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Old 07-14-2012, 11:18 AM
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I noticed my Kawasiki (quad) Manual recommends 0-40 synthetic and its readily available from Mobile and Walmart. I am putting it also in my son's yamaha 4 moto atv now that I got it running again. Wouldn't this be good for all my small engines? or for that matter, any engine? Its like 5 bucks a quart or somehting..

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Old 07-14-2012, 11:26 AM
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No!. My wifes Honda uses 0-20 which is an unusual blend. Stick with the oil the motor manufactures specify for a particular engine or you'll smoke em and have no resort but to eat the cost even if they are under warrentee.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:30 AM
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Where the different weights comes into play is what sort of tolerances the manufacture built into their engines and the type of materials used in the bearing surfaces. Generally speaking stick to what the manufacture recommends.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:41 AM
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Recommends 10 30 summer 10 40 winter. Seems to me 0-40 covers that spectrun very well........
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:43 AM
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I have no idea, can one buy 0-40 oil? I would figure 0-40 actually means straight 40 weight oil???? And straight 40 is a whole nother animal than 10/30 or 10/40.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:48 AM
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Nope 0 for means acts like 0 weight in the extreme cold (minus 50) and 40 weight in the extreme hot (400). I have a friend in the lawncare business and he says he uses the 0-40 in everyhting and believes it has extended useful lives of his equipment.


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Old 07-14-2012, 12:06 PM
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I guess because when I lived up by Alaska and the Yukon I didn't own a vehicle I never had to learn about such extreme oils 0-30, 0-40 oils.....interesting; makes sense though.

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