Polaris Riders Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
118 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am reading use a 5-30 for the trans to shift better. Can that be any 5-30 or a special brand. I am guessing a synetic 5-30 mobil one oil. Please correct if I am wrong, trying to find out the correct type. Thanks to all.
 

·
Mostly Harmless
Joined
·
2,544 Posts
You never want to use any oil in any quad that isn't specifically for ATVs or motorcycles with WET CLUTCHES. If you do, you will DESTROY your clutch.

Automotive oils contain additives that reduce friction, and this causes cluches to slip and destroy themselves.

So again, ONLY use oils specifically for ATVs or motorcycles with wet cluthes.

Rob
 

·
Mostly Harmless
Joined
·
2,544 Posts
I use Castrol Act-Evo 10W40 (synthetic-based), which I get at the local motorcycle accessories shop. It's $16 for a four liter jug.

You can also get Valvoline 10W40 ATV/Motorcycle oil at most AutoZones for about $3/quart, but it's not synthetic.

Rob
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Rob, I am a polaris dealer and have a source on the" inside" at polaris in the service dept. If I can help u guys out just let me know cause I have been personaly screaming for this pred. since like 1994 . Iwill say that the service/warranty dept. leaves a lot of the calls up to the dealer because these guys never see the atv in person< it could be a piece of **** or look like brand new. THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS BE HONEST WITH YOUR DEALER!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you lie to him he is not going to do you any favors (trust me) I have heard it all. A good customer and a good dealer will have very few problems if they work together with cool heads.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,103 Posts
The PS4 oil that Polaris recommends would probably be a good one to stick with. Why cut corners on something as inexpensive as oil?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
i was at two different dealers and they both told me to use the polaris ow40. but is that just because they did not have the new PS4? has any one seen this PS4 antwhere?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
badchad i'm not supermechanic so please don't take this wrong. are you saying the polaris is or is not a dry sump? because i thought it is a dry sump lubrication system. in one of your previous post i do not understand your statement about the ow40 for dry sump sytem. i'm concerned because that is what i'm running. is the polaris 0w40 not good for the clutch?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
i found the ps-4
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
128 Posts
Does anyone know if any after market companies have come out with a re-usable oil filter yet and has anyone seen PS-4 being sold by any of the mail order companies???
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
Drew try polaris parts superstore (888) 374-0909. I've never dealt with them but seen there add.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top