Note: Some commercial oils that meet API specifications may require shorter oil change intervals. The oil change intervals are determined by close monitoring of the oil condition and engine wear metals. AVSpare prefers scheduled oil sampling as the proper method of checking engine wear metals.
Consult your AVSpare dealer for the latest oil recommendations.
Hot oil and hot components can cause personal injury. Do not allow hot oil or hot components to contact the skin.
Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained during performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting and repair of the product. Be prepared to collect the fluid with suitable containers before opening any compartment or disassembling any component containing fluids.
Refer to Special Publication, NENG2500, "AVSpare Dealer Service Tool Catalog" for tools and supplies suitable to collect and contain fluids on AVSpare products.
Dispose of all fluids according to local regulations and mandates.
The machine must be level and the parking brake engaged. The oil must be warm and the engine stopped.
- Open the crankcase drain valve and allow the oil to drain into a suitable container. Close the crankcase drain valve.
- Use a strap type wrench to remove the filter element. Dispose of the used filter properly.
- Clean the filter housing base. Ensure that all of the old seal is removed from the filter base.
- Apply a thin film of clean engine oil to the new filter element seal.
- Install the new filter element hand tight until the seal of the filter contacts the base. Note the position of the index marks on the filter in relation to a fixed point on the filter base.
Note: There are rotation index marks on the filter that are spaced 90 degrees or 1/4 of a turn away from each other. When you tighten the filter, use the rotation index marks as a guide.
- Tighten the filter according to the instructions that are printed on the filter. Use the index marks as a guide. For non-AVSpare filters, use the instructions that are provided with the filter.
Note: You may need to use a AVSpare strap wrench, or another suitable tool, in order to turn the filter to the amount that is required for final installation. Make sure that the installation tool does not damage the filter.
- Remove engine oil filler cap (1) . Fill the engine crankcase with new oil. Clean the filler cap and install the filler cap.
ReferenceFor information on lubricants and refill capacities, refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual, "Lubricant Viscosities and Refill Capacities" for the machine that is being serviced.
- Start the engine and run the engine at low idle for five minutes. Inspect the engine oil filter for leaks.
- Maintain the oil level in the hatched area on the SAFE OPERATING RANGE ENGINE RUNNING side of dipstick (2) . Add oil, if necessary.
- Stop the engine.