Just recently did some wheeling and dealing and ended up with a 2004 Polaris Sportsman 400. Got it off an older gentleman, single owner, he takes great care of his equipment, I know him well. He goes out once a year(1 weekend), and that's the only use this thing sees. It has 130 hrs on the clock.
I was going to take it out soon, but am thinking that I should do a complete fluid change, filter change,...( I noticed the filter was dated 2009, not sure if he maintained by the hours used or seasonally).
I discovered rather quickly that Polaris really insists that you use there own products and you pay a fair bit to do it as well. Looked around here and other forums, and am getting a lot of contradictory information as to what can and can't be substituted. Not trying to start a flame war, but just want to get some solid info on how to maintain this thing without taking out a second mortgage.
As of now, am planning on running 0w-40 Mobil 1. If anyone out there has other recommendations for oils(engine, differentials, everything else), filters(oil, fuel, air), or coolant, I would sincerely appreciate it.
I really look forward to using this thing, and want to keep it in the best shape I can. Thanks in advance!