which grade of oil?

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which grade of oil?

Postby TwoSheds » Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:17 pm

My hand book says 20w50 and in spite of modern trends being towards lighter oils, that is what's in it at the moment, but in the mornings it's taking longer and longer to suck it up and put the red light out (maybe 5 seconds or so now)
Now - tomorrow I am going to buy some oil (it uses about a litre a month) so should I:

Stick with the thick stuff so the pump stays primed longer?
or
use thinner stuff that would suck up easier?

(please don't suggest fixing the bearings/pump/anti-drain back valve or whatever - I don't have time to do that so for now it's just a stop gap until I get settled oop norf)

Cheers,
Roger

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Postby Bo » Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:50 pm

Assuming you are talking about the Rangie :oops:
I'd use 20w50 summer and 10w40 winter to avoid possible oil starvation in cold weather.
5/4 of people admit that they’re bad with fractions.

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Postby TwoSheds » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:10 am

Bo wrote:Assuming you are talking about the Rangie :oops:
I'd use 20w50 summer and 10w40 winter to avoid possible oil starvation in cold weather.

Thanks!
Yes - it's the RRC, oil get some 10w40 then :)

(did you see what I did there?)

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Postby Matthews » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:03 pm

You should be fine running 10/40 all year round , specs changed in later years.
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Postby Bo » Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:18 pm

TwoSheds wrote:Thanks!
Yes - it's the RRC, oil get some 10w40 then :)

(did you see what I did there?)

:D

Tee Hee
Nice one
5/4 of people admit that they’re bad with fractions.


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