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Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 #4726805
04/14/18 01:26 PM
04/14/18 01:26 PM
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AshleyQuick Offline OP
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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?

Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4726813
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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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Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4726851
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popcorn popcorn2 coffee

And from the 40 weight club?


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Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4726861
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ROTELLA T5 in 10w30 viscosity. Walmarts has the good price. Ed


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Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4726864
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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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Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4726904
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Cheapest 30w oil.

Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4727042
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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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Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4727055
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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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13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 Maxlife Syn 5W30
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30


Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: AshleyQuick] #4727124
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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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Re: Question regarding oil for a Yard Machine 608 [Re: Gebo] #4727320
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AshleyQuick Offline OP
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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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