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Old 07-07-2008, 06:00 PM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

just curious to see how often most folks change their oil?

i just changed the 08 500 st 23 hours and plan on changing my 08 800 at 20 hrs...

Then I'll probably change maybe every 50 hrs.....
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:15 PM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

Good choice of intervals! manual says 100 hrs or 6 months. JMO 100 hrs too long! I reset customers machines for 50 hrs after service for wrench to flash and let them decide! Good luck
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Old 07-07-2008, 06:38 PM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

Let me start off...I AM **** about my oil changes. If I'm just putting around the neighborhood, or playing in the fields close by I will go maybe 2-3 months. If I have gone out to an offroad park and rode hard all day, I will change it after every ride. IMO between the high rpm's, and heat that's alot to ask of 2 quarts of oil. BTW I use Mobil 1 15w/50.

I've owned my Hawkeye for 1.5 years now and it has about 50 hours on it and approx. 450 miles. It has had the oil changed 5-6 times. I guarantee the inside of my engine is as clean as the day I bought it. Heck I've changed the front diff and transmission lube twice already.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:55 PM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

what are the different oil weights that you can use....

I bought my oil/filter in a kit from the dealer....

I'd much rather use mobil 1... DID you get it at a auto parts store?
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:00 PM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

I do mine every 50 hours at the most. They are ridden hard and deserve the more frequent oil changes than the manual suggests. You certainly cant go wrong with more frequency!
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:20 PM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>Originally posted by: mtnhiker19

what are the different oil weights that you can use....



I bought my oil/filter in a kit from the dealer....



I'd much rather use mobil 1... DID you get it at a auto parts store?</end quote></div>

I hate to open this can of worms again but, Polaris recommends 0w/50 for the Hawkeye. I'm not a big fan of 0w oil. IMO, too thin for an air cooled engine, especially in the summer heat. I would either use the 0w/50, or the Mobil 1 15w/50. And yes Mobil 1 can be bought at any auto parts store, I happen to get mine at AutoZone.

I would go with a K&N oil filter too.
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Old 07-07-2008, 11:43 PM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

I saw tha polaris recomended 0w-50 for the 300 and the 800. i just purchased the oil kits from the dealer. I use Delo 5W-40 synthetic in the rover and would like to use it in the polaris's too. But since the rides are new I will stick to oil change kits, to insure not to have any warranty issues.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:56 AM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

Usually in the fall before hunting season and then again in the spring usually before turkey season. Despite all the miles I put on it the oil looks about the same as it does when I put it in. I could probably get away with once a year but I don't feel comfortable doing that.
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:17 AM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

2w-50 polaris oil every 50 hrs after the first 20 to 25 hr change.
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:00 AM
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Default How often do YOU change your oil..?

I do mine every 10 hrs. So if I ride for a weekend, it gets changed when I get home. I change the filters every other oil change. If I drag race alot, I change it after every day. Ive had my quad for 1 year yesterday and have done about 10 oil changes.

I use Rotella 5w-40 full synthetic. My oil still looks golden brown when I change it, which is how it should be, no chance for something bad to even come close to happening.
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