Thread: 4-stroke oil
10-15-2008, 08:25 AM #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2008
I was told it was ok to use valvoline 4stroke motorcycle oil. It is 10w40 and has superior wet clutch protection. meets or exceeds JASO MA
API SF/SG/SJ Part # VV740. One of my area dealers said it wopuld be ok to use.
10-15-2008, 08:55 AM #2
Do not use synthetic. Use castrol 10w-40 oil. Ive been told that BRP is castrol oil.
10-15-2008, 10:37 AM #3
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- Aug 2007
- Sparrows Point, MD (near the Key Bridge)
10-15-2008, 10:50 AM #4
This oil will be fine. And you'll need 4 quarts.... not 3. Like the man said, do a search on changing oil and you'll find a ton of info. As long as the oil doesn't have friction modifiers (aka: moly) you should be able to use it.
10-15-2008, 11:16 AM #5
Regular Castrol GTX 10w40 with the black cap is NOT JASO
certified. It will cause slip/wear on the SC clutch just
like any off the shelf automotive oil will.
It is the additive packages that cause the problems, not if
it is snythetic or conventional alone.
Oils that are OK: seadoo oem conventional oil, valvoline vv740 motorcycle/atv oil, amsoil synthetic that is jaso (not sureof part#)
mobile 1 synthetic 1040 - It has a "T" somewhere in part # and is jaso,
but is close to $10 per qt.
I have in the past, used just the reg. castrol 10w40 when I winterize..
since it's only being RUN for a minute or 2 and is just sitting there
all winter w/o being run, then pumped out immediately in spring.
I will just use the Valvoline VV740 now since it's $4 vs. $2.50 for castrol.
a buck fifty is not a big deal.
10-15-2008, 11:19 AM #6
PS: the valvoline in NOT synthetic.
your dealer sound pretty cool and knowledgeable.. esp. since
he's not pushing his $6-$7 oil !!
There are prob. other oils that are JASO, that I haven't mentioned as well
10-15-2008, 11:41 AM #7
10-15-2008, 03:28 PM #8
Thats the first ive heard of the castrol not being a good oil to use. I have been told by reputable sources that the BRP oil IS castrol 10w-40.
Good to know.
10-15-2008, 03:36 PM #9
They used to recommend it too over on sea-doo.net, but not anymore... Ron
10-15-2008, 08:06 PM #10
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