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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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chain case oil

what would i use for the chain case? what weight?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 08:23 PM
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Here's one product:
Synthetic Chaincase lube

It shows what OEM fluids it replaces on that page as well.

I can get you a price if you like...retail is what's posted on the site.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-13-2009, 05:57 PM
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You can use the Polaris chaincase oil or I use semi synthetic gear oil in my sleds.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-20-2009, 10:35 PM
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Polaris has always sold good lubricants for their chaincases. Years ago, in the days when there were dozens of machine makers, some companies recommended the heavy gear oils. That probably wasn't bad though many modern oils are thin synthetics. I use the more expensive stuff - a quart will change 2-4 machines, but I tend to put many miles on my rigs in sometimes hard conditions. I wouldn't worry if things were less severe. Perhaps the more important detail is to make sure that the oil stays clean, free of excess wear metals and moisture. Changing on a regular (yearly) basis is good preventative maintenance.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 10:01 PM
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klotz synthetic chain case lube is what i use. it's all personal preference. it should be changed at least once a year. i personally change mine every 1000 miles.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 07:06 AM
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Who all has issues with leaky chain cases running synthetic?

My 95 xlt leaked slightly before I added the reverse kit but just last night I noticed I had what I would call a worse leak after adding Mobil-1 75-90 synthetic gear lube.

I am thinking maybe I damaged the case seal trying to get reverse kit together?
I may just switch back to regular lube and see what happens before I tear that cover off again??
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