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engine oil

Postby kully560 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:44 pm

what type of engine oil to use in a 1055 international cub low boy multi weight or straight 30w non detergent or detergent?

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Re: engine oil

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:49 pm

Most people use whatever oil they use in their other vehicles.
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Re: engine oil

Postby Eugene » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:33 pm

ScottyD'sdad wrote:Most people use whatever oil they use in their other vehicles.
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Don't use synthetic engine oils. Next issue is that newer vehicles frequently use 5W30, which may be to light for the Cub. Other than that, use what ever you install in you vehicles or machines.

I use 20W50 in all tractors and machines. Purchased by the case, that way I don't have store or handle more than one weight/grade of oil.
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Re: engine oil

Postby havoc1482 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:38 pm

Eugene wrote:
ScottyD'sdad wrote:Most people use whatever oil they use in their other vehicles.
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Don't use synthetic engine oils. Next issue is that newer vehicles frequently use 5W30, which may be to light for the Cub. Other than that, use what ever you install in you vehicles or machines.

I use 20W50 in all tractors and machines. Purchased by the case, that way I don't have store or handle more than one weight/grade of oil.


5W30 isn't too light. Thats what you want. The factory weight was 30. 5W30 Means it acts as a 5 when cold but a 30 at operating temp. I run 5w30 year round in both my Bonneville GXP (Northstar) and Super A. I'd be uneasy running an oil that heavy during the winter unless the machine was running consistently and the oil didn't have time to settle back into the pan. Heavy oils take longer to reach areas that need to be lubed on a cold start.
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Re: engine oil

Postby Eugene » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:54 am

I had second thoughts before I posted my previous comments.

Use what ever engine oil you think best.

http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/518/motor-oils

Above link, an interesting article on engine oils. There are many articles on engine oils and opinions on the internet. When reading the articles and opinions, consider that your tractor engine is 50, 60, or more years old, and not built to the same same tolerances of newer vehicle engine.

Any way, I should not have posted my opinion.
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Re: engine oil

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:22 am

Eugene wrote:. . . http://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/518/motor-oils

Above link, an interesting article on engine oils. . . .

Good article, not because it answers any questions (it doesn't). It does present some questions that few people think about in making oil recommendations.

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Re: engine oil

Postby cub.bub » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:48 am

Eugene,
I always look forward to and respect your "opinion", always very helpful.
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Re: engine oil

Postby mountain4don » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:40 am

I use conventional 10W-30 in all of my tractors that have rebuilt engines within the last 20 years and 10W-40 in my tractors that have never been rebuilt. I base this only on the rate at which the oil burns down to the fill mark on the dipstick, or level indicators in the pan. When oil loss gets to be a quart in a 10 hour day of running, then I move up to the 10W-40 oil. So, on some tractors I add the 10W-30 through the winter and the 10W-40 through the summer.
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Re: engine oil

Postby Puffie40 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:33 am

I've been using 15-40 in both our diesel and gas engines for a few years now. Since we only use our tractors in the summertime, we think the engines can handle the thicker oil.

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Re: engine oil

Postby Dirty_Jim » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:01 pm

I use Rotella T6 (blue jug, 5w-40) in everything around the homestead. It's formulated for turbo diesel applications, so I know its good stuff. Multiple VOA on the interwebs confirm that this is about the best off the shelf oil. Sure, you can special order fantastic lubes, but at roughly $22 per gallon, it simply cannot be beat.
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Re: engine oil

Postby bob in CT » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:38 pm

I run Walmart's Supertech brand 10-30 synthetic oil in just about everything now except my wife's new car that uses 0-20. Cheap at $17 and change for 5 quart jugs.

I buy Rotella 30W in 5 gallon cans for my my Gravely transmissions and that is fine for the Cubs as will in the summer.

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Re: engine oil

Postby brewzalot » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:55 pm

I was going to suggest using baby oil (jokingly) but then got to thinking someone on here would post that's what their using...

Way to go Eugene :)

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Re: engine oil

Postby Eugene » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:05 pm

brewzalot wrote:I was going to suggest using baby oil (jokingly).

Way to go Eugene :)
I think we need to discuss the paraffin content in engine oil and it's effect on older style engines.

Being a very slow learner, remind me not to poke a stick at the hornets nest.

Speaking of hornets/wasps, being a very warm winter and decent spring weather, I have some flying around the acreage shop. Haven't found their nests yet. Have wasp and hornet spray on the shop bench.
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Re: engine oil

Postby Scrivet » Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:45 am

Eugene wrote:
brewzalot wrote:I was going to suggest using baby oil (jokingly).

Way to go Eugene :)
I think we need to discuss the paraffin content in engine oil and it's effect on older style engines.

Being a very slow learner, remind me not to poke a stick at the hornets nest.

Speaking of hornets/wasps, being a very warm winter and decent spring weather, I have some flying around the acreage shop. Haven't found their nests yet. Have wasp and hornet spray on the shop bench.
Why not spray them with oil? We can discuss which would oil is better! :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: engine oil

Postby Eugene » Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:33 am

Scrivet wrote:
Eugene wrote:Being a very slow learner, remind me not to poke a stick at the hornets nest.

Speaking of hornets/wasps, being a very warm winter and decent spring weather, I have some flying around the acreage shop. Haven't found their nests yet. Have wasp and hornet spray on the shop bench.
Why not spray them with oil? We can discuss which would oil is better! :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have a lot of waste oil that I use to start brush pile fires. It's a mix of 20 weight engine oil and gear lub. If I remove the nozzle from the 2 gallon garden sprayer, perhaps I can soak the hornet/wasp nest with the oil mix. Probably not, spraying oil on shop walls and trusses would really create a mess that I would have to clean up. Think I will stay with the spray cans.

One thing I have noticed is that kerosene and sludge removed from the parts washer ignites much easier than the waste engine oil and gear lube when starting brush pile fires. There is probably a correlation between the ability of a fluid to ignite and it's lubrication qualities.

Is recycled engine oil better for your engine than the original refined oil? Keep poking the hornets nest Eugene.
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