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Old 10-21-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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I hope this question is appropriate for this forum. Can anyone suggest the correct oil viscosity for lawn mowers and heavy duty gasoline leaf blowers. I have been using 10/30 wt. I hear different thoughts. Thanks

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That should be fine. I've been using it in all my equipment for 30 plus years and never had an engine failure.
My Z turn is 5 years old and mows at least 6 lawns a week. No smoke and still has great compression.
In a snow blower I would concider using 5W-30 for easyer starting.

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Important thing is to change it often in small engines as they do not have the filter capabilities of say a car engine. You should certainly change it when putting the machinery up for the winter and I used to make a point of changing it at least once during the season.
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I appreciate the info. Thanks
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I hope this question is appropriate for this forum. Can anyone suggest the correct oil viscosity for lawn mowers and heavy duty gasoline leaf blowers. I have been using 10/30 wt. I hear different thoughts. Thanks




Most if not all manufacturers call for straight 30 weight in a 4 cycle engine,but 10w30 should be a good alternative.
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