First Name: Russ
My RZR: 08 rzr
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Western Nebraska
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Anyone stray from Polaris driveline fluids for thousands of miles?
Another oil thread... you can read up on it till you're blind and not reach a consensus.
I just switched the engines to T6 Rotella 5w-40, and the Pure One filter which was highly rated I guess. It's really subjective, but it seemed like they both ran better/more power somehow. I'm sure it is wishful thinking lol.
I understand the demand drive is Mobil 424 hydraulic fluid, non synthetic, at least it's not labeled as such on the bottle.
The rear diff is gear lube, and I don't even think the Polaris stuff is synthetic, it sure doesn't say so on the bottle like the AGL does.
AGL is mystery synthetic lube. I have no idea why those simple gear boxes need a synthetic but the rear diff doesn't.
So I guess my question for those still running the 800, who has tons of miles on a machine with non po-po lubes, and do you know of any problems?
In tractors, at least older ones, special hydraulic fluid like Hy-tran (IHC) is used to lube the diffs. I can't imagine it isn't good enough for a little gear case like these machines have, but it's hard to take that chance.
Also what intervals do you change the trans/tcase/rear diff? Engine oil is one thing, it gets dirty in a variety of ways. And the front diff has special considerations also. But the others? I just did the second change on the engine oil on one machine without changing the agl or angle drive. I dipped the end of a zip tie into those fluids, and they are so clean they don't leave a trace of off colored stuff on a paper towel. That's with about 900 miles on I guess. Are we over changing these?