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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 01:59 PM
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I just came from the dealer today, and they told me that i can no longer buy the 0W 40Polaris oil. That it was replaced with the 5W 50. I told them that my machine calls for the 0W 40, and their response was that it is basicly the same oil.
It hasn't been 0W-40 for several years. It was 2W-50, and now changed to 5W-50.

A VOA of the old "2W-50" actually showed it to be 20W-50.

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MustBeNice > I've been using the Amsoil 0-40 for several years now. I buy the NAPA Gold filters in the spring during the big filter sale. Now my Amsoil guy has moved and said the price is $10 a quart.
So after my supply of Amsoil is gone I plan on switching to Mobil1. I can get it at the local NAPA store, and if you buy the jug instead of individual quarts it's like $7.35 a qt. Of course that's MT price... (no sales tax).

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when i bought my polaris (private sale), i also got a case of the 0W 40 oil. This was my first trip to the dealer to get more. Now I know why don't have. Guess I will be switching to Amsoil or Mobil.
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I was just on a PURE POLARIS site and it gives parts and prices for online ordering. This is a POLARIS site. I clicked on LUBRICANTS and I came up with a picture of POLARIS PS-4 oil. The caption and instructions were as quoted ( PS-4 Polaris PS-4 provides maximum protection for your ATV and SNOWMOBILE engine and transmission components.) Why are they selling AGL as a transmission oil when they stated right there that Polaris 0W40 provides maximum protection for transmissions as well as engines? Makes me wonder even more about what the truth is. I smell a con job to sell more high priced lubs.
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I was just on a PURE POLARIS site and it gives parts and prices for online ordering. This is a POLARIS site. I clicked on LUBRICANTS and I came up with a picture of POLARIS PS-4 oil. The caption and instructions were as quoted ( PS-4 Polaris PS-4 provides maximum protection for your ATV and SNOWMOBILE engine and transmission components.) Why are they selling AGL as a transmission oil when they stated right there that Polaris 0W40 provides maximum protection for transmissions as well as engines? Makes me wonder even more about what the truth is. I smell a con job to sell more high priced lubs.
makes me wondertoo.., yamaha and arctic cat use the jaso rated engine oil for their transmissions, not sure Iwould wantto runit in the diff though?

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transmission oil

I did my first service on my 13 stealth 550. I used up the last of my PS-4. I just put rottella T5 0W40 in the transmission. I can see no difference. It doesn't foam and it shifts the same even in the cold. It is a diesel oil but is rated OK for gasoline engines. Ford, GM, and Chrysler. I have a half notion to drain the new PS-4 and fill with the rottella and see if the engine is still as noisey. If it is good enough for a $20000 Cummins engine and the Big 3 engines it should be good for a tiny one lunger.
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I did my first service on my 13 stealth 550. I used up the last of my PS-4. I just put rottella T5 0W40 in the transmission. I can see no difference. It doesn't foam and it shifts the same even in the cold. It is a diesel oil but is rated OK for gasoline engines. Ford, GM, and Chrysler. I have a half notion to drain the new PS-4 and fill with the rottella and see if the engine is still as noisey. If it is good enough for a $20000 Cummins engine and the Big 3 engines it should be good for a tiny one lunger.
Let me know how it starts and sounds in the cold if you do. T6 is a goodoil too.

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I used the polaris oil for the front diff but just put rottella 80-90 in the rear end. Doesn't foam and runs about the same temp as the polaris oil. I guess time will tell. Still under warrantee so if anything pops I will just drain and refill with Polaris before taking back.
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