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Chaincase Oil

Just wondering if it is nessesary to change the chaincase oil? I have never done it before on any of my other sleds (ridden for 10+ years) but I purchased a new machine and want to keep it mint. Appreciate the help.

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the oil and a wrench. If you need to remove the cover plate, then you may need that gasket (but it is very unlikely, just replace if it looks like you need to).
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It's good maintenance to change it at least yearly. I like removing the cover so that I can look at the chain and sprockets to check for abnormal wear. Like alex said, most of the time you won't need a new gasket.

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Sounds good. Since I bought my new sled used (not sure on previous owners maintenance schedule), it probably wouldn't hurt to do. I assume that I should pick up some specific oil from my ski-doo dealer? Should it be easy for me to find the drain?

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ah.... this topic once again. Yes, in my opinion, you should go to your dealer and get Doo Chaincase Oil or Amsoil is good too. I just prefer to use the stuff designed for the purpose. But others have used ATF and some others without many problems.

The drains are usually all over (if there at all). Some on the inside of the tunnel. Some on the chaincase cover. And some you just need to tip the sled on its side and pull the cover off.
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Thanks ALex. Where is the drain on your mxz? I have the 550f. I assume the drain would be in the same spot.

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never looked.... Just bought that too and it's sittin in the shed up north. I can quick check the Parts diagrams though. I'll get back to you on that one.
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in the diagrams from what i can tell theres a 'plug' that I'm assuming is the drain on the bottom of the chaincase towards the front.

http://parts.ski-doo.com/ext/index.a...7&catalog_id=0

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