change

Discussion in 'RS General Talk' started by Rich g, Dec 7, 2018 at 9:23 PM.


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  1. Rich g

    Rich g Newbie

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    Location:
    Alliston
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2010 Yamaha venture rs gt
    hello fellow yammi guys.
    I searched for quite some time on threads regarding oil changes. I did manage to find threads on drain bolts for both oil and chain case. Chaincase in tunnel behind chaincase and two oil drain plugs. Tank and bottom of engine. These threads were for other rs machines but I’m assuming they are the same. Also what is the exact procedure for oil change. Is there a oil cap on valve cover like same say? If so do I need to add oil into there? Or just into oil tank? Also what is the proper amount of oil and chaincase oil for my 2010 rs venture Gt? Thanks I’m advamce guys. Safe riding!
     
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  3. shed

    shed Extreme

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    Location:
    Northwestern Ontario
    no, just into the tank
    i used to do mine at the end of every season
    but now, every second season

    edit
    middle of the dipstick, when screwed in
    it should be just under 3 liters/quarts
     
  4. Rich g

    Rich g Newbie

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    Location:
    Alliston
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2010 Yamaha venture rs gt
    Thanks for the reply. Something that the manual doesn’t really make clear is the cap on the valve cover that was in question. Do I open it to drain the oil out first.? Sorry for the newb question. As I am a newbie to 4 stroke sleds. Also I was wondering about the yearly change. I was debating about weather I should do the oil filter. I bought this machine used from a dealer in the middle of the season last year. It was serviced. And it’s only had 500kms since the last service.
     
  5. shed

    shed Extreme

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    Location:
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    i always change the filter,
    even at 2000 miles a year, every 2nd year is often enough

    the valve cover cap is more of an inspection window
    after filling with oil
    you can start it and see through the cap hole, that oil is splashing around up there
    after the third oil change 10 years ago, i haven't even opened that cap
    me lazy, maybe not good

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    forgot chaincase
    it takes about 6-8 oz.
    quite low on the dipstick
    mine shows 2 sides on the stick
    the reverse model shows lower, even if you fill it to the other side it is only a 1/4 " or 1/2 cm. higher
    not a big deal difference/////my opinion only
     
  6. Roger

    Roger Expert

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    Location:
    Osgoode Ontario Canada
    Country:
    Canada
    Snowmobile:
    2012 RS Venture GT (power steering doesn't work when real cold)
    2006 Indy 500
    Here's what I've started to do, and will continue to do.
    I can't wait to hear all the negative remarks for my following comment.
    Comments from people that treat Yamaha engines like porcelain dolls, when they are just an engine.

    Anyway, here's what I do.

    Warm the sled, and when it's warm, shut it off.
    Remove the engine drain plug, and oil filter. Leave that tank drain plug in, as the tank is flimsy, and will distort if you remove that plug.
    Yes, the oil is hot. Hot like a McDonalds coffee, so don't sue me if you get burnt!
    Put a nice big tub under your sled.
    Now, start your sled, and let it run for 30 seconds or so.
    And NO! it's won't hurt your engine!

    Now, your reservoir is empty, and so is the engine!
     

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