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What type of crankcase oil?

I've been looking through threads and tried the search function but I can't seem to find anything about Pros and Cons of Synthetic / Dino oil. This type of open question has been gone over on a regular basis on a couple Harley forums I visit but I haven't seen it here.

I have a 2 year old Platinum 30 SHO with the 414cc engine. I thought read in my manual that synthetic oil wasn't recommended and to use regular dino oil. Is there a benefit to using synthetic in a snow blower? I figure it would be better because of the easier flowing on cold starts.

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If you change the oil every year and use the right weight oil. then NO it does not make a difference for anything.

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5W30 Syn and don't think anything more about it. Even the manual recommends 5W30 Syn. How can you go wrong?
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I figure it would be better because of the easier flowing on cold starts.

Appreciate any advice...

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You answered your own question on why it may be better.

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5W30 Syn and don't think anything more about it. Even the manual recommends 5W30 Syn. How can you go wrong?
I figured as much but wasn't sure. The wording in my manual was vague. "5W-30 oil is recommended for general use (synthetic oil is an acceptable alternative). " I think Syn would be better. Thank you

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If you change the oil every year and use the right weight oil. then NO it does not make a difference for anything.
I've changed it both years I've owned it. This year I was curious whether or not synthetic was better. We get pretty cold winters up here in Nova Scotia. Thanks for the reply.

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You answered your own question on why it may be better.
Yup... Just checking on what others have had good luck with,... Thanks..

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I have ran 10w30 non syn up here in the frozen tundra. AND NEVER EVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT.

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I have ran 10w30 non syn up here in the frozen tundra. AND NEVER EVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH IT.
I haven't had any problems here either. Just wondering about the best oil for long life. We get extreme cold weather here in Jan-Feb. Sometimes below -20C. Want to make sure I'm making the right choice of lube. Thanks again

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As long as it is a good brand and you change it every year. then you will be fine does not matter if it is syn or DYNO oil.

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