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Old 06-25-2009, 03:07 AM
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Default What Oil should I use in the Transmission?

I noticed tonight that the oil in the Transmission of my 1996 explorer 300 2-cycle is looking pretty bad. I have been trying to catch up with the Maintenance on it since I bought it last fall.

I don't think I am going to have time to go to our Polaris dealer this week since he is about 1 1/2 hours away. I would like to change it before Friday night as my son and a friend of his are taking the 4 Wheelers out for a day of riding leaving on Saturday morning.

We do have a Artic-Cat and a Honda dealer in town so if I had to I could get oil from them if I just new what to get. I also could go to one of the Auto Parts stores and get what I need.

I looked at the owners manual on line for a 1998 300 explorer and the only thing it listed is Polaris Premium Synthetic Gearcase Lubricant (PN2871478 - 12 oz. bottle.

So if someone would be kind enough to tell me what Kind of Oil I need from either the Artic-Cat or Honda dealer or the Auto parts store that would be great.

I did not know to much about ATV'S when I bought this one but I guess it was not in as good as shape as I thought it was at the time. Now when I buy my next one I think I know what to look for.

I guess you could say I am learning the hard way about ATV's

Thanks in Advance for any information on Transmisson oil anyone can give me
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:38 AM
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my 96 manual says 10W 30, I believe when i changed it i used mobil 1 10w30. (synthetic) I think!
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:57 AM
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Would not recomend anny type of motor oil in the tranny.This is more of a chain case.If you cant get the Polaris AGL find another chaincase lube such as Amsoil.It need to be thin to keep the chain cool and lubed.
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does your dip stick have the metal or plastic.. tward the back or in the middle?

on my 99 its a yellow plastic dip stick.. that is like ftw said gear oil.. i run 80 -90 in mine.. but if you have the metal dip stick then i cant remember what i ran in my 94.. i would call someone that works on them.. not a dealer..
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:17 PM
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this is right from my manual.

Recommended lubes and fluids.

engine
2 stroke models.

transmission oil

type.........motor oil,API grade SG or SH
viscosity....10W-30.


counterbalance fluid (dont think they have them on the 300?)

SAE10W-30 engine oil.


??????????? I just use what the manual says (right or wrong) ?????
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:36 PM
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96 models were the first year to use AGl,before 96, gear cases used a non synthetic nasty looking graphite type trans fluid. Looked nasty going in and nastier at draining! You can use AGL or any lube suitable for CHAIN CASE transmissions! Think I still have 2 1/2 gallon jug of the stuff somewhere!
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96 models were the first year to use AGl,before 96, gear cases used a non synthetic nasty looking graphite type trans fluid. Looked nasty going in and nastier at draining! You can use AGL or any lube suitable for CHAIN CASE transmissions!
Thats what I was trying to say.Hey I have a few qts of the old mineral spirts chain lube around that I run in the older machines I service.
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