Saw this on the other Scrambler forum
- Nasty mistake Workshop/Service Manual
- Some of us have downloaded the Scrambler Service Manual. I just want to draw Scrambler owners attention to a mistake that will end up causing them tears. This mistake seems to be ongoing as it also appeared in the manual for my Monster 1100. Most owners of Monsters already know about this. Somewhere in the Monster range Ducati changed the size of the oil drain plug from 22mm ( from memory) to 12mm (from memory) but the manuals haven't changed the fastening torque specification. I just had a look at my Scrambler and it appears to have the 12mm plug. Page 104 of the downloaded Service manual shows the drain plug having a torque of 42 Nm. This is incorrect and should be 20 Nm. The 20 Nm has been arrived at from discussion on the web (Ducati forums) and reference to Torque Tables. Any qualified people on this forum might want to comment on this. If you use the higher fiqure you will strip the thread or pop the head off the drain plug (its a thin head or flange) (ask me how I know this). If you google this you will find there is lots of info on the web about this problem. Note - I am not referring to the "oil intake mesh filter". Note - 22mm and 12mm refers to the diameter of the thread. Hope this helps someone - Regards Ray.