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Oil change question

I got a new HSS928ATD in Feb but we did not get that much snow since. It has 3 to 4 hours on it. I am wondering if I should change the oil or run it another season. I wonder if it came with break in oil.

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Never hurts to change oil I guess. Especially on new machines. But that is just mho.

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No longer is there something called break in oil. You want to run regular oil for a few hours so the engine wears in properly, metal filings will run off and collect, then change using synthetic oil. IMO, 5-10 hours of run time, if someone replies with 3-4 hours of run time then change it, that's their opinion and they may be right and I may be wrong.

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Check the manual to see what the specify for oil and how often its needs to be changed. See if your manual specifies if you can used synthetic later on when the engine is broken in.

If you decide to change the oil, its probably best to stick with conventional oil for at least the next oil change.

During the first 5-20 hours of an engine' life, lots of parts have to get used to moving with other parts and its usually recommended to used conventional oil during that time.

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if I paid that much money for a new Honda you can bet the house I would follow the manufacturers' recommendations.

contact your dealer and ask.

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I changed my oil after the first season with about 5-10 hours on it. It's a small task to do or to have someone do it for you. I think it will contribute to the longevity of the engine.

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I always change oil myself. I Usually use Mobil one but I’ll use Dino oil this time.

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Honda runs the engine at the factory before packaging(states in manual)......... so they might break it in before you get it??? Since they do not mention a break in period I am assuming that....Please confirm that(break in)!!! I know there are Honda guys on here some who have worked for Honda(at least in the past) who can confirm or deny that hopefully. I can only confirm they run it at the factory before packaging it. Not the break in part.



Per your manual I believe it states check it every use up until first twenty hours and then change it... Also the engine manual(GX270) says the same(first twenty hours)! But I am with most prior to this post....(ha-ha rhymed)...it does not hurt it you have run it a few hours with Conventional oil in first 5 to 10 hours of use to change it again and then use conventional one more time to make sure rings are set proper. Then go Synthetic or what your manual states after the Twenty hours.



Per Manual (HSS928ATD): SAE 5W-30 (1.16qt.US) is recommended for general use.. Use 4stroke motor oil that meets or exceeds the requirements for API service classification SJ or later(or equivalent). Always check the API service label on the oil container to be sure it includes the letters SJ or later(or equivalent).
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I kept the original oil in my HSS1332ATD until 12 hours. The engine is still breaking in until that point. I then changed it with Penzoil 5W30. At the end of this year, will likely switch to synthetic at about 25 hours.

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I kept the original oil in my HSS1332ATD until 12 hours. The engine is still breaking in until that point. I then changed it with Penzoil 5W30. At the end of this year, will likely switch to synthetic at about 25 hours.
Did you do that 12 hours in one season? I assume so. I was hoping for more snow but spring has really sprung quickly here.

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