Recent Topics
Are the RED WINGS "dead wings"?
by car51
02/14/16 02:42 PM
Any of 0w40 oils superior to compitition.
by LILGUY
02/14/16 02:17 PM
Got a great deal on XG3600 at AAP
by Xrs2zz
02/14/16 02:11 PM
Pennzoil oil stash for sale Indianapolis area
by MattPersman
02/14/16 02:02 PM
Battery date code
by otis24
02/14/16 01:49 PM
New member and PureOne cut open
by Formula413
02/14/16 01:32 PM
Longest shot?
by Whitewolf
02/14/16 01:31 PM
2016 Kia Soul what oil
by mailman74
02/14/16 12:54 PM
Mom's Car Advice - Jeep Patriot
by Nick1994
02/14/16 12:12 PM
Educate Me on Royal Purple
by CrackyWainwright
02/14/16 11:45 AM
Castrol Edge (Belgium) 0W-40 @ Walmart $25.97
by Ed_Flecko
02/14/16 11:27 AM
Old house questions (part 2)
by Nick R
02/14/16 10:58 AM
Newest Members
Lemioux, Tsr71, SubaFool, dookchoppa, Formula413
56911 Registered Users
Who's Online
103 registered (2000ltdken, aquariuscsm, 901Memphis, anonobomber, andyd, 10 invisible), 1783 Guests and 128 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
56911 Members
66 Forums
244691 Topics
3986056 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#1306411 - 12/09/08 01:00 PM Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV?
bassadict69 Offline


Registered: 12/20/07
Posts: 37
Loc: Haughton, La
From what I have always been told, my 4 wheeler takes some kind of special oil so I have always bought the Yama-Lube from the dealer which is expensive as [censored] & supposedly has some special additive or something in it. Is there anything else I can use that may be a little cheaper?

It is not an auto transmission if that matters!
_________________________
2002 Silverado 4x4, 4.8 Liter
2002 Monte Carlo SS

Top
#1306413 - 12/09/08 01:03 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: bassadict69]
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 3042
Loc: South Florida
What viscosity? A good motorcycle oil should be cheaper and readily available.
_________________________
10 Acura TSX 2.4L Quaker State syn 5W20 Fram Ultra
09 Chrysler Town & Country 4.0L Chevron Supreme 10W30
06 GMC Sierra 4.8L QSGB 5W30 Delco PF46

Top
#1306498 - 12/09/08 02:40 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: bubbatime]
bassadict69 Offline


Registered: 12/20/07
Posts: 37
Loc: Haughton, La
That, I am not sure of...I will have to see if I can find out! I might still have a bottle of the high $$$ stuff at the house.
_________________________
2002 Silverado 4x4, 4.8 Liter
2002 Monte Carlo SS

Top
#1306600 - 12/09/08 04:24 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: bassadict69]
bassadict69 Offline


Registered: 12/20/07
Posts: 37
Loc: Haughton, La
10W40 Yama-Lube, the dealer says it has some additional friction additives.
_________________________
2002 Silverado 4x4, 4.8 Liter
2002 Monte Carlo SS

Top
#1306819 - 12/09/08 07:39 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: bassadict69]
ccdhowell Offline


Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 850
Loc: Shreveport, Louisiana
That's entirely untrue as far as I know. I have 8 atvs and don't run Yamalube in any of them and three of them are Yamahas. Correct me if I'm wrong, but your Big Bear has a CVT auto transmission, which means the engine oil is only used by the engine and not in the transmission and wet clutch. Which means that you can run lots of different oils, anyone you like really. I'd say that an oil like Rotella T 15w40 would work great.

If I'm wrong and you're shifting gears and have a semiauto clutch, well, I'd still recommend Rotella T 15w40, just change it more often when you ride allot, maybe every 20 hours.

Hope this helps and good to see another local guy on the forum.

Top
#1308357 - 12/11/08 07:26 AM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: ccdhowell]
bassadict69 Offline


Registered: 12/20/07
Posts: 37
Loc: Haughton, La
Not real sure what a CVT auto transmission is, but my Big Bear is the old style manual shift.
_________________________
2002 Silverado 4x4, 4.8 Liter
2002 Monte Carlo SS

Top
#1308560 - 12/11/08 11:10 AM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: bassadict69]
Ben99GT Offline


Registered: 02/25/05
Posts: 4311
Loc: MS
CVT is what the Grizzlies have; continuously variable transmission.

I've been running Amsoil 10W-40 Advanced Synthetic Motorcycle Oil in a '99 Grizzly for years and it's been doing great. Started out with Yamalube, but realized that at the local motorcycle shops Amsoil was selling for about $7/qt, almost the same as Yamalube!
_________________________
2001 F150 Supercrew
1991 Mustang LX notch
1999 Mustang GT


Top
#1708204 - 12/15/09 10:54 AM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: Ben99GT]
bassadict69 Offline


Registered: 12/20/07
Posts: 37
Loc: Haughton, La
I never got back to this one due to a few problems, but, with my Big Bear having a regular manual shift type tranny, can another oil be used?
_________________________
2002 Silverado 4x4, 4.8 Liter
2002 Monte Carlo SS

Top
#1708236 - 12/15/09 11:24 AM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: bassadict69]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8360
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Assuming it's an air cooled 350cc w/ a semi-automatic (no clutch) 4 or 5spd gear shift, I'd use R-T 15w40 like ccdhowell suggests above, or Rotella-T 5w40. If it's liquid cooled I'd use a HDEO in the 30wt range or the 5w40.

Joel
_________________________
2016 Subaru Forester 2.5, CVT. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE (Babe magnet III)

Top
#1708403 - 12/15/09 01:32 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: JTK]
bassadict69 Offline


Registered: 12/20/07
Posts: 37
Loc: Haughton, La
Thanks for the help...I was just wanting to make sure before changing it tomorrow.
_________________________
2002 Silverado 4x4, 4.8 Liter
2002 Monte Carlo SS

Top
#1708723 - 12/15/09 06:32 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: bassadict69]
daman Online   content


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 10828
Loc: Bad Axe, MI
Run any HDEO and it'll be fine,thats what to use.
_________________________
"Always"....Mobil 1

Current fill: AFE 0w30

Top
#1717250 - 12/23/09 12:29 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: daman]
Cmarti Offline


Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 438
Loc: Ohio
I run Rotella 5W40 Synthetic in everything I own air cooled, a couple of those toys are Yamaha ATV's. I have had great luck and smooth shifting. It has even worked well in my Goldwing.

Top
#1734046 - 01/07/10 07:12 AM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: Cmarti]
porkchop01 Offline


Registered: 05/04/09
Posts: 168
Loc: Texas
Will the Rotella 5w40 synthetic help on cold starts better when the temps are around say 10F? or would a 10W30 be better?
_________________________
08 Dodge 1500 4x4
03 Dodge 1500 4x4
08 Ford F250
70 Ford F100
06 Harley FXDI 88ci
07 Yamaha Grizzly 250
13 Kawasaki mule 610xc 4x4

Top
#1751136 - 01/21/10 10:40 PM Re: Oil for Yamaha 350 Big Bear 4x4 ATV? [Re: porkchop01]
whitearrow Offline


Registered: 05/17/08
Posts: 203
Loc: philadelphia,ms
deffinently the 5w would be better than a 10w in 10 degrees!
_________________________
2005 toyota camry xle on syntec 5w-30
2010 toyota tundra dc 4x4 5.7 liter V8 on toyota 0w-20 synthetic
2010 toyota highlander on toyota 0w-20 synthetic

Top