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#1 WHdbJD ONLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 02:25 PM

My thread about overfilling the Kohler engine, led me to some other questions;

 

Do you have a particular brand of oil you prefer?

 

Viscosity?  Detergent or non detergent?

 

I use straight 30 weight in the older engines that only run in the summer months.

10W30 is what I use in the JD that is run summer and winter.

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Edited by WHdbJD, April 02, 2013 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 02:51 PM

I always use SAE 30, since that's primarily what they were made to handle. 

 

I'm sure there's another thread on this: we all like arguing oil. 

 

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#3 WHdbJD ONLINE  

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 03:01 PM

Oops,you are probably right, I should have done a search for this topic...



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Posted April 02, 2013 - 03:45 PM

Man you opened up a "can of worms" now! :deadhorse:


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 04:14 PM

I never change oil, just top them off. :D :bigrofl:

 

 

Brands,who cares, on small engines I just get whats on sale, more important to change it often.

That's why I can't do expensive oil, I would try to get to much out of it. On some things like a log splitter I change it after each use, as it may sit for a few months until it gets used again. Depending on season, 30wt or 10-30wt.

 

P.S. The Cases only get Shell 15-40, in the hydraulics. :thumbs:



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 01:11 AM

I use a good name brand like "Super Tech". :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:


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Posted April 03, 2013 - 05:40 PM

i use what ever i used in the cars in my gt's as well 10w30 im not going into the which brand is better fued so ill leave it alone for now lol



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Posted April 03, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Black Gummy Bears work just as well as any oil.

This is what they look like after they come out

at the end of the season. :D

 

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Posted April 03, 2013 - 06:32 PM

thats crude oil for sure lol



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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:05 AM

i run 30w in all my flat head stuff. OHV get 10w30



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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:23 AM

is sae 30w no detergent??



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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:29 AM

It will say "non-detergent" on it.



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Posted April 04, 2013 - 08:52 AM

ok thanks whts the difference between detergent and non? never been real clear on that



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Posted April 04, 2013 - 10:18 AM

ok thanks whts the difference between detergent and non? never been real clear on that

Not to sound like a jerk... one has detergents & one doesn't. :smilewink: 

Straight 30 weight is available both ways. The logic behind using non-detergent oils is that most small engines commonly don't have oil filters. Normal detergent type oils also contain dispersants to suspend contaminants in the oil and then they would be trapped in an oil filter. Without the filter, the contaminants get circulated throughout the engine and could damage the rings and bearings. Non-detergent oils tend not to clean as well and don't get contaminants suspended as long. They tend to settle to the oil pan. At least that's the theory.

Personally, I prefer the cleaning action of a modern oil. Its just a bit more important to change the oil more often if the engine doesn't have a filter. Not because the oil is worn out, but to get rid of the contaminants.

I would definitely use a detergent oil in engines with pressurized, filtered lube systems.


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Posted April 05, 2013 - 08:23 AM

thanks for clearing it up for me over ther years ive never under stood why one was used  for this and the other for something else. i class last semester the teacher went over the different weights in depth which i thought was helpful he just never cover the detergent vs non topic.






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