What kind of oil in our diesel dixie chopper ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by scapes4u, May 15, 2000.

  1. scapes4u

    scapes4u LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    My husband is coming up on the 50 hour mark & is ready to change the oil in the diesel chopper. Any suggestions on a good quality oil to use ???? The dealer doesnt say anything but just use any 10W30.
  2. TPC

    TPC LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 71

    Mobil 1 10W30 has worked well for me so far<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: TPC
  3. TPC

    TPC LawnSite Member
    from florida
    Messages: 71

    im sorry i didnt pick up on the fact it was diesel,,,dont know if it makes a different<br>I use the mobil 1 10W30 in my 25 kohler
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I use Penzoil in my Yanmar diesel engine. I think any good oil will be fine.<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
  5. weve

    weve LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Central Illinois
    Messages: 392

    I use Mystik JT-8 SAE 10W-30 oil in my Chopper diesel. It is rated API Service <br>CH-4, CG-4, CF-4, CF/SH. It has a TBN rating of ten. Make sure whatever oil you use is recommended for diesel engines.<p>----------<br>Larry<br>
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Amsoil sells a couple of weights of diesel oil. I used the SAE 30 for years in my Kubota gas engine. It became difficult to locate so I switched everything to Mobil 1.
  7. mowerparts

    mowerparts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Amsoil! Look up dealer in the phone book or call 1-715-392-7101 for info and signup. The big bypass oil filter only cost around $20.00 when you by direct.<br>I have been using Amsoil for the last 7 years with no problem at all. I use their oil, gresse, oil filters, and 2-strok oil. Everything works great! They have the highest boiling point on their oil, which means it will not break down when the engine gets hot.
  8. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    We prefer a 15W40 oil here.I like Castrol<br>RX Super.I don't know if that's available in<br>the US though.<p>Karl<br>
  9. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Use any oil with the ratings that meet those needed from Yanmar.Do not use synthetic oil!,the yanmar diesel is extremely heavy duty and requires conventional oil until the engine is fully broken in,about 200-500hrs.Switching before final fit is acheived will prevent the engine from wearing in fully and does more harm than good.I love synthetics,but the engine will outlast this machine easy on cheap oil,so why waste money on synthetics-especially when it holds a lot.<p>----------<br>John D<br>

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