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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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Do you all use the Artic Cat oil in your bikes? It is so darn expensive. Is there an equally good oil that you use that you buy at an automotive store? The Artic cat Oil does not state what weight it is so we have no idea if there is an equally good alternative that is cheaper than buying their name brand oil. I have a 2006 Prowler.
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post #2 of 71 (permalink) Old 06-05-2012, 12:02 PM
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I use Lucas 20w 50 synthetic for wet clutches since day two.
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Also wondered??

I've wondered the same, the 2006 Prowler, for instance, calls for:

"....Arctic Cat 4 cycle engine oil or an equivalent oil which is rated SE, SF, or SG under API service classification. These oils meet all of the lubrication requirements of the Arctic Cat engine. The recommended engine oil viscosity is SAE 5W30."

The Arctic Cat service manual also contains a CAUTION which suggests that racing oils are not recommended.

My Arctic Cat dealer carries only the expensive synthetic oil. The cost of the oil then has a negative effect on the frequency of changes (if you're cheap like me). It's probably better to use an oil which meets the approval quoted above, and perform more regular oil changes, rather than stretch the oil change interval out with less frequent oil changes.

Just my 2 cents (or $50, depending upon which oil we use )
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I have only been using OEM oil. With the rising prices I have started to think of options also.



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Cool oil

amsoil 0/40 syn for wet clutch. i think it cost more than articcat oil.some one else makes the oil for articcat anyways.

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Shell Rotella T synthetic is believe is compliant



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Good price on oil!!! Now that Arctic Cat SAE 10W40 is $12 a qt other oil options are welcome



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Good price on oil!!! Now that Arctic Cat SAE 10W40 is $12 a qt other oil options are welcome
Those are some nice pics!
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Be careful on the oil you buy. There are friction modifiers in the Arctic oil specifically designed for a wet clutch. If you use a regular engine oil, you risk causing damage to the centrifugal clutch.
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