If the normal transmission lines only need to change the engine oil, then the scooter needs more care with changing the tire oil.

So what is lubricating oil? How often to change tire oil? How to change scooter tire oil? Let’s find out with MiennamPetro in the article below!
Scooter tire oil and uses

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Lubricants are also known as gear oil, gear oil, bridge oil… This oil has a lubricating effect that helps the scooter’s rear wheel drive gears run more smoothly. According to technical experts, when operating a scooter, you need to pay as much attention to changing the tire oil regularly as you do when changing the engine oil. It is recommended that scooters have their engine oil changed every 3 times, and then the tire oil is changed once.

The fear of oil is because scooters use a stepless transmission system and are driven by belts rather than chains and gearboxes. On the rear axle, scooters use a gear system to drive the wheel axles and the oil used to lubricate them is called lube oil or transmission oil.

Uses of Lap Oil

Lubricants help lubricate the gearbox components of the scooter, reducing friction on the details each time the car moves.

Helps the details in the rear wheel gear box from rusting or oxidizing.

Dangers of not changing the oil

Since gears in the gearbox often operate at high speeds and under high loads, failure to lubricate regularly can lead to wear, create looseness, increase the impact between gears, generate noise And reduce the transmission power. If this condition lasts for a long time, it will rapidly increase the wear, the more noise, and even cause the gears to break, crumble and slip, making the car undriveable.

According to the survey, there are some cases where engine oil (engine oil) is used instead of tire oil. Using engine oil for this purpose is not very efficient because scooter gear oil is more viscous than engine oil, but not 2 or 3 times more! Scooter gear oil has EP additives while engine oil does not, scooter GO does not have friction reducing additives but engine oil does, SCO does not have detergent/dispersant additives, engine oil can be used.

For scooters due to its special structure, the automatic transmission has a low vent pipe, so water can easily enter, causing the oil to turn from yellow to milky and reducing lubricity. The gears will quickly be destroyed and cause a loud howling and a lot of gas.

For Vespa scooters, to check, just take off the gearbox dipstick and you can see if the oil is in abnormal condition. And on cars like Honda and Yamaha, you can remove the screws to check. If there is water ingress, it is best to change the tire oil. It is important to further check if the transmission vents are in the correct position.

Sometimes there is also a seal leak and the oil gets into the transmission belt area, causing the belt to slide and the oil to be lost, causing the transmission to not function as well as it should.

In many cases, after inspection, the transmission gear set is still worn or chipped and must be replaced. It is known that the cost of replacing the gear set is very expensive, about VND6 million for a high-end car like Honda SH and VND1 million to VND2 million for other models such as Honda Airblade or Lead or SCR. It is necessary to take the car for inspection after it enters the watery place.

Engineers suggest that customers using scooters should check regularly, change tire oil and maintain the vehicle regularly. If the engine sounds loud or howling, the engine is rougher than usual and inert, it is necessary to check the car as soon as possible.

When to change the tire oil?

Usually, scooters need to change the engine oil (engine oil) when the vehicle is running about 1500 to 2000 km and the tire oil after about 5000-6000 km (3 engine oil changes / 1 tire oil change). . Especially when the vehicle is flooded with water, or water enters the rear wheel transmission, it is necessary to replace the tire oil immediately to avoid damage and reduce the service life of the transmission.

Oil condition

When using a scooter, the oil condition of the vehicle should be checked regularly. Depending on the color of the oil, you will know if it should be replaced. Among other things.

If the oil is black or dark brown, then this is a sign of poor quality oil. If you continue to use this oil, the parts will wear out quickly. Therefore, if you see this condition in your oil, you should change it immediately.

If the oil is milky white, this means that there is water in it. At this point, the properties of the ring oil have been lost. Therefore, if you see this condition in the oil, you should take your car to a repair shop and have the staff clean it, change the oil and check the operation of the lap oil.

If the oil is bright yellow and clear, it is safe to continue using it.

The following should be noted, when the vehicle enters deep water, the vehicle needs to be inspected. And the transmission oil and scooter oil should be changed regularly according to the standard.

Depending on the type of scooter and the actual operating conditions of the vehicle, the technician will recommend the proper type of oil and the regular schedule. Changing the tire oil is a simple and inexpensive process, but if not taken care of, the life of the tires as well as the vehicle’s drivetrain can be greatly reduced. As a rule of thumb, tire oil should be changed for every three engine oil changes.

Choosing Tire Oil and How to Change Tire Oil for Scooters

The type of lubricant currently on the market for use in scooters is usually tubular, and the viscosity is usually SAE 80W-90.

It is also important to choose the right transmission fluid for your vehicle. Lubricant manufacturers recommend using gear oils that meet API GL-5, SAE 80W-90 standards to lubricate the transmission of your scooter. The price of each type of lubricant varies from VND20,000 to VND40,000 per tube, depending on the type.

How to change tires properly

Prepare tools for changing tire oil.

– Key or tube 12

– Chest or jar to store old oil

– Bottles or tubes of lubricant purchased at auto parts stores range from 120ml to 280ml depending on the type of vehicle. The oil store staff will advise you on whether 1 or 2 tubes are appropriate for your car.

The way to determine the sticky screw is simple: at the end of the pan block location near the rear axle, you will find two screws with extra long sideburns that are the two sticky screws, the high one is open. To pour the oil in, the low one lies, and that one is to drain the oil out.

After determining the location of the screws, the next thing to do is to use tube 12 to remove the one located in a lower position first. After removing it, immediately put the old oil can in so as not to let the oil flow onto the very slippery floor. Then remove the screw located in the higher position.

The next thing to do is the opposite of the original, you have to reinstall the screw located in the lower position first. My advice is to tighten the screws with moderate force when reinstalling, neither too heavy nor too light. Snail teeth are always a serious problem.

After that, you take care to screw in the drain screw and remove the intake screw in the higher position to fill it with new lubricant.

The experience of professional mechanics is that when reinstalling, you tighten the screws with moderate force, not too strong and not too light. Flushed snail teeth, also called threaded teeth, are an extremely serious problem.

Note: When adding oil to the rim of the scooter, you should squeeze slowly and not forcefully so that the oil does not spray on the ground and take time to clean.

After lubrication, the last thing to do is of course to tighten the screws. Remember to make a few more turns to allow the oil to flow evenly in the oil chamber and not to have a buildup.