Tag: oil

ATV Tech: What To Look For When Going Used

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Almost like something out of a Discovery Channel documentary, ATV enthusiasts exhibit a strange but unmistakable ancient partnership ritual each year in the spring. It usually begins with a tax return, continues with searches on Criagslist and ultimately ends in the acquisition of a new (to them) machine. This is fine and well, not to […] More »

  Comments | By - April 28, 2015

Ask The Editors: Unraveling the Mystery in Marvel Mystery Oil

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Dear ATVC: Ever use Marvels Mystery Oil as a gas additive? What does it do? How does it work? NGiff Marvel Mystery Oil has been around since the mid 1920s and has been marketed and sold as both a fuel and oil additive designed to increase engine performance (by creating a tighter piston ring seal […] More »

  Comments | By - November 3, 2014

Ask the Editors: Checking My Piston Rings Without X-Ray Vision

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Dear ATVC: I’ve got a YFZ450R and I’m a little paranoid about top-end maintenance and don’t want to blow up my engine. I ride pretty hard and race the open class on weekends. Is there any way to tell if my top end (rings specifically) are wearing or worn down without actually tearing into the […] More »

  Comments | By - September 2, 2014

Ask the Editors: What’s that Smell?

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Dear ATVC: I just bought my first ATV, a Polaris Xplorer 250. Sole purpose of the purchase was getting to a hunting spot about 2-miles from camp with only ATV access. The one thing I didn’t consider is the smell of a 2-stroke; the smell it leaves on your clothes and body. The question is, […] More »

  Comments | By - September 30, 2013

Ask the Editors: Why ATV-Specific Oil?

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Dear ATVC: After just dropping $30 on oil from my dealership (not counting filter cost), I began to wonder, are there any real benefits to running ATV oil as opposed to say automotive oil in my quad? Or to put it an other way, which is worse? Dirty ATV oil or fresh auto oil in […] More »

  Comments | By - September 23, 2013

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