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Old 11-16-2008, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Amsoil vs. VES Gold

Which is better to run in the 600 XCs? I saw that amsoil has an exhaust valve formula too, and it's a little cheaper than the Polaris VES Gold.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Polaris does not make their own oil. They buy it from suppliers and sell much less than major brands. This is the only reason their product is more expensive. That and they are an OEM. Who knows, maybe Amsoil is their supplier this year.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have ran ves,vesII, ves gold, amsoil, amsoil hp, amsoil interceptor and klotz in valved engines. Klotz has been the best as far as valve cleanliness and performance. I have had dry crank issues with amsoil. I never burned bearings with it but they were close.(very blue)I would stay away from it. Klotz is the highest rated 2 stroke oil to date, Has very little to no residue on your belly pan as with the amsoil and ves oil.

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I have been sledding for 25 years. I know alittle about sleds. not much but alittle.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have had good luck with Amsoil Interceptor. I cant say I have gone as far as taking the engine apart and analizing the bearings but I have put a lot of miles on with no problems. I also use it in my jet skis with power valves and they are spotless every fall when I clean them.
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I agree with FIREHAWK - Im running AMSOIL interceptor for quite some time now and never had an issue on my '00 XCR8. For the money, AMSOIL is a way to go - thats my personal opinion. WL.
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Polaris VES Gold is made by a company called, "Lubricant Technologies" out of Minnesota. Its a decent oil, but its expensive.
Amsoil is pretty good, but its not the best snowmobile there is.
Personally, if you are going to spend the money for synthetic, Id go with Klotz. Its the best snowmobile oil on the market.
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