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#1543943 - 07/25/09 03:42 PM Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator
AndrewM Offline


Registered: 07/25/09
Posts: 1
Loc: IL
Hello,
I just recently purchased a Honeywell Hw2000i generator. The Oil recommendation is 15w-40 API rating of SF or better. Honeywell told me I can use any 15w-40 as long as it is not specifically formulated for diesel engines. Kinda hard to find. I ended up finding Shell Rotella T that is formulated for both gasoline and diesel. Now my question.
Shell advertises Sythetic Rotella T 5w-40 that out performs its coventional 15w-40. Does that mean I can safely run this in my generator? It has API rating of SL. I understand the API ratings, I am curious if I change the weight if it could have adverse effects.

Thanks,
AndrewM

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#1543958 - 07/25/09 03:58 PM Re: Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator [Re: AndrewM]
Pete591 Offline


Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 931
Loc: Michigan
A 5W-40 synthetic with an SL rating is probably your best way to go year 'round.

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#1543980 - 07/25/09 04:20 PM Re: Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator [Re: Pete591]
javacontour Offline


Registered: 06/26/03
Posts: 9186
Loc: Illinois
If the oil has both gas and diesel ratings it should be fine. I.E a 15W40 that has both SL and the corresponding "C" rating should work.

I think what Honeywell is saying is don't use an oil that only has the "C" rating.
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#1544108 - 07/25/09 07:34 PM Re: Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator [Re: AndrewM]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8713
Loc: Buffalo, NY
 Originally Posted By: AndrewM
..Honeywell told me I can use any 15w-40 as long as it is not specifically formulated for diesel engines.


Gas or diesel rated isn't a concern at all. That's old school misinformation (C-rated only oil as Java stated). I'm glad to see a 40wt spec for a small air cooled OHV engine for once! Nice little inverter unit BTW.


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Edited by JTK (07/25/09 07:35 PM)
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#1544121 - 07/25/09 07:49 PM Re: Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator [Re: JTK]
JR Offline


Registered: 08/08/04
Posts: 1249
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how much did that set you back? if u dont mind me asking. what are the spec and ratings?

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#1544159 - 07/25/09 08:26 PM Re: Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator [Re: JR]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 8713
Loc: Buffalo, NY
 Originally Posted By: JR
how much did that set you back?


Yikes! >> http://www.electricgeneratorsdirect.com/Honeywell-HW2000i/p2569.html

Joel
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#1544183 - 07/25/09 08:56 PM Re: Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator [Re: JTK]
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Looks like a small engine for a 40wt....what type and HP engine is it?

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#1544252 - 07/25/09 09:57 PM Re: Oil Viscosity question,Honeywell Generator [Re: Pete591]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
Honeywell lists it only as "4-Stroke, Single Cylinder, Air-Cooled, OHV, 125cc, big bore." 125cc is approx a 3-4hp. It's probably a little OHV Chinese made engine.

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