How to Change the Oil on a Suzuki TU250X
Got a little spare time, a few tools, and a Suzuki motorcycle that needs an oil change? You came to the right place!
Follow the step-by-step guide below and watch the video above to learn how to do an oil change on a Suzuki TU250X motorcycle.
Tools and Parts Needed - Suzuki TU250X Oil Change
- 3/8th ratchet
- 18mm socket
- 8mm socket
Changing the Oil on a Suzuki TU250X
Step 1. Crank up the engine and run it for a couple of minutes to warm the oil.
PRO TIP: The heat will thin the oil out a bit to make it easier to drain.
Step 2. Turn off the engine, and remove the oil fill cap on the crankcase to allow the engine to breathe as it drains.
Step 3. Get a drain pan underneath the engine, and locate the drain bolt at the bottom of the crankcase. Remove the bolt using an 18mm socket.
NOTE: Be careful not to lose the crush washer on the bolt.
Step 4. Remove the three 8mm bolts holding the oil filter cover, followed by the cover itself, as the engine oil drains.
NOTE: The oil filter cover is located just below the oil fill cap opening.
Step 5. Remove the oil filter after the engine oil has drained completely.
Step 6. Install the new oil filter.
NOTE: There is a rubber grommet on one side of the filter, and that must be on the side of the filter facing into the engine. If you install the filter and the grommet is facing out, you have installed the filter the wrong way.
Step 7. Replace the oil filter cover, and tighten the three 8mm bolts holding it in place.
PRO TIP: There's not a torque specification here, so just tighten it nice and snug without overtightening.
Step 8. Replace the drain bolt.
NOTE: Make sure the crush washer is still on the bolt to avoid leaks, and don't overtighten it.
Step 9. Fill the engine with oil.
NOTE: Suzuki specifies that the TU250X takes 1.5 quarts of 10W40 oil.
Step 10. Replace the fill cap, and run the engine for a couple of minutes to circulate the oil. Next, stop the engine and check the oil level. Top off the oil if necessary.
NOTE: On our sight glass, we can see the level is right in the middle between low and full, so our TU250X is ready to ride.
The steps to change the oil on any Suzuki motorcycle are more or less the same. However, if you want to see an alternate take for a different Suzuki model, watch the video below to see how to change the oil on a GSXR 750.