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Old 01-27-2003, 02:50 PM
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I also have the Yanmar diesel 3TNE74(C). My Yanmar manual for TNE series engines states: "Use Class CC or CD (API Engine Service Classification) oil". 10W30 is recommended for -5º to 87º Farenheit ambient temperature range and 20W40 for 12º to 105º F ambient temperature.

I've been using 10W30 wt. Mystik JT-8 by CITGO. It is API Service CG-4, CF-4, CF/SH and is recommended for all diesel engines.
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Old 01-27-2003, 03:10 PM
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I would like to use Rotella 15W40 the operating temps for this mower is no lower than freezing mark so from 32*to 100*F
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Old 01-28-2003, 07:35 AM
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Here is some information on oil ratings that may be helpful.

http://www.api.org/programs_services...y/oilguide.pdf

Larry
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Old 01-28-2003, 09:43 AM
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Diesel Oil

I worked at a state college on their grounds crew a few years ago. They had mostly JD's 430's and 455's with Yanmar diesels. They ran Shell Rotella 15-40 year 'round. The 430 I ran had 6,000 extremely hard and neglected hours. They're still running it three years later. I run Shell in my equipment never had any oil related problems.
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Old 01-28-2003, 11:15 AM
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Shell Rotella, Chevron Delo 400, and Mobile Delvac 1300 are all good oils. You can't go wrong with any of them.
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