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'16 ZX-10R KRT
Yeah, that plan won't do anything. It's a dry sump. Putting the pan back on it full of oil won't do anything. The crank will never come in contact with the oil. The only thing that would do is possibly get the 4th cylinder connecting rod a little on it as it flows to the sump when you fill it. That's it.Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Alright well the new flywheel should be here Friday, along with new header crush gaskets and a new oil pickup screen. I tried to soak and clean my current pick up screen but there is a few specks still in there that I could pick out if I wanted to, but I cant see the middle part of the screen to see what else may be in there so I decided to not take the chance and just ordered a new one.
So in other words, I'm about to button it back together. I did not check the rod bearing caps but I did get up under the bike with a LED light and inspected the oil pump rotation. I rotated the crank slowly and inspected the oil pump gear and lobe, it looks spotless in there. I'm on the fence about pulling the clutch basket and pulling the oil pump out after the incident earlier this year with my clutch basket. I know it doesn't say much but the rest of the internals look super clean. What concerned me though is I ran a magnet over the crankshaft lobe closest to the flywheel. I did pull a small spec of metal off the lobe with a magnet, but for what it's worth that lobe is mostly closed off from the rest of the crankshaft as there is a case wall that separates them. It makes sense to me that part of that stator got through the case and stuck directly to that crankshaft lobe without going through the oil system.
So this big question for me right now is oil/startup. My buddy recommended putting the oil pan back on, pour the 3.7 quarts of some fresh oil in there, let it sit in the pan for a minute and then drain it through a screen/filter while it is draining, check the screen and then put the oil back in there and repeat the process. I was thinking I could even manually rotate the crank a couple of times off the flywheel bolt.
Then drop the oil pan and check the oil pan. If all good, put it all back together and put fresh oil in there and start it up.