Recent Topics
2010 Honda Pilot, 3.5, 30k on engine, 5,4k on QSUD
by p1zippie
22 minutes 5 seconds ago
THE BABY SKUNK
by Charlie1935
50 minutes 19 seconds ago
Affixing brackets to fiberglass
by Apollo14
Today at 05:17 PM
Brakes on the "Bluesmobile" - the final update
by GreeCguy
Today at 03:47 PM
Liquid Moly
by Pelican
Today at 03:43 PM
New altitude world record parachute jump
by Drew99GT
Today at 02:30 PM
Replacing Valve Stem Seals, Honda or Aftermarket?
by zpinch
Today at 02:28 PM
Saw Mercedes out testing the Concept Coupe SUV
by 01rangerxl
Today at 02:24 PM
high speed wipers
by hardcore302
Today at 01:59 PM
does one need all 4 winter tires?
by hardcore302
Today at 01:53 PM
Bosch Icon Wipers
by gpguy
Today at 01:41 PM
School shooting, near Seattle
by CourierDriver
Today at 01:36 PM
Newest Members
Hox, massbrad, jtrix, SR1919, bigdaveyl
51684 Registered Users
Who's Online
89 registered (340_Magnum, 3800Series, 77GrandPrix, another Todd, AP9, aquariuscsm, 12 invisible), 1610 Guests and 211 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51684 Members
64 Forums
221158 Topics
3496613 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#3223298 - 12/21/13 01:15 AM Re: Diesel genset oils & prices?? [Re: KenO]
Fraser434 Offline


Registered: 09/17/11
Posts: 67
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.

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



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33783
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.

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2