Thanks ajl, all running well now, apart from a new issue.Glad to hear she’s running ok now.
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Before I brought it back from the farmyard, after having developed the recent issue, I'd noticed that the clutch would slip, every now and again. I have a very steep hill to climb, out of the river valley, and sometimes, with a loaded up trailer, it would struggle to climb the hill without slipping. This was resolved by selecting a low range, which I always did, once the issue had been experienced. This having been said, I thought I would adjust the clutch, if ever I had it home, and I have now done this. I followed the instructions, and if I recall correctly, those were, remove the cover, loosen the lock nut, screw it in until it seats, back it off 1/8th of a turn, tighten the lock nut and then replace the cover.
All had seemed well, since I first did this a few weeks ago, but yesterday, and now today, after having fully rebuilt it, I've noticed that it is slipping again. It only seemed to slip when cold and as I changed gear at higher revs. After running a while it would seemingly go away completely, though I have no hills to really test it.
Thinking that I may need to check the adjustment again, or even have to change some clutch parts, I've been doing a little reading in this area, and I've discovered something new, of which I was previously ignorant. My manual says, 10W-40 SF or SG oil, and I didn't think much of this, other than to replicate these numbers, and make sure the rating was higher that the minimum spec listed, which virtually all current oils will be, with it being a 16 or 17 year old quad, so I just looked at the back, and the spec I got was several letters beyond the minimum required oil spec, at SL. What I've now discovered though is that I am better with ATV or bike oil, specifically rated for wet clutches, and wondered if this might explain my clutch problem.
Is it worth me changing my oil, yet again, but now for a type rated as JASO MA for wet clutches? Could my normal car oil explain the issue I'm currently experiencing with my clutch? By the way, I'm currently using ordinary Castrol GTX, 10W-40. As a matter of interest, it seems to have worsened since I changed to this oil relatively recently. Immediately after I adjusted the clutch, it was fine, if a little sharp, but having changed to this oil I have this issue now.
Is it easy to find this type of oil. What do you guys all use?
As always, any help is very much appreciated, and sorry to be so full of clueless questions.
EDIT: Would this be okay, for example. Oil.