How to Change the Oil in a Polaris RZR 170

Do-it-yourself maintenance usually starts with a simple oil change. A handful of tools and minutes is all it takes to change the oil in a Polaris RZR 170 side-by-side.

Watch the video above and follow the steps below to learn how to do an oil change on a Polaris RZR 170 UTV.

Tools and Supplies Needed - Polaris RZR 170 Oil Change Service

  • 3/8th ratchet
  • Torque wrench
  • 19mm socket

Polaris RZR 170 oil change service

Changing the Oil on a Polaris RZR 170

Step 1. Run the engine for a couple of minutes, then turn it off. The heat thins the oil a bit to make it easier to drain.  

Step 2. Open the oil fill cap to allow air into the crankcase, which also makes it easier to drain the oil. 

Polaris RZR 170 oil change fill cap

Step 3. Get a drain pan underneath the drain bolt, and remove the bolt using a 19mm socket. When the bolt comes out, grab the oil filter screen and the spring behind the bolt. 

Polaris RZR 170 oil change drain

NOTE: If the oil filter screen and spring are not attached to the bolt, they may have fallen into the drain pan.

Step 4. Clean the oil filter screen thoroughly with a little contact cleaner.

Polaris RZR 170 oil change filter

Step 5. Attach the spring to the drain bolt with the narrower end going into the drain plug. Next, place the screen back inside the spring, then replace the drain bolt and tighten it to 11 foot-pounds. 

Polaris RZR 170 oil change service drain bolt

Polaris RZR 170 side by side oil change

Step 6. Fill the engine with oil at the fill cap opening with about 1.1 liters (just over a quart) of PS-4 full synthetic oil

Polaris PS4 synthetic oil

Step 7. Replace the fill cap, then run the engine for a couple of minutes to circulate the oil. Next, stop the engine and check the oil level. Top off the oil if necessary and you’re done. 

Polaris RZR 170 oil fill cap

Polaris RZR 170 oil change dipstick

Want to see a more in-depth oil change on a Polaris UTV? Watch the video below to see how to change the oil in a Polaris RZR 900S.

 

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