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Postby Fatcat » December 6th, 2001, 11:24 am

Hi! I just sold my XC700 and took delivery of an `02 ZR800 efi cross country. I understand past efi Cat owners manuels instructed not to mix oil in the 1st tank of gas. My manual does not mention this. Also the oil tank says only A/C synthetic but the dealer recomends to break it in with A/C petroleum. I am gratefull for any advice.
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Postby catmandoo2002000 » December 6th, 2001, 12:57 pm

i just took delivery of my zl 800 efi ss today and on the sled it had a tag that said mix first 100:1 for break in for oil they had the synthetic apv oil in my sled i just topped it off with the would think you spend that kinda money you woul at least get a full tank of gas,oil.i will probably call them and find out for sure and to double check anybody could have put a tag on the sled.

*This Message was edited on 06-Dec-01 06:17 PM by catmandoo2002000*
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Postby Chadmandew » December 6th, 2001, 10:45 pm

Fat Cat,

I also own a 2002 ZR800 efi CCE, what I was told by my dealer was the first tank should be a 100:1 gas oil mixture for break in (just like what Catmandoo2002000 said), and that after that first tank of gas, the sled should be brought in to the dealer and have the oil injection adjusted(to a lighter setting). They also instructed me to use APV synthetic oil only in the oil resivour. To be honest with you I'm not real excited about having premix in a fuel injected sled but that is what Arctic Cat reccomends. I hope this helps you out.

By the way, (ZR 800 CCE owners) keep me posted on how your new efi cats are running, this is my first year for Arctic Cat (I defected from the ski-doosh camp) and I am curious to see how the new efi 800's run this year. That is if we ever get snow here in Wisconsin.

*This Message was edited on 07-Dec-01 03:47 AM by Chadmandew*
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Postby CatmanZR800 » December 7th, 2001, 12:16 am

Hey Fatcat,

Here's what I dealer told me to add three "glugs" from the APV bottle to the tank. No measuring at all, just three glugs from the oil pouring out. He said this is plenty of oil to your first tank.

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Postby Pacman » December 7th, 2001, 12:23 am

I have a 02ZR800EFI and my dealer told me not to pre-mix it!!!
In the manual, it says to pre-mix it.
People at Cat say that the only AC that do not require pre-mix are the ones with no red sticker attached to the tank cap!!!(4 strokes/120)
Some other people say that the jets(efi) are not made to run pre-mix...
I made a decision to pre-mix my sled 200:1 instead of should not hurt either way.
(250ml of oil for a full tank)
And my sled had the new APV Syntec oil in it.
I am planning to use Shell Advance Ultra Synthetic once the oil tank is almost empty...
I had great success with Shell Ultra with previous sleds (99XCR and 01SRX). It burns really clean and no power valves sticking...

Al. (02ZR800EFI)
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Postby Catrocks » December 7th, 2001, 8:42 am

Hey fatcat use the synthetic, a good quality one, not neccisarly cat's. If you don't use a synthetic you will be cleaning your power valves regularly. Rock that ZR, you made a fine choice.



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Postby Fatcat » December 8th, 2001, 1:36 am

Hey guys, thanks for all the help!!! I wish I had known about this board a long time ago. Ride safe(and wide open).
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Postby lawdog800 » December 9th, 2001, 12:07 pm

I have an 01 ZL 500 EFI esr for the wife. The dealer said to premix the first tank at 100:1, which we did and no problem. I broke in both her sled and my 01 ZR 800 (now totalled) with the regular oil, and switched hers to Amsoil Series 2000. My friend used the regular APV oil on his wifes 01 ZRT 600 valver, and spent 3 hours tryiong to get the valves out. I will not use cat oil any more, only Amsoil. Another friends ZR440 Sno Pro 98' used just AMsoil and always clean valves, no problems...
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Postby Jim85IROC » December 10th, 2001, 12:39 am

Lawdog, it seems that Cat was aware of their oil problem from last year. This year's oil is a full synthetic and is supposed to be much cleaner.
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Postby Abercrombie&Cat » December 12th, 2001, 2:13 pm

Heck I am on my 5th new Cat and I have never pre-mixed one at break it...I just fuel it up and fill the oil tank and away we go!
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