Originally posted by: TLC
From my aftermarket manual for the older hub Hilliard's they say I can use ATF Type F in the hubs. I,m sure there are equivalents for the ADC set ups out there but Polaris sure will not tell you what they really use because they do not want you to buy from elsewhere.
Think about it ,Polaris does not make any fluids of any kind, they just chose from existing fluids all ready on the market and use whats best. There is NO chemistry team at Polaris making up some special "one of a kind fluid" just for a recreational toy. Its just a matter of finding there supplier and what they pour into a Pure Polaris bottle.
Polaris,nor anyone else IMO is formulating a one of a kind fluid for the ADC,or any other component on a Polaris ATV. If they were it would be even more expensive than it is. Some may point out the 2w-50 as proof otherwise,but I would bet..either it has a usage in something else,or they are allowed a varyance or range,for example oil called 10w-30 could actually be 8w-28 to 12w-32 or oil called 2w-50 could be 0w-50 to 4w-whaterver so they can call it 2w-50 and put the same stuff in that bottle as they do in a 0w-50 bottle. That or manipulating the weight is an easy process.
Which reminds me,I have been meaning to look and see if the 2w-50 is cetified.
Sorry..not much help on ADC fluid,but I agree,there is vey likely a substitute fluid out there...just have to research and track it down.