DIY: Royal Enfield Himalayan oil change


Although not a troublesome job, having the appropriate instruments and components assist. Ought to assist DIYers on the right way to substitute the engine oil of your Himalayan in your house.

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Election day without work, coupled with a couple of components availability on the proper time meant it was the appropriate time for the oil change, which was overdue.

Although not a troublesome job, having the appropriate instruments and components assist. Ought to assist DIYers on the right way to substitute the engine oil of your Himalayan in your house.

Fast Stat on the Bike

  • RE Himalayan BS IV Snow White
  • KMS clocked 9k KMS

Components required

  • New Oil Filter 1 Nos
  • New Oil Filter Cowl Gasket 1 Nos
  • Drain bolt copper washer 1 Nos

Filter comp, Engine oil

PART NO: 574297/D

Gasket cap oil filter

PART NO: 574672/A


1. Begin off by warming up the engine, this helps the oil to be much less viscous. This course of helps particularly if you stay at locations the place ambient temps are lower than 19 deg C. Living proof, I stay in Ooty, therefore the engine was absolutely “warmed” up earlier than draining the oil.

2. Instruments required: 21 mm ratchet and eight mm T deal with or 8 mm 1/4 ratchet set. I’ve used a T as you may see from the picture.

21 MM ratchet and extension to take away the principle drain bolt.

8 mm T or ratchet to take away the smaller bolts of each the oil filter cowl on the appropriate and the drain cum strainer cowl bolts on the left.

Within the picture beneath, you may see the 2 8 mm bolts on the left and proper, and the principle drain bolt 21 mm within the center.

Professional Tip: At all times take away the principle drain bolt first, drain the oil. Then take away the 8 mm bolts to entry the strainer. Eradicating the 8 mm bolts immediately will end in a royal mess.

After eradicating the drain bolt, tilt the bike in direction of the left to ensure the engine oil easily flows into the drain pan. You possibly can see the mess it had created as a result of me dropping the drain bolt as a result of warmth of the oil. Oil is hotter than what the engine feels to the touch. As soon as drained, take away the 2 8 mm bolts holding the strainer cowl as mentioned above, eradicating this ends in entry to the strainer which is saved on the paper, as you may see within the picture beneath.

A more in-depth take a look at the strainer. Gotta say, fairly impressed with the muck filtration. 101% clear. Completely shocked and impressed. No marvel RE topped the charts in clear manufacturing. You consider it if you see it. Effectively, I gotta say I witnessed it right now. Extra on that right here:

A extra nearer look. Nope, nothing. Completely not a grime. Completely happy soul to say the least:

A more in-depth take a look at the drained oil. Fast perception in regards to the oil, the bike was lubed with Motul 7100 10w50 then. Although the efficiency was good, Motuls all the time tend to grow to be watery. No complaints right here, the oil served for greater than 4,000 km with no fuss with occasional onerous shifts right here and there, which is an indication your oil is used up.

Shifting over to the appropriate facet of the difficulty. Right here we undo the three 8 mm bolts to entry the oil filter.

Fairly neat oil filter to say the least. Once more no complaints right here.

Professional Tip: At all times be sure you substitute your oil filter no matter if you change the oil. Oil filters are low-cost and so they assist your engine last more, its cleaner and the professionals outweigh that laziness to go to that ATM machine. New oil filter goes in together with new oil filter cowl gasket (that triangle gasket). Oil filter prices Rs. 99 and the triangle oil filter gasket is Rs. 10. Sure, you learn that proper. I purchased a pack of two and it was Rs. 10 for 2. So, components are low-cost, ain’t they! Furthermore, with an RE, you undoubtedly want peace of thoughts.

Professional Tip: Be sure to pre-lube the oil filter earlier than putting in. My apply is to dunk the filter for a couple of seconds, instantly set up it again contained in the recess to the place it belongs. Helps throughout begin up. Here is me dunking it in!

Course of 2

The refill course of. RE recommends 2 liters of engine oil each consecutive oil change, which was adopted religiously. Be sure to substitute the copper washer for the drain bolt.

Here is the bike’s sight window after pouring in precisely 1 liter of contemporary oil after draining each ml of potential outdated oil, the very best I might.

1 liter being poured in:

Sight window after pouring in precisely 1 liter of contemporary engine oil:

In goes one other one liter (making it two liters):

Tada! That is full two liters of contemporary engine oil, with the oil filter pre-lubed and the bike on the middle stand and that is how the sight window seems to be. Satisfying! That is the way it all takes care of the whole lot’s cleaned and stuffed in.

PRO TIP: And final however not the least, be sure you take further 15 minutes to scrub the portico, in order that you do not get poisoned for lunch by wifey later.

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