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Old 01-25-2021, 04:30 PM   #41
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I like the way that you think...
But why not hold out for a Foretravel?
(The one with the sauna in the bathroom! )
We have a heated toilet seat, does that count?
We could splash water on it....

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Old 01-25-2021, 05:08 PM   #42
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Mine's heated also... After I sit on it for a while...
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Old 01-25-2021, 07:04 PM   #43
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My Baby John Deer skid steer came with the same engine my Diesel generator has

Recommended oil change on the Skid Steer is 500 hours and it certainly sees worse service than my generator

Everyone has their own ideas about oil and filters and that is the way it should be
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Old 02-25-2021, 04:11 PM   #44
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Thank for feedback . Wondering what type of oil. Standard car motor is good. It ask for SAE 30 for Temps above 32.

Living in S FL and going anywhere either too hot and or too cold.
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Old 02-25-2021, 05:40 PM   #45
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I use Rotella 15w-40 in all generators (air cooled) was in onan manual. I am in Florida so temps mostly mild to steaming.

RV gets 5w-30 motorcraft. Pretty much stick to manufacturer specs except racecar motors which go off clearances.
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:10 PM   #46
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Any Rotella 15w-40. All I see is for Diesel engines. Can I use synthetic or another brand thats 15w-40? Got to excuse me. I'm now starting to do things on my own. Learning wver time I have to do something
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Old 02-25-2021, 06:10 PM   #47
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Mine's heated also... After I sit on it for a while...
Timing is everything. Get on after the wife warms it up! 👍😊
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Old 02-26-2021, 01:09 AM   #48
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I actually use the Rotella diesel 15w-40. Used to be it had higher zinc content for flat tappet lifters. I also use in race motors when bearing clearances are tighter. I only use synthetics where recommended by maker. I tried synthetic in a couple race motors and found no net benefit as cylinder walls looked polished and oil consumption/leaks increased drastically.
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Old 02-27-2021, 12:37 AM   #49
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there actually is a reason for the calendar cycle....This I was told by a lubrication Engineer with Texaco many years ago when I was a Maintenance Engineer at a paper mill....we oversaw the lube analysis program that Texaco did (among many other things)
Anyway, I was told that oil is made up of polymer chains....some long, some short. Over time the short ones evaporate leaving the long ones behind. Long enough and you're left with 'sludge'....
That's why they recommend changes after a time even if it hasn't be run a bit.....
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