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20W50 for a Honda GC 160? #4567442
11/08/17 06:59 AM
11/08/17 06:59 AM
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Albany, NY
ford46guy Offline OP
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Albany, NY
I have leftover from my ride on transmission fill. Mobil 1 V-Twin oil. I use it to lube up garage door springs, it is great stuff. Thinking of using it next year for my new to me Honda engine pushmower. I have 5w30 in there now for the colder days, and I want to change soon(for use next year) so it cleans out that black stuff that I found it with.

Manual says 10W30, so this is a bit thicker than what is suggested.

Last edited by ford46guy; 11/08/17 07:00 AM.

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Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: ford46guy] #4567455
11/08/17 07:20 AM
11/08/17 07:20 AM
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Ontario Niagara region
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Ontario Niagara region
It's probably a little thick. Might require extra pulls. I would use 5w30 or 10w30.

Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: ford46guy] #4567462
11/08/17 07:28 AM
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Toronto Canada
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20w50 is out of spec for this Honda engine. If you don't mind causing extra wear/damage, go for it.

Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: ford46guy] #4567464
11/08/17 07:31 AM
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Currently running 20w50 VR1 in a pressure washer Honda 160 here.
No ill effects.


beanoil: Tough under heat, real dirty afterwards.
Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: beanoil] #4567484
11/08/17 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: beanoil
Currently running 20w50 VR1 in a pressure washer Honda 160 here.
No ill effects.


You will not know for many years unless you have scanning electron microscope,

Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: Blueskies123] #4567524
11/08/17 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: Blueskies123
Originally Posted By: beanoil
Currently running 20w50 VR1 in a pressure washer Honda 160 here.
No ill effects.


You will not know for many years unless you have scanning electron microscope,


...and by then the pump will be shot anyway. grin


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Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: ford46guy] #4567536
11/08/17 08:56 AM
11/08/17 08:56 AM
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Indiana
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It's freakin' oil for a hot running air cooled Honda engine. You could run any 30 weight or thicker.... you could run Vasoline and be just fine.

People on here can be so freakin retarded. Seriously, run whatever you want.

The amount of bad advice and mindless repeating parrots on here is astounding.

Last edited by Phishin; 11/08/17 08:59 AM.

2018 Chevy Silverado 3500HD 6.0L Gas: RLI 10w30
2010 Accord-LX K24: MaxLife 5w30 + Torco MPZ
2014 CR-V LX K24: M1 0w30
Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: ford46guy] #4567580
11/08/17 09:38 AM
11/08/17 09:38 AM
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Buffalo, NY
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Buffalo, NY
It might be a little stiff to pull start on a cold day with 20w50, but otherwise, it will do fine with it. If this engine was on a generator, water pump or pressure washer in a very hot/humid climate, I wouldn't hesitate to use 20w50 all the time.


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Re: 20W50 for a Honda GC 160? [Re: ford46guy] #4567771
11/08/17 12:15 PM
11/08/17 12:15 PM
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Germany
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Germany
My GXV 160 manual specs 30, 10W-30,10W-40, 15W-40, 20W-50 and 15W-50 in a chart.

I'm running 20W-50 and 15W-50 for many years now and about 1,500 hours on the motor and it's like new.


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