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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:50 am 
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I'm trying to change the oil for the first time on my 2003 Scarabeo 150, and I'm running into two problems.

First, the drain plug seems to require a very special wrench. A 5.5 millimeter allen wrench sort of fits, but there's a lot of slop. The wrench required, it looks like, would probably have some kind of star configuration. There isn't one in the Aprilia tool kit that came with the scoot. Does anyone know what it is I need?

Second, the cap on the oil filter is incredibly difficult to get to. With a great deal of yogic twisting of my wrist and arm, I was able to loosen the bolt on the right. The other one I can't get to at all. Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:03 am 
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maybe one these
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... adCell=P11

or this
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... 000P?mv=rr

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:21 am 
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I have both of those tools, but neither would do any good. Thanks anyhow!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:28 am 
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Haven't changed mine yet, they've just done it during my 600-mile service. But reading the manual and looking at it, I expect it will be difficult as you say, access-wise. Definitely ask a dealer about the wrenches.


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Ah, don't you just love the way Italians design some things. Sounds like the Fiat Sports Coupe I once had. Remove 20 parts to replace one. Or drop the entire rear axle to replace the shocks :twisted:

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Their design of the female form is impeccable, however.


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Is this what you're looking for?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:36 pm 
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Yeah, I may need one of those. Sure looks handy. But I haven't even got that far yet. I'm still trying to get the cover off so I can access the damn filter.


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joeyharrison wrote:
Yeah, I may need one of those. Sure looks handy. But I haven't even got that far yet. I'm still trying to get the cover off so I can access the damn filter.

are you talking about a torx(or however you spell that) when you said something about having to use an allen key in a star-shaped hole?

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Go to Autozone they have a cheap torx bit set that are guaranteed for life and I know cause I snapped one and I returned it and they replaced it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:12 am 
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Okay, I solved the first problem. I went to Autozone and found the star-shaped tool necessary to unscrew the drain plug. But I'm left with the more vexing problem of getting the cap off that covers the oil filter. It looks as though I need to remove the exhaust pipe or buy some very exotic tool that can twist itself around tight corners. Isn't there anyone with some experience who can offer a little guidance?


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Did you check youir manual first? I would think if you call Aprilia or a dealer they might be able to help, although service and timeliness is definitely not their strength.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:52 pm 
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The manual is rather short on how-to and long on the sort of warnings that were no doubt inserted upon recommendation of the legal department. I swear, half the text on every page is bold-print warnings. It's very annoying. I'm hoping that some third party will someday put out a useful Scarabeo manual. Until then, I'm groping in the dark, mostly, with a little bit of help from friendly folks on this forum.

Incidentally, the nuts on the oil filter cap can only be accessed by removing the exhaust pipe and muffler. Clearly, the designer of the Scarabeo didn't give a moment's thought to servicing the thing.


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i'm too drunk to findout morefor today but ask them

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/foru ... y.php?f=24

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Working on oil change problem on 2003 Scarabeo 150 also. Right oil filter cap screw easy with a 5mm hex bit (hacksaw a piece off a allen wrench) in a 5mm socket with a extension on a ratchet drive. Left one I could just manage to get with a allen wrench that the short side had been shortened even more. But very hard to do so I looked online and found posting where they used a combination wrench and a bit, will try that next.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:21 am 
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Update on earlier post on removing 2003 150 oil filter cap. Discovered cutting a allen wrench down so short end is about 1/2 inch and long side about 2 inches gives just enough room to maneuver behind the exhaust pipe for the left screw.


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