Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 Engine Oil Change
Like any other powersports vehicle, a Kawasaki UTV needs regular engine oil changes to preserve its parts and prolong its lifespan.
Follow the steps below and watch our Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000 Oil Change video above to get this basic side-by-side maintenance task done in minutes.
Tools and Supplies Needed – Kawasaki KRX1000 Oil Change
- Ratchet and extension
- 17mm socket
- 65mm oil filter wrench
- Torque wrench
- Drain pan
How to Change the Engine Oil in a Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000
Step 1. Run the engine for a minute to warm the oil, which helps it drain easier. Next, remove the oil filler cap from the lower right side of the engine, which allows the crankcase to vent and also helps the oil drain faster.
Step 2. Position a drain pan under the engine, then remove the 17mm drain bolt and crush washer from the underside of the engine and let the oil drain out.
PRO TIP: Remove the skid plate for easier access to the drain bolt.
Step 3. Inspect the crush washer for wear and replace it if necessary. Reinstall the crush washer and drain bolt, and torque the drain bolt to 15 foot-pounds.
NOTE: Replace the washer after every 3-4 oil changes regardless of its condition to prevent leaks.
Step 4. Remove the old oil filter from the front right side of the engine with a 65mm oil filter wrench. Have a rag or shop towel handy to catch any oil that spills out as you remove the filter.
Step 5. Rub a film of oil around the rubber gasket on the new oil filter and install the filter. Torque the oil filter to 13 foot-pounds.
Step 6. Fill the engine with 3.8 quarts of 10W40 ATV/UTV oil and reinstall the oil filler cap.
NOTE: You can use any ATV/UTV oil provided it’s compatible with a wet clutch system.
Step 7. Run the engine on idle for a minute to distribute the oil throughout the engine, then shut the engine off and let the oil settle for another minute.
Step 8. Check the oil level in the sight glass on the lower right side of the engine. There are two lines on either side of the sight glass and the oil level should be close to or just below the upper line. Top off the oil if necessary and you’re done.
As part of your Kawasaki side-by-side’s regular maintenance, you should change out the differential oil as well as the engine oil.
Ready to do the differential oil service right now? Watch the video above to see how to change the diff oil in a Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000.