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Hello all, new to the forum...own a 05 Rancher AT 400 and I'm trying to find an oil out there that I can run in my machine that isn't $6+ from the dealership! I know this is a sensitive topic but looking for some who've used alternative for a while without problems.

Also, looks like I got some milky oil, concerned there is water in the sump? Is it typical to see this after riding for a while or is this indication of water mixed with oil?

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Welcome to the site!
I only run the Honda oil in mine due to the torque convertor arrangement. My luck is such that if I tried something else it would kill my expensive trans.
Milky oil is a sign of water in it. Mine never looks milky.
 

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if you have water in your base that could be a number of issues ranging from a head problem to running in deep water and letting it die off head gasket Ect Ect...

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TRX2five0 - Yeah, I watched my buddy put it up to the seat in a water hole and he turned it off before I told him to get on it and ride it out...any suggestions on how to clear it out...I'm guessing a couple oil changes. I was also figuring on running it to mix the oil and any water left in there and then drain it. Appreciate the feedback!
 

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tomgodd - Thanks but all the research I've done on Sea Foam would suggest not to use in a crankcase much less one with a wet clutch. Any other ideas for getting moisture out of the oil??
 

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I have used seafoam to remove water from wet clutch systems before and never had any issues.I just let them idle till hot then change the oil. All depending on the amount of water this may have to be done more than once.I got the following direct from there website http://www.seafoamsales.com/sea-foam-solutions/motor-treatment/faqs/gasoline-engines/2-gasoline-engines/10-are-there-any-types-of-engines-in-which-sea-foam-cant-be-used.html Sea Foam is safe for ALL commonly used engines – Automotive, Truck, Industrial, Agricultural, Motorcycle, Marine, Small Engines (lawnmowers, yard tools, etc.), and even Rotary (Wankel Type) engines. 2-cycle and 4-cycle as well as diesel engines are completely compatible with Sea Foam.
 
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