Kymco XCITING 500 - Service Manual > Engine Oil


Start the engine and let it idle for 2-3 minutes.

Turn off the engine and support the scooter level surface.

Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick and wipe the oil from the dipstick with a clean cloth.

Insert the dipstick into the oil filler hole without screwing it in.

If the oil level is below or near the lower level line (1) he dipstick, add the recommended engine oil until the oil level is to the upper level line (2)


Recommended engine oil:

KYMCO 4-stroke oil or equivalent motor oil API service classification: SJ Viscosity: SAE 5W50

Other viscosities shown in the chart may be used when the average temperature in your riding area is within the indicated range.

Reinstall the filler cap/dipstick.



When running in very dusty conditions, oil changes should be performed more frequently than specified in the maintenance schedule.

Please dispose of used engine oil in a manner that is compatible with the environment. We suggest you take it in a sealed container to your local recycling center or service station for reclamation. Do not throw it in the trash or pour it on the ground or down a drain.

Used engine oil may cause skin cancer if repeatedly left in contact with the skin for prolonged periods. Although this is unlikely unless you handle used oil on a daily basis, it is still advisable to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water as soon as possible after handling used oil.

Change the engine oil with the engine at normal operating temperature and the scooter on its center stand to assure complete and rapid draining.

Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick (1) from the right crankcase cover.


Place a drain pan under the crankcase and remove the oil strainer cap.

The setting spring and oil strainer screen will come out when the oil strainer cap is removed.


Clean the oil strainer screen.

After draining the oil completely, install the strainer screen and setting spring into the engine.


Apply clean engine oil to the strainer cap threads, flange surface and a new O-ring.

Install and tighten the strainer cap with a new O-ring.

Torque: 15N*m (1.5 kgf*m, 11 lbf*ft)


Fill the crankcase with the recommended engine oil.

Oil capacity:
 2.0 liter (2.1 US qt, 1.8 lmp qt) at draining
 2.1 liter (2.2 US qt, 1.9 lmp qt) at oil filter cartridge change

Install the oil filler cap/dipstick (1).

Check the engine oil level.

Make sure there are no oil leaks.




Drain the engine oil.

Remove the rubber sleeve (2) by removing the clip (1).


Remove and discard the oil filter cartridge (3) using the special tool.

Tool: Oil filter wrench: E052


Apply clean engine oil to the new oil filter cartridge threads, flange surface and a new O-ring.

Install the new oil filter cartridge and tighten it to the specified torque.

Tool: Oil filter cartridge wrench E052

Torque: 10N*m (1 kgf*m, 7 lbf*ft)

Refill the engine oil.




Warm up the engine.

Place the scooter on its center stand.

Unlock the seat with the ignition key.

Open the seat and remove carburetor cover.

Turn the throttle stop screw as required to obtain the specified idle speed.

Idle speed: 1400+-100 rpm


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Place the scooter on its center stand. Check the coolant level through the inspection window at the left floor skirt while the engine is at the normal operating temperature. The level should be between the "F" and "L" level surface.