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Old 10-22-2004, 03:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I asked this on a different forum also, But I found a synthetic oil called Arctic Blue at Fleet-Farm. It claims to be low oder and low smoke and good enough for any of the new engines. The price is about $19 a gallon for a full synthetic. Has anyone out there used this oil? I got kinda mixed opinions on the other board about it. I don't want to start a which is best oil thing here, just looking for your thoughts on the stuff, I have been using the green Cat oil and I can't stand the smell and the Arctic Blue is about the same price. I don't have exhaust valves so that is not a concern for me although the container says its good for valve engines. It reads good on the jug but the cheap price has me wondering. I don't hear much good about the green cat oil and it has not burnt up so maybe the Arctic Blue will be OK also. Tom
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Old 10-22-2004, 09:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Any syn oil is better than OEM regular oils. Use what you feel and are comfortable with. I have used the regular Arctic Blue in air cooled and have had good results. :banana: The regular Amsoil is about the same price per gallon.
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Old 10-22-2004, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, That is kinda what I was thinking, it can't be worse than the cat green mineral oil. I wanted to try klotz or Ipone synthetic but can't find it close to me, I don't want the hassle of having to order oil all the time. I have even thought about trying skidoo oil as walmart has it just a couple blocks away from me. Tom
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Old 10-22-2004, 08:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Amsoil is perfectly fine for a 94 Wildcat. I ran the regular stuff in my 93 and it worked awesome. No issues and very little carbon build up on the piston domes. They don't need the expensive, super clean oils like the power valved motors.
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Old 10-22-2004, 08:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I have used Arctic Blue oil for years and have never had a problum. I have used the Semi-synthetic that sells for $10.99 a gallon and $9.99 a gallon on sale. I cleaned my APV at 1400 miles and haven't cleaned them since. I know have 3518 miles and they are still OK. I just keep my eye on the servo motor and cables.

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Old 10-23-2004, 01:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like your little window trick. What did you use for the windows?
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I just took a drumel tool and cut out the windows and glued on some clear plastic pices.

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in case you guys didnt know it cat now has a clear servo cover!!! i think its a replacement for them all now...steve
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in case you guys didnt know it cat now has a clear servo cover!!! i think its a replacement for them all now...steve
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I have that "clear" cover on my 04 F7 but the problem is that it's opaque and not clear as Cat had indicated it was going to be. :banghead:
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