Laid over, oil change?
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Lurker
2018 Vespa gts touring
Joined: 25 Jun 2019
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Location: Charleston Sc
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:39 pm quote
So my wife laid her Premivara 150 over on its port side (left). Fortunately, she was going 0 mph and laid it gently in the sand. No damage!

My question is, do I need to think about changing the oil as is necessary on other brands?
Addicted
2009 LX 150, 2008 GTS 250
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Location: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:03 pm quote
Not change but check the level and then Probably all you need to do is service the air filter per your owners manual and clean out any excess oil.

Bill
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2009 'Burma Shave' Red GTS 250ie
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Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:15 am quote
What Cosmos said. If the engine was running, there's a good chance the air filter box is full of oil.
Molto Verboso
2018 Vespa GTS 300 ABS- Bianco
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Location: E. KY
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 am quote
Direction of the fall matters as to what happens to the oil.
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa LX150ie, 1968 Vespa Sprint 150
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Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:40 am quote
I got t-boned a couple years ago and it really messed up the engine. It ran on it's side for a little bit and no amount of oil changes could address the problem. If she laid it down and it ran for any longer than a couple minutes, it could have issues. If she's not having any problems, you probably don't need an oil change.
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