How to Change the Transmission Fluid on a Polaris…:
Tell me what is so special about a Polaris transmission.ABSOLUTELY NOTHING All it is are a few gears and a chain. If you can run 5W20 motor oil in a high reving vehicle with gears and chains why can't you run it in a slow moving ATV transmission. YOU CAN All my friends do it and I do it and it works. You don't need all those additives you talk about. I have over 10000 miles on both my tansmissions and they shift and work as good as they did at 0 miles. Put what you want in it but motor oil works.No - you really should use a full synth bar chain lubricant. If you don't want to spend the big bucks on polo, purple wurple or whatever at least get wallymart full synth, its 9.97 for a gallon (2 changes worth). Motor oil is good (but does not have specific additives for the job at hand) and yes i've used motor oil to replace bar chain oil on a cheap chain saw in a pinch but i would not use it in place of a rather expensive tranmission's fluid pinch or not. Its just not worth it and costs the same or less to use wallystuff. Luck! :cowboy:
Ronnie, you are right nothing special about the polo transmissions on sporties. But i didn't say they were Special, I said they are Expensive to replace. Now a chain bar lub is different and Special compared to motor oil. It is tackier and made to cling more because there is no pressure to lube in these transmissions compared to engines. I know you got lots of miles with just motor oil, good for you. wally's full synth bar oil still remains to be beaten on price, what full synth motor oil compares? Hey its a Free country, do as you like and I'll do as I like, fair enough? :cowboy:Tell me what is so special about a Polaris transmission.ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ... You don't need all those additives you talk about.
I'm not sure how much they "update" the product itself but they do update the bottles and names to fancier packaging and more catchy names on a regular basis. I suspect it's probably more about marketing than any drastic changes to the oil itself.Since I have already purchased the AGL I am going to use it. I was concerned about the different type but sounds like it wouldn't matter. It makes sense they updated the product over the years. Thanks for all the advise! Does anyone make a cross reference chart for all these special "Polaris Lubricants"? Somebody is making them for Polaris.
Supposedly it's www.lube-tech.com. I've read it several times on various forums, but I have not confirmed it.Does anyone know who manufactures and packages the oil/lubricants for Polaris? Some oil company somewhere is private labeling for Polaris. After that Polaris can overcharge all of us for products with their name on the package.
You probably need to start your own thread instead of reviving an 8-year-old thread and expecting a reply.What transmission oil should I use in my 2000 trail boss 325?