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Chaincase oil change question

Postby CatmanZR800 » January 9th, 2002, 5:18 am

Hey, give me break here....haven't had a sled long enough to do this. or, enough snow to get miles on the sleds.

Question #1
What do you guys/gals use to catch your oil in when you're draining the chaincase? I see there's not a hell of a lot of room to work with underneath the chaincase and between the belly.

Question #2
Without looking in the manual, how do you know how much oil to put back in the chaincase? It will be a Polaris '00 Indy 500.

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Chaincase oil change question

Postby Xtreme XC » January 9th, 2002, 5:33 am

Put a pan underneath the sled under the vacinity of the chaincase. There is a drain hole in the belly pan under the chaincase. Take the chaincase cover off to drain it. Then put it back on, tighten it up and fill til it's in the "full" level on the crankcase dipstick.
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Chaincase oil change question

Postby CatmanZR800 » January 9th, 2002, 5:39 am

Hey Xtreme,

So don't use the chaincase plug to drain with?

Is that so the filings will come out easier? This will be the first time on this sled. It has only 680 miles (1094kms) on it. Does it still need an oil change, or should I wait?

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Chaincase oil change question

Postby straycat » January 9th, 2002, 7:06 am

Being a marine tech. I use my oil change pump to do it. I just suck it out the fill hole with my pump. You can get an oilchanger at any west marine for like 20 bucks. its easy and clean!
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Chaincase oil change question

Postby CatmanZR800 » January 9th, 2002, 7:15 am

Cool idea straycat!
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Chaincase oil change question

Postby ice_man_cometh » January 9th, 2002, 7:23 am

you really dont need to change it with only that many miles, hell it really dont need to be changed after 2000 miles.
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Chaincase oil change question

Postby ice_man_cometh » January 9th, 2002, 7:24 am

you really dont need to change it with only that many miles, hell it really dont need to be changed after 2000 miles.
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Chaincase oil change question

Postby Mainecat » January 9th, 2002, 7:45 am

Catman tip the pig on it's side and remove the cover. Soak up the oil with rags. You should check the chain.
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Chaincase oil change question

Postby CatmanZR800 » January 9th, 2002, 8:01 am

Mainecat,

Will it squeal when I tip it on it's side? LOL!
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Chaincase oil change question

Postby dr.plum » January 9th, 2002, 2:36 pm

Catman, I have a 10 foot piece of clear tubing I stick into the fill hole and suck the oil out with your mouth. Then blow the oil into a measuring cup from the wife's tupperware collection and presto you know how much to put back in. Have fun!
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