Can-Am ATV Forum

Which Engine Oil to use???

This is a discussion on Which Engine Oil to use??? within the Can-Am Renegade forums, part of the Can-Am ATV Discussion category; My greatest debate is how to take good care of my new Renegade 1000, so I would like to know which engine oil everyone uses ...


Go Back   Can-Am ATV Forum > Can-Am ATV Discussion > Can-Am Renegade

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-02-2011, 09:41 PM
Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #18928
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: QC
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 4 Posts
View Gade1000's Photo Gallery(0)
Default Which Engine Oil to use???

My greatest debate is how to take good care of my new Renegade 1000, so

I would like to know which engine oil everyone uses is their Can-Am atv.
Synthetic or not,, XPS oil or other,,, and how often do you change it?
Also to grease the frame pivot points, what do you prefer,, XPS or other grease and how often?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Can-AmForum.com is the premier Can-Am ATV, Can-Am Outlander, Can-Am Renegade Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
   
  #2  
Old 11-02-2011, 09:43 PM
canamxmr2011's Avatar
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #12292
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Covington, La
Posts: 1,331
Thanks: 5
Thanked 80 Times in 69 Posts
View canamxmr2011's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

I use mobil 1 full synthetic
__________________
2011 Outlander 800r XMR
1993 KING QUAD
Competition Sports
Gorilla-Axle
///Airdam
STM
Looney Tuned
Rubberdown Customs
Dyno-Jet
Motosport Alloys
Highlifter
TEAM THRASH'N IT
"IN ROUTE TO SHABOOMS"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Waterwheelie82's Avatar
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #15174
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: fairhope,al
Posts: 601
Thanks: 0
Thanked 31 Times in 29 Posts
View Waterwheelie82's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

I run royal purple in everything and I use a heavier duty grease that is the same I use on my caterpillar skid steer . I change my oil more than the book says but I'm a little bit of a freak about my maintenance plus I don't ride everyday. I might ride once a month and sometimes more sometimes less. But my trans and axles are checked after every ride to make sure they are not milky. And they are changed at least twice a year.


---
I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=33.436378,-86.858973
__________________
maverick 1000r will be the next ride


sold!!!!!!!
2008 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 800XT/XXC/XMR
HMF slip- on
14" MSA diesels
30x10x14 ITP monster mayham
2" High Lifter signature lift
Rhino axles
K&N air filter and precharger
Performance atv snorkel kit
1" wheel spacers
renegade xxc kyb shocks
atv trail tunes split tube
led halo rings in headlights
renegade xxc trailing arms
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2011, 09:59 PM
bambam7's Avatar
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #15256
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central TX
Posts: 109
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
View bambam7's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

I run amsoil in the motor and mobil 1 synthetic in the diffs and trans.
__________________
2014 XMR 1000 - 29.5 Outlaws - SS 212s - 1.5 inch wheel spacers - 1.5 inch spring spacer - Performance ATV snorkel - QSC/STM - 12 inch LED light bar

SOLD - 08 Outlander XT 800 - 30" Silverbacks - ITP SS106 - Redneck 2 inch lift - SYA Snorkel kit - HMF exhaust - PCIII Tuner - Rubberdown Customs Radiator Kit - DaltonPro Mudrunner clutch kit - K&N with prefilter - 6 inch LED light bar
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-02-2011, 10:04 PM
christisk's Avatar
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #18241
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,049
Thanks: 724
Thanked 182 Times in 164 Posts
View christisk's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

There are many many thread on this already but most people will say always go full synthetic, try and get 0w-40 (great for all weather especially cold winters) if not 5w-40 will work as well. Always let you bike warm up if it's cold outside though. Mobile 1 makes 0w-40 i know for sure. Some brands will say 0w-40 is for diesels. Recently i put Rotella 5w-40 into my bike just because it was half the cost of the Mobile 1. Most will say to use the big name oils out there, Lucas, Amsoil, Mobile 1 etc. etc. I mean XPS in the yellow jug i'm sure would be fine as that's Can-am's winter blend and full synthetic (black bottle is summer blend 'synthetic blend', not full synthetic). but not everyone has easiest acces to that so it's always nice to have a back up.

