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#4726805 - 04/14/18 02:26 PM Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608
AshleyQuick Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 23
Loc: Virginia
1) What specific oil do you recommend for this lawn tractor?

2) I've read about people supplementing mower/chainsaw oil with vegetable oil. What are your thoughts/recommendations on this?

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#4726813 - 04/14/18 02:34 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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I'd use any reasonably cheap API-rated SAE 30 that I could find. (Probably Formula Shell or Chevron Supreme).
Barring that, I'd use a cheap 10w30, probably Napa, Supertech, Formula Shell or Chevron Supreme. If you wanted to splurge, you could use Rotella T5 10W30 or any synthetic 10w30, but I probably wouldn't bother. Many OPE engines are lucky to EVER get an oil change, so you're already ahead of the game. I'd use dino changed yearly, and sleep well. And I wouldn't add any vegetable oil either.
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#4726851 - 04/14/18 03:18 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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And from the 40 weight club?



Edited by Snagglefoot (04/14/18 03:18 PM)

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#4726861 - 04/14/18 03:24 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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ROTELLA T5 in 10w30 viscosity. Walmarts has the good price. Ed
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#4726864 - 04/14/18 03:25 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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How old is the tractor? If it's newer, it calls for 5w-30 or 10w-30 full synthetic in all temperatures, with single grade 30 suitable above 40 degrees only. Those B&S engines will eat up conventional multi-grades, except maybe Rotella. Use vegetable oil if you want to "fry" the motor.
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#4726904 - 04/14/18 03:53 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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Cheapest 30w oil.

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#4727042 - 04/14/18 07:12 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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Originally Posted By: AshleyQuick
1) What specific oil do you recommend for this lawn tractor?

2) I've read about people supplementing mower/chainsaw oil with vegetable oil. What are your thoughts/recommendations on this?


Where did you see #2. That seems like it would be an interesting read.
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#4727055 - 04/14/18 07:33 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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Dont add any soy sauce, salt, pepper, or any other flavorings. Leave the oil alone.

SAE30 oil of your choice. Done. I like Wal-Mart SuperTech, its cheap and it works.
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#4727124 - 04/14/18 08:44 PM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick]
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Just threw an XG2870A on my cousins Briggs with some Kendall Super-D XA 15w40. Runs like it did before the change Coffee
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#4727320 - 04/15/18 03:49 AM Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: Gebo]
AshleyQuick Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
Posts: 23
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: Gebo
Originally Posted By: AshleyQuick
1) What specific oil do you recommend for this lawn tractor?

2) I've read about people supplementing mower/chainsaw oil with vegetable oil. What are your thoughts/recommendations on this?


Where did you see #2. That seems like it would be an interesting read.



I was mistaken. The vegetable oil idea is an alternative for chainsaws: https://www.fs.fed.us/eng/pubs/html/98511316/98511316.html

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