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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 03-25-2018, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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2015 Prowler 500 HDX - Oil and Lube

I usually take mine in to get serviced, but want to start doing this myself. Is there a guide anywhere on the best way? I can see the filter, and the fill plug. It's a bit cramped but doesn't seem too bad. How many grease fittings should I expect?
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Oil changes require some removal of skids or modifying to be able to access the filter without removal, as I've seen some here do. Arctic cat actually has a video help series on Youtube. This is the video for an oil change.

Oh.......BTW..........awesome that you are jumping into the 'do your own maintenance" ring. It is is very satisfying and helps a guy become much more acquainted with his ride!! Sooooooo where are you from?

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Just in case you are not aware, countrycat.com has a lot of helpful things for the prowler. The "Technical Information" link that is in the upper LH corner of the home page takes you to a page with links for all of AC's lines of machines. Clicking on the Prowler will take you to a page with links to service tips, service manuals, wiring diagrams, parts lists and accessory info. It's a very bookmark worthy resource.

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Dealer service is nice, but doing it yourself is in-equaled! Gives you a perfect opportunity to learn your machine and take pride in what you do! I look at some of the labor rates and it is very high in some areas! My friend is charging 50.00 dollars an hour for labor in his shop.

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Dealer service is nice, but doing it yourself is in-equaled! Gives you a perfect opportunity to learn your machine and take pride in what you do! I look at some of the labor rates and it is very high in some areas! My friend is charging 50.00 dollars an hour for labor in his shop.
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the hdx is a pretty easy machine to change oil on. i changed up and got myself an oil extractor for 18 bucks. its a life saver. every spring i drop the oil plug but since i get a couple thousand miles a year i just use the oil extractor the other times. to extract the oil i go through the dipstick on very level ground. i have checked how much i am getting out by pulling the oil plug. i would estimate im getting all but an ounce out.
the floor pan where the dog house is on other prowlers is all i take out. it gives me access to the oil filter but i only change that every thousand miles. oil is done every 500. take the seat off and you will see the rubber plug in the plastic seat pan. that gives you access to add oil. if im only doing my oil it takes me about 10 min. add more time for the filter. i am looking into a boat access port to put into the floor pan to access the filter. that would eliminate taking the floor pan out.

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the hdx is a pretty easy machine to change oil on. i changed up and got myself an oil extractor for 18 bucks. its a life saver. every spring i drop the oil plug but since i get a couple thousand miles a year i just use the oil extractor the other times. to extract the oil i go through the dipstick on very level ground. i have checked how much i am getting out by pulling the oil plug. i would estimate im getting all but an ounce out.
the floor pan where the dog house is on other prowlers is all i take out. it gives me access to the oil filter but i only change that every thousand miles. oil is done every 500. take the seat off and you will see the rubber plug in the plastic seat pan. that gives you access to add oil. if im only doing my oil it takes me about 10 min. add more time for the filter. i am looking into a boat access port to put into the floor pan to access the filter. that would eliminate taking the floor pan out.

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what an awesome Idea. Nice lookin pump as well. Guess Ill be putting in the remote battery terminals right away

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No grease zerks anywhere that I know of. Everything is sealed. which sucks....

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No grease zerks anywhere that I know of. Everything is sealed. which sucks....
Thanks Paxx - That video is not for my machine, but some of the links at country cat are useful.

cat_crazy: Great idea! That pump will serve me well. Its on order.

Does anyone know what size oil filter wrench is needed. Bryan if that's true, then yes that does suck! I mean it saves minutes at oil change time but parts will wear quicker.
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Ya, I was aware that that's not your machine, but most of these prowlers don't vary too much. It's always a good idea to have the engine warm. Remove the plug and drain the contents. Make sure that the magnet on the plug is inspected and cleaned off, and if metal is found on it, I would remove the skid plate and then remove the square plate that the plug screws into and clean out the screen and that sump area. The filter may be easier or harder to get at, but it will be generally visible. Removal skid plate ( and I do this with an electric impact driver with a T30 in it......makes it quick) the filter is then very accessible without making a mess. Mile her up and put it all back together, and you're ready to go.

Yes Countrycat is a great site!!!
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