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Offline sport rider

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C10 Oil Pan Replacement
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:45:36 am »
my oil drain plug is seeping.  I have the washer on it as usual.  have to torque the crap out of it to get it to stop.  I have a spare motor and wonder if it's the pan and not the plug.  any hidden mysteries to changing the oil pan?  I've not done it before, so not sure what is under the covers.

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Re: C10 Oil Pan Replacement
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 12:31:37 pm »
Not difficult once you get the headers out of the way.
Clean EVERYTHING thoroughly before reassembly.
Be sure to use a new gasket.
Lots of bolts, pay attention to what goes where
and don’t lose any crush washers.

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Re: C10 Oil Pan Replacement
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 02:13:20 pm »
thanks!  headers are already off.  I've got a donor motor to take one off of.  I'll start with removal there and be sure I don't run into problems.  I think I'll get the power washer out first and be sure the block is nice and clean.

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Re: C10 Oil Pan Replacement
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 02:28:41 pm »
Wrap some Teflon tape around your plug {below the washer} and screw it in.
As you install the plug, the tape will be pushed up into the ID of the washer.
No more leak.

Do NOT torque the heck out of it. That is a sure way to strip the aluminum threads.

If the aluminum threads are poor already, Oversized plugs can be bought at auto supplies in 1/4 mm steps.
Just take your plug to a shop and match.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: C10 Oil Pan Replacement
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2019, 03:32:15 pm »
Have you tried using a thin rubber type seal washer under the copper washer?

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Re: C10 Oil Pan Replacement
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 04:28:06 pm »
The oil pan is not a simple bolt on and we're done deal.

There are some things that need to be lined up properly between the crankcase and the oil pan upon installation. 

Under:  Crankcase fiche:
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motorcycle/2000/concours-zg1000-a15/crankcase

32033   32033-1201   PIPE,MAIN GALLARY - including Orings
32033A   32033-1202   PIPE - including Orings
92075   92075-1785   DAMPER,PIPE
92190   92190-1075   TUBE


Under:  Oil Pump/Oil Filter fiche:
https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/kawasaki/motorcycle/2000/concours-zg1000-a15/oil-pump-oil-filter

49065   49065-1066   (Sump) FILTER-OIL   -  The top of this clips onto one of the oil pipes listed in the first section
92043B   92043-1213   PIN,18X20X12  (the one on the bottom of the oil pump)


I'm recalling the involved parts from memory and looking at the fiche's.

There MAY also be an external oil line that connects to the Oil pan from the crankcase too - but I don't recall exactly right now.  Check to be sure.

Study where these parts are on dis-assembly and make sure they are in place when the new oil pan goes on.





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Re: C10 Oil Pan Replacement
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 01:39:11 pm »
thanks all for your input.  I'll try something on the bolt to seal it up first.  in the mean time, I may dive into removal from the spare motor and see just how much do-do I get into.