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2021 RTV-X1140 First Maintenance Observations


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My experience was mostly good.  Pieces of the process left me shaking my head (#2 and #3).

1.  Tranny and Hydraulic filters are easy to replace.  On the first service (50 hours), you replace the filters, not the fluid.  There is a youtube video out there that shows step by step.  One word of caution, there are 2 places that you need to add fluid (UDT2) back for what was lost in the filter change.  One is directly in front of the filters, under the dump bed.  This is the tranny fill.  The other is under the front passenger seat.

2.  Oil filter ... what a PITA.  Cannot believe that the engineers could not have made this a bit easier to get to.  Filter is behind the battery.  If you are a large fellow, you are going to have issues getting to it.  Removing the skid plate underneath helps (loosen with filter wrench), but getting your hand in there is even harder than from the battery.

3.  Fuel filter.  I tried to get the bowl loose to replace the element.  I have not had any luck yet.  It is so tight from the factory.  I was cranking on it so hard I thought I was going to break something.  So, I decided to call the dealer and ask if there was a trick.  They said there is no trick.  Crank on it until it comes loose.  Lefty loosey / counter clockwise.  So, I will do that this evening.

4.  Air filter.  Easy.

5.  Grease zerts.  I only was able to find zerts at the control arms.  6 on the front, 8 on the back.  Anyone else know of any other zerts?

Contemplating getting the service manual.  $100 seems retarded to me.  But might be worth it.

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