Allprocars's Blog

November 7, 2011

WINTER SEASON MEANS SNOWMOBILES IN ACTION

I have had questions concerning the use of AMSOIL lubricants for snowmobiles and specifically Ski Doo Snowmobiles of which I have owned TWO while living in Duluth, Minn from 1969 – 1973. 

NO you don’t use Transmission Oils in a Ski Doo Transmission Case.  The transmission used in snowmobiles is a CVT which is dry. It uses a belt and two clutches to take care of the shifting. Most snowmobiles use a chain case (chain and gears) to transmit power from the CVT to the driveshaft. This chain case is lubricated by its own oil. In the case of the Skidoos, AMSOIL’s TCC (Synthetic Chain Case Lubricant) can be used to lube the chain case or the SVO (75W – 140 Severe Gear Lubricant) which is a closer match to the Skidoo chain case fluid but is WAY overkill for that application.  

Further information on proper engine oils to use for Snowmobiles would be AMSOIL’s AIT (Interceptor Synthetic 2-cycle Oil) in the SkiDoo 2 strokes such as the 600 and 800 E-TEC.  In 4 stroke sleds and Can Am ATVs, AMSOIL recommends the AFF (SAW 0w-40 Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports Motor Oil).

For more information about these and other AMSOIL products go to www.amsoil.com or www.the1stSyntheticoil.com. Should you desire to purchase AMSOIL products you can all 1-800-777-7094 and give the operator ZO 9792 as your reference #.  Questions send email to william.desmond@knology.net

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