I've been using reg. Amzoil for two years also selling it my shop. I have not seen or had any complaints about this oil. The enginges I have serviced that have been living on amzoil have had below normal piston wear also. My best example of this were the 800 mxz's I updated pistons in last year. The ones that were on Amzoil had much more of the moly coating remaining on the piston.
I spoke to amsoil last week about this same question. His response was unmodded sled reqular The series 2000 was made for racing were cylinder temps are alot higher then we would ever see. Bottom Line is the series 2000 will not burn away in an unmodded motor having the potential to gum up (possibly) You can run it if you like but the difference in cost I don't think its worth it.
I'm trying the race stuff this season. I've only used regular skidoo oil in the past. I contacted Amsoil tech support to ask if the race stuff would be OK in a mostly trail sled with some lake time. Here's their response:
"The series 2000 will work just fine for this application. It all depends on your riding style. If you are going to be running wide open most of the time then again the Series 2000 is a great choice. if you are going to be riding "easy" most of the time, Series 2000 may build up and cause fouling. If this is the case, I would go with our AMSOIL AIO injector oil."
can you mix the regular amsoil with the series 2000 racing amsoil? i just bought a case of the series 2000 but if that oil doesnt work out i`ll switch to the regular amsoil, but was wondering what would happen if i mixed the two....thanks......mike
Petestoy hit it right on the nose, the series 2000 will work but most riders do not have enough temps at trail riding to burn the oil clean. it will then leave deposits on the EX. valves and load up. run the regular, for $13.60 a gallon why try anything else. Rember you can pre-mix injector but you can't inject the pre-mix!When I switched over my Mercury XR6 150hp (outboard) I had to back off the idle screw, and that was @ 85:1 it now runs 9200 rpm @ 100:1. The bottom line IT WORKS.
Listen to the manufacturer's recommendations! Use the regular Amsoil synthetic for trail riding, and the Series 2000 for RACE ONLY applications. The series 2000 oil needs higher cylinder temps to see any benefit, and it will be more likely to foul plugs. On a trail machine, you will not reach those temps, unless you are holding it wide open across a lake for a long time. I run regular Amsoil when trail riding, and either Klotz or Series 2000 on my race MXZx 440. (Pre-Mix) But the 440 compression ratio is 15.5:1!
Run the regular Amsoil synthetic. By the way, the black crap on the belly pan will clean off with citrus cleaner and elbow grease. You have to keep up on it though...do it more than once a year!
I hate to use that elbow grease too...that is why I make my wife clean it!
(I hope she doesn't read that)
I tried to buy an 02 MXZ 700 Adreneline in black last year, but I didn't snow check it, so I found one black one at a dealer and one yellow at another dealer...the dealer with the yellow one was $600 less than the black. I hate elbow grease, but hate getting greased for $600 more... :nervous:
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