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Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:25 AM

How often do you guys change your diff and final drive lube? I checked mine yesterday and it was a little low ,so I'm just going to change it. Its a 2007 and has never been done. And what brand oil is recommended?

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 10:12 AM

How often do you guys change your diff and final drive lube? I checked mine yesterday and it was a little low ,so I'm just going to change it. Its a 2007 and has never been done. And what brand oil is recommended?


I can't say excatly but I follow the manufactures guideline religously. I follow the 50 hr schedule that Polaris reccomends for all maintenance. I would check your owners manual. Some people might think its overkill, but for the abuse thay take in my opinion its worth the extra bucks.

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 03:12 PM

My manual says every three years unless there is water in it. I changed it this year and the front did have some water in it.
The main thing I read is the oil must by hypoid type, usually 90 weight.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:03 PM

Guess I have been playing too much in the mud and water. I looked at the diff's and sure enough both had water in them so I changed them. That stuff pours in like cold molasses.

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:23 PM

If you like to play in the water like me I change it every three rides or so in the summer and never in the winter (Stay out of the water) Its cheap insurance.

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:36 AM

LOL, on most rides I have my machine almost completetly submerged. :lol:

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:16 PM

So did you ever change it? What did it look like? I changed mine twice since I originally Posted.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 08:51 PM

Yeah , I did both machines and they both had water in the diff and the rear.




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