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    First oil change at 100 miles today holy metal shavings

    Decided to do first oil change today and certainly glad I didn't wait untill 600 miles. Went with yamalube and oem filter. Took 1 quart and 5 oz. To bring me to just slightly under full mark.

    Think I'm gonna do another at 300 and another at 500

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    Wow. Where do I source a magnetic drain plug? I was going to put one in anyway, and after seeing that the sooner the better. I had been hoping to get a few miles on the 2011 before leaving for Big Bend and then change the oil. It only has 64 miles at the moment. I put only 1 mile on it. The roads here are solid ice out in the country and the 1 mile I did ride was about 5200 feet too far. I'm convinced now that I'm not waiting for 600 either. I don't remember having that kind of metal in the 98 when I got her, but that was a long time ago....

    So, is that normal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holdnon72 View Post

    That is pretty typical and why it is a good idea to do frequent oil changes on a new TW. The oil filter is reusable, just clean it off with the solvent of your choice.
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    Good, she's breaking-in!. What TW Brian said. Yes, change again at 300 then 500 or 600 miles. FYI, the new Oil filter's are pleated now.I also had one of the type your showing,but after several cleaning's,I went ahead and bought a new pleated one (more surface area).
    I've beat this too death in the past,but, have you noticed your oil filter cover will leak a small bit after a filter cleaning / change ?.I need to get an inch pound torque wrench (DoH).

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    Agree with TW-Brian that that metal is typical at first.

    Recently did the first oil change on the 2014 TW at exactly 200 miles with what I would have to say we're identical results.

    Plan to change again at 500 then 1,000.
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    Looks good to me especially when you consider that the engine oil is shared with the transmission.


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    Don't worry. That is not usual for a brand new TW. Change your oil frequently in the first 800 miles.

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    Same as my 2006. After break-in i switched to mobile T4 racing full synthetic. Engines quieter, less heat ping, better shiftiing, and the oil still looks like oil when I change it. In my experience, the heat of the TW turned standard oil into mud way too quickly.

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    I went with a new oem oil filter. Yup! It's pleated...didnt notice any leaks from cover yet but I didn't ride it yet. dganey when did you switch to the mobil t4 racing oil? Should I wait till about 1,500 miles? I use the mobil 1 4t oil in ny seadoo jet boat. The boat loves it!
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    As far as inch pound torque wrench...anybody have the Park TW-5 torque wrench?

    http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?IGPK=2126178332
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