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#4456190 - 07/11/17 12:12 PM New 7hp generator oil
chrisri Offline


Registered: 06/01/14
Posts: 1744
Loc: Rijeka, EU
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?
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#4456194 - 07/11/17 12:18 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri]
Panzerman Offline


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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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#4456212 - 07/11/17 12:33 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
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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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#4456334 - 07/11/17 02:01 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: L_Sludger]
Rand Offline


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HF generator motors are honda clones.
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#4456351 - 07/11/17 02:16 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: L_Sludger]
chrisri Offline


Registered: 06/01/14
Posts: 1744
Loc: Rijeka, EU
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.


Edited by chrisri (07/11/17 02:17 PM)
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#4456358 - 07/11/17 02:22 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2038
Loc: Slovenia
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...


Edited by Kamele0N (07/11/17 02:27 PM)
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#4456374 - 07/11/17 02:50 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: Kamele0N]
chrisri Offline


Registered: 06/01/14
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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?


Edited by chrisri (07/11/17 02:53 PM)
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#4456470 - 07/11/17 04:48 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2038
Loc: Slovenia
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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#4456894 - 07/12/17 04:33 AM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2038
Loc: Slovenia
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


Edited by Kamele0N (07/12/17 04:35 AM)
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#4456913 - 07/12/17 06:06 AM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: Kamele0N]
chrisri Offline


Registered: 06/01/14
Posts: 1744
Loc: Rijeka, EU
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.
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#4461106 - 07/16/17 05:41 PM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri]
L_Sludger Offline


Registered: 10/04/09
Posts: 3947
Loc: Ohio
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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#4461375 - 07/17/17 02:55 AM Re: New 7hp generator oil [Re: chrisri]
Kamele0N Offline


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2038
Loc: Slovenia
grin
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