#1. Always full synthetic

#2. Big name oils

#3. 0w-40 if you live where it's cold (5w-40 will work just fine)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-02-2011, 10:10 PM
christisk's Avatar
Premium Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #18241
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 3,049
Thanks: 724
Thanked 182 Times in 164 Posts
View christisk's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

oh, after reading all over these forums i should add that at the rate people change their oil is all open for debate but what i've found is that some people change after every couple rides, some say every 500 miles, and some say just before each warm/cold season. it all comes down to how much you ride it though. Most on here will say change it before you need to, before the oil starts to turn because it's safer to just always have fresh oil in there then to let the engine get worn prematurely. Oil starts to lose viscosity before it turns color so change it early and you should be fine. Oil is rather inexpensive compared to new engine...and always make sure you don't have water in there if you were riding in water all day, that's priority.

my first oil change was at 180 miles and the oil was still fine. then i went 400 miles before next one (580 total) and i must say, although the oil wasn't black or anything it definitely wasn't new and i wished i had changed it sooner. It was still decent but definitely not new sooo....i might try 300 miles next time. A few bucks in oil is worth the peace of mind to me if nothing else.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-02-2011, 10:48 PM
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #12221
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Westminster CO. (Denver)
Posts: 1,297
Thanks: 1
Thanked 86 Times in 80 Posts
View Mile Hi Outlaw's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

By all means use synthetic. Stick with a name brand you know. I use Rotella (Shell) 5/40. Since these bikes are used in the worst conditions (heavy dust) I change at least every 500 miles and no more than 1,000 miles; If it was a long outing. Last trip was to UT. for 16 days or that was just short of 1,000 miles. So about 3 times a year.
__________________
http://whathappenedinmybirthyear.com/

Type the year of your birth "xxxx" Then click the QUESTION (?) MARK
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-03-2011, 10:58 AM
SeattleDude's Avatar
Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #16812
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle. WA
Posts: 36
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
View SeattleDude's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

I use Motul oil
__________________
++++++++++++++++++++
2008 Can-Am Renegade 800x


Precision Racing stabilizer
GBC Grim Reapers
RED LED cluster conversion
Koplin overfenders
Symtec Dual Zone heated grips
++++++++++++++++++++
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-03-2011, 01:21 PM
klub222's Avatar
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #10757
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: iowa
Posts: 249
Thanks: 8
Thanked 16 Times in 14 Posts
View klub222's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

5w-40 rotella synthetic find it at walmart for about $22 a jug best value imo and a good oil
__________________
2006 Outlander 800 XT
Warn 3000MT/27" Mudlite XTR'S/Symtec Heated Grips\Homemade Stealth Snorkel\snow pusher\Audio Tube
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-03-2011, 03:03 PM
luke's Avatar
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Member #4289
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Posts: 462
Thanks: 2
Thanked 48 Times in 47 Posts
View luke's Photo Gallery(0)
Default

5w40 Rotella T6 every 700 - 800 miles
Moble 1 full synthetic in diffs and gearbox 2 times a year 7,700 miles and 450 hours hot desert riding no problems, oil plug magnet has no metal on it.
__________________
luke,
Where's the next
Adventure
2009 CanAm 650
Max XT Black
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to luke For This Useful Post:
2011chevyboy4x4 (11-03-2012)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Can-Am ATV Forum > Can-Am ATV Discussion > Can-Am Renegade


Search tags for this page
2008 renegade 800 recommended oil
,
best oil for 06 can am outlander 800
,

can am oil recommendations

,
can am outlander 400 oil weight
,

can am outlander 500 engine oil

,

can am outlander 800 engine oil

,
can am renegade best oil
,

can am renegade motor oil

,

engine oil to use for renegade 1000

,

oil for renegade 1000

,

the best oil to use in renegade 1000

,
what kind of oil can i use in my canam outlander 400
,
what oil to use in renegade 1000?
,
what weight oil to use bombider outlander 400
,
whatweightoilfor400canam
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deep Water/Mud Engine Light/Check Engine Message gtj Can-Am / BRP 5 07-04-2010 09:06 AM
Car engine oil vs. Motorcycle engine oil bosnjo Can-Am Outlander 6 07-02-2010 07:34 AM
Engine Fan Ntmick Can-Am / BRP 3 06-13-2007 02:00 PM
800 engine rpm mxz800 Can-Am / BRP 13 05-16-2007 08:31 PM
Engine Ice au2183 ATV Tires and Wheels 1 05-05-2006 11:33 PM

» Discount Tire
Motosport.com



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.