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Old 07-12-2012, 12:16 PM
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go to northern tool and get cat pump oil, look for a view window.
Bashby suggested it might have a view window too, so with two of you mentioning it I looked and found it. I also looked at the owners manual again and didn't see any mention of it. ?????????????? Not very good product documentation, in my opinion. Another problem is that the glass looks like it's smokey, i.e., not transparent, so I can't see through it. But it does have markings on the case near the non-transparent view window showing where the oil level should be. I took out the dipstick, measured from the top of the case to the markings, and used that measurement on the dipstick to see if the oil level is ok, and it is.

I saw the cat pump oil you mentioned when I looked at the Northern website. Seems odd that I wouldn't be able to buy stuff like that locally, but at least I now know what to get and where to get it from, so thanks.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:51 AM
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you can find pump oil under different brands at someplaces but cat is considered premium oil as are their pumps
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:28 AM
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you can find pump oil under different brands at someplaces but cat is considered premium oil as are their pumps
I realize the following is a B&S website, but it states that Cat oil can only be used in Cat pumps.

http://www.briggsandstratton.com/sup...commendations/

Do you think that is true?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:02 AM
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I thought you could get the oil at home depot
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:09 AM
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I thought you could get the oil at home depot
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I had phoned one HD and asked. The guy who spoke with me said no. However, seeing this note, I called another and this one said yes. Thanks for the prod. The first guy told me it was something that had to be ordered online for pickup in the store, but I guess he was wrong. Looks like it's the Cat oil. How about that question I asked before about a B&S website stating that the Cat oil should only be used in Cat pumps. I can't believe that's really true. Anyone know for sure?
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:02 AM
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cat pump oil can be used in all pumps
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:54 AM
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CAT oil is nothing more than 30W non detergent. Can't imagine that it has any more anti-wear, rust inhibitor or deoxidizer additives than any other quality 30W non detergent oil. Just my take-- but you're certainly free to disagree.
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