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IZYSCOOT tutorial #6: Changing the oil on a scooter


The oil allows good lubrication of your scooter (and therefore, its proper functioning). Used oil is black, and no longer fulfills its functions. If so, you need to change it…in other words, drain it. On video, with Izyscoot, we explain to you how to drain your scooter in 5 steps.

Before getting started…

To know WHEN change the oil, we advise you to take a look at the maintenance booklet for your scoot. Everything is noted there: rhythm, quantity and quality.

Before changing the scooter oil, provide a tank of around 3 liters to collect the oil. FYI, the MP3 500 drained in this video contains 1.7 liters of oil. Better to use a specific recovery bin to avoid any pollution.

Change your scooter oil in 5 steps

  1. Empty the drain oil
  2. Clean the strainer
  3. Replace the oil filter
  4. Replace the oil
  5. Check levels

1. Drain the drain oil

Place the drain pan under the drain plug, unscrew the plug, and allow the oil to drain naturally.

2. Clean the strainer

Remove the strainer which is used to retain micro-residue, dust particles and scrap metal. Clean it and the drain plug with a brake cleaner. Caution: when removing the plug, do not lose the drain plug seal. Once everything is cleaned, replace the strainer, gasket and cap.

3. Replace the oil filter

For a complete scooter drain, unscrew the oil filter and remove it. Oil the edge of the new filter, to prevent it from sticking and to increase its tightness, and screw it into its housing.

4. Replace the oil

Refer to your scooter's maintenance booklet to find out which oil to use, in what quantity and at what rate. Fill your crankcase with the new oil, and be careful to respect the recommended quantity.

5. Check levels

Before hitting the road again, check the oil level using the check rod (and adjust if necessary). Transparent, clean, your oil is 100% optimal again.

A motorcycle ? Discover our video article on motorcycle oil change.

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Mathilde Tay

Independent writer for 5 years, I have been a “dependent” biker for 4 years. Yes, I'm the one we sometimes call "sandbag", the one who takes videos while her husband enjoys riding his motorbike on the roads and under the California sun. A fan of trail road trips, I'm also a fan of old bikes. The ultimate dream? That my husband finally sees the potential seduction of the sidecar, or riding his hands on the handlebars of a Triumph Speed ​​Twin my dad's age (1946)

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