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Old 01-31-2011, 10:17 AM
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Default Arctic Cat Oil Change

Hey, I'm looking to change the oil in my 2000 Arctic Cat 4X4, but I need some help. What
oil is reccomended? How many quarts should I put in? And where is the oil plug drain? I think I may of found it. If I'm correct it's a bolt in the middle of the skidplate? Also, do they make napa filters for this quad?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:43 PM
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Hey, I'm looking to change the oil in my 2000 Arctic Cat 4X4, but I need some help.
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What
oil is reccomended?[
any "wet-clutch" compatible oil if it's an automatic - I use AMSOIL 0w40 Synthetic

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How many quarts should I put in?
should be between 2-3 quarts. Here's a website to get a manual:

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And where is the oil plug drain? I think I may of found it. If I'm correct it's a bolt in the middle of the skidplate?
yes.


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Also, do they make napa filters for this quad?
yes. I'd tell ya but you forgot to mention what SIZE/MAKE of motor.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:37 PM
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Oh sorry. It's a 500. That was really helpful!! Thanks.
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Oh sorry. It's a 500. That was really helpful!! Thanks.
You have the Suzuki Engine and the oil drain bolt is in the location you mentioned at the skid plate , if it has the screw on automotive type oil filter like my 2006 Arctic Cat 400 FIS Auto 4x4 [witch also has a Suzuki 376cc engine] it will hold almost 4 us quarts of oil with the filter change , if you take the filter to Napa they can match one to fit , as for the oil type cupsz71 is right about using wet sump compadible oil when using a synthetic blend ; the only place can find the synthetic where i live here in North Ga is at the AC Dealership where i bought my quad .

I use Castrol GTX Convention oil in my 2006 AC 400 FIS Auto 4x4 without a single issue , 20w50 summer and 10w40 winter and ny Cat still run's good as day one ; it i could find a good synthetic blend that's safe for wet sump engine i would use it !

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Old 02-03-2011, 01:56 PM
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I have a 2003 400FIS and a 2003 TRV both have the Suzuki engine and I use filters I get from my local auto parts store.

Both my machines use the same filter. Wix 85359. I was told as long as the last 3 numbers ..359 are present the filters are the same. Only example I can think of is Fram PH1359. I buy a case ( 12 I think) at a time and pay less then $5 each.

For oil I use Valvoline ATV oil and pay about $10 a gallon. I think its 10w-40 and I run it year around. The oil is "wet clutch" safe. Takes between 3-4 quarts per oil change.

It is also not a good idea to be switching back and forth between synthetic and regular oil. So pick one and stick with it is best.

Also, I you don't know when it was done last change the fluid in your differentials while you are at it. I like the marine grade gear oil and change mine once a year.


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Old 02-03-2011, 09:55 PM
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Thanks all of your guy's comments are helpful. Will the oil say its wet clutch safe? And are most safe?
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:24 PM
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Default do you have a wet clutch?

do you have an automatic?
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Old 12-29-2011, 01:19 PM
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:30 PM
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Amsoil 0-40 IS wet clutch oil, if you want the best
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