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Old 12-02-2008, 04:26 PM   #1
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Does anyone use winter oil in their generators when it gets cold? I have not to date but my manual states that under 40 degrees I should change oil to a winter grade.
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Does anyone use winter oil in their generators when it gets cold? I have not to date but my manual states that under 40 degrees I should change oil to a winter grade.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:27 AM   #3
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I use Rotella 15W-40 in our Onan 7.0KW all year round and it can get somewhat chilly in northern Missouri. Haven't had any trouble getting it to start during our winter monthly excersise of the unit.
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I like wise use 15 W 40. I don't try to start my generator when it is colder than +15 degrees but I do exercise it all winter with no problem.

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Old 12-03-2008, 06:09 AM   #5
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I have always used SAE 30 but the manual states that below 40 degrees to use either 5 W30 or 5W20.

Supposed to change oil every 100 hours but it looks like Im going to have to change the oil everytime I go on a trip to the south grr.
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