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View Poll Results: what viscosity?
0w20 0 0%
0w30 2 6.45%
0w40 1 3.23%
5w20 10 32.26%
5w30 5 16.13%
5w40 2 6.45%
10w30 9 29.03%
10w40 1 3.23%
15w40 8 25.81%
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:18 PM
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15w40 valvoline cummins blue synthetic blend in the big red beast till it gets to 100k.....
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Years ago, oil was used somewhat as a "shock absorber" between the crankshaft and bearing surface. Because of that, heavier oils were used. Today, everything is machined at such close tolerances, heavy oil is not necessary. We've actually had vehicles that could develop driveability issues if too heavy oil was used. Orifices are smaller, and heavier oils won't flow through them as well.
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Years ago, oil was used somewhat as a "shock absorber" between the crankshaft and bearing surface. Because of that, heavier oils were used. Today, everything is machined at such close tolerances, heavy oil is not necessary. We've actually had vehicles that could develop driveability issues if too heavy oil was used. Orifices are smaller, and heavier oils won't flow through them as well.
Yep i still get calls to go see why someones Isuzu Wizard won't start after an oil change ..... high pressure direct injection system on that 3.0 diesel is all driven from oil pressure - too thick an oil means that you can crank it all day long but the injectors won't squirt into the cylinder.
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We have a new baby Kubota back-hoe with the little 3 cylinder
engine in it,its time for its first oil change,what viscosity oil would
be recomended for it?...

We always just use the heavy duty diesel engine oil in the old 80's john deere,
An I thought about this thread today,so sense the tractor is new,I figured
that I better get some quality opinions on it...
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Should be listed in owners manual. I could try to look up with year and what model and engine size
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Should be listed in owners manual. I could try to look up with year and what model and engine size
Yea,we got the tractor about 2 yrs ago,it has 130 hrs on it.
The owners manual got misplaced somewhere,I think the supervisor
had put it in the pouch behind the seat an someone else took it.
We think its one of the city workers,sometimes they borrow are
tractor for smaller quick jobs.

I know that the Kubota fluids are exspensive,but If I could find out
the right weight oil,an find a good quality brand I think that I should
be good.
It does sometimes in the winter could get as cold as 18 deg. during
the night,but we will never use the tractor at night,it is rare that
it gets that cold.
The tractor is just a 3 cylinder,an are common in comercial mowers.
I could look at are new grasshopper mower manual,I think they run
almost the same type & brand engine.I know that john deere runs
the yamar deisel engines.
I told the supervisor that the oil may need to be changed,because
of the hrs thats been put on it,an it being a new engine,but he told
me to go get some heavy duty deisel engine oil....

I remembered this thread an what was said about viscosities of oil
an engine tolerances...
I will look on the tractor itself an see about the size engine,an see if
it has a oil chart..
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I use what the manual says, and it's a great full synthetic to boot.
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Rotella T 15w40 in everything from the lawn tractor to the Tahoe. This includes my 3 bikes and numerous atvs. I like it cause it's cheap, yields good results, and I can buy it by the 55 gallon drum if I desired. Haven't changed the oil on the f150 yet but it should be soon.
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I run 0-40w synthetic in my truck as we have +35 cel summers and -30 cel winters and find that the 0-40 weight synthetic oil makes cold morning starts that much easier during our long winters and gets the engine warmed up quicker while still giving good protection during our short but still hot summers.

I run 0-20w synthetic in my wife's Honda Civic for the same reason.

Our +35 Celsius summer days are the same as + 95 F.

And something to ponder, when I was in northern Australia most cars and trucks ran 20W-50 oil!

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