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Old 09-21-2006, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering what type oil are you using. The Yamaha lube is over priced to say the least.
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome lightning, I am actually using Yamalube, I don't find it that expensive compared to the Amsoil I was using prior. My grizz was also consuming the Amsoil but now that I have switched back to Yamalube my consumption has stopped.
I would like to try Mobil-1 but it is more expensive than the Yamalube but I like synthetics. A lot of people are running Rotella T and Royal Purple as well as Mobil-1 .........Irv
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IMO they are all a little over priced to convental motor oil, but as I see it the atv only takes two quarts of oil and for what these machines tend to go though it is well worth the price. Oh BTW I run Maxima oil in mine, mail order through Rocky Mountain. I change mine with the table in the manual, so for me I don't get much riding time in and oil changes are not that often. Welcome to the site
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Thanks for the input, this site is helpful.
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had been using Castrol Act-Evo for the longest time, but once my Grizzly started using so much oil that I was adding a full quart between changes (which I do ever 30 hours), I switched to Valvolene ATV Oil (found at AutoZone) because it's relatively cheap.

I will eventually do a top end job on the thing... probably gonna do a 686 and mild cam when I do it... just not sure when that'll happen.

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Old 09-27-2006, 04:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I went with shell rotella t synthetic 5w40. I like this stuff and it isn't as much as mobil 1 mxt4 10w40 bike oil or Amsoil in price!!! Is $4.11 a qt at wal-mart. Regular rotella t 15w40 is $2.38 a qt and good stuff for warmer weather but not synthetic. I don't know if that really matters or not.

I have been using wal-mart filters, super tech 6607 or 7317 made by champion filter co. and no problems at all. $2.07 each. 7317 is slightly longer but still fits well. 6607 is close to yamaha filter in size.

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Thanks for the info grizzflogger, I just went on Rotella's website wondering what oil I should use in the grizz. I am going to compare prices between Yamalube, Mobil-1 and Rotella and use which ever one is cheaper.....Irv
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Well I found some Rotella T SB 0W-40 yesterday, it is full synthetic and was only $26.99 for 4 litres which is the cheapest so far. I couldn't find Mobil-1 motorcycle oil any where? Canadian tire was selling but I guess not anymore? Also Wal-mart doesn't sell Rotell T or Mobil-1 in my neck of the woods? I guess it comes down to supply and demand?

Does anyone know if the Rotella T SB oil I got is new from Shell? I couldn't find the 5w-40 Rotella T that most people run? Only the 15W-40 which isn't synthetic. Thanks in advance.......Irv
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:30 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Irv,

Some friends use shell rotella t 15w40 and swear by it even if not synthetic, also it is cheaper than rotella synthetic 5w40. Yamalube isn't synthetic either and lots of folks use that stuff to good effect. I am using rotella synthetic because wal-mart here in Phoenix has it, otherwise It would be the regular rotella 15w40 oil in my machine! I don't see how you can go wrong with either.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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It turns out I can only get 0W-40 not the 5W-40, Shell sells the 0W-40 in Canada and the 5W-40 in the U.S. The "SB" stands for Synthetic blend but when the numbers get down to 0W-40 it is full synthetic. I don't know why they leave the "SB" letters on the lable? I am going to try it and see how I make out? The Yamalube, depending on the Viscostiy numbers does have synthetic additves in it. At least that's what the back lable says anyways.......Irv
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