AMSOIL offers complete engine oil kits for most Can-Am* ATV and UTV models. They have now added a second engine oil viscosity option to their Oil Change Kits For Can-Am ATV’s and UTV’s. The original versions of these kits offered only 0W-40 engine oil. Now AMSOIL has added a 5W-40 engine oil option.
Consumers can still choose a kit that offers AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke Powersport Synthetic 0W-40, an oil filter, filter o-ring and a drain-plug washer.
The new kits include AMSOIL ATV/UTV Synthetic 5W-40, an oil filter, filter o-ring and a drain-plug washer.
Why Did AMSOIL Add A 5W-40 Option To The Oil Change Kits For Can-Am?
Can-Am generally suggests 5W-40 in their manuals for most models. As AMSOIL did not have a 5W-40 four-stroke engine oil option until recently, they offered their Formula 4-Stroke Powersport Synthetic 0W-40 in the original kits. As this 0W-40 performs and protects almost identically to a 5W-40, this was a perfectly functional choice.
What Is The Difference Between The AMSOIL Four-Stroke 0W-40 And 5W-40 Oils?
As mentioned, both the AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke 0W-40 and ATV/UTV 5W-40 will function identically. However, there are some minor viscosity differences. The 5W-40 has a slightly thicker viscosity. The 0W-40 has a slightly lower cold-pour-point.
Here are the kinematic viscosities for each product measured at both 40°C and 100°C (measured in centistokes).
100°C- 16.0 cSt
40°C- 97.4 cSt
100°C- 14.7 cSt
40°C- 83.7 cSt
Here are the cold-pour-points for the AMSOIL ATV/UTV 5W-40 and Formula 4-Stroke 0W-40. The cold-pour-point is the temperature at which an oil stops flowing.
Should I Use An Oil Change Kit With 5W-40 Or 0W-40?
In practice, there is no wrong answer between the 5W-40 and 0W-40 options. Either will deliver flawless protection and shear stability over the entire service interval. However, there are specific reasons as to why one might choose one over the other.
Can-Am suggests the use of 5W-40 engine oil in most of their ATV and UTV models. If a Can-Am owner is concerned about following this viscosity suggestion to the letter, then choosing the kit with 5W-40 is the easy choice.
The kits with the Formula 4-Stroke Powersport Synthetic 0W-40 will perform equally as well as 5W-40 under most all situations. Where 0W-40 can offer a slight advantage is in extremely cold climates. If an ATV or UTV is being operated all winter long, the 0W-40 option could be considered.
Where Can I Buy AMSOIL ATV/UTV Oil Change Kits For Can-Am Models?
Oildepot can offer AMSOIL ATV/UTV Oil Change Kits at wholesale prices in Canada and the US. Request a price list using the form on this page or call us at 1-800-748-5781.
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