If you didn’t change your oil last fall before storing it away for winter, it’s seriously time to do it now. Obviously I’m talking to the 4-stroke crowd here and not the 2-stroke community. Need further proof that your oil needs changing – look at it’s color and smell it.
If your scooter engine oil looks black and smells burnt, the scoot is way overdue for an engine oil change. It’s time to remove all those impurities floating around in the oil too.
Changing the engine oil isn’t all that hard for the do-it yourself mechanic. It does help to have the shop manual. That too may be useless if it’s written in Italian or poorly translated English.
If you have a Vespa ET4 scooter with a Leader engine, you are in luck. During the course of several oil changes I wrote down what I actually used and how I performed my scooter oil changes. I even took pictures to give some visuals.
If you need an ET4 oil change procedure, it’s been posted in three spots.
The first oil change article was posted on April 29, 2009 and can be found at:
I made some revisions and posted the revised article on May 13, 2009 and can be found at:
I made a step-by-step picture guide on July 13, 2010 and is published online at:
Allow plenty of time the first time attempting an oil change. If you try to rush it, you’ll probably wind up with used oil all over your garage floor. If anything is confusing, let me know and I’ll make revisions.
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