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    CAN I USE A DIFFERENT HIGH QUALITY OIL BESIDES SEA-DOO OIL?

    Just wondering if anyone is using any other besides the sea-doo oil.


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    Use 10W40 Castrol.I use it in mine have been since 2003. Have had no clutch problems or engine problems.

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    I run the 10-40 castrol GTX as well...Have done so from day 1...No probs here..

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    Castrol GTX 10W40 here!

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    castrol in my RXT here as well

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    You can also use a synthetic based oil that does not contain any additives. Most automotive synthetics contain friction modifiers so they cannot be used, you have to use an oil specifically for a clutch environment.

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    Are you guys that are using Castrol using just plain automotive type oil?

    When researching the oil debate and making a call to Amsoil they informed me that All over the counter oils contain friction modifiers.

    Even though it is petroleum based they must contain friction modifiers to reduce friction in all moving parts,
    They stated that the over the counter oil for lawnmowers is a compatible oil to meet these requirements.

    Are all of the clutch problems related to an oil issue?

    When I change oil I will be using the Amsoil with no modifiers.
    It is completely synthetic base stock oil with all the antifoam and rust inhibitors and No Friction Modifiers.

    Just my .02

    David

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    Thank you for all the responces board members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 FAST VE
    When I change oil I will be using the Amsoil with no modifiers.
    It is completely synthetic base stock oil with all the antifoam and rust inhibitors and No Friction Modifiers.

    Just my .02

    David
    IMO it is the best out there but I didn't want to come across as being overly biased since I am a dealer...but there are plenty of people with hundreds of hours on their skis after switching to Amsoil. I run their products in everything, including my lawnmower and weedwacker

    There were plenty of threads on other boards saying 'do not use synthetics' and it was based upon faulty information...the synthetic stock doesn't cause the issue, the friction modifiers do....but it's hard to get some people to understand that.

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    Well I am just wondering if the failures are related to the oil???

    If it is just plain oil the modifiers could be the problem.

    I wonder what oil everyone was using when they had a failure??

    David

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