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Will Use 10W-30 Year Round, And My Reasons Why


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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted November 01, 2014 - 09:04 PM

10w-30 is easier to buy in most types of stores.
If an engine is going to blow up, 10w-30 or 10w-40 won't make any difference, will still blow up.
Vehicles use same oil winter and summer.
10w-30 can be on sale at times, the other oils never seem to be on sale.
May not be able to buy large 20 litres jugs to save even more money per litre.

Any way, some reasons as to my pick of 10w-30. I am sure there are more good and bad thoughts about what oil to use.

Thanks for your input. Noel
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Posted November 01, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Detergent oils suspend the foreign particles in the oil so that the oil filter can filter them out. Non detergent oils allow the foreign particles to settle to the bottom of the crankcase on engines without filter systems. I've also read 10 million other things on what oil to use out of curiosity. I do run SAE 30 non detergent oil in the mowing season on the old Briggs engines without oil filter systems. Clean oil kept at the proper level is most important in my opinion. I bet most engine failures due to oil issues, result from contaminated oil, or low oil level.
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Posted November 02, 2014 - 09:04 AM

Oil type and weight should be included with other topics, such as politics and religion, that should never be discussed among relatives and friends.


Edited by GTTinkerer, November 02, 2014 - 09:05 AM.

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Posted November 02, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Oil type and weight should be included with other topics, such as politics and religion, that should never be discussed among relatives and friends.

 

That is so true :D


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