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I have an '08 rancher 4x4 e.s. I have always kept the oil changed and the air filter clean, but that's about all the maintenance I've done. Even still, it has served me well.

I'll be flushing the coolant soon, and I plan to replace the fuel filter with the updated unit. I guess it's a good time to replace diff fluid front and rear also.

What else, if anything, should I be looking to do at this point? Lube, grease, check, adjust, etc. Also, is there a good maintenance or shop manual available to us mere owners?


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I got a link for the manual which I will download yesterday. I still prefer a paper manual. I might try scouring Amazon and whatnot. I'll have to check the hours. It's really not that much for an '08.

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Great advice above and found this for you,
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Thank you all so very much. It's been a great ATV. Since I bought it new, I've always thought of it as being pretty new.

It has sat still for about two years (we had a baby, boy that changes things) and yesterday I serviced it, put a new battery in it, and a new spark plug. I was just kind of realizing as I was servicing it that it's starting to get some age on it, it's probably time for some more maintenance above that.

I'll likely take it somewhere for the valves. Hopefully that won't be terribly expensive, and that's something I'd prefer to leave to the pros I think.

The brakes are still in good shape, but the cable for the rear brakes is seized up. It still works great off the pedal, but that means no parking brake. Ive tried to free it up, it's going to take a new cable though. That I've got under control, I just have to get around to finding the part number and ordering it.

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Congratulations on the baby and who knows that little boy may end up with a little brother or sister....

Having been stored for 2 years, I would consider removing the tank cleaning it, lines, etc., and putting in fresh fuel. Also, you might consider running a product like STA-BIL because you may need to park it again for 2 years. The only reason I mention cleaning the tank is some "ugly gremlins" could start showing up as bad/stale fuel moves around through the system.
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