I have a Bolens 1050 that I bought a few years ago for $400 dollars with several attachments, weights, chains etc. Well, I had been using it year round and finally decided it was time to go through everything like I had when I first got it. Rear end play, lubrication, oil changes etc.
My question is, the manual calls for 3 different weights of oil depending on the season, SAE 30 for summer, 10W-30 for fall, 5W-20 for winter (I live in Wisonsin).
It seems to me that there should be a suitable modern oil that would work year round without having to change the oil 3 times a year.
On a side note it leaks oil around the head, so I replace oil frequently enough that I doubt I would ever have to actually change the oil, just change the oil I am adding to it. That will get addressed eventually.