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Old 12-16-2012, 12:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 Cycle Motor Oil

I just bought a 2005 Polaris edge with a 600 2-stroke engine. I have a couple of gallons of 2-cycle motor oil that I use to use in my outboard boat motor. Sold the boat awhile back, so it has been sitting for about 10 years.

Polaris 'recommends' to use their 2 stroke oil - is there anything special about the polaris 2-stroke motor oil or will any off-brand 2-stroke motor oil work in these machines?

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a difference between recommend and require. Do they also state what specifications the oil must meet?
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would not use it! Snomo oil is for colder temps! And for that mater your sled will need syn oil for the power valves!
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The wrong oil can have devastating results. There are other oils on the market other than Polaris oil that are fine to use, but outboard motor oil is not designed to flow in colder temperatures for one thing, and may leave deposits that can cause your power valves to stick. It's not worth the damage it can do to save a couple bucks.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check the spec on the oil. If it has a winter rating, it should be fine as far as the flow. Regular oil will foul the VES valves quicker, which means you will need to clean the guillotines more frequently. You should also determine if the marine oil is rated for injection or for pre-mix, there is a difference.

Personally, I would find someone to sell the outboard oil to and buy appropriate oil for your sled. You don't have to use Polaris, but Polaris Gold is good stuff and doesn't stink.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would not use it! Snomo oil is for colder temps! And for that mater your sled will need syn oil for the power valves!
You do not need synthetic oil for the power valves. That's the biggest bs thing in the oil world. I have ran the farm and fleet sea and snow in my trail mod pro x 800 for 6 years and never had a oil problem. I also run it in my moms classic 600 with ves. My old 2000 600 with ves and everything else I own and have owned for over 10 years. The only thing is tou have to clean your power valves sooner but Your supposed to clean your power valves on a normal basis anywas and I clean mine every 500. I really like the arctic blue from fleet farm and the thing is it tested right up there with ams oil. The Polaris ves oil is junk. It's way too slippery for crank bearings. (this came from a polaris dealer bulletin in 2010) The blue is better but all your paying for is the name. My cousin runs mystik in his 07 cfi and it's only 18 bucks a gallon. So you choose what you wanna do. Personally I can spend 40 dollars on other parts rather than 1 gallon of oil.


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You do not need synthetic oil for the power valves. That's the biggest bs thing in the oil world. I have ran the farm and fleet sea and snow in my trail mod pro x 800 for 6 years and never had a oil problem. I also run it in my moms classic 600 with ves. My old 2000 600 with ves and everything else I own and have owned for over 10 years. The only thing is tou have to clean your power valves sooner but Your supposed to clean your power valves on a normal basis anywas and I clean mine every 500. I really like the arctic blue from fleet farm and the thing is it tested right up there with ams oil. The Polaris ves oil is junk. It's way too slippery for crank bearings. (this came from a polaris dealer bulletin in 2010) The blue is better but all your paying for is the name. My cousin runs mystik in his 07 cfi and it's only 18 bucks a gallon. So you choose what you wanna do. Personally I can spend 40 dollars on other parts rather than 1 gallon of oil.


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I thought the stuff from farm and barn was synthetic to begin with and I know the mystic is synthetic because ive looked into using it

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The mystic is but my bottle from farm and barn says semi synthetic.


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