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Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? #5231799 10/06/19 09:11 AM
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Hey everyone,

I am planning on purchasing some Amsoil 4-stroke Marine 10W-30 oil for $2 a quart today from someone locally and wanted to know if this would be alright to use in a Honda GCV160 lawnmower? I see no reason why oil for a 4-stroke marine application would not suit a small air-cooled 4-stroke lawnmower engine, but maybe I am missing something. To me it seems like it would be a very robust oil. The Honda recommends 5W-30 or 10W-30, if I remember right. It does not require synthetic or anything special. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated!


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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5231806 10/06/19 09:14 AM
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It will take you much longer to get your lawn mowed the thing is going to slow to a good trolling speed!


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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5231819 10/06/19 09:26 AM
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It would be exactly like using gas truck /SUV oil in your car. You need lawn mower oil in the lawn mower


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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5231821 10/06/19 09:27 AM
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Perfect.

I used to promote 4T Motorcyclce oil for hot rodders looking for ZDP,

But the photo of a Motorcycle on the bottle stopped them in their tracks.

Cant teach anybody anything about oil sometimes.

API SG/SH service category - duhh !

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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5232049 10/06/19 01:43 PM
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Buy it! What a steal! And use it in your mower.

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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5232072 10/06/19 02:02 PM
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Lawn mower engines will typically run for years on anything resembling oil as long as they have enough of it in the crankcase. Use that oil with confidence!


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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5232153 10/06/19 03:38 PM
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No prob using that oil


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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5233237 10/07/19 06:27 PM
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I ended up getting them. Thanks everyone!


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Re: Amsoil Marine 4-Stroke Oil in Honda GCV160 Lawnmower? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5235224 10/09/19 07:49 PM
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Walmart clearnaced our 25W40 marine oil here at $1 per quart. I bought everything. It’s a FANTASTIC small engine oil.


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