Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If you want access to members only forums on HSO, you will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member. 😀

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Capt.Blaine

When to start using Amsoil?

Recommended Posts

I have a 2006 Kodiak 450, I having been thinking about making the change to Amsoil. When is the best time to make the change? I have heard if you start using it too soon that the engine will never get broke in. What are everyone’s thoughts? Also what weight would I us?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would use 0-40W specifically designed for ATV's. I would check your owners manual for recommended break-in procedure/hours. I changed mine over to Amsoil after I ran the oil it came with for 100 miles as recommended from my manual.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In almost all engines today ring seating is almost immediate. Break in problems are almost non-existant. You can change to AMSOIL at your first oil change. (This applies to cars, trucks, almost every engine, gasoline and diesel today.)

Also, many ATVs today come factory filled with their own brand of synthetic oil, and they recommend the use of synthetics.

Which oil? For your ATV I recommend the 0W-40 4-Stroke Power Sports Engine Oil (product code AFF). Yes, it is also transmission gear rated for ATVs as well as wet clutch compatable - many use the same oil for both.

You can order direct on-line - just follow my link below. You get delivery via UPS to your door, next business day delivery to many addresses from the closest regional distribution center.

For specific prices, retail and wholesale, and wholesale buying info please e-mail me privately - e-mail address below.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info guys oil man you may be hearing from me. I will be making the switch this spring. I have already had my 1st oil change done and I believe I have 405 total miles on the ATV now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

AMSOIL is fully compatable to mix with all petroleum based lubricants and with most other synthetics. No problem with the Polaris products mixing. To be best of my knowledge there are no 4-stroke engine oils on the market today that are not compatable. Back in the late 1970s there were some put out by chemical companies that were not compatable with anything, but thank heavens they do not exist anymore.

In the 2-stroke lubricants you don't want to mix a "bean oil" with either a petroleum based product or a diester based product (AMSOIL 2-stroke lubes are diester based). If you are operating a performance 2-stroke and using a methanol based fuel you must use a "bean oil"; petroleum lubes and diester synthetics do not work with methanol.

There are a number of specialty industrial lubricants you have to be careful with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×