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Old 08-22-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Anyone Using Amsoil Small Engine Oil In Their Onan Generator ?

Just got a Onan Microlite 4000 with around 365 hours. Plan to switch to
Amsoil 4 Stroke small engine synthetic oil sae30/10w-30. I use the same Amsoil oil in a Honda 3000 generator and it has worked well. Plan to change the oil every 100 hours.

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Old 08-24-2015, 08:31 AM   #2
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I've known others who have used that oil, and the weight in their gensets with no issue.

I personally never go below 15w-40 in any of my equipment, using synthetic or dyno.
I base this on the heat range the genset will be producing as it works.

I know the weight you plan to use in a synthetic works well in a high heat range, but its just a little out of my comfort range being a little old school.

You would be well advised to get an official answer from a Cummins Onan repair shop.
Please let us know what they say....
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