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post #1 of 25 Old 07-20-2006, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Just finished changing the front and rear diff oil. Wow, what a pain. Everything else on this machine is easy, the motor oil/filter, gear box oil, brake pads, etc...

The rear diff oil isn't bad to change just take off the left rear wheel, and the two bolts for the rear plastic guard, and slide it up. Then you have complete access to the drain bolt, and filler bolt, not hard.

The front diff oil major pain. Remove the front right tire, loosen the four bolts on the brake rotor, if you have skid plates remove the right a-arm skid plate, remove the drain plug, and the filler plug, not too hard. Now try and get the oil into the filler hole. At the angle its at, it is a royal pain in the butt. How did you guys fill yours? I had a long oil spout, but of course the mouth of it was too large to fit in the hole, so I had to take a bic pen cap, and drilled out the tip, and stuck one end in the oil spout, and then inserted the other end into the hole. Worked like a charm, other than losing a little oil.

I just used Mobile One 75/90w, 5gl front and rear. Roughly 7.5oz rear, and 17oz front. Let me tell you the rear diff oil was super dirty. The manual says every 2 years or 3,000 miles (I think those are the numbers) to change the diff oil, yeah right. I am at 1669 miles, and thank god I change it. The front diff wasn't bad, but the rear was awful.

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I have 4425 miles on my outty now and the dealer changed the diff. fluids once and i have done it once. When I changed it both looked really clean. I only pulled the right front wheel off and positioned the brake disk so the drain and filler plugs were accessable thru the disk cutouts. I used a bottle with a spout that the oil came and attached a piece of rubber hose to the spout and just force fed oil into the filler hole. Used the same setup for rear and it workedreally good.

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My front wasn't that bad, I was able to access everything thru the cutouts in the rotor. I have a funnel with a long hose on it that fit in the hole perfectly. I should have removed the a-arm skid, but didn't, just had a lot of wiping to do.

My rear fluid was pretty ugly, as was the rear tranny (crankcase) or whatever it's called.

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Yeah, don't get me wrong it wasn't terrible, and like you guys mention it probably would have been easier if I had a better spout, and a plastic tube to pump the fluid into the diff. I ll try that next time, but I should be done for awhile all the fluids are changed now.

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Dang Drpep, are you driving your machine to work? That is some serious mileage.

How has your 800 holding up? Any of the misc issues, water pump leak, oil leak, CVT leak, etc... Just curious.

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How often do you have to do that on an Outty?

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Every 2 years or 3730 miles according to the manual, of course they suggest inspecting it sooner, but good luck looking into the diff, and are able to tell anything. That just seems way to long to me, and again by the looks of my rear diff I am happy I did it at 1660 miles, whish I would of done it sooner. Most machines I own they are done every couple hundred miles.

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Every 2 years or 3730 miles according to the manual, of course they suggest inspecting it sooner, but good luck looking into the diff, and are able to tell anything. That just seems way to long to me, and again by the looks of my rear diff I am happy I did it at 1660 miles, whish I would of done it sooner. Most machines I own they are done every couple hundred miles.
Oh you mean 600km
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i used a turkey marinade injector. just sucked the fluid up into it stuck the needle in the fill hole and squirted it in. i had hell getting the drain plug out of the front diff. everything on the damn bike is metric so i kept trying to figure out the allan head size. well it turned out to be 3/16, man i was pissed. laying under the damn thing with mud falling in my eyes and sweeting my ass off trying to get a metric allan head on it. i only had 300 miles but i wanted to try the royal purple fluid and see if it works better
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making sure the atv is clean before changing any oil is always a real good idea. not only is it easier to work on you have less chance of dirt falling into the hole.

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