2003 Arctic Cat ATVs from 250cc to 500cc Service Manual, Page 10Get this manual

2003 Arctic Cat ATVs from 250cc to 500cc Service Manual, Page 10

Break-In Procedure A new ATV and an overhauled ATV engine require "break-in" periodThe first 10 hours (or 200 miles) are
brief full-throttle tions and variations in driving speeds contnbute to good engine break-inDuring the break-in period (or
whenever the brake pads are replaced), the hydraulic brake pads must be burnishedSlow disc-speed hydraulic brakes must be
properly burnished in order to achieve maximum stopping power After the completion of the break-in period, the engine oil
and oil filter should be changedOther maintenance after break-in should include checking of all prescribed adjustments and
tightening of all fasteners GasolineOilLubricant RECOMMENDED GASOLINE The recommended gasoline to use is 87 minimum octane
regular unleadedIn many areas, (either ethanol or MTBE) are added to the gasolIneOxygenated gasolines containing up to 10
ethanol, methane, or MTBE are acceptable gasolinesWhen using ethanol blended gasoline, it is not necessary to add gasoline
antifreeze since ethanol will prevent the accumulation of moisture in the fuel system CAUTION Do not use white gasOnly Arctic