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#3438803 - 07/28/14 07:04 PM Snowblower oil 5w-30
lawman1909 Offline


Registered: 03/20/14
Posts: 624
Loc: USA
Cant believe I am thinking of the oil for the snowblower! I bought it new, ran it about 8 hours on the factory oil, then changed it this March with Mobil super 5000. Plan on changing that oil by November 1st as the manual recommends synthetic 5w-30 for anything under 32 degrees. Anyone have a good 5w-30 synthetic oil recommendation? I will get a UOA done on this oil too.
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#3438813 - 07/28/14 07:17 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
JC1 Offline


Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 860
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
I've used Mobil 1. Pennzoil Platinum would be good as well.

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#3438832 - 07/28/14 07:31 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
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amsoil hdd 5w 30 or if its really cold the amsoil 0w 30. Pennzoil platinum would work well too, i second jc1 on that.
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#3438835 - 07/28/14 07:32 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: JC1]
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Okay. I will give it a thought! I hear great things about that oil. Our last snowblower lasted 4 years before it fell apart. Engine was still strong but the lousy parts are what you get with an MTD.
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#3438859 - 07/28/14 07:49 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
901Memphis Offline


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The regular Mobil 1 5w30 has great cold flow properties, the high mileage stuff also has a great additive package but I don't think it cranks as smooth below 0. If you are starting in a heated garage it won't matter.
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#3438934 - 07/28/14 08:41 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: 901Memphis]
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Any reason why Walmart synthetic shouldn't be used?
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#3438960 - 07/28/14 08:57 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: Finz]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Finz
Any reason why Walmart synthetic shouldn't be used?


Nope. It is what I've used in my MTD snowblower for at least 10 years now. I guess my MTD snowblower was made on a good day.
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#3438967 - 07/28/14 09:00 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
kschachn Offline


Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 3654
Loc: Upper Midwest
You only got four years? My cheapo MTD will be going on 15 this year, and the first year it was used on a gravel driveway. What happened?

As for oil, I used to use M1 AFE 0W-30 which worked fine. This last year I used 0W-20 which gave a bit more consumption but started easier. I don't know where you live exactly but it gets cold here in Wisconsin and whatever starts the easiest for me is what I'm using.

Originally Posted By: lawman1909
Okay. I will give it a thought! I hear great things about that oil. Our last snowblower lasted 4 years before it fell apart. Engine was still strong but the lousy parts are what you get with an MTD.
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#3438974 - 07/28/14 09:08 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: kschachn]
lawman1909 Offline


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Your MTD was made 15 years ago back when they made them well. We had an Ariens mower made by MTD which we drove into the ground, and had a few other MTD's that were good. It seemed they started to cheap them out around '04-05 and from then it has gone down hill. I'm thinking PP or PPU will be what I use, and only change it before the first snow.
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#3439042 - 07/28/14 10:17 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: spasm3]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 757
Loc: Wisconsin USA
Originally Posted By: spasm3
amsoil hdd 5w 30 or if its really cold the amsoil 0w 30. Pennzoil platinum would work well too, i second jc1 on that.


Second vote for HDD. Very high ZDDP and Ca add pack.
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#3439137 - 07/29/14 01:02 AM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
901Memphis Offline


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Supertech synthetic 5w30 is a reliable choice.
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#3439357 - 07/29/14 09:56 AM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 3314
Loc: The Garden State
Originally Posted By: lawman1909
Your MTD was made 15 years ago back when they made them well. We had an Ariens mower made by MTD which we drove into the ground, and had a few other MTD's that were good. It seemed they started to cheap them out around '04-05 and from then it has gone down hill. I'm thinking PP or PPU will be what I use, and only change it before the first snow.


My brother in law is still using the MTD snow blower I originally purchased for my late father in 1995. He just uses conventional 5W-30, but he does change it regularly. It has an electric start from a wall outlet, that helps. The only thing is a fuel line is leaking slightly, not bad after almost 20 years on E10. I guess the old machines lasted too long, can't have that smirk .

Whimsey


Edited by Whimsey (07/29/14 10:01 AM)

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#3439523 - 07/29/14 01:04 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
Woody71 Offline


Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 118
Loc: NE OH
I use Mobil-1 0W-30 in my thrower.

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#3439999 - 07/29/14 08:34 PM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
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#3441376 - 07/31/14 07:21 AM Re: Snowblower oil 5w-30 [Re: lawman1909]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 8492
Loc: Rochester NY
I have only used dino oils in my OPE for over 45 years! Never used synthetic oils and the engines have long outlasted the rest of the units.

I run my OPE long and hard. I have had some of my OPE myself for over 20 years and some OPE I got for free at already 20 years old. Never an engine problem. Carb problems maybe but, not engine!

But as stated, the rest of the lawnmower/snowblower/powerwasher, fell apart long before the engines, which were still running OK! And I never changed the oils more than once a season.


Edited by Char Baby (07/31/14 07:22 AM)
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