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Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« on: January 07, 2015, 09:30:30 pm »
Has anyone tried running two liters of oil in a 690 - or maybe a little more?

More oil is always better than less oil - lubrication and cooling.

Just wondering because some engines will allow a nice increase from what the manual recommends without issues.

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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 06:39:42 am »
I hope you mean 2 quarts?

I have stuck pretty close to the recommended amount. I go over a bit, but nowhere near 2 quarts.

We'll see what everyone else has to say.

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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 07:34:05 am »
The 690 manual says 1.7 liters or 1.8 quarts, they are pretty close.  1 liter is just over a quart at 33.814 Oz.

I have a Husky 511 where the manual says 900 ml, but I usually put in 1300 ml and all has been good to date.


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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 10:17:00 am »
Then I'd say you'll be fine.

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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 11:55:00 am »
I run oil just over the top of the site glass.  Using the theory that more oil runs cooler.  If the engine does not like it, it will spit it out.  Same goes for the cooling system.
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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 09:45:16 pm »
mcrider-
Do you fill the 690 to the top of the sight glass when cool?  If so, do you get any oil blow-by into the air filter housing when you do extended highway or high speed runs??
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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 12:54:14 pm »
yes when cool.  I have not had any problems.
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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2015, 10:21:09 pm »
I've been running 2,000 CC's without issue.  Nothing in the air filter from blow by. 

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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2015, 06:52:28 pm »
Still going strong on the Motul 10w60. $46, free shipping off eBay for a 4L jug. Good stuff 😎
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Re: Can you run 2-liters of oil? Or more?
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 09:11:45 pm »
The racing guys all recommend a lighter weight oil for KTM motors - Zip Ty Racing recommends Mobile 1 0-40 oil.  You can get this stuff at Wally World for about $24 for 5 liters.  I just kind of get crazy when someone tells me I need to use $20+ a liter oil.....I also don't buy off on a 6,000 mile oil change interval as well....Buy good oil, use a stainless steel mesh oil filter(s) and change the oil often.