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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 09:37 AM
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Everyone has there own opinion but engine oil will be fine your choice
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post #12 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 09:54 AM
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I think its not right to recommend an engine oil when you know the oem recommends a different type of product, such a gearcase lube.
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I don't see anybody recommending he runs it. I see people saying what they run and the outcome of it.
Tell us why oil will not work in the tranny Miker.

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I think its not right to recommend an engine oil when you know the oem recommends a different type of product, such a gearcase lube.
What kind of lube lubricates your gears in your auto?

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Engine oil is formulated without the extreme-pressure additives needed to provide enhanced wear protection leaving gears and chains vulnerable to premature failure. You need the extreme pressure lube because of the force generated between the sprockets and chain.


You are not saving money or getting any advantage by using engine oil to lube the transmission, so what is the point?
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Engine oil will foam much quicker than a tranny oil. When the oil foams it no longer has the high pressure lubricating properties.

But, run what ever you like.

I run polaris oil cause it is simple to pick it off the shelf and it is the right stuff. I feel sure any good synthetic of correct weight will work fine in the engine. The dealer I use is 2 1/2 hours away. If I forget to get oil and an oil change comes up I would substitute a good synthetic for the engine. I will not substitute for the other lubricants.

Just my thoughts on the topic
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Wow...I supposed you beleive everything the President, Congress and the Senate tell you too! Polaris only wants you to use Polaris because its the only oil they make any money selling....There are many other suitable oils out there, just live and learn. LOL. It's obvious that some have had some very good results with engine oil in the tranny
(10000 miles isn't anything to scoff at). Personally I use Mobil 1 0W40 in the engine and Polaris oils everywhere else for now. Will be switching to AMSOIL in the rear differential next change. Unfortunatly, haven't found a oil I'm confortable with in the transmission, ADC or front differential other than Polaris at this time. As soon as I do I will change as I don't think OEM oils are worth the bottle they are put in as they just want the greatest profit which is what we all want (best bang for the buck). I personally like Mobil 1 and AMSOIL but there are many other sythetics that are just as good. I would highly recommend a 0W-40 or 50 if you are in a colder region of the country and nothing thicker than a 5W in warmer climates. Small engines and small passages so you want instant or ASAP lubrication. I've heard lots of good things about Rotella T6 but is more expensive than Mobil 1 in Northern Indiana so I'm sticking with Mobil 1 0W40

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Engine oil is formulated without the extreme-pressure additives needed to provide enhanced wear protection leaving gears and chains vulnerable to premature failure. You need the extreme pressure lube because of the force generated between the sprockets and chain.


You are not saving money or getting any advantage by using engine oil to lube the transmission, so what is the point?
So in my Dodge Hemi what keeps the gears lubricated in it. I am not a mechanic but I bet it also has a timing chain that is under a heck of alot more stress than the chain in my transmission. Does the Mobile 1 in my truck have the extreme pressure additive for my timing chain and sprockets.

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Wow,.......put what ever the heJJ you like in it!
I think I will try KY when I change mine!

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