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#3286607 - 02/18/14 07:22 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Volv04Life
Thanks guys. Ill probly run T5


Great idea. Rotella and small engines go together just fine.

You don't have to spend big bucks for good protection.
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#3286609 - 02/18/14 07:24 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
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If you insist on rotella I'd go with T6
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#3286622 - 02/18/14 07:36 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
Eddie Offline


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MY 20 HP 2 cyl Bridges in my John Deere calls for a 10w30 oil and change it every 50 hours with the oil filter after the first change at 5 hours. I run PP 10w30.
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#3286629 - 02/18/14 07:41 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: lubedude13]
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Registered: 01/17/14
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Thanks to all. Ill finger it out tomorrow while im at autozone. They didnt have the manual as it was a "demo". Idk how you lose a manual to a tractor that is still on the sales floor.
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#3286631 - 02/18/14 07:44 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
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look up the engine model and then do a web search; chances are, the engine manual is online.

http://www.briggsandstratton.com/us/en/support/manuals
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#3286634 - 02/18/14 07:46 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
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Mobil 1 10w30 is about perfect for that air cooled engine.
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#3286638 - 02/18/14 07:48 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
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I found the manual on the website. It says SAE 30. Who knew
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#3286644 - 02/18/14 07:53 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: Volv04Life
I found the manual on the website. It says SAE 30. Who knew


After a couple oil changes consider Amsoil ASE or ACD SAE 30.

Amsoil ASE SAE 30

Amsoil ACD SAE 30

Originally Posted By: Volv04Life
So is 15w-40 a good sub for SAE 30?


It would probably work in the summer but the shoulder months the engine would be sluggish. Again a synthetic 15W-40 would be better than a non-syn 15W-40 (in cold)

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#3286649 - 02/18/14 07:55 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
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So is 15w-40 a good sub for SAE 30?
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#3286702 - 02/18/14 08:46 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
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Is 15w-40 a good sub for SAE 30?????
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#3286703 - 02/18/14 08:46 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: lubedude13]
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Registered: 12/21/09
Posts: 200
Loc: Miami Florida
Originally Posted By: lubedude13
I would run 10w30 which is what kohler recommends. Briggs recommends 5w30 synthetic. I have a kohler and ran rotella 10w30 for 20 hours.....came out black and thick.
I now run Amsoil Small Engine Oil which is designed for small engines. Comes out looking a lot better than the rotella I was using.


Sorry dude but your not going to tell how good an oil is based on a visual inspection.
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#3286710 - 02/18/14 08:53 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Volv04Life]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7879
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: Volv04Life
So is 15w-40 a good sub for SAE 30?


Without going into a couple of paragraphs I'll condense.

K. I've got iirc 16 5.5 hp Honda powered air compressors,6 or 7 generators from 3500w to 6500w.
Every one of these machines run everyday. I've got 2 compressor motors with well over 10000 hours on them.
In warmer ambient temps I use rotella 15w-40 because I can buy 5 gallon pails which are required based on the volume of equipment.
I run everything on a 100 hour/2 week oil change interval.
Once I used a 0w-30 in a generator in the July 38c heat. In a single day the oil sump was low enough to trigger the low oil alert and shut off the generator.
I bought a pail of rotella on my way home from work that night.
Last week I tried qsud in the 5w-20 flavour since this winter has been brutally cold but I usually use 5w-30 super-tech,bought in 5 gallon pails.
In my experience fuel dilution is a real issue in every piece of equipment I own,so my 100 hour/second Saturday maintenance routine grew from the observation that more often than not the oil level got higher in a week,not less,so I dump it bi-weekly.
Compressors cost me 800 each. Due to fuel dilution I'm very confident wear increases in these small motors based on the simple splash lubrication system.
Oh,and 1/4 can liqui-moly mos2 every second oil change.

So yes. A 15w-40 hdeo is a suitable replacement for an sae 30,in most every application.
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#3286713 - 02/18/14 08:55 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: thescreensavers]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
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Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: thescreensavers
Originally Posted By: lubedude13
I would run 10w30 which is what kohler recommends. Briggs recommends 5w30 synthetic. I have a kohler and ran rotella 10w30 for 20 hours.....came out black and thick.
I now run Amsoil Small Engine Oil which is designed for small engines. Comes out looking a lot better than the rotella I was using.


Sorry dude but your not going to tell how good an oil is based on a visual inspection.



My thoughts exactly.
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#3286714 - 02/18/14 08:56 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 01/17/14
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Loc: Virginia
Thanks
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#3286728 - 02/18/14 09:06 PM Re: Best oil for new 17.5 HP engine? [Re: Clevy]
lubedude13 Offline


Registered: 07/14/13
Posts: 377
Loc: North Carolina
I'm not saying that a visual determines anything. It does however make me feel like the rotella t look like it thickened due to high heat......that's why I recommended running t6 in it if he insisted on using rotella.

I was merely stating my experience....is that not ok?

You're not going to tell me how good an oil is based on just saying its a suitable replacement either!!!


Edited by lubedude13 (02/18/14 09:07 PM)
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