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    Metal washers/ oil

    I wonder if it makes a difference with the metal washers what oil you use like with the stock washers. If it will slip the same or not.


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    Yes, it does make a difference. I use the BRP oil in mine (no friction modifiers)

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    yeah same here...make sure its the 4stroke mineral oil and not the 4stroke synthetic oil u are using

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    So once you switch to the metal washers you should no longer use stuff like castrol GTX 10w-40? It is recommended to use the higher end BRP oil?

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    Quite a few people here have been running the AMSOIL 0W-40 that does not have Friction Modifiers in it that is safe for the ceramics and metal clutches for less than the cost of the BRP oil of $6.75 under the AMSOIL preferred customer program. Here is the link to the AMSOIL preferred customer program. If you would like the Preferred customer pricing just PM, EM or call me.
    http://www.amsoil.com/redirect.cgi?zo=367509&page=amsoillogin/preferredapp

    AMSOIL 0W-40 Formula 4-Stroke® Power Sports is wet clutch compatible and contains no friction modifiers.
    http://www.amsoil.com/redirect.cgi?zo=367509&page=storefront/aff

    Hope this helps.

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    I used to use Castrol GTX 10W40 in my engine until i found out it had friction modifiers in it.

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    Well I just installed the washers. Guess I am doing an oil change too. thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by North49 View Post
    So once you switch to the metal washers you should no longer use stuff like castrol GTX 10w-40? It is recommended to use the higher end BRP oil?
    The big thing, is to make sure the oil meets the frictional requirements of the JASO MA/MA2 spec. Which is normally a motorcycle oil. If not you can have problems with slippage.

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    Look at the spec. gh? sl? It's just plain old 10-40 oil. Personally, I would rather get by cheap and change more often... Like every 2 hrs. Ok, go ahead... somebody blast me!

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    Im gona run the ow-40 from ams. Sythetic is so much better then ordinary motor oil. I bet it will help out with the life of those sc bearings to. ill spend the extra money to know theres synthetic in my motor plus i read somewhere on here that the sc'ed rotax motor was originanlly designed for sythetic but they switched it because of the clutch problem. So if you got metal washers why not just run synthetic?

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