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"NEW INFORMATION" - REGARDING MOTOR OIL

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“New information” - regarding motor oil I have followed several discussions about what motor oil to use. Now I have some “new” information to share. The biggest retailer in car parts, motor oils, batteries and so on in Sweden BILTEMA (“CAR TEAM”) have many different oils to choose between. Therefore, I mailed them and asked for their opinion. The response was that; the first digit: 5W, 10W, 15W and so on relates to how the oil performs in cold conditions. The lower the digit is the thinner the oil is. The thinner the oils are the better (easier) it will lubricate the engine when cold (when starting up the engine and this will be especially important during the winter season). IN ADDITION, the second digit: (-)30, (-)40, (-)50 and so on relates to how the oil performs when it is heated (after running the tractor for a while). With a high digit, it will stand up to heat better. It will not necessary lubricate better but it will stay thicker. For an older and more worn engine they highly recommend thicker oil. MY OWN CONCLUSION is therefore that a 5W-50 oil would be best for both cold conditions (5W) and for high engine temperatures (-50) especially if the engine is older (and more worn). BY THE WAY, the recommend “all synthetic” oils AND YOU SHOULD OF COURSE always by good quality oils. Sincerely yours Magnus Forssell of Sweden

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