I'm an idiot

Jay Loeppke jloeppke at charter.net
Wed May 13 13:43:54 PDT 2009

No reason to dump the coolant for this job.     But if you haven't  
done it for awhile it would be great preventive maintenance.

On May 13, 2009, at 3:04 PM, dominatr37 at optonline.net wrote:

> Hi Steve, and thanks for the reply. Ok did you have to dump the  
> coolant when you did this?
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 2:44:13 pm
> To: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> From: blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
> Subject: Re: I'm an idiot
> Ralph, meet idiot #2 (or #1, depending on your point of view!). I've  
> done the same thing. You need to remove whatever you need to to get  
> the oil pan beneath the engine off. I don't remember it being very  
> much stuff, the exhaust being the biggest component. The rag pieces  
> have plugged up the screen on the bottom of the oil pick-up which is  
> why the oil light is on. Do not run the engine anymore. After  
> getting the oil pan off and cleaning the screen, pan and surrounding  
> areas, don't forget to clean out behind the clutch cover and  
> ignition cover besides under the valve cover. Remember any rag you  
> don't get will end up on the screen again so get everything you can.  
> Put everything back together, change the oil and filter and give it  
> a go. I've put about 17k on it since it happened to me so it can be  
> OK if you do a thorough job of cleaning it out. Good luck.
> Steve
> ---- dominatr37 <dominatr37 at optonline.net> wrote:
>> <<Ralph,
>> Chances are the rag is plugging up the oil pump.  You will
>> need to pull the

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