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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Do I need to spend 50.00 on a gallon of oil? I'm led to believe if I use mid range oils my sled will blow up.
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There are benefits to using full-synthetic oils, but using any oil that has the rating your manufacturer states must be used will ensure the engine is safe.

I don't use the spendy stuff on sleds unless they have power valves. On the non power valve sleds, I use the cheap stuff from Wally World at 10 bucks a gallon. It protects just fine. It will protect a power valve engine as well, but you may have to clean the valves more frequently.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. Whats a power valve. I have an 07 summit x. Do I have power valves?
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Thanks. Whats a power valve. I have an 07 summit x. Do I have power valves?
What engine? if it's an X model it most likely has power valves. alot of Doo dealers sell their mineral oil in bulk if you bring in your own container

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Its an 800. I'll check with dealer. Thnx
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Klotz synthetic since 2001 80 ZRT, 16,000 miles, never touched the motor, 127 to 131 PSI per cylinder. I am a believer.

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We run the regular polaris in ours but if we can't find it we use what we can get. found the gold is just a lower vescosity for -20 degs. never had to clean mine either

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From what I've noticed ;;;;; rings and pistons seem to last 2000 to2800 more miles with synthetic. No difference in melt downs or crankseal fails..So it works out to be the same, pay for parts or pay for oil.

For mine, amsoil worked better than polaris gold syn. for power valve carbon. I switched to syn. ten years ago, to reduce the smoke trail and ride in -40 weather.
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