Thanks for the offer Blueline. I'm sorta new. I did use the info on this site to mount a #2500 winch. Had some contactor placement issues but advice here saved the day. Now I'm at 18.5 hours on my new 2010 850 EPS Touring and it is time to do my first oil change. I know Polaris doesn't make oil or filters--they just private label what some other mfg. makes. What I want to know Blueline (and I know you work for a dealer) is what is a comparable filter and oil (weight and viscosity) that will work for my new ride that I can get at the local walmart or Tractor Supply? I'm also looking for a filter the is easy to put on and take off. I have heard the PoPo filter is a little difficult to get on/off. Any advice on a filter wrench. First change, just want to start right and get right tool for the long haul.
wow, sorry for my long delay.
you will find a hard time finding the right weight of oil at a lot of places. it is a fairly uncommon 0w40 full synethic oil. if you use a 10w40 that is very common, it will be too thick and it will probably blow through the airbox and soak your airfilter in oil, not good, so you have to stick with a 0w40.
i dont know who manufactures the polaris oil, they wont tell us. subaru manufactures the oil filters, from what i have seen stamped on them before. i personally like the hi flo filtro oil filters and in aftermarket brand. K&N makes sub-par filters for the price, its more about the name. i personally would not use K&N anything on any of my machines.
the only filter wrench we have found at the shop that fits and works for the XP is the one you can get through a dealer. we havent found one from any of our local auto parts stores (napa, autozone, ect.) that fits right. that filter wrench from the dealer is about $20-$30. i cant remember exactly. or, if you have a cool shop like us, they might let you borrow the filter wrench for a day or two for a $20 deposit (fully refundable when you bring the filter wrench back) to change your own oil at home