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Old 06-25-2020, 07:49 AM
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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
The OP’s post was a good one. Pointing out something that is useful to many.
Why reply the way you did?
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Old 06-25-2020, 08:57 AM
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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.
I’m cot sure what they were thinking when they designed the Yamaha engine without an oil filter. This is just a comment bur their design team baffles me. And no I won’t ever own one simply because of that.
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:56 AM
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The Yamaha 357 cc golf cart engines, as well as many other small air cooled engines, use a splash lubrication system and don't have an oil filter. For example, many of the excellent Honda small air cooled engines use splash lubrication and don't have an oil filter. Yamaha warranties their golf cart engines for 5000 hours if you use Yamalube and follow their recommended oil change frequency. This amounts to about 80,000 miles. I am pretty sure the engine will outlast the rest of the golf cart. There are tens of thousands of Yamaha gas golf carts in The Villages that are running around every day doing just fine.

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I’m cot sure what they were thinking when they designed the Yamaha engine without an oil filter. This is just a comment bur their design team baffles me. And no I won’t ever own one simply because of that.

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Why even bother with them....
You mean OTHER than the Warranty?? 🥴🤪
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Yep. I use Mobil 1 both oil and filter. The filters are rated for 20,000 miles, the oil 10,000. I change both at 10. However the wrench comes on at 5,000. I wonder why? Could it be they want you to pay for something you really don’t need. No, they wouldn’t do that.
The wrench schedule based on miles and time, which every gets there first.
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:42 PM
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I’m cot sure what they were thinking when they designed the Yamaha engine without an oil filter. This is just a comment bur their design team baffles me. And no I won’t ever own one simply because of that.
It’s glorified lawn Mower Single piston air cooled engine, same design pressure washer engine, generator engine, water pump engine, go cart engine, log splitter engine ect... Oil filter’s on lawn mower engines was add on when higher Hp singles and twins. any air cooled engine requires frequent oils changes especially on mowers due to load and dirty environment. Golf cart engine’s are extremely light duty when compared to the other working engines. But you still have to check and change the oil. My Yamaha oil get dirty from the combustion process not heat or dirty environment due to little load And governed RPM. I don’t have to change it as often as working engines due to light duty.
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