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I am changing my oil about 6 times today to make sure all the water is out. My question is after the water is out what oil should i use and what wt? i was going to use the valvoline atv oil but can't find it anywhere here. so have to settle for something else but what? what is the next best oil that i can find at a partsmaster store? I was thinking castrol edge of mobil1 syn? opinions plz ans how many quarts 2.6?
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I like to change my engine oil often, so I prefer to just run non-synthetic myself...

Any auto parts stores nearby your place? If they sell any Valvoline products they should be able to order you the Valvoline ATV oil... I found the best price at my local Autozone ($3.99 a qt.), but the local NAPA, CARQUEST, and Kragen/Checker/Oreilly/(whatever) auto parts store's all told me they could order it and have it within a day. Valvoline's part # is 749 which is for 10/40 weight
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It really does not matter what oil you use (Synthetic or Dyno) as long as it is Jaso MA certified. This certification is good for wet clutch use and that is what you want in your Grizz,10w40 is the recommended oil weight.
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I like to change my engine oil often, so I prefer to just run non-synthetic myself...

Any auto parts stores nearby your place? If they sell any Valvoline products they should be able to order you the Valvoline ATV oil... I found the best price at my local Autozone ($3.99 a qt.), but the local NAPA, CARQUEST, and Kragen/Checker/Oreilly/(whatever) auto parts store's all told me they could order it and have it within a day. Valvoline's part # is 749 which is for 10/40 weight
Yeah i took your advice i been calling everywhere looking for that valvoline but no one caries it. I will pick some up when i go to lexington sat but i just want to put something decent in until then and is it 2.6 quarts? Thanks sas
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It really does not matter what oil you use (Synthetic or Dyno) as long as it is Jaso MA certified. This certification is good for wet clutch use and that is what you want in your Grizz,10w40 is the recommended oil weight.
Ok so Jaso certified means? and what kind of oil at the parts house would be Jaso cert?
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All oils have a JASO rating which can normally be found on the back of the bottle within a circle right near where it shows the weight.

The "MA" designation indicates that no "Friction Modifiers" have been used in that oil. You do NOT want to run ay oil that contains "Friction Modifiers" as it may adversly affect your wet clutch system (which is also lubricated by the same oil as your crankcase)

Although I do not use their products personally, heres a good informative read from the AMSOIL website for some additional info -

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Wet clutch certified and you will need to read the back of the bottle to be sure but most MFG's of oil tell you on the front of the bottle that they are for ATV/Motorcycle use
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I am changing my oil about 6 times today to make sure all the water is out. My question is after the water is out what oil should i use and what wt? i was going to use the valvoline atv oil but can't find it anywhere here. so have to settle for something else but what? what is the next best oil that i can find at a partsmaster store? I was thinking castrol edge of mobil1 syn? opinions plz ans how many quarts 2.6?
Wal-Mart carries Valvoline "4T Stroke" full synthetic motorcycle oil but you have to look by the ATV accessories, helmets etc to find it (not on the oil isle). They also carry Startron addative in the boat section.
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What about the original question?
Is there an advantage to running synth?
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Sure! Synthetic can withstand MUCH higher tempratures before it begins to "break down" and lose its lubricating properties. Also, synthetic oils will normally suspend particulate matter in the oil longer, allowing your filter to remove more contaminants. Another big benifit is the ability to go longer between changes!
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