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#3223298 - 12/21/13 01:15 AM Re: Diesel genset oils & prices?? [Re: KenO]
Fraser434 Offline

Registered: 09/17/11
Posts: 127
Loc: Chicago
$44.00 per quart or gallon? 4 Quarts was it $176?

Can always offer to supply your own oil.

That engine will run fine with off the shelf 5W30, I typically recommend 10W30 for any LNG/propane <100kW power generation application in north america, less chance of sheering, generators have block heaters cold start isn't an issue.

Larger gas engines (over 13L) use Mobil1 Pegasus, which is SAE40 low ash/ low zinc.

#3223997 - 12/21/13 06:20 PM Re: Diesel genset oils & prices?? [Re: KenO]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 36491
Loc: New Jersey
Im sure someone will claim that its the cost of doing business because someone has to go pick up the oil, drive to the place to do service, and on and on. Just like when I had issues with HVAC guys claiming atrocious rates for installing some equipment.

I wouldnt doubt that propane fueled engines need a specialty lube, but that cost sounds like pure and simle gouging.

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