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How Much Oil Does a Yamaha 250cc Engine Hold?

by Doug Bennett

The Yamaha 250cc engine is a popular choice for sport and recreational motorcycle riders. While the specifications differ slightly from model to model, Yamaha 250cc engines generally use between 1.3 and 1.4 liters of oil.

2010 Yamaha 250R and 250X

The 2010 Yamaha 250R and 250X have 250cc, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC engines. These engines operate with a 77.0mm bore, 53.66mm stroke and 11.8:1 compression ratio. The 250R and 250X engines require 1.4 liters of oil.

2010 Yamaha XT250

The 2010 Yamaha XT250 has a 249cc, air-cooled, single cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC engine. The engine operates with a 74.0mm bore, 58.0mm stroke and 9.50:1 compression ratio. The XT250 engine requires 1.3 liters of oil.

Recommended Oil

Yamaha recommends the use of SAE 10W30, SAE 10W-40, SAE 10W-50, SAE 20W-40 and SAE 20W-50 oil for temperatures between 10 and 70, 10 and 110, 10 and 120, 50 and 110, and 50 and 120 degrees, respectively.


About the Author

Doug Bennett has been researching and writing nonfiction works for more than 20 years. His books have been distributed worldwide and his articles have been featured in numerous websites, newspapers and regional publications. Bennett's background includes experience in law enforcement, the military, sound reinforcement and vehicle repair/maintenance.

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