How to Do an Oil Change on a Tractor.

Introduction: How to Do an Oil Change on a Tractor.

Farmers feed the entire world. They are able to do this because of the machines they use. Tractors are vital to almost all farming operations. Keeping them in tip top shape by doing routine maintenance is crucial.

Step 1: Drain the Oil

In the first step, the oil is going to need to be drained. To do this a couple tools are needed. First is a wrench that is the correct size. This may differ from different models. Also a catch can is needed in order to catch the old oil. Start by using the wrench to remove the drain plug, dropping the oil into the catch can.

Step 2: Remove the Oil Filter

To remove the oil filter, a special oil filter wrench is needed. Once you have found the filter, remove it making sure to catch any oil that leaks out.

Step 3: Replace Oil Filter

Apply a thin film of oil to the gasket around the filter. This helps the filter spin on without tearing or damaging the gasket. Spin the filter onto the housing and tighten it to specification. Often times the tightening spec is right on the filter however, if it is not, it will be in the owners manual.

Step 4: Add Oil

Reinstall the drain plug, making sure not to over tighten it, followed by adding oil. Use the oil that the manufacture recommends. Never add extra oil but always make sure it has the enough oil by using the dipstick. This completes the oil change part.

Step 5: Fuel Filter Change

When changing fuel filters, it is important to bleed the system of any air afterwards. Start by removing the fuel filter using the filter wrench. Apply a thin film of oil to the new filter and reinstall it. Next find the bleeder screw. Normally the screw is within a couple of inches from the filter. Open the screw using the proper tools. This varies between brands and models. After that, find the fuel pump and pump fuel until it squirts from the bleeder. After this happens, tighten the screw and start the vehicle to make sure it has been bled properly.

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    3 years ago

    Things to know .
    Oil lasts and does not wear out . It just gets dirty and contaminated. That's what the filter is for.
    Cars and tractors and all motors turn on soft white metal bearings . Whats important is oil pressure and it should not go below 4o pounds per square inch when running the motor . If it does remove and renovate the oil pump.This is also why you should partly fill the new filter so the motor is not without oil pressure.

    Oil lasts much longer than any manufacturer states . they want you to use up much oil so they profit . I do 100,000 kms on my car oil and change the filter at about 33,000 and 66,000 KM
    That's 1000 hours on a boat and 330 hours and 660 hours for filters .
    If you are not going that long then you are polluting the earth unnecessarily.
    Even after that long the oil can be filtered and reused.
    On the drain plug clean the copper or alloy washer properly if reusing or put a new one on .It is useful to drill out the center of the plug .Don't go through of course . Then put a magnet there and glue in. Put back in and be surprised how much metal accumulates on the magnet. Steel by the way from gear teeth and steel surfaces.
    Tighten filters to touch then turn down a quarter turn and its done .