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15W40 Oil Question #4523759
09/23/17 06:04 AM
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Would a 15W40 oil be used in South Florida during winter months or would 5W40 be better?
It's for OPE use.

Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523772
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It probably won't matter, but you'll still sling/get oil to parts quicker with a 5W40 which who knows, could give you 1.25 extra acres of mowing life.
I think a diesel or Euro type 10W30 would work the best if the equipment specs a 30W.

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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523774
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15w-40 year round for Florida.


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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523778
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Much like Texas, the average winter temperatures do not drop low enough to require a 5W-40 oil and 15W-40 will work just fine, unless you simply want to use a synthetic oil.

Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523785
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Air cooled ope with splash lubrication shouldn't much care. But I'd also consider a synthetic 30wt or straight 30/40.

The temperatures of south Florida versus anywhere else are not an issue compared to the temperature of combustion.

What does the manual call for?

Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523861
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What engine and what does the manual recommend?
I still like straight 30 for most OPE.
Many are narrow spread multi's in disguise anyway, and would be 15w or 20w30's if tested and labeled as such.


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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523863
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Originally Posted By: doolah02
Would a 15W40 oil be used in South Florida during winter months or would 5W40 be better?
It's for OPE use.
Curious why ask?


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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: CT8] #4523869
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: doolah02
Would a 15W40 oil be used in South Florida during winter months or would 5W40 be better?
It's for OPE use.
Curious why ask?


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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523898
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You could probably use SAE 40 most of the year and not worry, use 15W-40 with confidence.


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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4523911
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I live in south Florida. I cant remember a time I have ever started power equipment under 65-70 degrees. I only need to mow every 3 weeks or so in the winter, and I do that when its 70-75 degrees outside during the day.

So 15W40 is fine, and a good choice. 5W40 is a waste of money, in my honest opinion.


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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: bubbatime] #4524077
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Originally Posted By: bubbatime
I live in south Florida. I cant remember a time I have ever started power equipment under 65-70 degrees.

5W40 is a waste of money, in my honest opinion.


Think again....where you can profit because of the synthetic in AIRcooled OPE...


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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4524113
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"Think again....where you can profit because of the synthetic in AIRcooled OPE..."

I've owned and still own dozens of air cooled engines including lots of two strokes for decades. Never use synthetic. If anything would need excellent lubrication it would be high revving air cooled two cycle engines and today's conventional oils are more than sufficient.

Why pay twice as much for oil for only fractions of a percentage more protection?

Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4524121
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I'm going to try Rotella 15W40, would that be a good choice or what?

Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4524134
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Re: 15W40 Oil Question [Re: doolah02] #4524141
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Thanks 4W

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