Recent Topics
335i BMW Rear Bearing: DIY?
by antonmnster
07/18/18 10:39 PM
Noise on cold start
by Spetz
07/18/18 09:23 PM
FRAM TG4967 C&P
by JohnnyJohnson
07/18/18 09:10 PM
What is the longest you have had a car battery las
by wtd
07/18/18 09:00 PM
clicking noise front driver side
by tookien
07/18/18 08:57 PM
FRAM Ultra XG7317 at 10K miles cut open
by crazy_raccoon
07/18/18 08:45 PM
Amsoil SS 0w-30 1.4L Tur 2014 Chevy Cruz 20k OCI
by SubieBlue
07/18/18 08:42 PM
Unknown Found In Woodworking Estate Box
by Recalculating
07/18/18 07:57 PM
LM-100J (C-130) Airshow
by tom slick
07/18/18 07:47 PM
Eldora truck race tonight
by thooks
07/18/18 07:43 PM
Front wheel stud on a 2000 buick century
by JimmyJohns
07/18/18 07:41 PM
Ford 6.2 diesel
by buck91
07/18/18 07:34 PM
Weber gas grills & Weber 10 yr warranty
by Donald
07/18/18 05:50 PM
2008 Honda Odyssey oil and filter?
by CARJ
07/18/18 05:11 PM
Bugatti Veyron $21k oil change???
by wemay
07/18/18 05:07 PM
Nexen N Priz AH8 vs Hankook Ventus V2 Concept
by ET16
07/18/18 04:48 PM
1999 LeSabre to 2008 Lucerne
by Duffyjr
07/18/18 04:26 PM
Engine Oil "catch cans"
by TnMike46
07/18/18 04:17 PM
2018 Audi S4 4.5k mi Factory Fill
by Vigg
07/18/18 03:46 PM
RAGBRAI 2018
by DriveHard
07/18/18 03:23 PM
Newest Members
99SK04GTX, jasonjossens4231, Eneos1, tung, spacekiller67
65511 Registered Users
Who's Online
24 registered (4WD, dustyroads, 10WSmuckers, Ag76, AVB, 3 invisible), 1005 Guests and 27 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65511 Members
67 Forums
287301 Topics
4792872 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#4531270 - 10/01/17 03:45 PM Frankenstein mixture
Patrick0525 Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 198
Loc: PA
My Honda EU2000i generator manual recommends 10-30. Any issues using a 50/50 mix of Mobil 1 5-30 + Peak 15-40 HDEO oil? I just picked up the Peak HDEO at AAP for $1.85 per gallon. Or is it better to mix with PUP 0-20? Any preference? The Honda sits in the foyer empty of gasoline.
_________________________
'14 Toyota Venza 3.5L 70K mi
TGMO 0W-20/Toyota filter (winter)
PP 0W-20/Fram Ultra filter(spring/summer)



Top
#4531272 - 10/01/17 03:49 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4497
Loc: The Midwest
Do whatever floats your boat.
_________________________
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Top
#4531283 - 10/01/17 03:57 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12728
Loc: NE,Ohio
mixing is not usually beneficial, esp. between different brands with different additive packs
Just use the 15w40 it will be fine. If its going to be cold use the 5w30 for better starting in below freezing temps.

Or just use the 5w30 all the time. a full syn 5w30 is better then the conventional 10w30 thats recommended.
_________________________
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T

Top
#4531284 - 10/01/17 03:57 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
danielLD Offline


Registered: 08/12/17
Posts: 226
Loc: Chicago
oil doesn't mix the way you think it would. So mixing a 20 weight with a 30 doesn't make a 25. It really has to do with how well the oils will mix together. This mix happens a lot better when you have two same brands of oil but just different grades. The base stocks in those cases usually mix without issue.

Top
#4531285 - 10/01/17 03:57 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Rand]
danielLD Offline


Registered: 08/12/17
Posts: 226
Loc: Chicago
Originally Posted By: Rand
mixing is not usually beneficial, esp. between different brands with different additive packs
Just use the 15w40 it will be fine. If its going to be cold use the 5w30 for better starting in below freezing temps.


The time stamp is the same, what odds!

