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New 7hp generator oil #4456190
07/11/17 12:12 PM
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chrisri Offline OP
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Just bought this Walter Werkzeuge generator in Hofer. It's Austrian branded, probably Chinese built unit. Original recommendation is SAE 15w30. Can I use 5w40 A3/B4, LL01, 229.5 oil I have on hand or it's better I find 15w30?


02 Nissan Terrano 2.7.TDi Motul 15w40
06 FIAT Stilo MW 1.9 Multijet SHU 5w40
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Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri] #4456194
07/11/17 12:18 PM
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Almost sounds like Polaris creating thier own special weights of oil.
My opinion: 10w30 would work, 5w40 would work about anything but cooking oil would work.



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Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri] #4456212
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I would run the 5w40 with confidence. That is a very cheap, cheesy Chinese generator. We have the equivalent here at a store called Harbor Freight.


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Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: L_Sludger] #4456334
07/11/17 02:01 PM
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HF generator motors are honda clones.


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Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: L_Sludger] #4456351
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chrisri Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
I would run the 5w40 with confidence. That is a very cheap, cheesy Chinese generator. We have the equivalent here at a store called Harbor Freight.

Well, castings and general fit and finish doesn't seem bad- for a Chinese product. I saw worse like my trimmer for example. All I need from it is camper service- lights,TV,radio..
Manual say 20 hours first OCI, afterwards every 100h/1year. I'll do 10 hours OC, after will see.

For 250 Euros, three years warranty, can't expect much. Hope it will work.

Last edited by chrisri; 07/11/17 02:17 PM.

02 Nissan Terrano 2.7.TDi Motul 15w40
06 FIAT Stilo MW 1.9 Multijet SHU 5w40
07 Opel Vectra SW 1.9 CDTI 150 MST 5w40
Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri] #4456358
07/11/17 02:22 PM
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For fine electronic (TV...radio...tablets) it is SAFER to have inverter generator...

I bought parkside 1200w (PGI 1200 B2 model) inverter 2 weeks ago in Lidl... (Chonda...Zipper...Elektro Machinen clone)

My manual say use 15w40 ONLY (LoL)...I have already put in Shell 5w40 in it

You want to use synthetic oil in any AIR cooled OPE...

Last edited by Kamele0N; 07/11/17 02:27 PM.

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1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: Kamele0N] #4456374
07/11/17 02:50 PM
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chrisri Offline OP
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Oh I'm not planning feeding any "fine" electronics- only specials from Lidl, Kaufland and Pevec,lol.

Thanks for the tip on inverters, albeit bit late. Could use that price difference on beer money.

Edit:
What about that old wisdom of using mineral when running in, or that isn't necessary with fine Chinese metallurgy?

Last edited by chrisri; 07/11/17 02:53 PM.

02 Nissan Terrano 2.7.TDi Motul 15w40
06 FIAT Stilo MW 1.9 Multijet SHU 5w40
07 Opel Vectra SW 1.9 CDTI 150 MST 5w40
Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri] #4456470
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Originally Posted By: chrisri


Edit:
What about that old wisdom of using mineral when running in, or that isn't necessary with fine Chinese metallurgy?


I must admit that I first heard that "tale" here on BITOG.....lets NOT complicate things when NOT necessary grin

P.S.: I am happy that "we" are more pragmatic here on the other side of the pond smile (life becomes easier that way!)


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Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri] #4456894
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Anyway...I had already put in a few drops of one old 2stroke oil into generator gas tank (just to Help at initial break in)...1:100 ratio will be enough for repeling mosquitoes away from picnic place this weekend smile

Its too old to be consumed in my 2stroke equipement so I will consume it that way

And its MINERAL... grin

Last edited by Kamele0N; 07/12/17 04:35 AM.

2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: Kamele0N] #4456913
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chrisri Offline OP
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I haven't got any time on me until the weekend. Have to work frown

Will get back if that sucker works. Hope it doesn't catch fire.


02 Nissan Terrano 2.7.TDi Motul 15w40
06 FIAT Stilo MW 1.9 Multijet SHU 5w40
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Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri] #4461106
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This memorial post is dedicated to our dear European friend chrisri, who tragically stopped posting after his generator presumably caught fire.


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Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri] #4461375
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grin


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