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    Polaris VES Gold vs Premium Blend, PRO1200

    Tons of threads on oil. I can't believe how many facets of this subject there are. I feel like I need to go to college to work it all out.

    Quite simply, all I am trying to find out is if I can use the Polaris VES Gold in my PRO1200s? I have been using the Polaris Premium Synthetic Blend for ever but cannot buy it locally anymore, only the VES Gold.

    I wonder if anyone can answer with a confident but simple "yes" or "no" without quoting "TC-W3" the word "standards" or any other confusing acronym.

    Can I use it or not?


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    Does it mention watercraft on the label?
    If yes, then you can use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Does it mention watercraft on the label?
    If yes, then you can use it
    Yes? No? I rest my case

    Actually, it doesn't mention watercraft or any other craft, hence the muchas confusion.

    All it says is, "FORMULATED FOR VARIABLE EXHAUST SYSTEMS AND ALL OTHER POLARIS 2 CYCLE ENGINES."

    ....one minor correction on my post. The oil is VES Gold Plus (if that makes any difference).

    I'm placing bets on my "yes" or "no" chances.

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    From this thread;
    Oil Ratings Question

    Quote Originally Posted by PolarisNut View Post
    [Polaris] VES Gold is perfectly fine for use in a watercraft.

    Polaris combined their "Gold" oil (marketed to watercraft owners) with VES II and produced VES Gold. This way, they can cater to both markets with one oil. Long story short, its fine, but is overkill IMO.

    Good old Polaris Blue is good stuff, IMO. There have been some concerns about VES Gold not being a very good corrosion inhibitor in the snowmobile world, FWIW.

    I've said this a dozen times on here, but I've yet to see a recreational 2 stroke go down due to "poor oil quality", regardless of its ratings.

    Guys I've known over the years will pour just about anything into their injection tanks...Their engines seem to last 7-10k miles in a snowmobile without ever pulling the head.

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    I did see that post. The fact that you quoted it for me make me feel a whole lot better too.

    Thanks K, I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

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