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Old 09-18-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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The guy I bought it from said to use detergent 30 wt. I believe....does that sound right? Just wondering.

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Old 09-18-2011, 08:56 PM   #2
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The guy I bought it from said to use detergent 30 wt. I believe....does that sound right? Just wondering.
"Detergent 30 wt"? Typically, unless an oil is labeled "non-detergent" it has detergents.

Anywhoo... Regular, straight 30W oil will be fine during the summer. But if you're going to use this beast to blow snow in the winter, you'll want to go with a multi-vis, such as 20W50.

Also, if you're going to use it a lot in the winter, you could go with a heavier synthetic oil, because synthetics flow easier in extreme cold than do dino oils.


On a personal note, when my sons & I were doing our lawn mowing service, I added some Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer to all my small engines. It may have been purely coincidental, but I never had an engine failure after I started using it.

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
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"Detergent 30 wt"? Typically, unless an oil is labeled "non-detergent" it has detergents.

Anywhoo... Regular, straight 30W oil will be fine during the summer. But if you're going to use this beast to blow snow in the winter, you'll want to go with a multi-vis, such as 20W50.

Also, if you're going to use it a lot in the winter, you could go with a heavier synthetic oil, because synthetics flow easier in extreme cold than do dino oils.


On a personal note, when my sons & I were doing our lawn mowing service, I added some Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer to all my small engines. It may have been purely coincidental, but I never had an engine failure after I started using it.
I figured "detergents" were typically used, but thanks for clarifying. Good to know about the synthetic stabilizer.
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