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Oil change on cruiser 80

Post  Sgtbiro on Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:13 pm

Hi all have just gone to change the oil on my recently acquired cruiser 80 i have read the FB instruction book on how to do this and was wondering if anyone could translate it in to English for me as i dont understand it, it just does not make any sense. can anyone give me a step by step guide please.

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Post  Bigjim on Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:00 pm

which oil are you changing? Gearbox or chain case?
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Re: Oil change on cruiser 80

Post  Sgtbiro on Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:30 pm

Hi Bigjim will probs change both, think i got some idea on the gearbox, is the oil level plug screwed in or just a push fit. But have not got a clue on the other one.

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Post  Bigjim on Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:14 pm

Look underneath the gearbox side. there will be a drain plug. Make sure you use a new fibre washer. refilling is like the AMC 4 four strokes, the small cover for the clutch cable. the "oval" disc on the gearbox side, with 2 small screws, is where new oil should go in. Re the chaincase, there is a Fill level plug.
It wouldn't surprise me to think that draining the chaincase involves taking it off. There must be an opening that screws or otherwise in the chaincase, to fill it up again. You have the AMC engine, do you have a manual?
Looking on the net, you have to take off the FB nameplate on the chaincase cover (3 screws) this allows access to the large hole, through which you add oil.
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Re: Oil change on cruiser 80

Post  Sgtbiro on Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:00 am

Bigjim wrote:Look underneath the gearbox side. there will be a drain plug.  Make sure you use a new fibre washer. refilling is like the AMC 4 four strokes, the small cover for the clutch cable.  the "oval" disc on the gearbox side, with 2 small screws, is where new oil should go in.  Re the chaincase, there is a Fill level plug.
It wouldn't surprise me to think that draining the chaincase involves taking it off.  There must be an opening that screws or otherwise in the chaincase, to fill it up again.  You have the AMC engine, do you have a manual?
Looking on the net, you have to take off the FB nameplate on the chaincase cover (3 screws) t
his allows access to the large hole, through which you add oil.

Cheers Jim, with the information you have given me and what i have been able to get out of the instruction book i think i have it sorted now, Thanks for your help it is very much appreciated.

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Re: Oil change on cruiser 80

Post  Ted Snook on Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:04 pm

The small cover on the RH side of the machine is removed (2 screws) and Oil filled here. The level screw is immediately behind and looks like one of the gearbox end support screws, but if it helps, the level should be on the centre the gearbox shaft. The clutch case oil goes in when the side plate in the chain case is removed and the level is below that. Oil grades would originally have been something like Castrol Grand Prix SAE50 (don't use Hypoid oil), although not critical, better heavier than too light. Chaincase; I use the same, although some use thinner . Again not critical, but if you have leaks, then thin oil won't stay in as long.
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Re: Oil change on cruiser 80

Post  Sgtbiro on Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:36 am

Ted Snook wrote:The small cover on the RH side of the machine is removed (2 screws) and Oil filled here.  The level screw is immediately behind and looks like one of the gearbox end support screws, but if it helps, the level should be on the centre the gearbox shaft.  The clutch case oil goes in when the side plate in the chain case is removed and the level is below that.  Oil grades would originally have been something like Castrol Grand Prix SAE50 (don't use Hypoid oil), although not critical, better heavier than too light.  Chaincase; I use the same, although some use thinner .  Again not critical, but if you have leaks, then thin oil won't stay in as long.

Hi Ted thanks for the info it really helps, just need to go and get my hands dirty now.
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