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Old 01-21-2007, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How much oil?

I took my new 2006 Arctic Cat Z570 out yesterday for the first time. I left with a full tank of gas and a full tank of oil. When I stopped to gas up before coming home, I noticed my oil was all gone. The station was a 24 hr pump but the store itself wasn't open so I had to call home for someone to bring me oil becasue I didn't feel safe trying to make it the rest of the way without oil.

I've had two other sleds in the past and I don't recall either of them ever going through oil this quickly. Is this just because the engine is new or am I always going to suck down a whole tank of oil with every tank of gas?
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That does not seem right. Is it leaking? What do the plugs look like? Do the marks line up on the oil pump?
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The plugs look fine and its not leaking. You can tell its burning alot of oil though. My clothes reeked of the smell and I felt a little sick at the end of my ride from the fumes. I don't know what you mean about the marks on the oil pump though. I might just call up the dealer and ask about it tomorrow.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I normally use a quart for about every 15 gal with my ZR. Your sled is using way too much oil.
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Old 01-21-2007, 06:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't see any adjustments on that oil pump. Check out ... http://www.worldofpowersports.com/oe...ow/06-Z570.pdf
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You'll need to quantify your oil usage! You should use around 1 qt of oil for every 12.5 gallons of gas. This will give you a 50:1 ratio. Fill the oil tank & the gas tank at the same time & make a conspicuous mark to denote fluid level. Drive the sled for several miles (100 or so), then refill the fluids to the marks you made earlier While carefully measuring the amount of oil/gas you add. Do the math...ounces/quarts of gas divided by ounces/quarts of oil. Should be around 50:1.
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Old 01-22-2007, 07:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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How many gallons did you use? I would think It's a bit rich from the factory and your MPG will suffer the first tank! Was the oil completely full? How much oil will it hold?
Have the dealer give you the exact specs for fuel tank and oil tank. Then get a oil holder and take an extra with you!
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