Recent Topics
High fuel usage?
by Throt
1 minute 37 seconds ago
Quaker State reward for FRN is not working right
by NormanBuntz
23 minutes 38 seconds ago
Old Colman Presidental II furnace poly filters
by Vern_in_IL
Today at 08:37 AM
HF 25% off coupon is back! 12/19-12/20
by bullwinkle
Today at 08:36 AM
spreading a little Xmas cheer for one lucky member
by matrass
Today at 08:33 AM
08 Lucerne: where does the battery vent go?
by Blearyeye
Today at 08:13 AM
Harbor Freight Blowout - 3 Ton Floor Jack $79!!
by Turk
Today at 07:51 AM
Something to think about
by Oldmoparguy1
Today at 07:49 AM
Devil Tires
by GreeCguy
Today at 06:59 AM
Which HeatPump Is Best?
by Silverado12
Today at 04:56 AM
Thunder Pig no more
by GreeCguy
Today at 03:57 AM
2009 Nissan Navara D40 2.5L /Redline 5W30 11.089KM
by tgiannak
Today at 03:39 AM
Newest Members
StevenOs, caferacer, Blearyeye, AggiePreacher, novcz
52232 Registered Users
Who's Online
81 registered (alcyon, 2010_FX4, aircooled, 4wheeldog, BigCahuna, ARB1977, 4 invisible), 1421 Guests and 194 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
52232 Members
66 Forums
223686 Topics
3546987 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#487241 - 11/24/05 12:38 AM simplicity snowblower oil
sxg6 Offline


Registered: 05/23/04
Posts: 2257
Loc: CT
I live in ct. I have a simplicity 7hp. 2 stage snow blower. 2 years old. What oil is recommended ? 5-30 or 30?

Top
#487242 - 11/24/05 01:23 AM Re: simplicity snowblower oil
80caprice Offline


Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 194
Loc: N.C.
if its a snow blower, its gonna see some cold weather......do not use straight 30. 5w-30 would be good. or 0w-30 would myself prefer syn.

Top
#487243 - 11/24/05 03:13 AM Re: simplicity snowblower oil
Slick17601 Offline


Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 1236
Loc: Pennsylvania
A good, synthetic 5W-30 or 0W-30 is what you want. Straight 30 will be like molasses.

Top
#487244 - 11/24/05 04:32 AM Re: simplicity snowblower oil
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 5359
Loc: New York
I have a 7hp Simplicity snowthrower that I bought new in 1988 and the manual calls for 5w30. I have used 5w30 dino exclusively with no problems and no oil usage.

Top
#487245 - 11/25/05 08:12 AM Re: simplicity snowblower oil
Bror Jace Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 4913
Loc: Saratoga, NY
any of the 30 weight multi-viscosity oils are probably a fine choice ... but I'd change the oil often as the newer oils thin so quickly.

Change it at least once per season (in the spring, before you put it away) or twice if you work it hard in a year we get a lot of snow.

--- Bror Jace

Top