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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-13-2008, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Synthetic Oil

Getting really close to the 20 hours on the breakin and ready to dump the breakin oil. Anyone using synthetic oil in their Teryx? If so what brand and weight of oil are you using?

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Just did my first oil change today. I used MOBILE 1 Full synth. 10w - 40 Ive used it in all my other vehicles, and loved it.
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Thanks for the info. I have some Rotela synthetic, but it is rather light weight and I am hesitant to use it.
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Rotella 5w 40 wont hurt anything, but I run it only in my Cummins and Mobil 1 0w 40 or 10w 40 depending on outside temps, in my Kawie's with a Mobil 1 filter (M-108 fits the Teryx and M-108, M-110 fits the Prairies). There is a clearance issue with the M-110s on the Teryx. Any synthetic is good, I still change mine often, oil is cheap compared to engine rebuilds.

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One of the members on here should be able to give us the full break down on oils, I think it's "az_amsoil" Synthetics has its pros and cons, I've used it in my boat motors with good success, and they seemed to run cooler. I am still ignorant in "conventional Vs. synthetic" in some applications (like ATV and RUV's), and wish I was more informed. I know in some ATV's they say not to - since engine and drive gears share same oil...like Arctic Cat I think?
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I know those ATV's and motorcycles with a wet clutch don't like the energy saving type oils with friction modifiers (causes some severe clutch issues), but I don't think the Teryx has that as much of a worry ... I could be wrong though.

Maybe more will jump in on this issue.
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Gonna use Amsoil in mine when I am ready. Sitin in the garage waitin...
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Mobil 1 Racing Synthetic 10-40 in mine. Like it a lot, I run the crap out of it and so far so good.

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I am leaning towards the Mobile 1.

Taking it up the Nevada & Idaho border soon for hunting and it will be a lot of slow, steep and rocky terrain to run in. Day temps will be close to 80 and morning temps at freezing. Think the 10 - 40 will be the way to go.
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