Kawasaki J300 - Service manual > Oil Filter Replacement
- Drain the engine oil (see Engine Oil Change).
Oil Filter Cap [A]
- Replace the oil filter with a new one.
- Apply engine oil to the grommet [A].
- Install the oil filter so that the grommet faces to the engine side.
- Replace the oil filter cap O-ring [A] with a new one.
- Apply grease to the O-ring and install it.
- Install the spring [B].
- Install the oil filler cap and tighten it securely.
Torque - Oil Filter Cap: 9.3 N*m (0.95 kgf*m, 82 in*lb)
- Pour in the specified type and amount of oil (see Engine Oil Change).
Oil Screen Inspection
- Remove the both right and left oil screens (see Oil Screen Removal in the Engine Lubrication System chapter).
- Check the oil screens [A] carefully for any damage, holes, and broken
If the screen is damaged, replace it.
- Clean the screen of the oil strainers with a high flash-point solvent and remove any particles stuck to them.
- While cleaning the screens, check for any metal particles that might indicate internal engine damage.
WARNING Gasoline and low flash-point solvents can be flammable and/or explosive and cause severe burns. Clean the screen in a well-ventilated area, and take care that there are no sparks or flame anywhere near the working area; this includes any appliance with a pilot light. Do not use gasoline or a low flash-point solvent to clean the screen.
Breather Hose Inspection
- Check the breather hose [A].
Replace the breather hose if any fraying, cracks or bulges are noticed.
Warm up the engine thoroughly so that the oil will pick up any sediment and drain easily. Then stop the engine. Place an oil pan beneath the engine. Remove the oil filler cap/dipstick [A]. Remove the engine oil drain bolt [A] from the bottom of the engine, and let the oil drain completely. Replace the drain bolt assy with a new one. Install the new drain bolt. Tighten: Torque - Engine Oil Drain Bolt: 25 N*m (2.5 kgf*m, 18 ft*lb) Pour in the specified type and amount of oil.
Air Pressure Inspection Remove the air valve cap. Measure the tire air pressure with an air pressure gauge [A] when the tires are cold (that is, when the motorcycle has not been ridden more than a mile during the past 3 hours). Install the air valve cap.