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ricekm7031 03-28-2014 06:23 PM

oil tank problems 2007 sportsman 500 efi
 
I recently bought a used 2007 sportsman 500 ho efi from a faimly member. It wasn't taken care of the best so im going through the whole thing cleaning and fixing any issues. When trying to take the oil plug out of the plastic tank the metal insert that the plug threads into has stripped and now spins freely with the plug. Any ideas how to get the plug out and is there any fix? My assumptions is there arent any except by a new a tank. Which brings me to my main question. Am I stuck buying another cheap expensive plastic one or is the older style cast aluminum tanks found on older sportsman models compatible?

Bruce! 03-28-2014 08:08 PM

Welcome to the board.




hatzie 03-28-2014 08:47 PM

I Put a pre 2002 aluminum tank on mine because I figured eventually I'd have a problem with the plastic tank.
I still have the plastic tank. I took it off my bike at the first oil change. I'd part with it for $50.

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ricekm7031 03-28-2014 09:12 PM

I appreciate the offer but I would feel much better if I put an aluminum one on mine as well. Did the pre 2002 tank fit right in or did you have to modify it some? Thanks

MustBeNice 03-28-2014 09:23 PM

It should fit right on..... FYI, I found one locally once and the guy wanted $65-75 if I remember right?

ricekm7031 03-28-2014 09:32 PM

Thanks. Any reason as to why they went to plastic instead of the aluminum?

MustBeNice 03-28-2014 09:42 PM

cost!

hatzie 03-29-2014 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MustBeNice (Post 396766)
It should fit right on..... FYI, I found one locally once and the guy wanted $65-75 if I remember right?

Dang. That better be cleaned with a new gasket.
eBay $15http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=171258123196
My tank install...
https://www.polarisatvforums.com/foru...ad.php?t=39581

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MustBeNice 03-29-2014 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 396779)
Quote:

Originally Posted by MustBeNice (Post 396766)
It should fit right on..... FYI, I found one locally once and the guy wanted $65-75 if I remember right?

Dang. That better be cleaned with a new gasket.
eBay $15http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=171258123196
My tank install...
Aluminum Oil Tank - Polaris ATV Forum

No it wasn't..... that's why I passed on it. That and I had just finished changing the oil and didn't want to do it again for no good reason!

Yah, I remember reading your thread..... that's what motivated me to look. A local guy on CL had older Popo parts. I asked about the AL tank, and that was the price I got back.....

hatzie 03-29-2014 02:11 PM

WOW!! I wish him luck at that price.


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