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Old 07-16-2010, 03:55 PM
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Oil Changes. Who does them on their own??

Just curious do most of you guys out there take care of normal oil change, oil filter change on your own or do you take it to a dealer? What brands of oils do you guys use?
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:13 PM
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I do all my oil changes myself.. I use to work in a garage and just can't see paying some one else to do it..

I use Yamaha Yamalube and filter.. Always have..
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:24 PM
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Always do my own work except motor rebuild and I could do it if I actually took the time but I am impatient
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:26 PM
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Always do my own work except motor rebuild and I could do it if I actually took the time but I am impatient
I always think it's a good idea to learn how to wrench your own stuff it makes you more knowledgable about your toy and can save your ass some day if you ever break down 100 miles out
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Always do my own oil changes on all of my vehicles. Use amsoil 0-40 powersports oil in the Rhino.
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Anyone else out there complete their own oil changes?
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Old 07-16-2010, 07:59 PM
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Anyone else out there complete their own oil changes?
I do them on my '08 700. I'm working my way through the 20 hour "first service" now. I am using Yamalube 10W-40 and the 5GH-13440-20-00 filter. The filter thing has me a little bugged though. They gave me a 5GH-13440-00-00 last time. The 5GH-13440-20-00 fits perfectly but it's a fraction of an inch shorter. Both the Yamaha online parts catalog/diagram and the filter's own box say the 5GH-13440-20-00 is the right one for the '08 700. It probably doesn't matter anyway.
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Just curious do most of you guys out there take care of normal oil change, oil filter change on your own or do you take it to a dealer? What brands of oils do you guys use?

i get mine done at the dealer, just dont have time and place to do it on my own
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:24 PM
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I do all my own service work. Amsoil 10/40MCF and K&N filter. To me workin on my stuff is alot of the fun.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:06 AM
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No one touches my rhino but me,.. so if something happens on the trail the only person to blame is myself,.. And that usually goes away after a few whiskey's.
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How much oil is needed to refill w/filter? Manual says 2.2L - is that the real world amount?

Also - should you jack it up / ramps for oil change or leave it on level ground? Its not easy for me to get under that thing without ramps!
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i change mine using purolator pl14610 filters get them on amazon for $30 for 6 .
i use castrol 10w-40w motorcycle oil.
i change oil after 3 outings

do not jack ,and 2.2-2.5 is about what i use , just pull the plug and when it is about dune slide pan back so it will get the oil from the filter when you take it off.

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I change my own oil and filter. I have an Ultimate Rhino's oil filter relocation set-up and now I no longer have the mess associated with the 660 oem filter location. Easy to change now...and I hold a quart more oil. Best mod yet...and why didn't Yamaha offer this? If anyone would like more info on my setup shoot me a P.M.
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How much oil is needed to refill w/filter? Manual says 2.2L - is that the real world amount?

Also - should you jack it up / ramps for oil change or leave it on level ground? Its not easy for me to get under that thing without ramps!
I prefer to change it on level ground but lifting the front end probably wont effect the draining. Typically an oil change with filter will use about 2.2-2.5 quarts of oil.
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I do all my own regular maintenance on my Rhino, truck, wifes van, 4 sleds, boat, house, camp, camper, etc... etc... I have always changed my own oil and now have branched out into other repairs and maintenance. I have rebuilt 2 stroke motors but have not torn down a 4 stroke yet, hope I don't have to.... It can really save alot of money and I find alot of satisfaction in doing it myself. Plus, if you have a problem in the future, you usually know where to look, since you did the work. Its a learning curve but anyone can learn how to do their own maintenance on these machines.

I use amsoil for my rhino and sleds. The rhino gets 10w40 and the apex gets 0w40, and my 2 strokes (sleds and boat) get amsoil dominator... I use purolator filters on my apex and rhino because I've done some research and found that they are about the best filters on the market... Some are close and others (fram) are JUNK!!
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