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8683jb

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What oil to use???
« on: February 15, 2017, 07:48:20 PM »
I want to do the first engine oil change in my project and not sure which way to go. The oil in it now is pretty clean but I don't know what it is – detergent or non-detergent, or how long it's been in there. I want to use detergent oil but I can't tell the condition of the crankcase - whether it's full of sludge or pretty clean - and so I'm a little reluctant to use it. Any advice on what engine oil to use and what weight? Thanks.
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Re: What oil to use???
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 07:55:51 PM »
I run 30wt non detergent like the manual calls for. Not had any problems. I know my oil pan is clean because I had it down to work on the engine when I bought my HT.

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Re: What oil to use???
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 08:44:16 PM »
Thanks Steve!
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Re: What oil to use???
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 02:10:52 AM »
I would drop the oil pan and check for dirt and sludge. I sell new made oil pan and side cover gaskets.

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