Reasons to use AMSOIL lubricants in your Snowmobile
Exceptional Low-Temperature Performance
Today’s two-stroke snowmobiles direct less oil to critical components, through narrower passages, for longer distances. Oils that thicken at cold temperatures are difficult to pump and can fail to protect components.
Four-stroke engines, meanwhile, are splash lubricated. Thick oil can cause difficult starts while failing to properly lubricate at startup, increasing engine wear.
AMSOIL synthetic snowmobile oils feature outstanding cold-flow properties for maximum engine protection in the coldest weather.
Prevents Exhaust Power Valve Sticking
Modern hot-running two-stroke snowmobiles can develop exhaust power valve deposits, which cause sticking and reduced performance.
AMSOIL synthetic two-stroke snowmobile oils are formulated with added detergency to keep power valves clean and moving freely for maximum performance.
Prevents Piston Scuffing
Today’s snowmobiles deliver increased power compared to their predecessors while producing fewer emissions and, in the case of two-strokes, using less oil. To guard against piston scuffing and wear, today’s sleds require robust oils capable of withstanding increased heat and friction.
AMSOIL synthetic snowmobile oils feature naturally tough film strength for outstanding piston protection.
Keeps Your Factory Warranty Intact
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) want you to think you have to use the OEM-branded oil – which is typically more expensive – to provide your sled adequate protection. They also want you to think you have to use the OEM oil to comply with new-equipment warranty requirements.
It is illegal for a vehicle manufacturer to tie the warranty of its product to the use of the manufacturer’s own lubricant. In short, you have the freedom to choose whichever oil you think is best for your sled.
While snowmobile manufacturers may be experts at building sleds, none of them can match AMSOIL expertise when it comes to formulating synthetic two-stroke oils. AMSOIL synthetic snowmobile oils are Warranty Secure®, keeping your factory warranty intact. They’re outstanding choices for Polaris®, Ski-Doo®, Arctic Cat®, Yamaha® or other brands of sleds.
Adjusting the track on your snowmobile
Over time, your snowmobile track can stretch and loosen. Eventually you may hear loud clunking sounds and feel the sled shudder as the track’s drive lugs slip over the drive shaft – known as ratcheting.
This robs your sled of power and momentum. Not good if you plunge into deep powder or lay into the throttle to deadhead it across a lake.
Before you hit the trail or mountainside this season, make sure your track is properly tensioned. Check out this video from our experts to find out how.