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Old 10-15-2009, 05:51 PM   #11
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I use ATF its cheap and easy to get. You pretty much can use anything that is a oil. All your doing is keeping it from rusting and lube the chain a little. I mean in the chain case there isn't hardly any oil in them just enuff to get the stuff wet. If you wanted to you could run the thing dry and just use a motorcycle chain lube that drys on. A lot of racers run a open chain they just lube it with motorcycle chain lube. I run ATF in all my sleds I have never wore sprockets out or broke a chain and I have had alot different brands of sleds over the years. Its kinda like asking whats better coke or pepsi
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:07 AM   #12
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Just picked up a 12oz bottle of AC Chaincase Oil from a local dealer for $7, also picked up some Cat Cleaner for $11.

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Someone posted a while back that they ran vegetable oil in their drop case all season just to prove a point. Don't recall who that was but it was a good point. I'm sure it smelled like driving behind a deep fryer full of cod fillets =)

I would never go that far, but it does point out that really anything is fine: Arctic Cat Chaincase Oil, ATF, Mobile 1 Ultra Mega Super Synthetic Supreme Deluxe, or 20w50 Motor Oil - they all will do the job.

Just make sure each season you change it out and check the gears and chain for wear.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:37 AM   #15
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (blasikov @ Oct 16 2009, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Someone posted a while back that they ran vegetable oil in their drop case all season just to prove a point. Don't recall who that was but it was a good point. I'm sure it smelled like driving behind a deep fryer full of cod fillets =)

I would never go that far, but it does point out that really anything is fine: Arctic Cat Chaincase Oil, ATF, Mobile 1 Ultra Mega Super Synthetic Supreme Deluxe, or 20w50 Motor Oil - they all will do the job.

Just make sure each season you change it out and check the gears and chain for wear.[/b]

So,would you use any of those in your motor?
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Sure, wouldn't suggest it otherwise.

But not the veggie oil
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Best chain case oil I have ever used.

http://www.klotzlube.com/proddetail.asp?pr..._12oz&cat=5

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I run A/C's 0w-40 synthetic motor oil. I have some left over from changing the oil in my quads.
80w-90 will be as thick as peanut butter when it's minus 10 degrees, but that doesn't mean it still wont lubricate.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:45 PM   #19
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (blasikov @ Oct 16 2009, 10:52 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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Someone posted a while back that they ran vegetable oil in their drop case all season just to prove a point. Don't recall who that was but it was a good point. I'm sure it smelled like driving behind a deep fryer full of cod fillets =)

I would never go that far, but it does point out that really anything is fine: Arctic Cat Chaincase Oil, ATF, Mobile 1 Ultra Mega Super Synthetic Supreme Deluxe, or 20w50 Motor Oil - they all will do the job.

Just make sure each season you change it out and check the gears and chain for wear.[/b]
It was me that ran the Wesson oil, Like I said before, all it does is provide lubrication and cooling of the chain and rollers, Let me ask you this, When was the last time any of you guys repacked your trailer bearings?? I mean take it all apart change the seals and repack, not just pump the grease in the end of the zerk on the axle??
How about changing the fluid in your trans, transfer case or rear end of your tow vehicle. That's the stuff you should worry about

Everyone of my sleds have reverse and I use semi synthetic 80-90 weight in my chaincase and I have never had a issue and I never noticed it holding me back
from being to thick.
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Thanks for the info everyone! I think I'll stay away from the cooking oil. I may try the ATF. Just because I think I have some in the garage. I'm wondering about using a non synthetic though if there was synthetic in there already. It would never totally drain out so they may nnot mix well enough to get a good bond.
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