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Old 04-22-2013, 06:06 PM
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Changing Transmission Fluid

I'm going to change the transmission fluid in my 2002 Polaris Sportsman 400 some time this week. Does anyone know if there are any substances for the Polaris AGL synthetic. Can I use Valvoline CVT full synthetic transmission fluid instead? I know about the AMSOIL 2000, but I don't know who sells AMSOIL as far as places like Advanced Auto. I also can't over to the dealer until the weekend, so if anyone knows alternatives at the big stores like Advanced Auto or Napa let me know. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:48 PM
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A lot of guys run 5w-30 synthetic motor oil. Mobil1, Castrol Syntec.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:04 AM
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They run motor oil through their transmissions?
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:13 AM
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They run motor oil through their transmissions?
Yes, some do.... the CVT transmission is only a gear box.... no wet clutches or anything to wory about, so in theory a good quality - propper weighted synthetic motor oil should work. But, I don't like to leave things to the "should work" category.....

I personally would stick with the recommended (Polaris AGL Fluid) or a known/suitable replacement (AMSOIL Synthetic Chaincase & Gear Oil).
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:17 AM
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So do you think Valvoline CVT Transmission Fluid would work? It says its suitable for any belt or chain driven CVT, but the bottle only lists cars on the back. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:39 AM
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Unknown..... If I had to choice between the Valv. CVT and a synthetic 5W30, I'd chose the synthetic. Or even beter yet .... I'd wait till I could get the right stuff.

Or how about AMSOIL TCC (2000 Series Chain & Gearcase Lube), which is considered a cross reference replacement??

But that's entirely your call to make.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:53 AM
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The Polaris CVT is an external unit. What you're talking about with the Valvoline CVT fluid is for automotive purposes where the belt is an internal part that comes in contact with the fluid. Polaris' CVT is a dry external operation and therefore the transmission is basically all gears and chains so a sufficient synthetic oil will be fine.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:57 AM
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I have a Sportman 800 and a 500, both are 2007's with about 2500 miles each. I just changed the motor oil and filter and thought I'd do the transmission and gear box fluids as well while they are off the trailer. I'm a long way from a Polaris dealer and I'd like to get this done today so my wife can have her garage back. What compatible fluid should I use for the transmissions and what should I use for the differentials? Do they both use the same fluids?
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I have been using 0W40 Rotella in my transmission for 2000 km and can see no differance. Seems to work well. Should also add it is synthetic.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:14 PM
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I use 5-30 castrol syntec in the motors and tranny's have for years, never any problem your 800 takes a 51357 Wix filter and the 500 takes 51358 can get at any auto parts store.
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