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If you look around, isoflex can often be found much cheaper ok eBay. I wound up with a small tube, but you don't use much doing a service.
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Most of the Isoflex on Ebay is promoted for use in snow mobiles. For that application I think it makes more sense. It is very low viscosity and stays low viscosity down to -40C. I know I don't need that as much as I need a lubricant that won't drift onto the belt and the surfaces that interface with the belt. A thicker lubricant would be better for that. I suspect BRP specs Isoflex for their ATV's because it was carried over from their snow mobile roots.
My reason for asking if anyone had tried other lubes is a deadline more than price. I wanted to finish my One Way rebuild yesterday and there was no Isoflex in town. I used "premium red grease" and test drove it briefly yesterday and it exceeded my expectations. If I ever decide to switch to Isoflex it would be fairly easy to clean out the red grease. Before trying Isoflex I would probably use "Super Lube 3 oz. Synthetic Grease with Syncolon PTFE" because it has similar specs and it is easier to get for less than $10.
The isoflex used in the BRP sleds is in the center main bearing of some of the motors....so it sees heat. I don't doubt it's good grease, but as mentioned all over this thread, there are lots of alternatives. I've serviced the 1-way with whatever chassis grease was in my grease gun before with no effects. (I ran stock primary clutch on my 07 and serviced the 1-way yearly for 5 years)
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