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Good Info about Oil.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Precision, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    Hey guys, (and Envy in particular)

    I found this website that give the straight skinny on oils how they are made and why one type is better than another.

    It also dissects oil filters and why we should use one brand over another.

    Very good information and has sources quoted so you can do your own research.



    hope this helps.
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    bumping. I thought this was good information and hope others do too.
  3. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 236

    going to go out on a limb here and suggest that this be stickied....
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    yes this is a good thread, and I wouldn't mind giving it a sticky, but is this the correct forum it should be in? landscaping?? i was thinking more like the mechanic forum.
    let me know.
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    I thought I had originally put it in the mowing forum. for greatest exposure. But found it here. I am guessing it was a case of "fat finger typing".

    Put it where ever you think it will work best.

    and could you add the www to the second url so it acts as a link or at least people realize there is one for filters too.

  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    Ok, moved this over to the mechanics section, let's leave it stickied for awhile, and see if others read the links and find the info helpful.
    Clean cut LLC likes this.
  7. johnwon

    johnwon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 299

    WOW...That's a lot of info!! Thanks
  8. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I found this one quite useful as well

    btw, I didn't care much for the PAO / synthetic oil explanation.
    You just can't peg an engine's rpms to the governor indefinitely with conventional, I don't care who says what.
    And until someone guarantees the cost of my engines, I will continue to run synthetic.
    IPADDL likes this.
  9. turfeater

    turfeater LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 166

    Question : If a multi vis oil is rated say 10w 30 does that mean it has the weight or viscosity of 10w and additives to equal 30 weight ?
    and if that is true ,,then why do some engine manufactures ,,,and engine require a straight 30w? Why wouldn't a 10w 30 work ? Unless its additives don't add up !!!

    And have you noticed its getting harder to find straight weight oils ?

    I want to try a mobil 1 , 15w 50 synthetic in a kaw that specs for straight
    30 for normal summer heat ,,,,
    my understanding is if it runs cooler the less friction, and there for a longer running engine...

    I also have a infared temp gauge and can check it under simular conditions
    Thanks already rt
    IPADDL likes this.
  10. turfeater

    turfeater LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 166

    sorry,,, I posted in wrong location ............

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