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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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I was told they are the same oil just different label. Now that makes sense for a company to me.

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I was told they are the same oil just different label. Now that makes sense for a company to me.
Yep. Made by the lowest bidder.
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Polaris gets all their oil from Lub-tech. They use so much oil in there vicials they don't need to get cheap oil. Besides there only 9 miles from corporate HQ


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Yep. Made by the lowest bidder.
In this case I think Polaris has been consistent in getting its oil from Lube-Tech and it is made to spec.

These days I get the feeling oil is oil as it almost doesn't matter if you buy the cheap stuff or the expensive oil; they all lube well as long as they get changed when needed.

The Walmart brand, Super Tech full synth, is pretty much the same as Mobil One full synth at about 2/3 or 1/2 the price depending on where you buy it.
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In this case I think Polaris has been consistent in getting its oil from Lube-Tech and it is made to spec.

These days I get the feeling oil is oil as it almost doesn't matter if you buy the cheap stuff or the expensive oil; they all lube well as long as they get changed when needed.

The Walmart brand, Super Tech full synth, is pretty much the same as Mobil One full synth at about 2/3 or 1/2 the price depending on where you buy it.
The only oil that made my Vic sound worse/louder than the oem oil was Amsoil. Luckily it was given to me, so I didn't waste money.

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I hate oil threads because they never lead anywhere except with people arguing. I am a couple of other automotive threads and hear all kinds of "advise" from people about what kind when to change, etc. The most important thing as Bbob said is to change it at or before the time/mileage the manufacturer says too and check the level in between. I get a new company truck every few years or so that I drive home every day and beat the snot out of it in between. My company contracts the service of them out and it usually changes every few years as well. We get the cheapest oil and myself and most of the guys I work with usually go well over the recommended interval but we drive these trucks to 150k -200k miles and none of us ever have any engine problems. Transmissions/transfer cases, rear ends are a different story though.

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In this case I think Polaris has been consistent in getting its oil from Lube-Tech and it is made to spec.

These days I get the feeling oil is oil as it almost doesn't matter if you buy the cheap stuff or the expensive oil; they all lube well as long as they get changed when needed.

The Walmart brand, Super Tech full synth, is pretty much the same as Mobil One full synth at about 2/3 or 1/2 the price depending on where you buy it.
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I hate oil threads because they never lead anywhere except with people arguing. I am a couple of other automotive threads and hear all kinds of "advise" from people about what kind when to change, etc. The most important thing as Bbob said is to change it at or before the time/mileage the manufacturer says too and check the level in between. I get a new company truck every few years or so that I drive home every day and beat the snot out of it in between. My company contracts the service of them out and it usually changes every few years as well. We get the cheapest oil and myself and most of the guys I work with usually go well over the recommended interval but we drive these trucks to 150k -200k miles and none of us ever have any engine problems. Transmissions/transfer cases, rear ends are a different story though.

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I hate oil threads because they never lead anywhere except with people arguing.
Same for political or religious threads.
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Yep. Made by the lowest bidder.
Yet the purist will tell you your motor will fall apart if you don't use it! LMAO!

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In this case I think Polaris has been consistent in getting its oil from Lube-Tech and it is made to spec.

These days I get the feeling oil is oil as it almost doesn't matter if you buy the cheap stuff or the expensive oil; they all lube well as long as they get changed when needed.

The Walmart brand, Super Tech full synth, is pretty much the same as Mobil One full synth at about 2/3 or 1/2 the price depending on where you buy it.
Bob I get what you are trying to say, but in reality the chemistry of the oils are very different, regardless either will propel a quality car for a few hundred thousand miles.

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