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Old 03-05-2020, 09:01 AM
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I want to change the oil on my 2017 Yamaha cart. There's a plastic pan under my cart can I get to the drain plug without removing the pan, can I get to the drain plug from above? Thanks for any help.
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:13 AM
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You either have to take the plastic pan off or when my oil was changed they pumped it out from the oil fill ?
The pan is one of the items which make your cart a quiet tec ?
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:39 AM
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when my oil was changed they pumped it out from the oil fill ?
That's what I do. Get a pump from Home Depot in the automotive section. The only thing with the pump is it's a 3/8 hose so you need to step it down to 1/4 to fit to the bottom of the reservoir. At least that's with my 2019
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:45 PM
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You don't want to pump it out. Just remove the pan- 4 bolts- and then take the drain plug out. You have plenty of time, do it right.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:36 PM
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You don't want to pump it out. Just remove the pan- 4 bolts- and then take the drain plug out. You have plenty of time, do it right.
Why? To each his own I guess. It works for me.
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:32 PM
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I bought a Harbor Freight pump with a dipstick attachment. Did you pump it out through the fill or dipstick hole?
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I bought a Harbor Freight pump with a dipstick attachment. Did you pump it out through the fill or dipstick hole?
The fill. The only problem with doing it this way is you can't pump all the oil out, don't know why, but you can get 3/4 out. It takes a little maneuvering to get the hose to the bottom of the tank. I do it this way because it a b---h to get under the cart and a pita to jack and block.
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The fill. The only problem with doing it this way is you can't pump all the oil out, don't know why, but you can get 3/4 out. It takes a little maneuvering to get the hose to the bottom of the tank. I do it this way because it a b---h to get under the cart and a pita to jack and block.
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Agree that your method is good, and a lot easier. As long as you change the oil frequently, leaving a little old oil behind is not a problem, especially if you use synthetic oil. I use Amsoil fully synthetic small engine oil in our carts, which is probably overkill, but I would rather overprotect than the other way. Just be careful not to overfill. Lastly, it is easy to strip the drainage bolt threads in an aluminum block engine, so pumping the oil eliminates that risk.
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how often do you folks change oil ? interval based on what - calendar, hour meter, odometer, phase of moon ? presume they all take synthetic,rather than dino
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I have Willie the golf cart guy do annual maintenance for last 4 years. no problems on my 2013 cart.
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I change the oil every 50 hours using Mobil1 10W-30. The frequency is probably a bit of overkill as one of the owner's manual recommendations is 1250 miles. 50 hours is about 850 miles but is a convenient interval to remember. Synthetic or non-synthetic oil is fine. There is also a recommendation in the owner's manual on when to change the differential fluid.

Here is my maintenance schedule:

- oil change: 50 hours
- lubricate both clutches: 100 hours
- differential oil change: 500 hours
- rotate tires: 500 hours
- replace spark plug: 1000 hours
- replace air filter: 1000 hours
- other items: as needed



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how often do you folks change oil ? interval based on what - calendar, hour meter, odometer, phase of moon ? presume they all take synthetic,rather than dino

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Removing the plastic pan is easy and you can drain all the oil. I do mine in about 15 minutes but I have a floor jack on wheels so lifting the cart is easy. I change mine every 50 hours.
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2017 Yamaha. Extraction method through the fill hole is quick and easy. I find it gets ALL the old oil out (one quart). No need to do the old fashion method of jacking the cart up and removing the drain plug, then having to replace the compression ring and then having to be careful your not over tightening and causing wear and possible stripping of drain plug.
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Old 03-06-2020, 07:30 AM
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If you are concerned about over tightening then use a torque wrench.

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2017 Yamaha. Extraction method through the fill hole is quick and easy. I find it gets ALL the old oil out (one quart). No need to do the old fashion method of jacking the cart up and removing the drain plug, then having to replace the compression ring and then having to be careful your not over tightening and causing wear and possible stripping of drain plug.
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My 2016 Yamaha oil plug is on the lower side of the pan, on the drivers SIDE. Not on the bottom. I’ve drained it 3 times no problem.
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