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UT Tips: Replacing Engine Oil and Engine Oil Filter

28 April 2020

UTTips, Jakarta: It is essential to follow the instructions of Operation and Maintenance Manual (OMM) for the maintenance of heavy equipment in order to keep its excellent condition. Maintenance the unit by using OMM procedures could make the vital components such as engine will has longer lifespan.

United Tractors (UT) is an authorized distributor of a world-renowned brands: Komatsu. UT provides not only best brand in heavy equipment, but also genuine spare parts which could get accessed easily by the customers through e-commerce which is KlikUT.com. It is highly recommended to buy the genuine one so that the reliability and durability of the heavy equipment is always maintained.

In order to keep the heavy equipment in its prime condition, we provide UT Tips thus customers can do a self-maintenance, for instance replacing the engine oil filter on Komatsu product.

Please be advised to always replace the engine oil filter with genuine parts every time the engine oil change.

Disposing The Engine Oil

First, prepare a container to receive the drained oil. Then, look for a drain valve (drain valve) at the bottom of the engine. Please be careful! You need open the drain valve slowly because immediately after the engine is stopped, the oil temperature is still in hot condition.

UT Tips Note: Wait for the temperature to go down, and then start the work.

Replacing Engine Oil Filter

Open the engine oil filter by using a special tools (key) by rotating the filter cartridge in a clockwise direction. Then dispose the oil in the container into a special disposal that you have prepared. Take a new oil filter cartridge then fill it with the same clean engine oil.

UT Tips Note:
Fill the oil from the small holes around the sieve (do not fill the oil through the large holes in the center of the sieve).
The next step is to lubricated the packing surface and screw the new oil filter container with clean engine oil (or coat it with a thin oil) to avoid damage during installation and tightening of the oil filter container.

After the oil is added, attach the oil engine fitter by tighten it into 3/4 until 1 round as counterclockwise.

Open drain valve slowly until the oil has emerged. Then open it until the engine oil pan runs out. Lastly, you might close the drain valve and tighten it securely.

Fill the Engine Oil

After replacing the oil filter, add engine oil through the engine oil filler located on the right or left of the engine. Fill with engine oil through oil filler port according to specifications and the amount recommended by the OMM to the midpoint between H and L marks on dipstick as the picture bellows.

Run the engine at low idle for a moment, then stop the engine. Check that the oil level is between H and L marks on the dipstick. Last, you need to clean all of the work place and ensure there is no oil is spilled on the ground to avoid environmental pollution.

UTtips Note: Dispose of used oil and used oil rags in the special container you are providing.

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