How to Check the Oil in a Scooter

by Chris Gilliland
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Whether your scooter is powered by a, two-stroke motor or four-stroke motor, it relies on oil to lubricate its internal moving components. This requires your scooter to contain a certain amount of oil, that if left to diminish will create premature engine wear. Most scooter manufacturers have provided amenities to help you check the oil level.

Step 1

Start the motor and let it warm up to provide an accurate reading of the oil level. Turn the motor off once the scooter has warmed up.

Step 2

Lift the scooter into an upright, vertical position. Place the scooter on its center stand, if it is equipped.

Step 3

Remove oil filler cap and wipe the dip stick clean with a clean towel or rag. Take note of the oil level indicators marked on the dip stick, these will be used to tell if the oil is correctly filled or if more oil is required.

Step 4

Reinsert the dip stick into the oil tank and pull it back out immediately. Take note of where the oil level is in relation to the indicators on the dip stick. In most cases, the oil should be half- to three-quarters of the way up the dip stick.

Step 5

Add more oil as necessary, using a funnel to slowly pour oil into the engine. Check the oil level again and repeat as necessary.

Replace the oil filler cap, tightening it securely to prevent it from vibrating loose.

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