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I'm wondering if there are certain specs. I should be looking for in chaincase oil, is this something I can pickup at the local automotive parts store? I'm running early '90 Indy Trails. Thanks
 

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Any 80w-90 gear oil will be fine.Some guys swear by synthetics but I change my chain case oil every season so it isn't an issue. It's up to you really.
 

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There are many oil manufacturers out there that make chain case lube. Amsoil is my aftermarket oil of choice, but I run Polaris synthetic gear case lube. A good castor based oil will do just as well as a synthetic. Just make sure you change it or at least check it at the recommended intervals in your manual. I check the level periodically throughout the year, and change oil when needed or when specified in the manual.

Hope this helps. Have any questions, let me know.
 

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I was going to use 80w-90 but my neighbor said NO!!! He says it gets too thick. Use tranny fluid or chaincase fluid.
 

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While I was in town I picked up some Mystik 80w-90, this should be fine correct? I haven't recieved my manual yet so I'm guessing that the black rubber plug is pretty close to the "full" level? Thanks for the input guys...this forum is great.
 

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I regards to your last post. The Black oil plug is only used for filling. There should only be oil in the bottom of the case. I THINK it's around 8 oz of oil. The chaincase is not designed to hold that much oil and will blow your bearing seals I believe if filled that full. The case is only filled about the bottom 2 inches. Up to the plug would be about 4 times too much oil.
Do a search on chaincase capacity to make sure.
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Originally posted by NewMC
[br]While I was in town I picked up some Mystik 80w-90, this should be fine correct? I haven't recieved my manual yet so I'm guessing that the black rubber plug is pretty close to the "full" level? Thanks for the input guys...this forum is great.
I wouldn't use 80w-90. It gets too thick when cold. But you can use what you want.
 

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Am I the only idiot that actually goes to the Polaris dealer and buys this neat stuff they have called CHAINCASE LUBRICANT?
 

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That's what i used. Except I didn't go to the dealer, my neighbor gave me part of a bottle he had.
 

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Originally posted by JD
[br]Am I the only idiot that actually goes to the Polaris dealer and buys this neat stuff they have called CHAINCASE LUBRICANT?
haha.. nope your not.. I went they didn't have any so I bought the amsoil chaincase lube.

The search feature works great on this site BTW
http://www.snowmobilefanatics.com/forum/search.asp?mode=DoIt
 

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Originally posted by bigrok
[br]That's what i used. Except I didn't go to the dealer, my neighbor gave me part of a bottle he had.
Hey, that is even better. Kind of like beer. Would you rather go to the store and buy your own, or just drink you neighbor's?
 

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Am I the only idiot that actually goes to the Polaris dealer and buys this neat stuff they have called CHAINCASE LUBRICANT?
I would love to support the dealer but.....(this is what happened a couple weeks ago)

Dealer ....8 oz can of synthetic.....$16
Amsoil.....8 oz syn.....$4.95

I was changing out 3 sleds. Thats $48 or $15. And you wonder why people don't go to the dealer.
 
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