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#4615759 - 12/27/17 12:57 PM Oil Viscosity not listed.
ShawnTRD Offline


Registered: 06/06/10
Posts: 4
Loc: NY
I have fully Synthetic 5W50 JSO-MA but my ATV doesn't really say what oil weight to use. It more or less just show you a range; 0W30, 10W30, 10W40, 15W40, 20W40 OR 20W and JSO-MA.

I'm in NY but my ATV is mostly garage kept and stays above 60f. Should I just get different weight or stay with 5W50?

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#4615796 - 12/27/17 01:33 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
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I don't see 5w-50 listed on there at all. I think I'd personally run a 15w-40 given your comments about garage (starting) temperatures, and the fact that over 110F in NY is an absolute rarity.

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#4615813 - 12/27/17 01:50 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: JHZR2]
irv Offline


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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
I don't see 5w-50 listed on there at all. I think I'd personally run a 15w-40 given your comments about garage (starting) temperatures, and the fact that over 110F in NY is an absolute rarity.


I agree, unless you use it in the winter?

I ran Rotella T in my Grizzly years ago and it liked it. I ran Amsoil originally but it liked it too much if you know what I mean. whistle
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#4615834 - 12/27/17 02:11 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
ShawnTRD Offline


Registered: 06/06/10
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I ride just as much in the winter as I do in the summer.

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#4615886 - 12/27/17 02:53 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
irv Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
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Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
Originally Posted By: ShawnTRD
I ride just as much in the winter as I do in the summer.


Then follow your manual and run the right type/weight of oil for the conditions you ride in.

It's been 10 yrs since I owned mine but I believe I ran a 5W-40 or a 0W-40, I forget? 0W-40 Mobil Euro in my Vector for years without issue.





Edited by irv (12/27/17 02:54 PM)
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#4615888 - 12/27/17 02:54 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
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Originally Posted By: ShawnTRD
I ride just as much in the winter as I do in the summer.


I'd try a 5W-40 like Rotella T6 and see if that works for you....

LOTS of people run it in their motorcycles! (that make big HP)
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#4615983 - 12/27/17 04:21 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
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Do you do cold starts in winter outdoors? If not, looks like the Manual recommends 10W-30 and up to 20W-50.
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#4616026 - 12/27/17 05:00 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: Johnny2Bad]
ShawnTRD Offline


Registered: 06/06/10
Posts: 4
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
Do you do cold starts in winter outdoors?


Well it's in the garage if I leave from my house. If we trailer somewhere it would most likely be outside.

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#4616034 - 12/27/17 05:10 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
kawie_guy Offline


Registered: 01/27/15
Posts: 70
Loc: utah,usa
Amsoil 5w50 atv/utv? It will be good for winter and summer use. But having that wide of a viscosity range, I'd be opting for short intervals on your changes. Run a uoa on it during the warmer months and see what it shears down to.


Edited by kawie_guy (12/27/17 05:19 PM)

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#4616070 - 12/27/17 05:40 PM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
widman Offline


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Loc: Bolivia
I would run 5W-40 if it is available. But not MA only. MA2 dis much better than the old MA category (which became MA1). If it only says MA, it is probably old and still slips. There is a huge difference.
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#4616481 - 12/28/17 08:46 AM Re: Oil Viscosity not listed. [Re: ShawnTRD]
irv Offline


Registered: 10/08/06
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Loc: Oshawa, Ont. Canada
Originally Posted By: ShawnTRD
Originally Posted By: Johnny2Bad
Do you do cold starts in winter outdoors?


Well it's in the garage if I leave from my house. If we trailer somewhere it would most likely be outside.


Exactly why you should run the type/weight of oil for the conditions/temps you ride in. 5W-40 or 0W-40 like has already been recommended.
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