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Anything wrong with oil and filters from Fleet or other retailers??

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Anything wrong with using regular oil and filters from fleet or any other reatailers.

I have a 2007 Suzuki Kingquad 700 and am not too excited to pay $ 65 for the Suzuki Oil. I was thinking Amsoil...or and name brand oil would be ok too. (ie, Valvoline, Havoline, Pensoil etc.)

The owners manual just says a 10W40 and a 80/90 for the gear lubes. I plan on meetings those specs..but maybe not the Suzuki brand.

Is a Fram oil filter ok too??

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i have used the fleet farm brand oil and fram oil filters on my king and other wheelers and they are just as good as wheelers with name brand oil filters and oil

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Probably ok for belt drive quads but not a good idea for wet clutch style ATVs. They need motorcycle/ATV oil that have friction modifiers so the clutch performs correctly.

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Hope this is not a stupid question

but what is a "wet clutch"?

Shaft drive?

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No question is stupid if you want an answer. A wet clutch is basically any clutch that is "inside" the engine and in the engine oil. The oil helps to cool the clutch and extend its life somewhat. A belt drive is external of the engine and is cooled only by air.

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Mac,

thanks for the great response.

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mills has oil for 4 wheelers and motorcyle designed for wet clucth systems

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You will need a wet clutch oil for your King Quad. Get the Arctic Cat synthetic atv oil, it's around $7-8 a quart. Valvoline also makes an atv oil, but I don't know where to get it?

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Look around on the net. You will find Fram oil filters are at the bottom of the preferred list. Lots better choices out there.

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Look around on the net. You will find Fram oil filters are at the bottom of the preferred list. Lots better choices out there.

Correct! I did a ton of research on oil & oil filters.

Stay away from Fram.

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Originally Posted By: Hafnutz
Look around on the net. You will find Fram oil filters are at the bottom of the preferred list. Lots better choices out there.

Correct! I did a ton of research on oil & oil filters.

Stay away from Fram.

Another little trick to do that I learned over the years is to put a small magnet on the outside of the filter. This helps trap any metal particle. There is a lot of metal that will actually get through the filters, the magnet will attract these particles and they will not get out of the filter. You would be amazed how heavy the filters get. It doesnt have to be super powerful, some guys use the magnets found on the inside of a 3.5" floppy disk and you can continue to reuse it when you take the filter off.

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I've heard of the element coming apart in the Fram filters.

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