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I am in the process of doing full maintenance to the Ranger. Got it sitting on 4 ramps so I can roll my fat arse under and around it. Now, two things. First; how do I get the filter off? Every filter wrench I own is too big for that little filter. And two; where do I put the oil back in at?

So the official total damge here so far is: 0. I haven't got a broken motor mount, my belt looks brand new, and the only leak is from the tee fitting for my temp gauge. I forgot that after my hose coming off in Moab last year to drain and refill the radiator with proper coolant mix so I need to do that as well.

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to remove the filter I use a strap wrench

to fill a 700, go through the dip stick opening
to fill a 500, lid on top of the oil box

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I just used a pair of channel locks to get the filter off. I also pulled off the little access door in the middle/front of the firewall which made it so you can reach right in a get a hold of it. You put the oil right in the dip stick tube. All ya need is a small funnel that will fit in the tube. Hope this helps ya some.

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I use channel locks as well. I also drained the nut by the motor as well as the one under. Not sure if the 700 and the 500 are the same. Got some more oil to drain there.
 

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OK so on my 700 is there two plugs to drain oil or just the one on the bottom? See this is the reason I buy service manuals......

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The only one I seen on the 700 XP was the one located at the very bottom of the engine. The skid plate has a hole in it right where the plug is. I just took it out.

Brian<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by ff2-emtb

OK so on my 700 is there two plugs to drain oil or just the one on the bottom? See this is the reason I buy service manuals......

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Like Brian, I use a large pair of Channel locks only after trying to loosen it with a strap wrench. One drain plug on the bottom and it can be tight! My first oil change the drain plug was so tight as received from the factory that I nearly strpped the Allen Wrench acces out.

BTW the only dumb question is the one you never ask![:D]
 

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Not to spend your money for you, but I've found the service manual to be an invaluable tool. If you're going to be doing all your own PM, I would strongly suggest getting one. I think I got mine from ebay.
 
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I'll second that. I do all my own maintenance and engine work so it's a must for me.

I'm curious as to how soon one will be available for the RZR.
 
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