02-12-2007, 12:33 PM
Hi everyone, this site is great. I had a couple of questions. I have a 2006 GSX Limited with the 800 HO Engine.
I have absolutely no idea which injection oil to use from the XP-S lineup. I bought the sled last year and the dealer told me only to use the Mineral Oil in the sled. I ran a gallon through and then when I went to go buy another gallon, that dealer told me I had to use the full synthetic oil. I'm really not sure which one to use but I want to get it right to keep the sled running well.
Full synthetic, semi-synthetic, or the mineral? Someone help me out.
Thanks! For those of us sledding in vt, get excited for the 15 inches of snow in the forecast for Wed!
02-12-2007, 12:54 PM
When it comes to new sleds, most will recommend a mineral oil for a quick proper break in. the sled will still break in with synthetic but not as quickly. The bombi synthetic is overpriced and still reeks like hell. IMHO I would use the Amsoil HP fully synthetic. It is reasonable and available in many places. Some will say run the interceptor as it is for engines with exhaust valves. I have been running the HP synthetic with no RAVE sticking problems ever. I just cannot justify the extra bling for the interceptor when the HP does just fine.
02-12-2007, 01:10 PM
so since the sled has already been broken in with 600 miles on mineral oil i should switch to the fully synthetic?
02-12-2007, 05:09 PM
IMHO I would say yes, lower pouring points, and cleaner burning are just two benefits of full synthetic. :)
02-12-2007, 06:52 PM
thanks for the advice should i try to let it run as low as possible with the remaining oil and then fill or can it be mixed?
02-12-2007, 10:02 PM
i would let it run low then add the synthetic you can mix the two though you should be fine.
02-13-2007, 12:38 AM
i would let it run low then add the synthetic you can mix the two though you should be fine.[/b]
If you are trying to decide if you should switch from the BOMBI oil, let a friend ride your sled and you follow for a mile or so, doing this will quickly make up your mind . THE BOMBI OIL STINKS WHEN IT BURNS !!!!!!!!!. I switched about 4 years ago for this very reason! I have been using the AMSOIL Intercepter ever since, GREAT OIL, no rave valve sticking, very little carbon buildup, reasonably priced and NO STINK !!!!!! Just my 2 cents ! Later Mark
02-13-2007, 02:25 PM
I run AMSOIL will great results...I've also run Torco Syn last year and this year and find it's great as well. Only reason I switched is because I get a break on the price of Torco Oils.
Well here's my suggestion ... er, guess I really don't have to say anything. Enjoy the sled, especially since we're actually starting to have winter in some places.