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Everything I have come across is alot spendier than the PS4 oil. Why do you want to use cheap oil? The oil is what keeps the beasts heart pumpin. I'll always spend a little more cash for some good synthetic oil to put in my toys!! JMO
 

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A lower priced oil doesn't mean it's not as good.

I absolutely refuse to pay the ridiculously high price for Polaris PS4 oil. It's something like $8 per quart (maybe more).

Since I got into quads early last year, I have been using nothing but Castrol Act-Evo 10W40. It's a synthetic-based oil (you can't run pure synthetic in quads because of the clutches), and being the Castrol brand, I trust it every bit as much as manufacturer-brand oil, or maybe even more. And I only pay $16 for a four liter (roughly 4.5 quart) jug of it. That's two oil changes on my Predator or Grizzly, and 1.5 changes on my Arctic Cat (which takes like three or three and a half quarts -- go figure).

Some people are nuts about using nothing but Redline oil for their cars. I think Mobil 1 works every bit as well and is almost half the cost. I think this is a fitting analogy.

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Check out Amsoil, full synthetic and made for wet clutch applications in several weights...
 

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Actually I meant to say Amsoil when I said Redline above. Amsoil is good stuff, but it's also very, very pricey, which is why I don't use it.

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Rob, I guess maybe the cost of living where you are may be higher than mine, but I think parts from Polaris cost the same regardless of location. PS-4 retails for $5.99 a quart. Your local shop must be getting some serious mark up!
 

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I actually never checked the price on the Polaris oil... for one, it wasn't available when I got my machine, and for another, I didn't care since that's not what I use. I was just repeating prices that I'd seen others post.

Even still, $6 per quart is very high. That works out to about $10 more for 4L than I pay for the Castrol Act-Evo.

Rob
 

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i paid $21 for a gallon - for what it's worth
 

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Anyone know what weight the PS-4 oil is? I want to explore other suitable alternatives such as Amsoil or Mobil. Thanks, in advance!
 

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I'm not sure if this helps but if nothing else it's worth reading:

http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/oiltest1.htm


Not sure if you can hyperlink stuff here...
 

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I just want to say thanks, This thread is alot of help. You know the PS-4 is overpriced so I refuse to shell out the extra clams every oil change.
 

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has anyone heard what weight ps-4 actually is yet?
 

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The weight of PS-4? If someone doesnt beat me to it, Ill look tomorrow morning.

Here, PS-4 and Amsoil is the same price, $5.99.
 

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Anyone find what weight the PS-4 is yet? I wonder why Polaris is keeping this such a secret?? The Service Manual doesn't even show a temp chart for oils to use like all of my other quads and motorcycles. Why the big secret?
 

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Polaris could tell you, but then they would have to kill you. :)

Hey sportz, I see you live in NW Ohioland. Maybe you can help me out.

Just west of the toledo airport and on the south side of the turnpike, theres some sort of mining operation going on there. Ive seen quad and snowmobile tracks all through there. Have any idea about that place?

RED
 

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I have no idea what's going on over there. I don't get to west Toledo often.
 

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0w40
 

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0/40 is the other polaris oil, i don't believe its the ps-4?
 
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