Re: RD8000 Oil Question
until it past warranty I would only use what the manual suggests, no reason to give them any reason t denied a claim, after that if it meets the oil specs or better us it,
one trick I have heard on longevity on the small engines is to Changing oil often at the beginning and it makes since,
change after the first 30 Min's, of running,
then in the next hour, and then three hrs,
and then 10 hr, and then go to the manual suggestions,
running some additives will not let an engine break in properly, part of the break in process is a wearing process where the parts mate them these to each other, and if too slick it will not break in the rings properly.,
the "detergent" keeps the dirt in suspension,
(do not knwo if this engine has a filter or not),
if there was not a filter on the motor I really doubt if synthetics will help any, as you should be changing the oil to remove the dirt out of it, so a oil that will last longer really will not help one much, and the chemical package of the standard oils will more than out last the change recommendation of the small engine,
Last edited by BHD; 03-03-2013 at 11:20 AM.
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