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  1. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I just changed my oil. When I removed the drain plug, it felt kind of funny. I drained the oil and when I went to put the plug back in, I wondered if it had a washer that might have fallen into my oil ( I couldn't remember if there was a was a washer or not). When I drained the oil out of the...
  2. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey there, i'm about to change the oil on my 2011 Sportsman its a 500 H.O. and before i get to doing anything, i am trying to find where to drain and fill the transmission. The dran plug has been found but where is the fill plug at? Do i need to hit this thing with the water hose again? I'm...
  3. ATV Oil, Lubrication & Filter
    Good Morning, I purchased a used 2012 Polaris Sportsman 850 EPS roughly 5 months ago that had 600 miles on the machine. There was only one oil change done on the ATV since the original owner had it and I can tell it is starting to run a little rough as I have put on another 200 miles on it...
  4. ATV New Members
    Hi, I bought my ATV brand new in March 2015. The oil has never been changed and I'm looking for other's opinions on how bad that might be. It only has 75 miles on it and is mostly used for plowing my driveway and some yard work. I know this sounds terrible but I haven't been able to take it...
  5. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys, I'm new to the site and to the whole ATV thing as well I suppose! I just purchased an 08 Polaris outlaw 525 IRS and I'm unsure of which oil to run in it. I know a lot of people use the rotella 15-40 but it kind of scares me to run that. Any opinions on which oil I should run or what...
  6. ATV Oil, Lubrication & Filter
    New to the forum and to atvs in general. I have a 2004 Sportsman 600 and I just want to change the darn old in this thing. I have read the manual and watched a few youtube videos, but still have questions. 1. I am all set on the Oil (going to use the Mobil 1). 2 quarts. is that correct...
  7. ATV Oil, Lubrication & Filter
    Would i be ok to use mobil 5w-50 in my next oil change for a 2012 sportsman 800? - and has anybody ever had issues with using fram filters instead of the polaris filters? Thanks
  8. ATV Oil, Lubrication & Filter
    I have a 2004 Polaris magnum 330 4x4 and need to put on the new oil line kit. The instructions I received were for the 2008 trailboss 330 which is 2wd. Does anyone know which way I need to route the new oil lines, the old ones were straight on the ends and these have a 90 degree bend in them...
  9. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hey guys, doing a tune up on my 06 sportsman 450 this weekend. I'm planning on cleaning the carb, cleaning the air filter, new spark plug, change the oil, and change the fuel filter. Anyone else have any other recommendations? Can anyone recommend a good plug? And anyone use oil other than the...
  10. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I was wondering what type of oil I should get for my 2006 Polaris Hawkeye 300 CC. I read online that OW-40 was good for the changes in temperature from summer to winter. However, my owners manual says OW-50. I was just wondering what would be best. Thanks you for replying! :veryhappy:
  11. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I own a 2003 polaris sportsman 500 that I have spent way to much money on as it is. So my questions are: I need to do an oil change, what generic oil do I use I need to change the transmission fluid, is any tranny fluid good? I just changed the seals on my front hubs. What is the equivalent to...
  12. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    So its time to change out my fluids on my 2002 sportsman 400(oil, gear, transmission....). Did I forget any? Question is can I buy any of them at Walmart? And if yes what do I buy? I'm also assuming that I have to buy the filters at Polaris if I want them local. Any advice would be well...
  13. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello Everybody, I pick up my 2013 Sportsman 850 this Saturday. It's my first ATV, and it's been 4 years in the making (saving money, consulting the wife, waiting for the right time, etc., etc.). I have spent the weeks since I picked it out reading the manual, learning about maintenance...
  14. ATV New Members
    New Guy (Polaris Sportsman 850 xp) Hello Everybody, I pick up my 2013 Sportsman 850 (red) this Saturday. It's my first ATV, and it's been 4 years in the making (saving money, consulting the wife, waiting for the right time, etc., etc.). I really wanted the stealth black, but they were all...
  15. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 2012 500 ho, instead of expensive ps4 could I use regular 5w30 or does it have to be 4 stroke 5w30. Or I saw some people say mobile 0w40, is that 4 stroke oil or is that regular car oil? And is there another sparkplug thats better than the stock one that comes in it? Thanks
  16. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I got a magnum 325 not sure when it last had a oil change but was wondering what oil to use what oil filter to buy and how to go about changing it? Thanks for any help! Thanks, Thomas
  17. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    So I recently did an oil change on my 2012 polaris 800 efi and after first start up I got a rattling noise for about 4 seconds. sounded like a bolt full of loose washers rattleing this would be the first time I changed my oil myself. any help would be appreciated??? I used 2 quarts of ams oil...
  18. ATV New Members
    I have read online about every year and make but 03 Sportsman 500HO when it comes to fluids. Can I just use what a 03 500 uses. I have seen a lot of different fluid kits that vary from one to the other if it is a HO or not. I just want to get the right kind the first time and not mess...
  19. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    Hello. I'm overdue for my first oil change and have never done one before. I have a 2012 Sportsman X2 550. I have an oil change kit that, of course, doesn't include the plug washer that the manual says must be replaced. I've been trying to find it online and am getting frustrated. I live in a...
  20. ATV Repair and Maintenance
    I have a 1997 Polaris Magnum 425 2x4 that I recently purchased. One of the first things I need to do is change the oil and fluids. Went to the polaris store and the 4 stroke oil is way overpriced. I was wondering if anyone runs a 10w-30 or 5w-30 through their atv. I live in Texas so...
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