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Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:01 am
ad356 wrote:so in other words changing my cub to the 10W30 from SAE 30 certainly didn't hurt it, in fact it probably helped the longevity of my engine
Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:38 am
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Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:14 am
pickerandsinger wrote:Does anyone have any thoughts on synthetic oil in a cub's engine...
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:25 am
As much as I like tinkering,
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:29 am
Gary Dotson wrote:Since more damage is done during this period than is done during the rest of the day's run
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:37 am
wellsknob wrote:These little tractors have lasted for 50,60 years by following the instruction of the IHC engineers.
Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:50 am
ad356 wrote:i wonder why then would my CASE/IH dealer insist that SAE 30 should or could be used.
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:13 pm
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:29 pm
lazyuniondriver wrote:ad356 wrote:i wonder why then would my CASE/IH dealer insist that SAE 30 should or could be used.
Manufacturers will send out a TSB (technical service bulletin) or campaign letter to dealers or service outlets if an adjustment or replacement of parts, fluids, or technology is needed to maintain product health and or customer relations.
This is not a recall but merely a directive for future service department repair and billing.
But like everything else, this costs companies thousands to accomplish. Perhaps acquisition after acquisition stalled any forthcoming revisions on older Harvester equipment.
Off topic, before you pay for any "routine" maintenance items on your vehicles inside or outside of warranty, always call the dealer or manufacturer with your VIN number in hand and ask if your vehicle has any "open campaigns".
You will be surprised what you can get done for free.
This also applies to used vehicles new to you.
Even brake jobs are occasionally covered at no cost because the original lining material has been deemed too soft and wore down prematurely.
You will never be notified unless the issue is safety related and a formal "recall" is issued, so there is a good chance there are items in need of attention on what you are driving which you are unaware of.
If the TSB is not called to the dealers attention at the time of write up, there is a high probability they will not call it to your attention yet will bill you in full for the repair.
It is unknown if they also submit the job for warranty compensation after you have paid for it, creating a double dip.
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:04 pm
ad356 wrote:is it ok to put synthetics into a 50 year old engine that i dont know the history of.
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:35 pm
Rudi wrote:Personal preference for me was based on the recommendations...