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I bought our RZR used and its time to change the oil and trani fluids. the plug is frozen even when assisting the allen wrench w/ an open ended wrench. I thought about heating the plug but I believe there is a rubber "O" ring and don't want to make it worse. any suggestions?
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Well if you do a search, you'll see many folks have had problems with the drain plugs, I think particularly the oil. And stripping those plugs is apparently pretty easy to do. I went and got a suction type device (can't remember it's name, something vac I think, check the threads) because many people on here more mechanically smart than me said they found it worked as good as draining from the bottom pan. It's quick, easy and you don't even have to get under the damn thing. As for the others fluids, I had read where some used the same tool, but don't know if it's as effective.
 

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thnx, Rayvet, I used the suction pump I use on my boat to remove oil thru the dipstick tube, but it didn't seem to be the 1.91 qts. the manual sez is in there. I wonder if the suction tube gets all the way to the bottom of the oil pan? Thoughts?
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The engine drain plug can be a real SOB to get loose. I used a 10" long cheater open end wrench, but know this. Most standard issue allen wrenches cannot reach the drain plug using the short end of the wrench, because the skid plate is in the way. When you use the long end, you get a tremendous amount of torque flex, which makes it very hard to break the plug loose. Here are your options: Liquivac system to suck the oil out, use vise grips on your allen wrench, or drop the skid plate and use the short end of the wrench. Recommended torque is 16 ft. lbs. or 192 inch lbs. In my humble opinion, I think that is over doing it for that size plug, but they didn't ask me!
 

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I didn't try the torch idea, but I came close ! The 1st time I changed my oil I had to use a foot long cheater bar, it was Tight! And that was from the factory. I now use the liqui-vac pump and it seems to work fine.
 

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: I waited until the am when the engine was cooler used a 6mm hexhead adapter for my raechet and the plug came out with little difficulty.
FYI: There was no oil in the sump. using the liqui-vac and removing the filter was enuff to drain the sump. CONCLUSION: Liqui- vac thru dipstick tube is as effective as draining sump.
 

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Thats good to know. I didn't want to use one because I didn't think it would take it all out. How about any shaving or other debries from the bottom of the sump? Just wondering.
 

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I did not find shavings, there was no Cu o Al washer though. Am presently looking for washer to use w/ drain plug.
 

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I did not find shavings, there was no Cu o Al washer though. Am presently looking for washer to use w/ drain plug.
Just a brass washer. Take the plug to the hardware store and they should have one. I guess I need to buy a LiquiVac. They look pretty sweet.
 

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HPD makes a magnetic drain plug for the RZR engine. It takes a 14 MM socket or wrench to install or remove. It also has a copper washer to seal. You won't have any trouble with it after installation. Sure beats an allen wrench. It also collects any metal in the oil for longer engine life. Install one with your next oil change. Part # RZRMDP and sells for $19.00. High Performance Designs, Inc
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Darrell (Powermaxx)
 
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