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    what oil to use on 2012 sho

    for change oil and wondering if i can use liquimoly 10w40 fully synthetic for change oil or stick with the yamalube 10w40 mineral oil i ride in a tropical country where weather gets hot.. often..

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    I personally use the yamalube 10w-40 with the oem oil filter. A lot of people here use synthetic (specifically amsoil marine oil).

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    Mobile 1 10w40 full synthetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeFZR View Post
    I personally use the yamalube 10w-40 with the oem oil filter. A lot of people here use synthetic (specifically amsoil marine oil).
    Same here.

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    Mobil1 4T 10-40 syn.

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    while we are on the topi... i recently just did a 10hr oil change on my vxr.... manual said if i didnt use yamalube... that any 10w 30 or 10w 40 as long as it was SAE would work... so i bought a gallon of valvoline conventional 10w 30... 4 quarts came out so i put 4 quarts back in.


    anything wrong with using standard valvoline 10w 30? manual says its fine... so it must be safe right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavermatic View Post
    while we are on the topi... i recently just did a 10hr oil change on my vxr.... manual said if i didnt use yamalube... that any 10w 30 or 10w 40 as long as it was SAE would work... so i bought a gallon of valvoline conventional 10w 30... 4 quarts came out so i put 4 quarts back in.


    anything wrong with using standard valvoline 10w 30? manual says its fine... so it must be safe right?
    Asked mechanic...said to always stick with marine rated oil in these skis. Something to do with how it handles the excess moisture differently. Who knows.

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    It's not nearly as critical in a VXR as it is a SHO, because you don't have the sprag clutch to deal with. That's the main reason I use Yamalube. There's alot more to oil than just synthetic/viscosity etc.

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    thanks for the reply guys... btw i was able to pull out 3 liters.. only is this right or do i need to add another liter? i remember with my Kawi it was always 4 liters.. tnx

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlo4tech View Post
    thanks for the reply guys... btw i was able to pull out 3 liters.. only is this right or do i need to add another liter? i remember with my Kawi it was always 4 liters.. tnx
    You should get 2.5-3 quarts on the SHO engine during an oil change. That is all I am ever able to get out & I called Riva and they told me that 2.5-3 qts was normal. Make sure you warm up the ski for 5-10 mins before changing the oil.

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