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Synthetic oil....for what it's worth!

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by NYH1, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. NYH1

    NYH1 Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I changed the oil in my 2000 Yamaha Big Bear 400 4x4 to Amsoil's 0W-40 synthetic ATV motor oil. I don't know if it's going to help my engine at all. It did however make my transmission noticeably easier to shift. Just figured I'd pass that along. YMMV!
  2. kingcat400

    kingcat400 Member
    Messages: 36

    Agreed it dose help i also run Amsoil 0w-40
  3. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    I run 10w-30 in mine. I will try the 0w-40 next time.
  4. Dave T

    Dave T Senior Member
    from NE PA
    Messages: 165

    If 0W-40 oil (or close) is the recommended oil for your quad, it's tough to beat AMSOIL 0W-40 PowerSports oil. I use AMSOIL products in a lot of my equipment, and their products have never let me down.

    I use their Synthetic Chaincase Lube in my trani, and it really smooths it out.
  5. skywagon

    skywagon Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    I agree, run it in everything I own plus my aircraft, have used it for 30+ years.:D:D
  6. augerandblade

    augerandblade PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,054

    We use 0W40 synthetic in our diesel tractors and trucks that sit outside waiting for snow in -25C weather.
  7. NYH1

    NYH1 Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    Mine calls for 5W-30, 10W-30 or 20W-40 depending on the temperature . I use mine in temperatures from 0° to 90° so I figured I'd go with the 0W-40 synthetic. It's the right API grade.