How to Change Polaris Ranger 900 Oil

Changing the engine oil in a Polaris side-by-side should be done after every 100 hours or every 1000 miles of use as part of basic maintenance to keep the motor running at its best.

Watch the video above or follow the steps below to learn how to do an oil change on a Polaris Ranger 900XP side-by-side. 

Polaris Ranger 900XP oil change tools

Tools and Supplies - Polaris Ranger 900 Oil Change

Polaris side-by-side oil change kit

Polaris PS-4 oil

Polaris Ranger 900XP Oil Change 

Step 1. Run the engine for a couple of minutes to warm up the oil so it's easier to drain.

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP side-by-side engine oil change service

Step 2. Lift the bed to access the engine, then remove the oil fill cap on the valve cover. 

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP SxS engine oil change service

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP UTV engine oil change service

Step 3. Find the opening in the skid plate underneath the Ranger to access the drain bolt. It's in the center, underneath the engine. Next, place a drain pan under the drain bolt and remove it with a 6mm Allen. Drain out the oil.

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP engine oil change service

Polaris Ranger 900XP UTV engine oil change service

Polaris Ranger 900XP SxS engine oil change service

NOTE: Don't lose the crush washer on the drain bolt. 

Polaris Ranger 900XP side-by-side engine oil change service

Step 4. Replace the drain plug and its crush washer, then use a torque wrench to tighten the plug to 12 foot-pounds.

Polaris Ranger 900XP engine oil change service

Step 5. Remove the heat shield to access the oil filter. It's on the right side of the motor and can be found behind the passenger seat. Remove the two T40 Torx bolts, then slide the heat shield out of the way. 

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP engine oil change service

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP side-by-side engine oil change

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP SxS engine oil change

Step 6. Place a rag underneath the oil filter to catch any oil that spills out, then use an oil filter wrench to remove the oil filter.  

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP UTV engine oil change

2016 Polaris Ranger 900XP engine oil change

Polaris Ranger 900XP engine oil change

2016 Polaris Ranger 900 UTV engine oil change

Step 7. Spread a little oil around the O-ring at the top of the new oil filter before installing it. Hand-tighten the oil filter first, then use the oil filter wrench to tighten it about another ¾ of a turn. 

2016 Polaris Ranger 900 SxS engine oil change

2016 Polaris Ranger 900 side-by-side engine oil change

2016 Polaris Ranger 900 side-by-side oil change

Step 8. Refill the engine oil through the oil fill opening in the valve cover. The Polaris Ranger 900 XP takes about 2.5 quarts of oil, which is exactly what's in the oil change kit. 

2016 Polaris Ranger 900 SxS oil change

PRO TIP: To set the level, put in 2 quarts, and about half of the half-quart container from the kit. 

Step 9. Replace the fill cap and start the unit, letting it run for a minute or two to circulate the oil. Next, check the level by removing the dipstick, cleaning it, then sliding it all the way back into place and removing it again. 

2016 Polaris Ranger 900 UTV oil change

NOTE: Our oil level was a little low, so we added the last half of the half-quart container. 

Polaris Ranger 900 UTV oil change

Polaris Ranger 900 SxS oil change

Polaris Ranger 900 side-by-side oil change

Step 11. Reinstall the heat shield and you're done.  

Polaris Ranger 900 oil change

Ready to change out the transmission fluid in your Polaris side-by-side? Watch the video below to learn how to change the transmission fluid on a Polaris Ranger 900XP

 
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