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Old 11-12-2007, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Snowmobile Lubricants

What oil is everyone using for their power valve engines?

What gear oil do you run?

What grease are you using on your chassis?
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:25 PM   #2
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Blue Marble

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Blue Marble

ATF, yes tranny fluid, Ive ran ATF for 8 years, never a problem.

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Old 11-12-2007, 10:34 PM   #4
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I'v always run amsoil, never had a sled burn up on me while using it.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:27 AM   #5
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Amsoil for the chassis lube.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:30 AM   #6
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hOW OFTEN SHOULD you lube the underside?
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:08 AM   #7
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I grease mine with what ever is in the gun. Usually Chevron red summer weight. The chaincase gets ATF. The engines get Torco syn. blend.
I've never had a lubrication issue and I tend to keep my sleds longer than most.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:36 AM   #8
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You guys have good success with Blue Marble in your power valve engines?

The old Parts Mgr. at AMDS brought some in to test on their Ski-doos last winter and the oil clogged the rave valves in about 200 miles. All kinds of black, goopy stuff in there. They went back to OEM synthetic or syn/blend.

Torco is the only non-OEM stuff I've used.

They say to grease your suspension after every ride. Just a few pumps into every zirk. The old grease pushes out so no worries about overgreasing (except for the driveshaft seal zirk under the secondary clutch - don't overgrease that one - it's a sealed cavity).

I'd end up hitting it with the grease gun about every 3rd ride and never had issues.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:05 PM   #9
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Most people grease once a year and are fine. I have always greased my sleds at the start of the season, end of season, and every 500 miles or so. (Probably 3-4 times a season)

I think I'm going to run ATF in my chain case... I love that stuff! I've been running it in my buggys doubler for years without any problems. I'll probably use Royal Purple for the chassis grease as I've had great success with that in the buggy as well.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:19 PM   #10
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I grease the suspension about every 4th ride.
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Weused to have access to Unocal 2 stoke oil by the case [cheap].. It worked good on the fan cooled engines but when we went to liquid cooled engines it got named 'Red Death'.
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Default Re: Snowmobile Lubricants

I didn't know we were supposed to grease the chassis,lol, ok I pump a few shots of grease every third or forth ride. It's usually
clean grease coming out of the bushings. Ive really never had problems with any of the syn. oils. I try to clean my valves every third ride or so. But I have forgot a time or two, and after 500 or 600 miles, they get nasty. I was pre-mixing though, about 40 to1.
Sometimes richer, that might have something to do with the nasty valves.
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:28 PM   #13
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Default Re: Snowmobile Lubricants

i use amsoil in my 800 rmk no issues
chaincase i use polaris chain case oil
and i use whatever i have in the grease gun mobile one most of the time
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Old 11-13-2007, 07:34 PM   #14
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I grease the whole sled after every ride (usually every 100 miles or so)
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:32 PM   #15
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Whatever AMDS has in their bulk drums to refill standard non synthetic oil for the engine goes back in my empty jugs,
SkiDoo synthetic chaincase lube only. Changed after the first few rides of the season and at the end of the season.
Chassis is Mobil 1 synthetic chassis grease. Very thin, I find it turns to a red oily substance if its left in suspension too long, I try to lube the chassis at least every 2-3 rides. Average ride lasting 60+ miles of heavy boondocking.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:34 PM   #16
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I pre-mixed cheap Castrol snowmobile oil in my 800 Rev at 40:1 and never had any issues at all. Did it for 3 years and had the motor apart 3 times(not for engine trouble). All 3 times it looked perfect inside. Best part was the $2.?? a quart.
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:07 AM   #17
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Default Re: Snowmobile Lubricants

I use polaris VES gold in the motor, torco synthetic in the chaincase, and i forget what kind of grease is in the gun.

My frequency of chassis lube is once in the spring, and once in the fall. I have had no problems with this approach.

I also fill the sleds gas tank to the top after every ride.
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Amsoil for the gears

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Old 04-21-2009, 05:15 PM   #20
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Amsoil Interceptor

Amsoil Series 2000

Amsoil Water Resistant Grease

My point is nothing but Amsoil. Sleds are too expensive to not use the best lubricants...Pm me for more information, a catalogue, and purchasing at wholesale prices..
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:15 PM   #21
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If you want no problems with warranty always use what the manufacture calls for and you should have no probs. as lately when you have a problem almost all of the makers are calling for an oil sample and if you are not running what they want to see, not always but can cause problems. but that is just my experience. plus no other oil smells as good as the ves oil that polaris puts out. as for atf in the gear case good idea i suppose as it is just a transfercase type setup in there. but i always use polaris chaincase lube. and as for grease I always use a white lithium grease the same stuff they use in boat outdrives. but hey what ever works for ya. And as far as power valves most pple clean them until they shine not a good idea as they are supposed to be a brownish color as they are teflon coated. and if you are looking for a quick clean on the valves mid term inbetween heavy cleanings use fogging oil in your plug holes and then start it up and watch the smoke roll of of them.
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Don't have any sleds now, but grew up riding.

Bombardier oil for engine.

Chain case... ATF.

Low temp grease. Forget the brand. It's white though. Lube it up in the beginning of winter and that's usually it.


Seems to work fine. My Dad's older sled is a 92 and it's got close to 20,000 miles on it. Rebuilt the engine either 2 or 3 times, can't remember for sure. Stock hifax, stock track. Replaced some of the wheels... killed the bearings that run the track drive a couple times. That one is a rotary valve though.

Other sled is an 06 with 7000 miles, no rebuild yet.
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I use Amsoil Dominator for my non-powervalve and INTERCEPTOR for powervalve and like'em. Amsoil for chain case and their Series 2000 Synthetic Racing Grease for the zerks. I greese when the small voice says to, which I believe is based on how much riding. Just about weekly when I ride alot.
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