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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-03-1999, 05:57 PM
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Snowmobile oil

I am of the understanding (maybe just because I don't know any better) that once you choose a brand of snowmobile oil, you should not change because of possible adverse chemical reactions. Some brands of oils even indicate this on the warning label. Is this just a trick to keep you coming back to buy their oil? The reason I ask is because the brand I use (klotz) is becoming increasing harder to find in my area, and I have noticed that it is more expensive than Polaris Oil, Yamalube, Artic Cat oil and even greater a difference between my brand larger National Brand 2 Cycle oils (oils offered by pennzoil, quaker state, castrol etc.)

I would prefer switching to Polaris oil because it is readily available and I would be able to pool costs with my uncles. We have 5 sleds between us and mine is the only one that uses a different kind of oil. Is it possible to change? How should I go about it?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-03-1999, 06:03 PM
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Re: Snowmobile oil

From what I have read and heard from various dealers and mechanics--they claim it doesn't matter what you run as long as you don't mix the oils together. Drain the current oil in the sled and then refill it with the polaris and continue to run it and you should be fine.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-04-1999, 12:44 AM
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Re: Snowmobile oil

I responded earlier about this question and didn't explain myself to the fulliest. You can change to any brand of oil you want as long as you drain as much oil out of the system as you can and then add the brand you want.
The dealers will tell you not to mix yamalube and polaris(artic cat) if you haven't drained the oil . For some reason (chemical) they don't mix together at low tempertures (they'll gel up). If you run yamalube stick with only that brand unless you drain your system. If you run polars oil though and are needing oil on the trail you can mix artic cat oil togther with out any problems.


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