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Old 03-08-2011, 06:01 AM   #11
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. I also found where the oil screen is located but the bolt was on there tight and I didnt have the 23mm i needed to get it off. Only 22, 24, and everything else. What luck. Guess ill try again tommorow.
Be really cautious with that bolt; they can get siezed and if you round off the corners or bust the head off, you're screwed. At a minimum, get some penetrating oil (like PB Blaster) and use a SIX sided socket or box wrench. The 16-sided wrenches won't get as good a grip as the 6-sided, and may round your bolt head. Don't even consider a Cresent or other adjustable. It's worth buying a wrench just for this job; you'll use it later for oil changes anyway.

If it's really stuck, you can use a propane torch to gently warm the area around the bolt. That will expand the bolt hole and allow the penetrating oil better access.
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:07 AM   #12
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I also found where the oil screen is located but the bolt was on there tight and I didnt have the 23mm i needed to get it off. Only 22, 24, and everything else. What luck. Guess ill try again tommorow.
I think you should not worry about that at the moment.

You probably should change the oil again after a hunderd miles or so.......when it's good and warm......and you can check the screen at that time.

If you have to buy a 23mm socket, be sure it's a 6-point. If they are really tight a 12-point one might just chew the ears off.
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