I'm an idiot

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Thu May 14 07:58:54 PDT 2009

...and probably corrode every surface in the engine.

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From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Jonathon Jay
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:02 PM
To: dominatr37 at optonline.net; blackgpz at rochester.rr.com; Kawasaki GPZ1100
Subject: RE: I'm an idiot

Forget Gunk motor flush. Wife and I were at Lowe's shopping for plumbing
stuff and saw a Draino type product that claims to dissolve ANY organic
meterial, even sanitary napkiins. Bet that would turn the rag to goo enough
to at least drain it out the oil pan drain plug.



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> Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 15:04:32 -0500
> From: dominatr37 at optonline.net
> Subject: Re: I'm an idiot
> To: blackgpz at rochester.rr.com; gpzlist at micapeak.com
> 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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