I'm ready to do my 2012 800 Crew LE too. What kit are you talking about? The one with a filter and 2 qts. of oil? What about the rest of the stuff?I do! Pretty darn easy and I come away feeling more confidence that it was done properly.
To make it easy Polaris makes lubrication kits.
What model do you have?
I use good quality synthetic fluid. I may take a sample of my oil and have it tested by Blackstone Labs, just to be sure there aren't any issues. I do that with my truck's engine oil that has an oil change interval of 10,000+ miles.POLARIS recommends the use of POLARIS PS-4 PLUS Performance Synthetic 2W-50 4-cycle oil or a similar oil.
The newer machine spec' a 0W40 oil, while the older machines spec' a 5W50 oil. Honestly, I feel that either would suffice.....we're not talking about a huge difference there. With you being in TX (no "extremely" cold temp's), I wouldn't be overly concerned about running regular old 10W40......Another question y'all keep saying a 0w-40. But the maunal says 5w-50 or 10w-50.