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Old 04-22-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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you know where the dipstick is on the side of the banshee case. what kinda oil do you put in there . i got yamalube 4-cycle engine oil that is 20w-40 will that work????
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4-cylce? I thought banshees were 2-cycles? Im using Bel-ray gear saver 80w... Works really good and is thick..
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Old 04-22-2003, 05:47 PM   #3
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A regular petroleum based oil(i.e. 10-w30, 20-w40 ect.) will work, I used it for many years, but now I have switched to Gear saver or simalar gear case oil to help with clutch performance, does it help, well I dont know the answer to that.
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wasn't there a post just a while ago that was asking this? I think I remember a bunch of people saying that they use automatic transmission fluid. Look back a couple of pages and you should find it.
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Yes look at the post a few posts down in the BANSHEE thread called MELTING YOUR CLUTCH BALL BEARING, it discusses several experts talking about it, and the best thing you can use is Automatic transmission fluid, Ford, type F, or a generic.
It costs 1.50 a quart, and it could help your clutch from a meltdown, which happens sometimes with gear oil.
other NAMEBRAND gear oils are 7.00 a quart!

This is one time when the cheaper stuff is BETTER for you! So cheap you can change your gear oil WEEKLY! Now that makes SENSE and you know changing the oil more frequently would be better...

read the post. Its starts out about melting clutches, and then on page 2 and three talks about ways to prevent it.

http://www.bluetraxx.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18335


I overcame my fear and started using it, and it works better than yamaha gear oil, and keeps your gears cleaner.

It has to be the type F which works better because you want a HIGH FRICTION automatic transmission fluid...

the GMC or CHEVY is LOW friction, and it will work also, except you get a little more clutch slippage and not as great a takeoffs.
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I USE HONDA HP TRANS OIL.IT HOLDS UP VERY WELL ON THE CLUTCHES AND THE GEARS. :cool:
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use a two stroke formulated clutch oil. Bel ray gear saver or Maxima MTL fluid.
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I haven't come to my next oil change yet, but when I do, I will start running Ford Type F tranny fluid. It's got my vote hands down! The best stuff you could possibly use for the gears and clutch!

This applies to 2-strokes ONLY!!! You CAN NOT run ATF in a 4-stroke engine or immediate engine damage will result!!!
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I use belray Gearsaver
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I started out using yamalube, but it was $6 a quart, and after fifteen hrs it turned gray, almost milky looking. So I went to F type ATF. Its cheap and shifts great. I'm not going back.
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I used to use mobile1 synthetic but am switching to ATF on the next change
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Does anyone know if it's okay to switch to the ATF when you've been using the yamaha stuff? I know there is always residual oil left behind in the case, so does it mix okay? Aren't your clutch plates soaked up with oil? Would it be better to change after I installed a new clutch? Any problems/downsides to the ATF thing? You've piqued my interest!
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If you want to make the switch, I would suggest this...

1. Warm up your engine...nice and toasty.

2. Drain the old oil out.

3. Fill with ATF Type-F

4. Repeat steps 1 thru 3

5. Your good to go!

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so you put the ATF in the case? cuz i just got a banshee and i was wondering what i put in there?
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so you put the ATF in the case? cuz i just got a banshee and i was wondering what i put in there?
Yes, "ATF Type F" works great in the case. Or you can use 10w-30, or 30w motor oils....or Gear Saver 80w tranny oil (lots of options as stated in this old thread).
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