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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-13-2017, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
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Front Diff Fill Plug

I'm about to change all the fluids on my 570 before a weekend getaway to Snow Shoe Rails to Trails next month. I read on here in a few places that you need to remove the bumper and winch mount in order to gain access to the fill plug. I haven actually gone out and looked at mine yet as I'm at work. It is possible to modify the mount either by notching or drilling a hole to prevent this much disassembly in the future or am i thinking to far into it? Like i said i haven't actually gotten out to look at the ATV yet just brainstorming/wondering if anyone has done this

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I am not sure. I did an oil/diff change on my friends last weekend and it really is not that bad. He has the polaris bumper on his, but he does not have a winch. With his, I just removed the grill piece that needs to be removed to install the winch. I was able to get it done through that opening. I have a winch and bumper on mine. I will be changing it in the next couple of weeks. I am hoping to be able to just unbolt the winch and move it out of the way and go through the same opening. It will be a real PITA if the bumper has to be removed each time. Good luck and let us know what you end up doing.
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The way the Polaris winch and mount sits in mine it did not look possible to drill out the winch mount to gain access. Some say it's not a big deal but with the plow mount on mine too I don't want to have to pull it all out when I change the fluid, which is more often than most. So I drilled out the plug, tapped it for 1/8 npt and ran a line up to the box to fill. At least this way the vent line can still do it's purpose while I pump the new fluid in.

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Ok, good to know. Guess it was to good to hope for small modification to make things easier haha

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The way the Polaris winch and mount sits in mine it did not look possible to drill out the winch mount to gain access. Some say it's not a big deal but with the plow mount on mine too I don't want to have to pull it all out when I change the fluid, which is more often than most. So I drilled out the plug, tapped it for 1/8 npt and ran a line up to the box to fill. At least this way the vent line can still do it's purpose while I pump the new fluid in.
How do you know when it is full? Guess you could just measure out 9 oz and hope none gets spilled.
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The way the Polaris winch and mount sits in mine it did not look possible to drill out the winch mount to gain access. Some say it's not a big deal but with the plow mount on mine too I don't want to have to pull it all out when I change the fluid, which is more often than most. So I drilled out the plug, tapped it for 1/8 npt and ran a line up to the box to fill. At least this way the vent line can still do it's purpose while I pump the new fluid in.
How do you know when it is full? Guess you could just measure out 9 oz and hope none gets spilled.


Exactly. I measured out how much it holds and it was really close to 9oz. Now I just use a gear lube bottle to measure out 9 oz and squirt it down my tube.

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Backup light. LED low beams. HID 35W high beam. Rev override switch delete.
Alba water temp, VDO volt, oil temp & pressure gauges. Cooling fan light.
Hand and thumb warmers. Borla 14" Pro XS muffler. Custom prop shaft lock collar.

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Polaris 2500 winch. 24" box. Custom prop shaft lock collar.

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I changed the fluid over the weekend and came to the conclusion there really isnt any other way besides removing the bumper and grill assembly to gain access. i even went as far as heating up a hex key wrench and bending it to see if i can have a specialty tool for the job with no luck. I wasnt to keen on the idea of putting a hose on the filler or anything as i didnt want to overfill it. Just comes down to removing some stuff to get the job done. Kind of a PITA but at least it shouldnt be all that often it has to be done
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I have a viper winch mount on mine, I changed my oil the other day before I installed the winch. I noticed this was going to be a issue also. I think next time I might can use a Allen socket with a swivel to remove the plug. I didn't try it, but it looks do able. 1/4 or 3/8 drive.
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Remove grill, unbolt the 4 winch bolts, slide winch out and set it on a block. Remove fill plug, remove drain plug, measure out 265ml and pour it in.
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I have a viper winch mount on mine, I changed my oil the other day before I installed the winch. I noticed this was going to be a issue also. I think next time I might can use a Allen socket with a swivel to remove the plug. I didn't try it, but it looks do able. 1/4 or 3/8 drive.

3/8 is out, i tried that with no luck. just not enough room. There might be a small chance with 1/4 but even that i wouldnt bet on. its very tight and its a hard angle. I was very optimistic about being able to do it without removing everything but had to bite my pride and just do it. hopefully you have better luck though

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