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John Deere 17G – 500 Hour Service Interval Tasks Part 2

Heavy-duty mechanic stands before a John Deere 17G mini excavator.

If you’re doing this service yourself, visit FortisHD to purchase a service kit with every filter you need, or visit Tekamo HD to hire an expert service technician.

In the last post, we changed the hydraulic oil filter and the pilot filter.

You’ll learn to replace the engine oil and filter in part 2 of the John Deere 17G 500-hour service interval tasks series.

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Need to save time? The following table shows every filter you need for the complete 500-hour service interval:

Item OEM Part Number
Aftermarket equivalent
BaldwinDonaldsonWixBlumaq
Engine Oil Filter M806418 B1400P50206751365 / 51365XPN/A
Hydraulic Tank Oil Filter 4692230 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hydraulic Filter O-ring T110443 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hydraulic Pilot Filter with O-ring 4294130 PT9424P502508R12E10CVN/A
Primary Fuel Filter MIA883874 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Secondary Fuel Filter MIU803907 N/AN/AN/AN/A
2 x Fuel Filters O-ring M800893 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Engine Rocker Arm Cover Gasket MIU800300 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Engine Air Filter M113621 RS3715P82268646449/46449FRN/A
Air Cleaner Dust Unloader Valve 4383877 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Engine Oil TY26674 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Gear Oil TY6296 N/AN/AN/AN/A
Hydraulic Oil 2908-050 N/AN/AN/AN/A

Drain the Engine Oil

A heavy-duty mechanic shows the location of the engine drain plug of the John Deere 17G Mini Excavator.

We recommend sampling your engine oil at every service. Refer to the operator manual for more information.

Before draining the oil, running the machine for a few minutes is good practice to warm the engine. The contaminants will mix with the oil and come out when draining it.

Have a drain pan ready to catch the oil. You can access the drain plug underneath the 17G without removing a belly pan.

Using a ratchet with a 17mm socket, turn the drain plug clockwise to loosen it and remove it with your hand.

If you lift the dipstick slightly, air will come into the crankcase, and the oil will drain faster. The dipstick is in the backside compartment.

Clean the drain plug. Check the seal and replace it if needed. Don’t overtighten the plug, or you’ll strip the thread and won’t be able to take out the plug. Once the seal washer contacts, tight the plug and give it another 1/4″ turn.

Wipe the plug off so you can tell later on if it leaks.

Remove the Engine Oil Filter

Overlay arrows show the location of the engine oil filter and the dipstick of the John Deere 17G Mini Excavator.

Leave the drain pan in place because the oil will drain when you remove the filter.

The engine oil filter is in the backside compartment beside the dipstick. Using a filter wrench, loosen the filter by turning it counterclockwise and remove it by hand.

Instead of a filter wrench, you can use a Channellock, too.

To drain the oil completely from the filter and dispose of it correctly, you can put it upside down on a mesh screen on top of the drain pan.

Install the New Engine Oil Filter

A heavy-duty mechanic installs a Baldwin aftermarket engine oil filter on a John Deere 17G Mini Excavator.

Check that the new filter matches the old one by comparing the part number, the seal, and the threaded hole size.

Lubricate the seal with fresh oil.

Wipe the oil from the sealing surface using a clean cloth.

Install the new filter, tightening it by hand as much as possible.

Engine oil filter for a John Deere 17G Mini Excavator. OEM part: M806418.

Fill Up the Engine Oil

A heavy-duty mechanic is beside the backside compartment of a 17G Mini Excavator. An overlay arrow shows the location of the engine oil fill.

Use a pouring jug to make this step easier because the fill is on an angle. Ensure the inside of the jug is clean.

The John Deere 17G Excavator takes 3.1 liters of oil. We recommend using Tekamo 15W40 premium heavy-duty engine oil (Refer to your 17G owner’s manual or check our reference guide).

A 20 liter (5 gallon) bucket of Tekamo 15W40 premium heavy-duty engine oil.

Check the dipstick when pouring the oil in to avoid overfilling the engine.

Due to a lack of space, small models like the 17G may find it hard to fill the engine oil using a jug or funnel. In that case, get the engine air filters out of the way.

A heavy-duty mechanic takes the engine air filters off a John Deere 17G Mini Excavator.

Get the oil level to the top mark. Put the dipstick and cap back on. Also, reinstall the engine air filters if you took them out.

Start the machine for 10 seconds to pump oil through it and fill the filter. Shut it down and wait another 10 seconds to let the oil drain back to the bottom. Recheck the level to get an accurate reading, and top off if necessary.

Next Post

In the next post, we’ll change the engine air filters of the John Deere 17G Mini Excavator.

If you’re doing this service yourself, visit FortisHD to purchase a service kit with every filter you need, or visit Tekamo HD to hire an expert service technician.