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Buzzcut1 wrote:

Mobile One synthetic in my Honda 2000



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I went with Mobil 1 Syn in all generators, including the Generac in the camper.

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I used Mobil 1 in my cars in the past and lab test show it generating higher iron. At the time I found chat room on the net, where Mobil 1 representative choose not to answer the question. So I switched to Castrol.
Also when Mercedes was promoting Mobil 1 on their cars, lately they drop some weights off their approval list.
Yeah, another oil topic.





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jaycocreek wrote:

So what is a good oil that meets all the spec's of a small portable generator that we use for our truck campers that is equal to Honda or Onan oil and does it have to be 4-cycle oil?


Look at the specs on the Honda and Onan Bottles, then go to your favorite store that sell oil and find oil with the same or better specs / ratings.

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10W-30 Pennzoil Synthetic made from natural gas for me in the Honda 2000's. Might change to synthetic Rotella 15W-40 since I use it in the truck and the whole house back up generator.
Look around on "Bobistheoilguy.com"


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Rotella T6 is also wet clutch compatible. I use it in my 450 Husky, quad and 2 stroke bike crankcases and occasionally in everything else if that's what's on hand.


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TxGearhead wrote:

10W-30 Pennzoil Synthetic made from natural gas for me in the Honda 2000's. Might change to synthetic Rotella 15W-40 since I use it in the truck and the whole house back up generator.
Look around on "Bobistheoilguy.com"

You should know that diesel and gasoline engines produce different acids as result of combustion and the designated oils do have different antacids.
If you use diesel oil in gasoline engine, the result will be similar to mixing wrong whiskeys.

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TxGearhead wrote:

10W-30 Pennzoil Synthetic made from natural gas for me in the Honda 2000's. Might change to synthetic Rotella 15W-40 since I use it in the truck and the whole house back up generator.
Look around on "Bobistheoilguy.com"


I have been reading over there for a long time..Great place and lot's of knowledge...They say there are plenty of oils out there that are better than Honda oil..It was also said Honda oil was or is made by Mobil...

But the biggest take I got off there for an air cooled splash oil system,that brand is less important than keeping it full and frequent oil changes..I did order two bottles of Mobil 1 full synthetic though..Cheaper at Walmart than Honda oil is here from the only dealer for now.


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When seems lot of us use oil used in cars, putting high-class oil might not be good for primitive engine.
High class oils have lot of detergents for extended intervals, low ash for preventing cats and dpfs, + other stuff to help with emission systems.
Most of our generators don't even have oil filters, where recommended intervals are 50 hr. So no worry about expensive detergents packs needed.
Than per my experience modern engines have such reliable mechanical parts that even run on cooking oil, they will serve for years, so quality of oil would be important if you plan to keep generator for 30 years with constant use.
Not too many of us will experience that.

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