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New push mower requiring 10W30?? #4778013
06/05/18 10:01 AM
06/05/18 10:01 AM
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Chester County/Pa.
BAJA_05 Offline OP
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So 10W30 is not obsolete then??? Just purchased a new Husqvarna pushmower with the Honda GCV 160 series motor. Payed the extra 40 bucks for the Honda motor rather than the Briggs & Stratton motor also offered.
Manual states --use 4 stroke automotive motor oil that meets or exceeds the requirements for API service catagory. SAE detergent 10W30 is recommended for general use.


2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
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Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778027
06/05/18 10:14 AM
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I would use the Rotella T6 5W30 that you already seem to have on hand per your sig.


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Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: 123Saab] #4778030
06/05/18 10:17 AM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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I use the Rotella T6 5W40 in all my push mowers.
Perfect marriage in any climate across North America.
In regards to that 15oz bag of 10w30 oil that came with my last new mower, I used it to top-off my wife's Chevy Malibu, a thousand miles prior to a 7K oil change due next.


She's the only sister-in-law I have. But she's not my favorite.
Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778035
06/05/18 10:19 AM
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NY
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You did well buying the Honda engine. 10w30 is a good stable oil and sometimes referred to as the goof proof of oils. Enjoy that new machine banana banana


NAPA FULL SYNTHETIC 0w20 Partsplus oil filter
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Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778051
06/05/18 10:44 AM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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I got a new Husqvarna as well and got the big dog B&S engine, 7.75 ft-lbs. 10W30 is one of the allowable oils too... but 5W30 syn is recommended for all temps, so I got a bottle of the B&S 5W30 syn from Rural King. It's nearly completely clear with just a slight yellow tint. I cut the yard 4 times on the factory bottle of oil and dumped last night for the 5W30. Mowers are generally not very picky, or stressful, on today's oils.

Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778069
06/05/18 11:13 AM
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Florida, Cape Coral
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I have always used Rotella T5 10w30 in my 4 to 20 HP mowers. ed


CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)
Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778087
06/05/18 11:29 AM
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Wet side WA
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Right now I have Rotella T6 5W-40 left over top off oil in my Sears Briggs.


2004 Corolla 125335
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74277
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778118
06/05/18 12:15 PM
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Yeah lawnmowers are almost always started in warmer temperatures because grass doesn't grow so well in the cold, so the 10w30 is appropriate. Many use 5w30 synthetic in place of the 10w30 recommendation as many of us have partial jugs around.


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2002 Buick Century 130k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - Edge 0w40 + Fram XG3980
Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778126
06/05/18 12:22 PM
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Chester County/Pa.
BAJA_05 Offline OP
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Never heard of HOP 4 cycle oil that came with the mower? Plan on dumping the HOP 4 cylce oil after 4 or 5 cuts and refilling it with the T6 5W30 that I do have on hand. Hoping to get long life out of this mower overall. Thanks for all the advice also -- "greatly appreciated!!"


Dale

Last edited by BAJA_05; 06/05/18 12:23 PM.

2017 VW Jetta SE TSI 1.4L Turbo (hers)
M1 Euro 0W40 & FU (19K)
2008 Acura TL 3.2L PPPP 0W20 & FU (108K)
2005 Subaru Baja AWD 2.5L N/A 5spd.
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Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778130
06/05/18 12:26 PM
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Florida
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10w-30 has never been close to obsolete for savvy consumers.


2013 F150 5.0, PUP 10W-30, Wix 57502
2010 Camry 2.5, GTX 5W-20, Fram Ultra XG9972
Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778135
06/05/18 12:34 PM
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For simplicity I run Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30 in all of my lawn equipment.

Honda GCV190 (mower)
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Tecumseh Snow King 5hp (snowblower)


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Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: glock19] #4778144
06/05/18 12:46 PM
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Wethersfield Connecticut
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I have the same engine in a Honda branded mower and I use Pennzoil Plat 5-30 Syn. no issues in 5 years of service
TOMB

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TOMB
Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778225
06/05/18 02:13 PM
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St. Louis, MO
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5w30, 10w30, 10w40, T6 (5w40), or anything in that realm (Syn or Dino) will be fine.
That Honda engine is not picky. Heck, I use 15w40 in all of my OPE engines during the summer months and they do fine, and that's mowing several lawns/properties a day.

Last edited by Lawn_Care; 06/05/18 02:15 PM.

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Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: Lawn_Care] #4778264
06/05/18 03:04 PM
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LA (Lower Alabama)
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Originally Posted By: Lawn_Care
5w30, 10w30, 10w40, T6 (5w40), or anything in that realm (Syn or Dino) will be fine. ...


You forgot xW50!

Hey, I use whatever I have enough of leftover from any previous vehicle/motorcycle/boat change.

Re: New push mower requiring 10W30?? [Re: BAJA_05] #4778306
06/05/18 03:39 PM
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Oklahoma
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M1 EP 5W-30 in all things piston that I own....mowers included.


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