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post #1 of 11 Old 06-23-2017, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Five Best Motor Oil Options for ATVs and UTVs



Don't just put anything into your off-road vehicle

Motor oil is just motor oil, right? Wrong! Your ATV or UTV requires motor oil just like any other motorized vehicle, but any oil just doesn’t cut it. These machines run at higher RPM, work harder and run harder than your truck does, so specialized oils are definitely called for. What separates motor sports oil from common stuff off the shelf? It’s all about what goes into the blend. Let’s take a look at five of the best motor oil products for your off-road fun.

Check out the article here: http://www.atv.com/blog/2017/06/five...atvs-utvs.html
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Imo, Shell Rotella t6 5w40 synthetic should be on that list.
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Without checking their prices I would be willing to bet that they are also some of the most expensive. Then when they add that ATV designation the price goes up a little bit more.

The Rotella T6 5w40 is a fine oil.

I myself like Valvoline Full Synthetic oils.

Just make sure that the oil that you use is rated for the machine that you are putting it in. For our Kodiak 700's it need to be rated SG or higher.

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I use yamalube in the kodiak and Lucas in my sons Arctic cat atv
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I just changed the oil and used very expensive royal purple. Should I reconsider that? I will check the specs.

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I just changed the oil and used very expensive royal purple. Should I reconsider that? I will check the specs.
If it's wet clutch compatible, you're ok. If not, you need to change it.
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I just changed the oil and used very expensive royal purple. Should I reconsider that? I will check the specs.
You should be fine with royal purple. I ran it in my Viking. 2500 miles and no issues at all.
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Here is a little update that is very interesting. Rotella T6 has been a 5W40 full synthetic, but now it is available in a 15W40 full synthetic. That is a bit concerning to me, but I have not researched it.
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Plain 10w40 Yamalube in mine

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Plain 10w40 Yamalube in mine
That’s what I use as well

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