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1997 Xplorer, Help! Water in Oil tank....

Hi guys! Just picked myself up a 1997 Xplorer 400, accidentally left the Oil tank Cap off on the front, and some rain got into it last night...
This is my first quad, just wondering if anyone knows what would be the best way to drain the tank completely, so I can drain out all the water and put fresh oil in it....

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Drain and remove would be my suggestion. It wouldn’t hurt to clean it really well while you got it off too IMO.


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Awesome, do you by any chance know where the drain plug is for the oil tank? I believe since its a 2 stroke theres only the counter balancer oil.... which is the tank on the front of the quad right?

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There is no drain plug on the oil tank - remove the oil tank hose from the oil pump and let it drain - when empty, put some oil in the tank, wait till it is running out of the hose and reconnect the hose to the pump - bleed the pump and purge the feed line to the cylinder - top off the oil tank and the job is done

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Awesome, do you by any chance know where the drain plug is for the oil tank? I believe since its a 2 stroke theres only the counter balancer oil.... which is the tank on the front of the quad right?
Huh??? You're WAY off base there OP. The oil tank (first pic) is for 2 stroke oil that goes to the oil injector pump (#19 second pic) to be injected into the intake stream to mix with the incoming gas to lubricate your engine and keep it from locking up!
The counter balance is filled through a plug (#37 third pic) on the front of the crankcase and the level is checked with the dipstick (#53) and can be drained/changed with the plug (#5) under the crankcase.
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