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The great oil debate...seems to happen for every type of machine, car, motorcycle, etc.

Anyway, for those who do their own oil changes what type and brand of oil do you use. Do you use Yamaha OEM oil or something else?
 

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i would recommend using the yamaha oem oil. especially if you have a ski still under warranty. Yamaha recommends changing the oil after the first 10hrs (break in) and then every 100hrs or at the beginning of each season. i plan on changing mine once a season so the extra cost of the oem oil is not a concern for me. thanks
 

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i would recommend using the yamaha oem oil. especially if you have a ski still under warranty. Yamaha recommends changing the oil after the first 10hrs (break in) and then every 100hrs or at the beginning of each season. i plan on changing mine once a season so the extra cost of the oem oil is not a concern for me. thanks
Agreed on the price is not really a concern. I haven't looked, is the yamaha OEM oil full synthetic? Price isn't really a concern, but I like to think when I pay extra I am getting better quality. I would hate to pay extra for the oil just because it says Yamaha on it, when I would have been better off just getting Mobile 1.

I am not saying that is the case, just giving an example.
 

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I only run silkoline in all my dirt bikes, skis and street bike any thing I beat hard. In the offraod cars I build I use kendall & change after every outing. In my dodge diesel I use 14 quarts of valvoline every 3000 miles.
 

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In my bike, 1600cc V Twin I use Rotella 5w40 full syn, comes in the big blue jug at Walmart. Also used this in my 650R while I had it.

If Yamaha's oil isn't full syn I will probably look for something else.
 

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It all boils down to personal preference. i have always used the oem stuff in my atv's and dirt bikes with not one minutes trouble. so i would say find what works for you. doing the proper maintenance is your best bet to keep your ski on the water and trouble free.thanks
 
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