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Old 11-01-2010, 05:42 PM
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Several years ago I bought a 1996 Polaris Magnum 425. My transmission was making a whining noise so I checked and there was not oil in the transmission. I bought some pure direct drive fluid and it seemed to get a little better, but still whines. I just checked the transmission dip stick and there is a small amount of metal shavings on the stick.

The nearest Polaris dealer from me is 50 miles away. I spoke with a polaris dealer and asked if there was a substitute and he said polaris will not give that info to even the dealer. I spoke to a local Kawasaki dealer today and he said Bel ray gear saver transmission oil will work fine in a polaris. Will Bel ray transmission fluid 75 wt work in my Polaris or the Kawasaki dealer wrong? Thanks Guys!

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Old 11-01-2010, 07:06 PM
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Any good synthetic motor oil is better than the Polaris crap for your trans. I reccomend Castrol Syntec 5w50.

No gear oil. Is is too thick.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:15 PM
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What caught my attention when I spoke with the Polaris Dealer about a substitute, he acted like he wanted to tell me something then stopped himself.

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Old 11-01-2010, 08:24 PM
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Some of these old 425s have some "whine" in them when everything is really OK.
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:30 PM
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Do you think using the Castrol Syntec 5w50 oil will help with the whine vs polaris demand drive oil?
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:07 PM
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If the whine is a bad bearing no. Anyway the fluid you have in there now HAS to go.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:11 PM
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The trans on your quad is pretty simple. Gears bearings and a chain for reverse. If you think it is damaged from lack of oil tear it down NOW before other damage is done.

It will not cost much to replace a bearing or two.

Replace the chain also.
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:33 PM
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Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions!
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:04 AM
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I would say rebuild the tranny(new bearings and chain)then use Polaris AGL in it.These trannys are a chain case not gear driven like other trannys and need proper lube.
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The "proper lube" would be the lube that allows it to last the longest. The Polaris AGL is not as good in the trans as the Castrol Syntec.
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