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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-23-2013, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if I really need a 5W50 oil, since I am in Northern Arkansas, and we rarely get to zero degrees, and the prowler is garaged, could I use a 10W50, or even 20W50?




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I was wondering if I really need a 5W50 oil, since I am in Northern Arkansas, and we rarely get to zero degrees, and the prowler is garaged, could I use a 10W50, or even 20W50?




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Twocats I am not saying you cant,but I would probably go by the manual,just make sure whatever you use it is for wet clutch.that is the factory weight 5w50 mine is 10-40,and I use 0-40 AMSOIL for wet clutch.Is yours still under warranty.

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not under warranty, it is a 2010 550
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not under warranty, it is a 2010 550
10-50 should be fine,does your manual show that it takes 50 weight.

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I believe all the Prowlers were switched to 5w50 in 2008 because in part to thr oil pump drive gear failures. You should be ok with a good wet clutch 0w40 like Amsoil and I would only use a AC filter or a Wix oil filter. Just my opinion, But what do I know Im just an Amsoil dealer.

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I looked at the AC oil 5w50, and I think it is a non synthetic oil, I use 10w40 for temperatures to 80 degrees "F", above 80 I switch to a 20W50 full synthetic. I ride about 400 miles every month, and change the oil and filter monthly. During the Winter I use my Prowler for snow plowing, so it is used about 40-50 hours a winter, I use the 0W40. All of the Oils I use are Wet Clutch and primary transmission approved. I have been using the Amsoil, and Mobil One Motorcycle Oil with no signs of wear to the engine, and trans assemblies. Oil Pressure remains well within limits. I do look at the wet clutch twice a year, and check the driven gear at the same time. I know this is somewhat different than the manual, but I'm comfortable with my decision. I only use Synthetics, and being old school that was very difficult to switch to! Just my method, Not suggesting anybody adopt this, just works for me.

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What ever oil you decide on make sure its a powersports wet clutch oil automotive and diesel oil is not the same as powersports oil.there has been manu talk on here about oil and some were heated talks!

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That's for sure, but like everything else you do what works for you. That was good information on auto oil! It's unreal the oil classifications and what each includes! I surfed the web one day and had several hours of education!

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What ever oil you decide on make sure its a powersports wet clutch oil automotive and diesel oil is not the same as powersports oil.there has been manu talk on here about oil and some were heated talks!
Even my generators say run powersports oil in them.

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Thanks guys, think I will stick with what is recommended by AC.






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