GIXXER OIL PAN WEAKNESS

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Old 04-26-2006, 12:37 PM
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[ I HAVE AN 05 GIXXER 600 AND I CHANGED MY OIL RECENTLY AN WHEN I WAS PUTTING THE DRAIN PLUG BACK IN I ----HAND TIGHTENED THE PLUG AN PUT THE WRENCH ON THE BOLT TO SNUG IT UP AN THE DAMN THING CRACKED THE OIL PAN---WENT TO DEALERSHIP THINKING IT WOULD BE A WARRANTY ISSUE---BUTT---APPERENTLY THIS IS A VERY VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE NEWER GIXXERS-- ENOUGH OF A PROBLEM THAT THE OIL PANS ARE ON 3 TO 4 WEEK BACK ORDER OUT OF EVERY WHAREHOUSE----BASICLY IM LOOKING TO SEE WHO ELSE HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM----CAUSE IF ITS THAT BAD SUZUKI SHOULD DO SOMETHING TO CORRECT THIS---HEY AT LEAST PUBLISH THE TORQUE SPECS IN THE OWNERS MANUAL IF ITS GONNA CRACK EVERYTIME I MESS W IT--BOTTOM LINE I HAVE NO WHEELS FOR A FEW WEEKS ALL OVER POOR MANUFACTURING---------------------------------PLEASE RESPOND
 
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:46 PM
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TO AD TO MY POST ABOUT MY OIL PAN CRACKING I FOUND OUT THE TORQUE SPECS FOR THE DRAIN PLUG--------------------------------------------------------------------16.5 16.5 16.5 16.5FT\LBS
 
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:54 PM
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i just bought the 06 gixxer....and i am about to change the oil for the first time...
thanks for posting...i am going to be sure to be easy with the plug....sorry to hear about your problem.
Suzuki should be responsible for the pan, it is a manufacturer defect
 
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:16 PM
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WAS THIS COVERED UNDER THE WARRANTY? I DID THE SAME THING. TIGHTENED TOO MUCH THAT IT CRACKED THE WEAK ALUMINUM OIL PAN.
 
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