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John Deere 17G – 500 Hour Service Interval Tasks Part 5

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 fuel and water separator filters

In part 5 of the John Deere 17G 500-hour service interval tasks series, you’ll learn how to clean the radiator.

Do you prefer to see a video tutorial instead?

 

 

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

Clean the Radiator

Arrows pointing at the engine and hydraulic oil coolers of a 17G mini excavator

Open up the back and right side compartments to find two radiators. The one to the left is the engine radiator, and to the right is the hydraulic oil cooler. We need to clean both.

You can use special tools for this task, like the rad genie, but a regular blow gun, garden hose, or pressure washer is more than fine for a small machine like the 17G.

If you’re using a pressure washer, take a step back and don’t do it with an angle (stand in front of the radiator). Otherwise, you’ll bend the fins over, restricting the airflow.

Blow all around the fins to remove all the branches, pine needles, and dust to ensure airflow through.

The radiator extends past the top of the battery. Make sure not to miss that spot.

Thoroughly clean the radiators until there is no more dust, branches, or debris.

 

An arrow points at the radiator extending past the top of the battery on a John Deere 17G

Check the Coolant Level

A heavy-duty mechanic points at the coolant recovery reservoir of a John Deere 17G

When the engine is cold, check the coolant level in the recovery reservoir — it’s connected to the top of the radiator.

If there’s no coolant in the recovery reservoir, the radiator will likely be low on coolant, too.

Next post

In the final post of this series, we’ll change the final drive oil on the John Deere 17G 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.