What is the cheapest and easiest way to upgrade your snowmobile? That’s simple and it’s no contest: synthetic oil. Some say synthetic oil is too expensive? No. It is literally the cheapest upgrade you can make to your snowmobile. The benefits far out-weigh the modest cost increase over mineral snowmobile oil.
Why synthetic oil? Your engine will run better at all temperatures and last longer. We don’t understand why conventional oils would even be a consideration in any snowmobile of any model year.
How Synthetic Oil Helps Two-Stroke Snowmobile Engines
If you have been running conventional oil in your 2-stroke engine, you will see a difference immediately after the switch to synthetic. You will notice less exhaust smoke and smoother performance. The engine will be easier to start in cold weather. If the engine is equipped with variable exhaust power valves, they will stay clean over longer periods. Simply put, a two-stroke engine will function better in every imaginable scenario with synthetic oil. This applies to old or the very latest engines.
Synthetic Oil In Four-Stroke Engines
As with 2-stroke engines, there is absolutely no good reason to use conventional oil in a 4-cycle snowmobile motor. The first benefit that comes to mind is improved oil flow during cold-starts. Synthetic oil flows better than conventional oil in cold weather. Therefore, this prevents wear during cold-starts. On the flip-side, synthetic oil will also provide vastly better protection in extreme heat. This is the case with everything from utility machines to fire-breathing mountain sleds.
Recommended product: AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Powersports 0W-40 Synthetic Oil
Synthetic Chain-case Oil
The chain-case is an often-forgotten component. The thrashing that the oil receives in a snowmobile chain-case is hardly trivial. Chain-case oil has to contend with foaming, shearing, moisture, corrosion, high temperatures and low temperatures. A good synthetic chain-case oil withstands all of these issues and even lowers friction for improved performance and wear reduction. Changing out the chain-case oil after every season is a wise choice.
Recommended product: AMSOIL Synthetic Chain-Case and Gear Oil
Synthetic Chassis Grease For Snowmobiles
For snowmobiles with grease-able chassis points, a good synthetic grease can reduce wear. Synthetic grease lowers friction under cold temperatures and will also pump out of the grease gun with greater ease. Also, it is vital to choose a grease that resists the effects of snow, ice, water and salt.
Recommended product: AMSOIL Synthetic Water Resistant Grease
Bonus Tip- Preventing Snowmobile Fuel Issues
One of the largest sources of mechanical problems is related to fuel. Ethanol, moisture, dirty fuel, stale gasoline and varnish are common trouble makers. Any one of these issues can cause starting problems or an expensive break-down on the trail. AMSOIL Quickshot Gasoline Additive literally neutralizes all of these issues. It promotes trouble-free performance all season long. This cost-effective product is ideal for 2-stroke or 4-stroke engines.
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