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Alternate to Polaris 4 Premium Synthetic 0w 40 #1736501 01/09/10 11:19 AM
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Is there an alternate "as good or better" oil to what Polaris recommends. Polaris does not put out alot of information on the subject. I have a 2006 sportsman HO with 78 hours 580 miles and I want to take good care of it for long life. If the Polaris oil is the best choice I am ok with that but something tells me that there could be a better choice.

Re: Alternate to Polaris 4 Premium Synthetic 0w 40 [Re: pondfishr] #1736503 01/09/10 11:21 AM
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I'd personally run Shell Rotella-T 5w40 in it, but if warranty is still in effect, you might want receipts for the Polaris liquid gold.

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Re: Alternate to Polaris 4 Premium Synthetic 0w 40 [Re: JTK] #1736510 01/09/10 11:28 AM
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Warranty is out I now. I have enough Polaris oil for my next couple of changes but I hate having to go to the trouble to buy exclusively from Polaris.

Re: Alternate to Polaris 4 Premium Synthetic 0w 40 [Re: pondfishr] #1736621 01/09/10 01:10 PM
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Had good luck with this in my Sportsman 500HO when I had it.
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/aff.aspx?zo=1132530

Re: Alternate to Polaris 4 Premium Synthetic 0w 40 [Re: o2man98] #1736971 01/09/10 06:59 PM
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Ive owned Polaris's since 1993 before they were cool. Most were two strokes, and I still have some two strokes. But I have a Sportsman 500 HO and a Sportsman 700 twin. I use Castrol Syntec 5w40 in the 500 HO (If its good enough for Porshe its good enough for a quad) I use Castrol GTX 10w40 in the 700 and its super smooth and actually quiter then the Polaris factory brand oil was. Polaris Sportsamn dont need a complicated oil, they have no wet clutchs or anything "weird" going on. They dont require anything but a high grade car oil. They duplicate the same thing that a car oil does and the same job description. Although in a harsh enviroment, if your like me and change it ever year, its not like its staying in there for even 3,000 miles more like a couple hundred so anything will work. The chaincase is a different story, Ive heard of people useing 5w20 motor oil in there and I know when Polaris first came out the speced 30 wt oil in the transmission then started selling special oil for $11 a qt. No trouble using 30wt, 5w20 or Polaris oil. Ive used all three in the two stroke transmissins without problems but for the 500/700 I just use the Polaris Syn and pay the $11 a quart once a year.



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Re: Alternate to Polaris 4 Premium Synthetic 0w 40 [Re: Panzerman] #1737050 01/09/10 07:41 PM
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I use 5w-30, or 10-40 in my Honda ATV, vast majority warmer weather driving. By all means, go by the book.

FYI, I went to a Yamaha dealer today to get a filter & some oil for a 4-stroke snowmobile. I ended up with some 'semi-synthetic' 0-30w for $8.99 a qt. I later swung through Farm & Fleet here in WI & saw Mobile One 0-40w full synthetic on sale for $5.69 or so a qt. Had I know I wold never of bought the 3 qts of yamalube. I got a bunch of info with the guys so I didn't want to take it back.

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