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2021 Grizzly 700 SE

I have always stored my Grizzly November - March before, but this year I am buying a plow. I'm in eastern Ontario and temps over winter stay generally under freezing, sometimes by a lot. I have always used Yamalube 10W-40 oil but for snow-plowing in sub-zero temps what should I use?
 

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oh, I don't know, have you thought to look in the owners manual. You do have one, don't you
 
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I use a 5W-30 and let the engine warm till the choke is not needed, then ride in very cold temps through snow and water that freezes to the machine.
Also...when out on the trails I don't let the machine sit long without re-starting, it will get cold in 30 minutes and be a hard start.
https://flic.kr/p/gdSZfy https://flic.kr/p/gdTTw6 https://flic.kr/p/jCq2Te I left the machine loaded overnight knowing it was going to snow and took these;
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I use Yamalube 0-40 full synthetic snowmobile oil year round. No issues yet at 10,000+ miles. been using this since new after break in.
 

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As Grizz said, yamaha 0w40 snowmobile oil, it's jaso ma spec so your good. Or as i use, shell rotella 5w40, year round.
But in reality, your 10w40 will be fine. I'm north of you and get much cooler temperatures, had zero issues with the 10w40 and my bike was stored in an unheated shelter.

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Hey guys;

2021 Grizzly 700 SE

I have always stored my Grizzly November - March before, but this year I am buying a plow. I'm in eastern Ontario and temps over winter stay generally under freezing, sometimes by a lot. I have always used Yamalube 10W-40 oil but for snow-plowing in sub-zero temps what should I use?
I wouldn't worry too much about the oil. Let it warm up.
 

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As Grizz said, yamaha 0w40 snowmobile oil, it's jaso ma spec so your good. Or as i use, shell rotella 5w40, year round.
But in reality, your 10w40 will be fine. I'm north of you and get much cooler temperatures, had zero issues with the 10w40 and my bike was stored in an unheated shelter.



I've been using Rotella T in all my bikes for 12 or 14 years, even the ZX-11 gets it. Damn good oil for the money.
 

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My machine with plow is kept in an unheated shed with a tickler charger and no problems with starting with 10-30 weight, just like my vehicles when cold, it is best let the engine run a bit to circulate and warm up.
 

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OW40 is a good choice for starting your Griz in colder temps, your engine will turn over easier for starting and the oil gets to the engine quicker, some run this oil year round without any problems, it does make a difference in the cold.
 

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OW40 is a good choice for starting your Griz in colder temps, your engine will turn over easier for starting and the oil gets to the engine quicker, some run this oil year round without any problems, it does make a difference in the cold.
X2, I run Amsoil 0W40 in my Grizzly, Viking and Rmax. Heck I run in my John Deere lawn tractor too. Buy it by the case (cheaper)



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rotella t6 5w40
 
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