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Old 11-16-2006, 03:45 PM   #1
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Is any one using synthetic oil in their generator?

I am thinking of using at the next service point and would like some feed back.
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Is any one using synthetic oil in their generator?

I am thinking of using at the next service point and would like some feed back.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:54 PM   #3
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I have used 15-40 synthetic oil in my 7.5

onan diesel last three changes...no problems
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I too had questions here in iRV2 about Synthetic oil in generator ...and this link might be of some help.

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To; Depchief;

I've used synthetic oil in my 4 Onan gensets from 1992 to current 7.5 diesel.
The many benefits outweigh any added costs.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by depchief:
Is any one using synthetic oil in their generator?

I am thinking of using at the next service point and would like some feed back. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

An all ways controversial question.

Here's a poster on another sites answer.

It amazes me that so many WASTE their money on synthetics. I have been in the oil industry for a long time and no oil company runs syn oil in ANY of their reciprocating gas or diesel engines. These engines run 24/7 for years on end and I have seen numerous teardowns and over hauls. None have ever looked bad (dirty) and have only shown wear (40,-50,000 hrs run time). One would think that oil companies would run the best oil they could in engines that are much larger and much more expensive that in a MH.....and cost them a fortune when it is not running. We generally only run syn oil in turbine engines because of their high RPMs (20,000) and the fact that the oil does not get contaminated by combustion. Mention running syn oil in recip engines in my circle and get laughed at......think about it.
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Thanks everyone for the information and the link to the previous posts.
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Here's what I'm using: https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ase.aspx
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I'm using synthetic in mine. It only takes 1 and a half quarts so the extra cost is nill. The big oil companies don't use it because corporate tells them to be a frugal as possible.
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Peace of mind for this irrational investment (RV) is valuable to me. I use synthetic front to rear, including in the Onan. Amsoil fanatic!
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Use Syntec 10W40 in my Onan.
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I also use syn in all small enj. High rpm,small slump,means faster break down.I for one think this way "pay now a little or a lot latter"and if I can spend a dime to save a buck...I Will!!Bushman Also I repaired small enj.as a hobby for years and most that fail are ran low on oil.That is a true fact.Lawn mowers are always low on oil when they broke down..
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I have a Power Technology(Leesburg,Fl.)7 kw generator on my Peterbit with 144 inch sleeper.My wife and I haul stuff for the gov.and spend months at a time on the roar so call ourselfs commercial campers as well we have a 37ft.Medialion Estate.Any how in our gen.we use 10w30 Valvoline synthetic and have over 16,ooo hrs.with no problems.I try to change
oil every 400 hrs but not really very good at it
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