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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-16-1999, 10:33 PM
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Oil

Will Artic Cat oil mix with Yamalube without any problems? Both sleds are oil injected.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-17-1999, 11:35 AM
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Re: Oil

They won't technically "mix," but you can surely run Yamalube in your Cat. I would just remove as much AC oil as you can then add the yamalube. You shouldn't have any problems.

Sno-Tech Magazine had an arcticle on this same question and that is what they recommend as well.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-17-1999, 04:56 PM
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Re: Oil

I have a yamaha and used to run yamalube and all my buddies run polaris oil so i swithched for the reason of running out on the trail. You SHOULD NOT mix the oil together because at lower temps it will gel blocking the injector and i don't have to say more. Polaris and articat can be mixed though. They won't gel together.

hope that helps.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-17-1999, 04:58 PM
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Re: Oil

I have a yamaha and use to run yamalube and all my buddies run polaris oil so i swithched for the reason of running out on the trail. You SHOULD NOT mix the oil because at lower temps it will gel blocking the injector and i don't have to say more. Polaris and articat can be mixed though. They won't gel together.

hope that helps.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-19-1999, 10:40 AM
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Re: Oil

I disagree... I run standard 2-cycle oils in every sled during break in (you have to use regular oil to properly seat the rings), then I have used nothing but synthetics, including Yamalube, after the first 500 miles. I have never had nor seen a problem.

Talk to a chemical engineer and/or a professional engine builder--get their opinion.

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Re: Oil

Like Adam said.

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Re: Oil

Is Yamalube synthetic? I'm certain the last stuff I bought was regular TC-W3, several years ago. My understanding is that petroleum based oils will mix OK, but you don't want to mix them with synthetics. On several occasions, I've used other than Polaris oil in my XLT in a pinch. Yamalube(at least the TC-W3 I bought) mixes OK with Polaris, and a quart of Castrol TC-W3 from a store in the middle of nowhere caused no problems.
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Re: Oil

I LEARNED THE HARD WAY I JUST PAID FOR A 600 XLT MOTOR FOR THE VERY REASON THAT YOU ASK. I WOULD USE THE OIL THAT THE MANUFACTURE STATES IN THE MANUAL& ALWAYS CARRY OIL WITH YOU BECAUSE SLEDS DON'T RUN WELL WITH OUT OIL. AND YES IT COSTS A LITTLE MORE BUT WHAT IS A FEW CENTS WORTH ?????

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