Join Date: May 2009
Location: Honesdale, PA, via York, UK
Oil screen cleaning
I'm coming up on the 8,000 mile mark on my '09. According to the little owner's manual, I'm to do a valve adjustment and an oil screen cleaning. Thanks to this wonderful forum I'm a pro (well, almost) on the former, but I've never done the latter ... and a YouTube video made it look like a scary proposition (e.g., disconnect the clutch cable, meaning I probably mess up the gear shift, the need to use an impact wrench etc.) I'm HOPING one of the wise heads here will tell me I can skip this, as the screen is usually OK (not particularly dirty) if you do check it ... and I already use a magnetic oil plug, and change the oil more frequently than 1000 miles, so my oil shouldn't be particularly mucky! Maybe adding Seafoam to the oil and running the engine for ten minutes just before changing the oil would do the trick?
Blue 2009 ... a beauty!