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Synthetic fluids

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JLC, Mar 26, 2001.

  1. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    Does synthetics in the hydro's, motors, cutter deck gear boxes, etc? I just wondered if this makes any noticable difference in power. Trying to eek as much out of my 25 horse Turf Tiger as possible.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Usually the difference is a reduction in friction. While this may increase hp a small amount the most noticeable change is lower operating temperatures, an increase in oil pressure to the vital engine componets and increased longevity of parts.

    My 5.0 F-150 had a 5 lb. increase in oil pressure and a 10 degree decrease in coolant temps after switching to Mobil1.

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