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Yeah not to beat a dead horse with the oil change thing but screw it, it's dangerously cold here and I want to make sure I got what I need before going somewhere where it's even colder. Talking like -40 with windchill here

I am going to the arctic tundra tomorrow to change my oil for the first time (doing it myself).

Here's what I have-

*Mobil 1 M1-110 oil filter
*3 quarts of Mobil 1 0w40 oil
*toolbox full of sockets and wrenches

Am I good? Any other advice for first time oil changes?

Is using Polaris alternatives going to void my extended warranty? I hear some people say it will according even to the owner's manual (which I admittedly haven't checked) and other people swear up and down that legally Polaris cannot use that against you for warranty work.

I own a 2013 900xp Ranger btw just to verify.

Thanks a lot ya'll!
 

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It is illegal for a vehicle manufacturer to tie the warranty of its product to the use of the manufacturer’s own lubricant. In short, you have the freedom to choose whichever oil you think is best for your equipment. They use warranty denial as leverage to exclude the sale of competitors’ oils and ensure more business for themselves.

 

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It is illegal for a vehicle manufacturer to tie the warranty of its product to the use of the manufacturer’s own lubricant. In short, you have the freedom to choose whichever oil you think is best for your equipment. They use warranty denial as leverage to exclude the sale of competitors’ oils and ensure more business for themselves.

And Polaris owns the warranty and the warranty is contingent on the use of proper specification oil, not what you think is best, and if you have an engine problem that is oil related they will deny coverage if you use out of specification oil. You might want to read the owners manual part about the warranty coverage.
I am not saying Mobil 1 is not as good or better than Polaris oil, I don't know about that.
 

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Don't over tighten your drain plugs
 

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To all who replied, thank you very much!

Suppose I will have to re-use the copper crush washer so keeping my fingers crossed that it seals. Can't imagine it wouldn't seal but who knows.

Going to be a balmy -6 degrees when I get up north :apathy:
 

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Loosen the fill plugs before you take out the drain plugs.:glee::encouragement:
 

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And Polaris owns the warranty and the warranty is contingent on the use of proper specification oil, not what you think is best, and if you have an engine problem that is oil related they will deny coverage if you use out of specification oil. You might want to read the owners manual part about the warranty coverage.
I am not saying Mobil 1 is not as good or better than Polaris oil, I don't know about that.
As for having to use Polaris lubes, absolutely not. With significant dollars at stake, it’s not hard to see why the OEM's (and dealers) want you to think they have the only oil that is suitable for use in their vehicles. They want a monopoly of the products you use and the owner’s manuals and warranties are written to affect that end.


 

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I know nothing about the oil change but ,in cold weather a lady friend. .....preferably carrying an extra 30/40 lbs is a welcome companion. ...
 
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