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Old 12-04-2010, 04:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i think klotz chain case oil in the best, in my opinion.
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Don,

You're a very knowledgeable gentleman. No issue about that.

However, that broad statement is giving too much credit to the same engineers that installed a plastic chain case cover on the 2007 IQ's (next to the sometimes slightly warm silencer) and "developed" the fuel mapping for the 800 CFI's.

So, I shouldn't install a PC-3/PC-5 to "correct" the mapping issues?? Since I'm not as smart as the POLARIS engineers that spent years developing that well designed fuel map.
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Your gonna get a good blooper from time to time with anything mechanical, but the proven Synthetic chaincase lubricant has been around for 15+ years, if it wasn't any good it would have been replaced by now like other mistakes which cause warranty claims, it's hasn't been replaced as it's the only lubricant Polaris will warranty for chaincase use as no other known equivalant has been found. There may be aftermarket lubricants which meet the specs, but it's not ATF or Gear Lubes for axles..
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Your gonna get a good blooper from time to time with anything mechanical, but the proven Synthetic chaincase lubricant has been around for 15+ years, if it wasn't any good it would have been replaced by now like other mistakes which cause warranty claims, it's hasn't been replaced as it's the only lubricant Polaris will warranty for chaincase use as no other known equivalant has been found. There may be aftermarket lubricants which meet the specs, but it's not ATF or Gear Lubes for axles..
Don,

I agree with you on using the POLARIS synthetic chain case lube as a 1st choice.

However, not all of us have a 10 cases of Genuine POLARIS chain case lube sitting on the shelf, and it's not always feasible to drive one hour each way to the POLARIS dealer to buy some on the day before the trip.

I keep a quart or 2 of POLARIS Synthetic Chain lubes, on the shelf, but when 4 of my buds stop by the day before we leave for a trip and want their sleds serviced, guess what, they get the auto trans fluid, 'cause I'm a little tired of "sponsoring" them.

And those trans fluid lubricated HYVO-chains, the covers are off once a year and they're still good.
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MAINTENANCE
3.8
CHAINCASE
A
B
C
D
E
Magnetic Plug
F
Do not mix or use improper types of lubricants in chaincase. Excessive wear to chain, sprockets


CAUTION:
and bearings may result.

The drive chain is continuously immersed in the chaincase oil.
Proper oil level is determined by checking the level on the dipstick with machine placed on a level surface. The oil level should
be between the “safe” marks on the dipstick.
NOTE:
Clean the magnetic plug (E) every 500 miles (800 km) and whenever checking or changing lubricant.
Metal shavings on magnetic plug are signs of normal wear.
The dipstick has a magnet on the end of it. When you check your chaincase oil level for the first time do not be alarmed if you
see small metal shavings. These shavings are common for chaincase break in and the magnet is there to keep the shavings from
floating around.

Add oil through dipstick opening to maintain proper level. Use only Polaris chaincase oil.
Do not overfill.

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Hey guys. I don't want to highjack the thread but I am just wondering what you guys think of the Shell Advance Synthetic chaincase fluid? I just put it in my chaincase on my 06 switchback with perc reverse. I have used it in lots of other sleds with no issue but rather than have issues with my new to me sled, I thought i would ask first before I run the machine down the trails.
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MAINTENANCE
3.8
CHAINCASE
A
B
C
D
E
Magnetic Plug
F
Do not mix or use improper types of lubricants in chaincase. Excessive wear to chain, sprockets


CAUTION:
and bearings may result.

The drive chain is continuously immersed in the chaincase oil.
Proper oil level is determined by checking the level on the dipstick with machine placed on a level surface. The oil level should
be between the “safe” marks on the dipstick.
NOTE:
Clean the magnetic plug (E) every 500 miles (800 km) and whenever checking or changing lubricant.
Metal shavings on magnetic plug are signs of normal wear.
The dipstick has a magnet on the end of it. When you check your chaincase oil level for the first time do not be alarmed if you
see small metal shavings. These shavings are common for chaincase break in and the magnet is there to keep the shavings from
floating around.

Add oil through dipstick opening to maintain proper level. Use only Polaris chaincase oil.
Do not overfill.

Can't find the dipstick nor the magnetic tip on my IQ?????????
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Your IQ most likely doent have a dipstick. My 2006 switchback doesnt have one either. It has a little check window you can see if you look through the foot well towards he chaincase. In my manual it says to only fill it up to the half way point. The only magnetic thing i know about is on the tip of the drainplug once you take the plug out.
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Your IQ most likely doent have a dipstick. My 2006 switchback doesnt have one either. It has a little check window you can see if you look through the foot well towards he chaincase. In my manual it says to only fill it up to the half way point. The only magnetic thing i know about is on the tip of the drainplug once you take the plug out.
He was being sarcastic P7

Don, yer not gonna win this one anymore than ya would insisting everyone must use genuine Polaris injection oil.......LOL

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He was being sarcastic P7

Don, yer not gonna win this one anymore than ya would insisting everyone must use genuine Polaris injection oil.......LOL

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Al, I've never insisted on OEM engine oils, quite the opposite.

Difference is there are other engine oils which meet/exceed Polaris' requirements so they can't deny warranty and Polaris knows this, chaincase oil is different, there is no other known equivalent so they could/may deny warranty coverage if there's ever an issue with the chain, gears, or chaincase bearings.
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Strange, my nephew bought a new Fusion in 05, only problem he's has was the primary clutch sticking, he still has the Fusion, I know 2 others who have Fusions, and they love 'em. There may have been others not so lucky but I've not seen that here. What didn't you like about it?

The 2 issues they had was a vendor supplied driveshaft which was replaced for free, and fuel clamps which needed tightening.
Im happy someone had some luck with them. Mine went threw 3 engines 2 of them blew and broke the case. The 3rd engine broke the crank. My XCR would out run my Fusion all day. My xcr800 has 9200 miles on it still runs strong just rides a little stiff. You must be a Dealer mechanic if you have all those chains in your parts washer. Dealer & Polaris gave me my money back on that Fusion it had 1156 miles.
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