Tag: oil

ATV Tech: Fluids, Let’s Talk Synthetic vs. Conventional

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We all know that everything we hear about on commercials can’t possibly be true. We also know that company marketing teams can make a whole lot of promises; oftentimes superseding the capabilities of even the best possible product. Yet when it comes to the fluids in our ATVs, we’re generally presented with the option of […] More »

  Comments | By - August 20, 2015

Ask the Editors: Is There An Alternative for Polaris AGL?

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Dear ATVC: I need a safe alternative gear oil to Polaris AGL for my 95 Scrambler 400. Do any exist? Djoshuah You are in luck; after placing calls to many of the leading lubricant manufacturers, we’ve discovered that most do offer a direct alternative to the Polaris branded oil. Here are a few: Klotz: KE970 […] More »

  Comments | By - August 3, 2015

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

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