Top
#4531286 - 10/01/17 03:58 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: danielLD]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12728
Loc: NE,Ohio
Originally Posted By: danielLD


The time stamp is the same, what odds!


but then I edited approved
_________________________
2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T

Top
#4531299 - 10/01/17 04:08 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 15838
Loc: OH
If I paid a grand for a fairly low output genset, trying to use cheap oil in it would be the least of my concerns.
Since this thing is always warm-stored in your foyer and if you ever need it as an emergency backup you'll be running it long and hard, I'd spring for M1 HM 10W-30 which at least has HTHSv complying with the old A3/B3 spec.
I don't think I'd want to use M1 5W-30 or a Peak conventional HDEO in it much less a mix of the two although the Peak would at least have a high HTHSv.
Heck, the Peak all on its own would likely be preferable to a mix of it and M1 5W-30.
Unlike the engine of a car, the engine of a portable generator will be running near its power peak for most of its hours of use so oil selection is probably of more importance.
_________________________
17 Forester 12K MSS 0W-20
12 Accord LX 86K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i

Top
#4531327 - 10/01/17 04:32 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Patrick0525
My Honda EU2000i generator manual recommends 10-30. Any issues using a 50/50 mix of Mobil 1 5-30 + Peak 15-40 HDEO oil? I just picked up the Peak HDEO at AAP for $1.85 per gallon. Or is it better to mix with PUP 0-20? Any preference? The Honda sits in the foyer empty of gasoline.


No issues using but might be harder to start if very cold.
_________________________
Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete

Top
#4531363 - 10/01/17 05:13 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: fdcg27]
Patrick0525 Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 198
Loc: PA
Since it is always warm stored, I think using 100% Peak Semi-Synthetic 15-40 is the way to go. I probably only used it for 5 hrs since the last oil change in Nov. 2012. The only time I can foresee the unit ever getting cold is a gasoline refill outside in the dead of winter.
_________________________
'14 Toyota Venza 3.5L 70K mi
TGMO 0W-20/Toyota filter (winter)
PP 0W-20/Fram Ultra filter(spring/summer)



Top
#4531374 - 10/01/17 05:24 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: Patrick0525
Since it is always warm stored, I think using 100% Peak Semi-Synthetic 15-40 is the way to go. I probably only used it for 5 hrs since the last oil change in Nov. 2012. The only time I can foresee the unit ever getting cold is a gasoline refill outside in the dead of winter.


In that case I'd not worry one bit.
_________________________
Thick vs Thin test: 15k / 43k miles complete

Top
#4531393 - 10/01/17 05:45 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
SilverFusion2010 Online   content


Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 1671
Loc: Crawfordville FL
The 15w40 is what I would run
_________________________
2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30

Top
#4531397 - 10/01/17 05:48 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
FlyNavyP3 Offline


Registered: 07/04/16
Posts: 1429
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
With the way you store it I can see no good reason not to just run the Peak 15w40 HDEO straight, no mixing.
_________________________
Luke
P-3C and P-8A Maritime Weapons and Tactics Instructor, Instructor Tactical Coordinator and Mission Commander

Top
#4531401 - 10/01/17 05:53 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: FlyNavyP3]
Patrick0525 Offline


Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 198
Loc: PA
I agree.
_________________________
'14 Toyota Venza 3.5L 70K mi
TGMO 0W-20/Toyota filter (winter)
PP 0W-20/Fram Ultra filter(spring/summer)



Top
#4531442 - 10/01/17 06:26 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Patrick0525]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4213
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
I would probably just use 10w30. Lighter oil would not be my choice. That said I just serviced my generators (4) and dumped a hodgepodge of oils in them. These engines are really simple and easy on oil. I don't think your going to have any issues with whatever is in there.
_________________________

2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack

Top
#4531597 - 10/01/17 09:19 PM Re: Frankenstein mixture [Re: Rand]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
Posts: 11230
Loc: Idaho
Originally Posted By: Rand
mixing is not usually beneficial, esp. between different brands with different additive packs
Just use the 15w40 it will be fine. If its going to be cold use the 5w30 for better starting in below freezing temps.

Or just use the 5w30 all the time. a full syn 5w30 is better then the conventional 10w30 thats recommended.
Not really so considering they all use the same adds . I will add there is no benefit other than to use up odds and ends of oil.
_________________________
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >