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synthetic oils

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by moremowing, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. moremowing

    moremowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Im thinking about switching to full synthetic on my mowers. Does anyone use synthetic in there machines, if so what weight and brand would you reccommend? Do you still change synthetic at the same intervals as regular oil. Thanks
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    Synthetic has longer intervals between changes. I use it in my hydro tank, and my snowblower. If u are using it for summer mowing use straight 30.
  3. Movinfr8

    Movinfr8 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    Mobil1 10-30 I do not know if straight 30 weight is available.
  4. moremowing

    moremowing LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    Yeah, I never have seen straight 30 at walmart or retail stores, But in a 100 degree temp would the 10w be too thin
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    ive been using mobil 10-30 in my dixie for 6 years I change the oil between 50-100 hrs
  6. TaussigLawnCare

    TaussigLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    I have been using opti 4 10w30 I think in my equipment since I started. I haven't had any motor problems on the equipment I have run it in from day one.
  7. s&wlawncare

    s&wlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 66

    i use mobil 1 10-30 in all my equipment runs much smoother. Also my truck Little more money way better for engine
  8. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    How long do you guys recommend running conventional oil for break in purposes before switching over to synthetics?
  9. DieselDeere

    DieselDeere LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 411

    I switch to Mobil 1 after 200 HRS.
  10. r.eckley

    r.eckley LawnSite Member
    Posts: 200

    My Lazer Z new this spring. Kohler 28 H. Used
    Kohler 10w30 oil first 200 hrs minor oil consumption. Switched
    to Mobil 10w 30 NO oil consumption since switching also picked up 50 rpms. now 570 hrs .I have always heard syn. oil runs at
    least 40 degrees cooler also.

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