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Redline oil in riding mower #4808652
07/08/18 08:28 PM
07/08/18 08:28 PM
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Indianapolis
330indy Offline OP
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Just did the first break-in oil / filter change after a few mowings.
Put in Redline 10w-30!
Eccentric yes - donít care. Want it to run like the wind hahahahaha!

Poulan PRO PP19A42 / Home Depot
42Ē cut
B&S 19hp engine with positive oil pressure and a spin on filter.


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808661
07/08/18 08:41 PM
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Nice job dude. When I got my first car, I was obsessed with using only the best oil and at the time, I believed that was redline. Now I realize redline is overkill for what I own. Enjoy the warm and fuzzies and super clean lawn mower engine!

Last edited by Charlie2015; 07/08/18 08:42 PM. Reason: typo

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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808668
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Use it and enjoy that new mower for many years.


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808683
07/08/18 09:17 PM
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Go for it but I would use the 10w-40 Redline , what about the transmission oil?


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808692
07/08/18 09:29 PM
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IMO, oil is the least of your worry. The ethanol in fuel is the killer in this type of engine.


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: CT8] #4808697
07/08/18 09:37 PM
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Indianapolis
330indy Offline OP
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The tranny is sealed, I canít change the fluid.
But you guys will love this Iím also using Shell V Power 93 octane! LOL


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808706
07/08/18 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: 330indy
The tranny is sealed, I canít change the fluid.
But you guys will love this Iím also using Shell V Power 93 octane! LOL


Most likely you can, BUT you have to remove the transmission to drain it. Some of them you can use a mighty vac to change it.

Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808709
07/08/18 09:58 PM
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I would have waited 50 hours before I went synthetic.


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: Zee09] #4808740
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Originally Posted By: Zee09
I would have waited 50 hours before I went synthetic.
why?


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: CT8] #4808765
07/09/18 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: Zee09
I would have waited 50 hours before I went synthetic.
why?


It says on the Redline bottle to wait until 2000 miles before you use it on a new engine.

Last edited by CleverUserName; 07/09/18 02:00 AM.
Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808777
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Originally Posted By: 330indy
Just did the first break-in oil / filter change after a few mowings.
Put in Redline 10w-30!
Eccentric yes - donít care. Want it to run like the wind hahahahaha!

Poulan PRO PP19A42 / Home Depot
42Ē cut
B&S 19hp engine with positive oil pressure and a spin on filter.

Talk about an overkill. I doubt it would make a difference.

Last edited by Lubener; 07/09/18 03:47 AM.

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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808881
07/09/18 08:15 AM
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A bit overkill on the oil but WAY overkill on the 93 octane, that very low compression B&S engine will run best on 87...


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: racin4ds] #4808916
07/09/18 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: racin4ds
A bit overkill on the oil but WAY overkill on the 93 octane, that very low compression B&S engine will run best on 87...


This is a common misconception. A 93 Octane will ignite just as well in a "low compression" engine as a 87 octane, it just has more PRE-ignition resistance. (Emphasis on PRE)

Premium fuel is actually much better for your mower for a different reason all-together. It many parts of the country premium 91 or 93 octane is ETHANOL FREE pure gasoline!!

I personally run ethanol free premium fuel from Country Mark Co-op gas stations and get more run time per gallon as just one benefit I have noticed!


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Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: CleverUserName] #4808926
07/09/18 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: CleverUserName
Originally Posted By: CT8
Originally Posted By: Zee09
I would have waited 50 hours before I went synthetic.
why?


It says on the Redline bottle to wait until 2000 miles before you use it on a new engine.
Because?


"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."
Geoff Metcalf
Re: Redline oil in riding mower [Re: 330indy] #4808932
07/09/18 09:15 AM
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After 5 hours, I dumped the Honda oil, as per the manual, and put in M1EP 5W-30 on my brand spanking new Honda mower and only use non-ethanol gas.


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