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Old 06-23-2020, 02:55 PM
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I purchased a 2020 Yamaha drive 2 efi quietech from the villages golf cart in LSL. I was about to change the oil. While looking at my owners Manuel, it recommended yamalube oil viscosity 10W-30 for temperatures 10 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 10W-40 for temperatures 10 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. So I went to TV golf cart LSL. Asked to purchase a quart of 10W-40 yamalube oil. They told me they didn't sell 10W40, just the 30. I said, but we will be in the mid 90s the whole summer. The Manuel says to use 10W40 in these temperatures. They had no answer for me other than, we only sell 10W30. So the oil changes they do, break down after 70 degrees. Tell me how how many engines get ruined by this practice. I'm going to buy the 10W40 for my oil change and do it myself.
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:14 PM
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Just buy Mobil 1, 10W40, do you think Yamaha is in the oil refinery business--all they do is package bulk oil
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:14 PM
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I hope you have a siphon I have a 2018 yamaha quiet-tech and they installed a plastic cover to insulate for noise... now it's impossible to drain the oil unless you remove the full length cover
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:40 PM
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Your right, had not looked underneath. I have to have TV golf to do it but I'll bring the oil.
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:47 PM
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I would ask the service people if they have another brand of 10W40 oil that they use for oil changes. I would be surprised if they use the Yamalube brand of oil. It's too expensive.
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Old 06-23-2020, 04:43 PM
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I purchased a 2020 Yamaha drive 2 efi quietech from the villages golf cart in LSL. I was about to change the oil. While looking at my owners Manuel, it recommended yamalube oil viscosity 10W-30 for temperatures 10 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 10W-40 for temperatures 10 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. So I went to TV golf cart LSL. Asked to purchase a quart of 10W-40 yamalube oil. They told me they didn't sell 10W40, just the 30. I said, but we will be in the mid 90s the whole summer. The Manuel says to use 10W40 in these temperatures. They had no answer for me other than, we only sell 10W30. So the oil changes they do, break down after 70 degrees. Tell me how how many engines get ruined by this practice. I'm going to buy the 10W40 for my oil change and do it myself.
There is no excuse for a dealer to not have the correct oil. Especially if there's only two choices and they do oil changes all day, every day.

If it were me, I'd never return there. Besides, if you bought the right oil yourself and gave it them, who says they'll use it? You' will never know.

I would call an independent service company. There are many in The Villages that will come to your house. Do a search here on TOTV for their names.
If you want to do it yourself, the oil is available at many places online including Amazon and Walmart and oil change kits are available at many places online. I just looked.

No excuse for that. From a dealer no less!
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Old 06-23-2020, 04:56 PM
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Don’t fret about this. They have been making the same 357 cc engine for a long time and have recommended 10W-30. I run the recommended 10W-30 in mine (2014) with no issues. I have never heard of a single person having an engine issue. I run Mobil1 and change according the owner’s manual recommendation.


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I purchased a 2020 Yamaha drive 2 efi quietech from the villages golf cart in LSL. I was about to change the oil. While looking at my owners Manuel, it recommended yamalube oil viscosity 10W-30 for temperatures 10 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit or 10W-40 for temperatures 10 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. So I went to TV golf cart LSL. Asked to purchase a quart of 10W-40 yamalube oil. They told me they didn't sell 10W40, just the 30. I said, but we will be in the mid 90s the whole summer. The Manuel says to use 10W40 in these temperatures. They had no answer for me other than, we only sell 10W30. So the oil changes they do, break down after 70 degrees. Tell me how how many engines get ruined by this practice. I'm going to buy the 10W40 for my oil change and do it myself.
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:00 PM
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They use the Yamaha tune-up kits which include a quart of 10W-30 Yamalube, a spark plug (BPR2ES), a drain plug washer, fuel filter (not used for EFI version of the 357 cc engine), and the two air filters.

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I would ask the service people if they have another brand of 10W40 oil that they use for oil changes. I would be surprised if they use the Yamalube brand of oil. It's too expensive.

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Old 06-23-2020, 06:45 PM
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What manual are you finding this in? I looked in the 2020 manual and there is no mention of 10W40...

No need to sweat it, 10w30 will be just fine.
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:31 PM
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I jumped ship from the villages long ago for a variety of issues. Was tired of being told, I needed a new starter, new carburetor, new fuel pump, new clutches etc. As mentioned, I ran away from the villages, got a great mobile guy and my cart runs great and all I have to do is service it every year. Get away from the 8 dollar an hour guys with no training, youll be glad you did. Just my 2 cents
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:24 PM
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Bought siphon changed oil, no problem. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 06-23-2020, 08:34 PM
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I never put anything but Amsoil into any combustion engine I own. Just my preference, but if you want the best, use Amsoil.
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Old 06-24-2020, 05:44 AM
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I have run two golf carts for seven years on The Villages oil changes without any problems. I do have the oil changed every six months.
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They use 100% synthetic oil.
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