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I was curious what kind of oil everyone uses in their Grizzly. I have an '04 in Camo, and I am about to run out of the case of oil that I bought when I purchased the quad, and am concerned about how thin Yamalube gets when it's hot. what does everyone recommend. i was thinking about running Bel-Ray $ stroke oil.

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Dan
 

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I run synthetic AMSoil 0W40 for winter and 20W50 in the summer, have 2000 miles on my 04 with no problems.
 

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I personally run Maxima 10w40 premium 4-stroke oil in both my Grizzlys and in the Raptor and love it. I thought about going to synthetic but for how often the book has you changing the oil wich I will be following I did not think the costs of the syn were worth it IMO.
 

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Just switched to the AMSOIL 0W40 for winter then do as dannyk and switch to the 20W50 in the summer.
 

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My shop is some distance form me, Can you pick up a decent oil at Walmart, or an auto parts store? How much do you need with a new filter?
 

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Can't remember but I believe two quarts is plenty, three would surely do it. You have to watch the oil you use making sure it falls within the specifications as listed in the maintenance manual. Since the Grizzly has a wet clutch most oils have additives in them that will make the clutch slip on the Grizz. Something to do with energy concerving oils are no good. I believe many people use Rotella oil which can be found at Walmart.
 

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happy birthday Dnhyoung (at midnight)lol

kinda flew me for a loop for a sec,,,,i was trying to figure out how you made a post from tomorrow,,,,then it dawned on me '04
 

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I hope this link works? Some great info on oils!

http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Oils1.html
 

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I stick with either the Honda or Yamaha 4-stroke oil either the winter or summer weight. If you look in your manuel it tells you what SAE codes to look for.
The thing you want to stay away from are friction reducing additives.
 
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