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JacobSlabach

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I have a gentleman that asked me to service his bayou for him.  I have always wondered what oil should be used in atv engines?  Pros?  Cons?  What weight should be used in what type of weather?  Is there one kind that I could bulk buy and safely used in any quad I worked on or owned?  What about performance?  Engine Life?  This has always been a 🤔🤔🤔 area for me with quads as far as why you would use one type of oil over another....

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Depends on the machine. Wether it's 2 stroke or 4.
Klotz, marvels mistery oil, yamalube, I've heard of people using gear oil as well. I personally like Lukas because it lubes like no other oil.

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1 hour ago, Ajmboy said:

on my 4 strokes I always used Valvoline. Its now like this:

Amazon ATV Oil

 

Amazon has it for a pack of 6 but if you find it at walmart its cheaper. Here's an older topic on this oil

 

what weight is that?

3 hours ago, 06kfx440 said:

Depends on the machine. Wether it's 2 stroke or 4.
Klotz, marvels mistery oil, yamalube, I've heard of people using gear oil as well. I personally like Lukas because it lubes like no other oil.

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I was referring to 4 strokes

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5 hours ago, JacobSlabach said:

what weight is that?

I was referring to 4 strokes

10w-40

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On 2/23/2019 at 1:08 PM, JacobSlabach said:

ok thanks!  Do you think 30w small engine oil would do ok?  And if not:nah:, why not 

sorry missed this post. I would not use 30w small engine oil and specifically stick with ATV type oils because of the additives they use. Depending on what type of quad you have, those additives are important for the clutches and such.

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A wet clutch 4 stroke engine oil. The cheaper you buy oil is how quick it will break down. Not to say that price has something to do with it. But I guess quality of oil makes the difference.

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I use wet clutch certified Amsoil powersports 0w-40. It doesn't sludge up in winter, and runs cooler in summer.

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I been using Amsoil products in my cars, mowers, weed eaters and marine products, so I am sticking with their products for my ATV.

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really depends on the kind of transmission - if geared using one with good ATF ingredient. 

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2 hours ago, lemoncap said:

really depends on the kind of transmission - if geared using one with good ATF ingredient. 

ATF?  

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The valvoline 10w40 atv oil will be just fine for that machine. Most owners of an old work horse like that won't need to spend the cash on the full synthetics. I have not run across a bulk oil in drums yet

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I also have a 300 bayou, here in Redding CA we are expecting it to be over 100 degrees all week and it is not uncommon for it to hit 110. with our higher than average temps, would any of the previous posters have a different answer?

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On 6/11/2019 at 8:07 PM, mike costa said:

I also have a 300 bayou, here in Redding CA we are expecting it to be over 100 degrees all week and it is not uncommon for it to hit 110. with our higher than average temps, would any of the previous posters have a different answer?

@mike costa, i would be confident in the Valvoline oil i run in all my machines..  you might try something thicker for your temp- im not an expert so i dont know exactly how all that works..  i run the Valvoline atv/utv 10w/40 as mentioned above in all my atvs and so far havnt had any issues.

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