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PG owners_RE:engines

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassguy_, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    Was wondering how many of you PG owners use a 4-cycle oil with your gas? I know the engine manufacturers say it will extend the engines life but not aware that PG has recommended it with the units. What your thoughts?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    I knew nothing about this. I have the Robin engine on an Ultra SE.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,073

    WITH the gas? WTF.

    No, but I have a quart of used left over snowblower 40:1 two cycle gas in mine--no problem.
  4. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    LOL i know i said the same thing when i was reading a Kaw engine manual recommending 4-cycle oil. It has to be just a crankcase oil i would assume and not a mix, but the crankcase oils i've seen for the Kaw's are all 10w-30 or 10w-40. Was wondering if anyone was using this 4 cycle lube or not! The Kaw's are replacements for the Robin's engines that we used to have on the units.
  5. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    I guess the 4 cycle oil is basically the same as the automotive grade oils (10w-30, etc) so has to be for crankcase. When i saw the small bottles being advertised i was beginning to think it might have been an additive (mix) oil. Has anyone else used the 4 cycle blends? Just wondering if they are formulated differently for the small engines or what?
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,924

    We use 87 octane (no ethynol). We run full synthetic 10W-30 motor oil. So far so good.
  7. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,011

    same here. with Honda engine.

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