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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of diff oil to run in my 2010 xtx?

Hey guys, was just wondering if anybody has been running anything else other than the Arctic Cat friction modified oil... I don't have any problem with the AC oil its just expensive... 10 dollars for 9oz's of oil!! I have the turf saver rear diff.. was thinking about going with a synthetic so I can maybe lower my running diff temps..

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 07:18 PM
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I run Amsoil Severe gear in my XTZ 1000. No turf saver though. This is by far the best stuff I have found.
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I know my service manual says 80w/90 Hypoid gear oil. Somebody told me that there basically wasn't any difference between 75w/90 and 80w/90. So I bought a semi-synthetic 75w/90 gear oil from Walmart. Can anybody tell me if I should have any issues with this stuff? I don't recall it saying anything about Hypoid on it. Never heard of that.

I've thought of running the Amsoil, but somebody told me they change their gear fluid so often they don't worry about running the expensive synthetics. Was just wondering what you guys thing about that?
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I am not an expert on this. What I can tell you is that when I run my XTZ and then check the temperature at the rear diff cover or the axle stubs it is 255 degrees Fahrenheit. That's a lot of friggin heat. I run the Amsoil Extreme and it has never broken down and I have never had a rear diff failure with 120 rwhp going through it.

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I run Royal Purple in my diff's and Rotella T-6 in the engine.
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I run Amsoil Severe gear in my XTZ 1000. No turf saver though. This is by far the best stuff I have found.
It sure is GREAT stuff really holds up at high temps!

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