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I happened to notice while looking thru operators guides that there is a difference in engine oil capacities in the 2013 and 2018 Commander 800 operator guides. 2013 shows 2.3 quarts and 2018 shows 2.1 quarts. Almost a 1 cup difference (6.4 oz.). Is there a difference in the engine assemblies thru the years? Acefire? Boogerhead? Anyone?
 

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2013 used foamy sponge like gears. While they ran quieter as they absorbed the lube they didn’t last as long so Can-Am returned to metal gears in ‘18. Hope this helps. Boog.
 

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2013 used foamy sponge like gears. While they ran quieter as they absorbed the lube they didn’t last as long so Can-Am returned to metal gears in ‘18. Hope this helps. Boog.
Makes no sense. Spongy gears might work underwater for Spongebob, but I don't think they would engage very well in normal use. I was wondering if the manuals had typos. Thanks Boogerhead. You rock too. Don't let your head explode though. LOL
 

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2018 is the Maverik engine . But unsure what they would have changed other than the indicator marks on the dip stick. Which could be the reason more hp more pressure . More oil in system once you get to the over full it tends to blow out into the air box . So possible they lowered the amount showing on the stick .
 

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2018 is the Maverik engine . But unsure what they would have changed other than the indicator marks on the dip stick. Which could be the reason more hp more pressure . More oil in system once you get to the over full it tends to blow out into the air box . So possible they lowered the amount showing on the stick .


So you don’t agree with the foamy, spongy gear theory? Booger sad now. : (


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What??? I’m always serious and full of up to date helpful information for my Commander brotherhood!


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2018 is the Maverik engine . But unsure what they would have changed other than the indicator marks on the dip stick. Which could be the reason more hp more pressure . More oil in system once you get to the over full it tends to blow out into the air box . So possible they lowered the amount showing on the stick .


So you don’t agree with the foamy, spongy gear theory? Booger sad now. : (


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No booger I don’t because the transmission and the engine are separate fluids. Unless of course you were talking about the timing gears. In that case it sounds very plausible


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Well, I changed my oil and filter and 2.1 qts. brought the level to the minimum mark on the dipstick. 2.3 qts. brought it to the maximum level on the dipstick. I had 6 oz. left, so I put that in too, bringing it to a little over maximum. Will see if any blows out.
 

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If it’s overfilled, it’ll probably wind up in the intake hose to your plenum.

Also, on these rotax engines you check by screwing the dipstick all the way in, unlike lots of small engines.
 

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The 800 did get a hp increase in 18 though ??
Think it's still at 72 hp. The 1000 got the bump from 85 to 92, but it's the Maverick engine minus the tuning.



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Well, I changed my oil and filter and 2.1 qts. brought the level to the minimum mark on the dipstick. 2.3 qts. brought it to the maximum level on the dipstick. I had 6 oz. left, so I put that in too, bringing it to a little over maximum. Will see if any blows out.
Siphoned out 6 oz. to be safe. Now the level is at the top mark on dipstick.
 
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