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My break in method #4521892
09/21/17 06:35 AM
09/21/17 06:35 AM
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Duffyjr Offline OP
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I recently had a new engine put on my mower under warranty. Here is what I do with new engines. I got this from an old guy when I bought a new Snapper back in 1991 and it lasted 17 years so why not.

At 2 hours - drain and fill with some Valvoline SAE 30 I have laying around.
At 5 hours - drain and fill with some 10w30, then I will go with yearly changes.

I don't have any 10w30 laying around so some suggestions would be nice, keep it to 10w30 please, it's what the manual calls for and for warranty purposes I will stay with 10w30. I have be using Kohler 10w30 but open to some suggestions.


89 GMC Sierra T5 10w30/Wix
08 Lucerne CX NAPA Blend 5w30/Napa Gold
18 Toro Super Recycler T5 10w30
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4521904
09/21/17 06:56 AM
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Northern Ontario, Canada
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PYB 10W-30


2016 Sorento SX V6 AWD
2015 KIA RIO SX
2010 Mazda 3 2.0L
2009 Venza V6 AWD
2013 Sonata 2.4L RIP in write-off crash
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4521908
09/21/17 07:00 AM
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You method will work. And a +1 for PYB 10W-30.


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Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4521913
09/21/17 07:15 AM
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My grandfather told me to add MMO to the gas on new mowers so that's what I always do.

Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4521938
09/21/17 07:44 AM
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I drain the first fill at 4-5 hours and refill with T5 10w30. Then change every 1 to 2 years depending on use. Ed

Last edited by Eddie; 09/21/17 07:45 AM. Reason: Add information

CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4521947
09/21/17 07:53 AM
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Rotella or Delvac 10W-30.


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Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4521979
09/21/17 08:22 AM
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I second Rotella 10w30 if you insist on 10wxx.
Air cooled OPE, I'm pretty firm on straight weight from experience though.
I'm finally through all my Delo 30 weight from the infamous 99 cent AZ sale, and have restocked on Mobil 1630 for my Kohler twin.


beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4521994
09/21/17 08:38 AM
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If its under 5hp anything will do - I prefer Rotella triple protect 10w30 dino for mower and snow blower and Subaru EJ motors, but I cant find it anymore - though I haven't been to a SANEL auto parts recently where they used to carry it.

Bigger engines I would NOT use automotive ILSAC oil - very shear and gum/varnish prone.

Summer SAE30HD, fall maybe an ACEA A3,B4 10w30 or 40.
My Briggs push mower is over 25 years old gets its oil changed MAYBE every 3 years. I does Get it's foam element cleaned and oiled every 2 or so. I only mow about 2 or 3 hours a year since my lawn is shrinking and moss and woods ground cover is taking over - fine buy me.

Last edited by ARCOgraphite; 09/21/17 08:45 AM.

2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4522000
09/21/17 08:43 AM
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Rotella T5 10w30


2000 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L (181k) - Pennzoil 10w30, Napa Gold 1516, Magnefine trans filter
2009 BMW 328i (33k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4522067
09/21/17 09:55 AM
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Boston, MA
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I have been changing my OPE with Supertech 5w-30 for about 10 years now w/o issue. Yearly oil and filter (if applicable) is the key to long life. That and winterizing properly. Don't let the ethasluge form over the offseason


2017 Chevy Traverse - 28k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF63
2014 Chevy Equinox - 22k - Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
2015 GMC Terrain - 22k- Delco Dexos 1 and PF457G
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4522209
09/21/17 12:36 PM
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Wet side WA
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Change my mower oil at least twice a year and I use my synthetic left over fill up oil. My Toyota only takes 4 quarts. Its 5w-30 and 10w-30.


2004 Corolla 124831
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: My break in method [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4522259
09/21/17 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite


Bigger engines I would NOT use automotive ILSAC oil - very shear and gum/varnish prone.

Summer SAE30HD, fall maybe an ACEA A3,B4 10w30 or 40.
My Briggs push mower is over 25 years old gets its oil changed MAYBE every 3 years.


ACEA A3/B4 all the time...from 15w to 5w....sae40

I change oil from every season...sometimes every second season(MAX)


2011 Hyundai i30 1.4 CVVT Shell Helix Ultra 5w40
1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4522592
09/21/17 07:57 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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M1 HM 10w-30

Non ILSAC. HTHS of 3.5


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: My break in method [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4522782
09/22/17 02:41 AM
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Nebraska
Duffyjr Offline OP
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Nebraska
I like the idea of using a HD oil in the mower and would use Rotella T5 in a heart beat if I could find it in quarts. At 20oz a change it would take me 6 years to use up a gallon, I just don't want to have an open jug of oil laying around that long. I'll have to check Bomgaars again this weekend to see if they have it in quarts, if not I'll stick with the Kohler.

Thanks for the replies.


89 GMC Sierra T5 10w30/Wix
08 Lucerne CX NAPA Blend 5w30/Napa Gold
18 Toro Super Recycler T5 10w30
Re: My break in method [Re: Duffyjr] #4525797
09/25/17 01:30 PM
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N.H, U.S.A.
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Ran t5 in the blower. No likey.

Ran some OLD OLD Red bottle QS 10w30 HM with the additive and that was excellent.

Likey Triple protect dino better.

Of course that was a sample of 1.


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
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