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#1 iam_canadian22

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

Ill be ordering an 850 in the spring and im wondering if its picky with oil. Ive got quite a bit of interceptor laying around that id like to use up and continue using as i get it at a good price.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 02:58 PM

I have the extended warranty on my 18 XRS and had to sign a disclaimer that I would only use XPS oil during the extended warranty period.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

Ill be ordering an 850 in the spring and im wondering if its picky with oil. Ive got quite a bit of interceptor laying around that id like to use up and continue using as i get it at a good price.

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The amount of money that these machines now cost should be in consideration when you're looking to save a few dollars on oil that's laying around. I agree that if the manufacturer has the final word on whether or not they will cover anything under warranty spend the extra few dollars so that they don't have an out if something stream happens. They will search for an out if it cost them money.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:28 PM

That AMSOIL Interceptor you have laying around is probably the best oil you can buy for it.   But if you have one under warranty I would probably put the BRP stuff in there so they don't dispute any warranty claim as mentioned...even though they shouldn't be able to.   Meets or exceeds manufacturer specs.



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:37 PM

That AMSOIL Interceptor you have laying around is probably the best oil you can buy for it. But if you have one under warranty I would probably put the BRP stuff in there so they don't dispute any warranty claim as mentioned...even though they shouldn't be able to. Meets or exceeds manufacturer specs.

Thanks, they've had that disclamer for a long time as do most manufactuers and i get the reasoning. Ive got a great dealer so i wouldnt be worried about the warranty side of it.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:44 PM

That AMSOIL Interceptor you have laying around is probably the best oil you can buy for it.   But if you have one under warranty I would probably put the BRP stuff in there so they don't dispute any warranty claim as mentioned...even though they shouldn't be able to.   Meets or exceeds manufacturer specs.

 

Serious question, can you show me the spec for just XPS oil? 

 

Everyone always says it meets or exceeds specs, yet they never have the spec it's supposed to meet or exceed. 

 

With that said, I agree on using XPS oil. It 100% eliminates any finger pointing should something ever happen. 


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:48 PM

all I run is amsoil, had a 17 and 900 miles on my 18 now



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:15 PM

A couple years ago I was getting some oil (the blue mineral oil. Good stuff) at my Polaris dealer. He thanked me for my business, then mentioned if they submit a warranty claim for a blown engine, Polaris wanted a sample of oil taken from the oil pump, which will prove what the engine was running on when it died. That made me think a bit!

I have a friend who runs nothing but Interceptor in his old Rev, and he has never had an issue. I think Amsoil makes good oil. I don't think you'll have any issues arise from running it, but like others have said, it may be an out for BRP in the event of a warranty issue. Remember the big outcry when BRP first claimed 15% less oil use on the 850, then backed down from that claim when they stated that they have no control over what oil people use and put oil consumption on par with the 800? So you can read that either of two ways. One; The 850 really cares what oil is in it, or two; they already upped the oil mixture on it, so does it even matter if you run some other oil as long as it's full synthetic?

The choice is up to each individual. Frankly, oil to gearheads is like religion. That's why I'll gladly give my views on it, but won't question anyone else's.



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:46 PM

Amsoil Interceptor will work just fine in all the Etecs. I've used both the Amsoil and Doo synthetic with NO problems in both 600 and 800/850 sleds for years, The Amsoil is as good if not better than the Doo synthetic. It is all about money! Same thing with requiring only Woody's studs on the tracks when they are several other stud brands that will do just fine if not better. Doo knows this too, they just want more profit with their products, can't blame them.



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:15 PM

AMSOil Interceptor is good stuff and is about $46 per gallon (on sale).  And XPS full synthetic can be had for same price if not less.

 

I am not sure what the advantage AMSOil offers over XPS though .... it certainly is not cost savings.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:34 PM

Amsoil Interceptor will work just fine in all the Etecs. I've used both the Amsoil and Doo synthetic with NO problems in both 600 and 800/850 sleds for years, The Amsoil is as good if not better than the Doo synthetic. It is all about money! Same thing with requiring only Woody's studs on the tracks when they are several other stud brands that will do just fine if not better. Doo knows this too, they just want more profit with their products, can't blame them.


You are correct!

Amsoil is as good or better than Doo oil! It's true! I have not one shred of evidence to back up that claim but I read it on the internet so it must be true!

Everybody knows with Doo oil it's all about the money. Amsoil on the other hand also sells...oh wait, thats right, they only sell oil. Hmmm...I wonder if it's all about the money with Amsoil too??? Nahh, can't be - only Doo would do that. Amsoil is only in it for World Peace and puppies, and how can you not support puppies. :rolleyes:

No thanks, I'll keep using XPS oil.

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:40 PM

I am not sure what the advantage AMSOil offers over XPS though .... it certainly is not cost savings.

 

nor nose savings........ :rolleyes:


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 05:52 PM

Take a high mileage motor apart thats been running Amsoil .,It will still have the cross hone marks in the cylinders .This means the rings don't seat ,and then the motor makes no real power . :wink_old:



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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:05 PM

Take a high mileage motor apart thats been running Amsoil .,It will still have the cross hone marks in the cylinders .This means the rings don't seat ,and then the motor makes no real power . :wink_old:

 

 

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:33 PM

Ask my buddy whos been running it for a few years now since a buddy of his was a distributor.   Went to take out the power valves to clean them and could not remove them they were so gummed up.   No thanks.


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