Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Southern California
Checking oil, parking brake, backfiring
We're proud owners of a new (at least to us) Redline Riot. We have no dealer close by, so we got a shop manual to supplement the owner's manual. The shop manual mentions a parking brake (it says the Riot must be in forward gear to set the parking brake), but -- where is it? How do you set it?
Also, do you screw in the dipstick to check the oil level, or merely set it on top like a motorcycle?
And, any ideas about what might causing our Riot to backfire upon deceleration? The yellow check engine light also comes on frequently; perhaps it's a related problem to the backfiring?
All advice welcome!