09-21-2006, 10:37 PM #1
Group Survey: How often Oil Change?
Hey Guys and Gals,
I am curious as to how often you all change the oil and filter on your S/C engines? I put on a quick 25 hours since I got it. I just changed mine for the second time and the oil was actually pretty dark coming out. Found a couple 2-3 tiny little shiny's in the filter as well.
09-21-2006, 11:22 PM #2
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- Jan 2006
- Rydal, Georgia U S A
Racing, every 3-4 hrs. In the heat, just before every event.
09-22-2006, 12:18 AM #3SeaDoocerGuest
Every 15 hours! Started off like that and now when it's changed it's always clean..
09-22-2006, 12:19 AM #4
If you would really like to know how the oil is doing, you can send it to a lab for around $20.00 for an oil analysis. It will tell you how the oil is holding up, fuel dilution, blown headgasket, how the bearings are doing. It will also tell you what those metal particles potentially are. Just a thought.
09-22-2006, 12:15 PM #5
Here's a place that I use for my oil on my Volvo.
They will send out an oil sample kit free. You fill it and send it in to be analized. The results are very complete and they have explainations online so you know what you're looking at and what to look for.
09-22-2006, 12:23 PM #6
I changed mine at 10 hours and at 50 hours... just like the manual says!
And when I get to 100 hours... I'll change it then too.
09-22-2006, 12:50 PM #7
09-22-2006, 01:29 PM #8
These machines were supposed to use synthetic from day 1, that is until they realized the friction modifiers were causing the sc clutch to slip and eventually shatter. July of 03 they changed the rules and switched to lower quality mineral oil in the sc engines and kept the synthetic in the NA engines. So my thoughts on the oil is to change it as often as you can and ignore the every 100 hours in the manual, (is it every 50 now on the newer skis?)
09-22-2006, 01:30 PM #9
I change it at the end of the summer, part of my "tucking" them in for the winter.
09-22-2006, 03:33 PM #10
You can also use the AMSOIL Synthetic 0W-40 or the 10W-40 Motorcycle Oil. They are both safe for a wet clutch systems, since they do not have friction modifiers in them. I hope this helps.
AMSOIL 0W-40 information
AMSOIL 10W-40 Motorcycle Oil
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