Just changed the oil and put 10w30 in it this time,only ran it about 10 minutes and it started to get a little darker so that motor is dirty and will change it more frequently.
Cleaning a dirty motor
Posted February 28, 2015 - 05:36 PM
Posted February 28, 2015 - 06:42 PM
Now your on the right track. The multi grade oil we have today is a much better quality than any of the straight grade of the past. Many oil companies do not make single grade oil any more. I run10-40 in all my engines summer and winter. I really doubt that an air cooled engine, if properly maintained, will get any hotter than a full size tractor in summer. If your concerned about winter starting, pick up some free pallets and build a quick make shift shelter for your tractor. Will make a heck of a difference on how it starts. Mine are in a building and when it is real cold I direct the heat from a forced air kerosene heater on the motor. 10 minutes and it is warm as toast.
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Posted March 01, 2015 - 12:44 PM
Juts put about 2 hours on it today and the oil is black again so it really must really dirty so I am going to start changing the oil every 10 hours and see if it will clear up some. My tractors I use for grass cutting do not get that dirty all mowing season so that motor was not cared for much.
Posted March 01, 2015 - 10:25 PM
Oil changes when they need it (depending on use) and no issues.
Positive pressure systems get detergent oil tho.