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Weird oil change questions...

Hi all!

So tonight I changed my oil for the 4th time in my 2018 xp4 T. Some weird stuff happened though. The first oil out of the drain was purple... like melted grape Popsicle purple. The rest of the oil that drained after that seemed to be a normal color as was the oil in the filter. The oil was PS-4 regular, I used that instead of PS-4 extreme like I normally do, could that have something to do with it?

Also, the drain plug itself had gunk on it. Looked like and had the texture of mud with some very, very small (smaller than a grain of salt) metal flecks in it. Is that bad?

Last weird thing, after I filled up with the 2.75 quarts the book says and after running it for about 30 seconds and letting it rest for another 30, the dip stick is a solid inch above the top "full/safe" hole.

What in the world is going on?? Any help or thoughts would be *MUCH* appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 13 Old June 21st, 2019, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here is a picture of my oil drain pan which was clean before hand.
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Re: Weird oil change questions...

You may have mistakenly drained the transaxle and then added more oil to the engine.


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Yep
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Re: Weird oil change questions...

like said, you drained the trans fluid, its purple
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like said, you drained the trans fluid, its purple
This.
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Yep, that is exactly what I did. To think, I was even sober while doing all of this. Thank you guys, I really appreciate the heads up (how embarrassing)!
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Yep, that is exactly what I did. To think, I was even sober while doing all of this. Thank you guys, I really appreciate the heads up (how embarrassing)!
It's more common than you think so don't feel bad. There's been several others within the last 2 weeks. One would not admit it though
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The easiest way to avoid this is by paying attention to the tools required. The engine drain plug is a 6mm hex, while all the other drain and fill plugs on the machine are 8mm. I have to believe Polaris did that deliberately to avoid this issue.
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The easiest way to avoid this is by paying attention to the tools required. The engine drain plug is a 6mm hex, while all the other drain and fill plugs on the machine are 8mm. I have to believe Polaris did that deliberately to avoid this issue.
We all know polaris did thay because they like to make you use as many tools as possible during any task and standardizing sizes for things is a no no in the poolaris playbook.
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Yep, that is exactly what I did. To think, I was even sober while doing all of this. Thank you guys, I really appreciate the heads up (how embarrassing)!
I've got my first oil change coming up in the same machine, so I appreciate you asking the question. You may be embarrassed, but you helped me out for sure. Thank you!
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The easiest way to avoid this is by paying attention to the tools required. The engine drain plug is a 6mm hex, while all the other drain and fill plugs on the machine are 8mm. I have to believe Polaris did that deliberately to avoid this issue.


I am pretty sure one is removed with a torx bit and the other plug is a hex plug. I always use a torx socket but in a pinch a hex key will also fit if you are careful.


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