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High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment #4515377
09/13/17 05:03 PM
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wantboost Offline OP
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What s better for lawn equipment high mileage dino or semi to help with seals or a synthetic that will help remove sludge ?

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Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515385
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This should be in the OPE forum. What are you trying to do with it? Help the seals or remove sludge? If both, then high mileage oil will do the trick, since they have extra seal conditioner and cleaning agents.


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Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515396
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IMHO, most lawn equipment probably would not benefit from either of those over a quality Dino oil.. but if I had to choose between the two you mention, then HM Dino.

Honestly, if I needed some oil for a gas-powered lawn more, I'd probably be just as well off taking the used oil from my car and using it in my mower, considering the overall light load placed on it while mowing the lawn.

Don't overthink this.


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2014 Nissan Altima SL - 2.5 liter/CVT - 57,000mi
Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515402
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wantboost Offline OP
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Should I run 5w30 or 5w40

Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515404
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With AAP's Quaker State clearances, I have years of mower oil at approx 17 cents per OCI. Don't have to think about putting used oil from cars in there.



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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
1969 Ply GTX/RRs
Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515407
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Originally Posted By: wantboost
Should I run 5w30 or 5w40
My vote for 5w40, 5w30 would OK too, some people over in the OPE part take issue of low HTHS in the 5w30 or 10w30 oils, others use it no problem at all.


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Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515411
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I've been running Valvoline SynPower Full Synthetic Motor Oil SAE 5W-30 in my mower for a few years now left over top off oil I never used. Seems to be doing just fine.


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Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515418
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I just used leftover oil from an RT6 OCI I did on my mom's car, and my mower loves it. I also dumped in about 2 oz of Lubegard BioTech just for the he!! of it smile

Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515419
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It will not natter with todays oils this isn't the 1950s.


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Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515434
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I always ran a monograde in my mower. SAE 30 Pennzoil or O'Reilly brand stuff, figured a monograde was better for the high heat, high revving and slow moving, plus it being air cooled. Never once had a problem, had my riding mower since 1997 and still running like a champ.


2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4 V6: Mobil 1 AFE 0W-30, FRAM TG-3600 filter
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Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515485
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I use SMB 10w30 from the Dollar Tree. It's a synthetic blend, and the 16oz bottle is the perfect size for lawn mower/small engine usage.

Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: jongies3] #4515492
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Originally Posted By: jongies3
I always ran a monograde in my mower. SAE 30 Pennzoil or O'Reilly brand stuff, figured a monograde was better for the high heat, high revving and slow moving, plus it being air cooled. Never once had a problem, had my riding mower since 1997 and still running like a champ.
So would a full synthetic oil be able handle all that too, if not better than monograde.

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Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: 69GTX] #4515507
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Originally Posted By: 69GTX
With AAP's Quaker State clearances, I have years of mower oil at approx 17 cents per OCI. Don't have to think about putting used oil from cars in there.



Wish I could catch those clearances !

Thanks , :-)


Wyr
God bless
Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: wantboost] #4515509
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While we are here, let's say we have a 7kW generator. Gas, air cooled. 1.1qt sump, calls for 10w-30 API SJ

They run at 3600 rpm for 10 hours a stretch sometimes at max load.

Do you go with conventional 10w-30 and change every 20 hours OR
Pick a good syn 10w-30 and run 40 hours between changes


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: High mileage vs synthetic in mower equipment [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4515518
09/13/17 07:42 PM
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Synthetic. But at the end of the day, the magneto and diodes will fry out in the generator long before the engine dies. The only trouble I have ever seen in a generator is bad gas from lack of use.

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