213 TRACK-TYPE EXCAVATOR Every 250 Service Hours or Monthly Caterpillar

Every 250 Service Hours or Monthly
1.1. Engine Crankcase
2.2. Change Oil and Filter
3.1. Swing Gear Brake
4.2. Check Brake Fluid level
5.1. Fan Belt
6.2. Check and/or Adjust
7.1. Hydraulic Tank Breather
8.2. Clean Breather Filter

Engine Crankcase

Change Oil and Filter

------ WARNING! ------

Hot oil and components can cause personal injury. Do not allow hot oil or components to contact skin.


The percentage of sulfur in the fuel will affect the engine oil recommendations. If the fuel has over 0.5% sulfur content, the engine oil must have a TBN of 20 times the percentage of fuel sulfur (TBN as measured by the ASTM D-2896 method). If the sulfur content is greater than 1.5%, consult your AVSpare dealer for correct engine oil recommendations.

Fuel sulfur is chemically changed during combustion to form sulfuric acid. The acid chemically attacks metal surfaces and causes corrosive wear. Higher engine oil TBN values are essential to minimize corrosive wear.

Change Oil

Change oil with warm engine only.

Remove drain plug (Fig. 534) from engine crankcase and allow the oil to drain.

Install drain plug. Fill the crankcase with oil through filler (Fig. 779) until oil level reaches the upper mark on dipstick.

Start the engine and let it turn for a short time. Stop the engine and check oil level again.

Change Filter Cartridge

Loosen filter (1, Fig. 536) with a filter strap wrench or screwdriver and remove by hand.

Coat the rubber seal of the new filter with clean engine oil. Install the new filter by hand. When the seal contacts the base, tighten an additional 1/2 turn.

Follow the "Operation" Guide of the engine manufacturer.

Swing Gear Brake

Check Brake Fluid level

The brake fluid container is situated in the cab at the right hand front side. The level of the brake fluid should be no more than 10 mm (.38 inch) below the upper edge of the container.

Fan Belt

Check and/or Adjust

Refer to the operating instructions of engine manufacturer (Fig. 537).

Hydraulic Tank Breather

Clean Breather Filter

------ WARNING! ------

Pressure air can cause personal injury.

When using pressure air for cleaning, wear a protective face shield, protective clothing and protective shoes.

The maximum air pressure must be below 205 kPa (30 psi) for cleaning purposes.

Use all cleaning solutions with care.


Unscrew filter (1, Fig. 538) and wash thoroughly. Allow filter to dry before refitting.