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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:35 AM   #1
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I have a 97 Ski-doo Formula 3 600. It belongs to my neighbor, but he never uses its, so i have ridden it the most this winter. I would like to know what kind of oil, or if there is a specific kind of oil I need to put into the oil reservoir since its getting low. I am very unframilier with snowmobiles so any help is appericated.


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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:46 AM   #2
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Stop by your local dealer. They will fix you up. I prefer Amsoil Intercepter, but that's just personal preference. It worked the best in my F7 for keeping the exhaust valves from getting gummed up. There are lots of good two stroke oils out there that will work fine.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 07:03 AM   #3
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Ask the owner what brand they have been running, I'd suggest to stick with what has been run in that snowmobile.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #4
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Ask the owner what brand they have been running, I'd suggest to stick with what has been run in that snowmobile.
this was true 20yrs ago..now fill it with whatever you want
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If I was borrowing a snowmobile that was known to eat crankshafts and bearings on a regular basis, I would run what ever the owner requested I use.

The rotax tripples of that era had a problem eating cranks. I would guess the one you are riding has been fixed and had the update done. I would still ask the owner what he uses.
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Stop by your local dealer. They will fix you up. I prefer Amsoil Intercepter, but that's just personal preference. It worked the best in my F7 for keeping the exhaust valves from getting gummed up. There are lots of good two stroke oils out there that will work fine.
X2 on the Amsoil, I put 9,000 miles on my F7 & only had to clean the power valves once. Also if there is a Ski Doo dealer near by you can't go wrong with factory branded oil.
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X2 on the motor issues these have. I've been stranded by one that imploaded.
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If I was borrowing a snowmobile that was known to eat crankshafts and bearings on a regular basis, I would run what ever the owner requested I use.

The rotax tripples of that era had a problem eating cranks. I would guess the one you are riding has been fixed and had the update done. I would still ask the owner what he uses.
missed the part where he said it wasn't his...put whatever the owners wants in it...with that being said, all todays oils are mixable
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