Polaris RZR 900XP Engine Rebuild Part 1: Seat Removal & Fluid Drain
Welcome to the first and easiest part of our Polaris RZR 900XP engine rebuild series.
The first step in rebuilding a Polaris RZR side-by-side engine is to get the seats off and drain out the UTV’s fluids. Watch our Polaris RZR 900 Engine Rebuild Part 1 video above and follow the steps detailed below to remove the RZR’s seats and drain its fluids. Use our Polaris RZR 900 exploded parts diagrams for additional reference.
Tools Needed – Polaris RZR 900 Seat Removal and Fluids Drain
- 10mm socket
- Drain pan
Preparing the Polaris RZR 900XP for Engine Removal
Step 1. Remove the seats by releasing the lever behind them and lifting them out.
Step 2. Disconnect the battery.
NOTE: You can remove the battery or leave it in the chassis.
Step 3. Drain the engine oil by removing the drain bolt from the bottom of the engine.
Step 4. Drain the radiator by removing the lower hose from the bottom of the radiator. Reattach the hose once the radiator has drained and you’re done.
PRO TIP: Hold the drain pan right beneath the radiator to prevent the coolant from spilling onto the floor.
The next stage in our Polaris RZR 900 engine rebuild project is to remove the roll cage and the cargo bed from the machine.
Watch the video above to see how to remove the roll cage and cargo bed on a Polaris RZR 900XP.