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Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus #4110132 05/29/16 11:10 PM
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So pretty much everything I own has a motor on it. I'm constantly changing oil in something. I try to use the best quality oil for all my engines since I feel quality oil is cheap insurance. I own a landscape company in GA and it gets pretty hot in the summer. As of now, all my equipment has quality synthetic oil in the manufactures viscosity. After reading tons of old posts, my head is spinning. Here is a list of most of my equipment and what I run in it now. Can you guys help simplify my oil change routine or see somewhere I can better myself with a different oil?? I'll
List my vehicles and equipment as follows;

Commercial exmark mowers with kawi engines -syn 5w-30
Commercial exmark mower with Kohler engines- syn 5w30
Commercial Honda pressure washer- syn 10w30
Commercial stihl 2 cycle weed eaters, blowers etc -stihl commercial oil and 93 octane fuel
Genetrac portable generator- new: has oil from manufacturer in it with less than 5 hours on it
2009 corvette z06- syn Castrol edge 5w-30 last oil change
2015 ford transit with turbo ecoboost engine-syn 5w30 Mobil 1 extended performance
2009 Infiniti G37- syn pennzoil platinum 0w30 last oil change.

I'm wondering if I should switch all the small engines over to rotella t6 5w40 to make things easier??
Switch the z06 and the infinit over to Mobil 1 0w40
I have to keep the transit on 5w30 since it's still under warranty but what brand oil?

Corvette has 16,000 miles
Infiniti has 60,000 miles
Transit has 5000 miles
Commercial equipment ranges from 50 hours to 900 Hours

And I haven't even started thinking about all the hydro fluid, rear end fluid etc that I have to keep track of lol

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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110136 05/29/16 11:19 PM
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My first suggestion is to get that Vette out of the garage much more often.


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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110139 05/29/16 11:25 PM
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M1 5w30 in everything. Done.


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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110141 05/29/16 11:27 PM
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I would run everything on Mobil 1 or Castrol 0W-40.


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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110143 05/29/16 11:31 PM
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Rotella T6 5w40 in the outdoor equipment, Mobil 1 5w30 in the 3 cars.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 101k STP Synthetic HM 10w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 234k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 149k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110145 05/29/16 11:37 PM
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That would do it.

I'm not a Mobil fan boy. That's just me.

If you are going to buy bulk T-6 for the shop, check with your Shell Distributor and see what you can get in QSUD for the cars... As good as M-1 and it'll all bill through the shop account.

I always run my 2-strokes a tad heavy on oil. My moto is that no 2-stroke ever died from too much oil - ever. I used to work on outboards that tried 50:1 and 100:1 - that's why I worked on them.

Now I advise and counsel a bunch of tree guys who have fleets of stuff like you do, and we build saws for fun. They all get Motul-710 at 40:1. That's not cost effective for you, but maybe something similar ...

I've also had good luck with Poulan Synthetic 2-stroke (bulk) and Supertech TWC-3 50/50 at 40:1 for stock motors. Seems to keep rings free, not too much combustion chamber build-up after hundreds of hours operation.

BTW - the oldest saw we have is a Mercury powered Disston straddle-chain saw that was logging in the valley in the 1940's. We have many 1950's saws in the collection. The real old stuff runs 32:1 on modern oil. The 1960's to today's strato-charged all get 40:1 smile

I feel for your task of keeping it all straight ... Just the filter inventory is nuts frown


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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110147 05/29/16 11:41 PM
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Don't need the 5w in the 40 oil 15w-40 is the better choice as 15w is good to 17*f for starting according to the viscosity chart in my John Deere tractor manual. Less viscosity improvers as well. Castrol 5w-30 syn blend in the Ford Eco.

Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110238 05/30/16 06:17 AM
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Consolidate as many as you can and buy a drum.


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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110284 05/30/16 07:32 AM
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Everything with an oil pan that you need to empty the oil can be all changed to Mobil delvac le 5w-30 ! for two stroke . Sorry cant help you (2stroke are nice for racing but for making a living working ?find 4 stroke alternative

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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110302 05/30/16 07:55 AM
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Sounds to me like you can just run a 5W-30 full synthetic in everything including the equipment and cars. I suggest Pennzoil Platinum or Mobil 1.

Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Branson304] #4110413 05/30/16 10:13 AM
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As long as your 2015 Transit is under warranty you can run 5W-30 PP/M1 in all your cars. As I read it, 5w-30 is the factory spec for all of them.

Your choice for the M1 lower Ca/High Mg oil or the High Ca/No Mg Pennzoil motor oils. The M1 tends to be a little higher viscosity at op temps than the PP (11.0 vs. 10.0). Once the Transit is out of warranty you could probably run 0w-40 or 0w-30's in all of them. M1 0w-40 is now an even thinner 40 grade, really only a strong 30 grade.

Mobil 1's $12 rebate for $5 gall jug ends today. You can buy 2 jugs at a net of $10.88 via Walmart. Pennzoil Plat $10 rebate is running all year long. You can buy up to 48 qts total.


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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: Jetstreamz06] #4110438 05/30/16 10:41 AM
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I'd run Mobil-1 5W-30 in everything & call it a day. Its cheap & easily obtained at a store of your choice.


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Chevron Delo SD 15W30 in the Equipment.


Mobil 1 5W30 for the cars if you don't mind rebates.
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W30 if you don't want to fool with rebates.


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Re: Lengthy question for the seasoned oil gurus [Re: CT8] #4110677 05/30/16 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Don't need the 5w in the 40 oil 15w-40 is the better choice as 15w is good to 17*f for starting according to the viscosity chart in my John Deere tractor manual. Less viscosity improvers as well. Castrol 5w-30 syn blend in the Ford Eco.

There is no reason to avoid a 5w-40 simply because of the weather. There are certain reasons to choose a synthetic, and not simply because of a number peeled off of SAE J300. I'd be the first to say stick with a 10w-30 HDEO for many of the choices on his list. But, to say he should specifically avoid a synthetic HDEO because his weather won't justify it or VIs is a bit misguided.


Plain, simple Garak.

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Originally Posted By: Garak
I'd be the first to say stick with a 10w-30 HDEO for many of the choices on his list. But, to say he should specifically avoid a synthetic HDEO because his weather won't justify it or VIs is a bit misguided.


I will be the sercond to vote 10w-30 HD oil. My "HDEO" of choice is actually Mobil 1 10w-30 HM (check the specs). I run it in 4 of 5 vehicles I maintain. The other gets the 10w-40 of the same. You could do that, then put the 5w in the Transit. The 5w-30 M1 HM is not as robust as the 10w-30; the latter meets ACEA A3/B3 and the former does not.

I will also check out the PP 10w-30 HM that is new to the market and see what it's add pack is like; have not investigated it yet.

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