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post #1 of 30 Old 01-14-2018, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Oil question

Just got me a new Honda 928 and the Manual calls for 5W30 I have 6 jugs of Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil on my shelf and i'm wondering if it's ok to use instead of the 5W30?
My plan is to change oil at 5 hours BTW.
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I've run synthetic 5W-20 in really cold temps. If it gets warmer, or has seen more than usual use, change it out, or go with heavier 5W-30 synthetic. Depending on the amount of snow we get where I live, I usually change the oil 2 times per winter.
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Just got me a new Honda 928 and the Manual calls for 5W30 I have 6 jugs of Motorcraft SAE 5W-20 Synthetic Blend Motor Oil on my shelf and i'm wondering if it's ok to use instead of the 5W30?
My plan is to change oil at 5 hours BTW.
Myself, if I had just spent $3K+ for a new snowblower, saving a few bucks on oil would seem to be penny-wise, pound-foolish. I would not use it. You may be able to bring it to WalMart - if they sell it - and exchange it. Or, check other places that sell it. WalMart is very customer-friendly.
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I originally wrote something different and changed my mind. Although I recognize that you live in Ontario I recommend not going with the 5W-20 synthetic blend for two reasons. First, the range is insufficient. Second, I wouldn't use synthetic or a blend during break-in. Having said that, I'd ask the dealer for a confirmation.

Go the full synthetic route after 5 hours - not a blend.

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Seems like good advice to me. I'd run what they suggest, if nothing else for just some peace of mind. It's a nice, expensive machine. I'd want to treat it well. I'd let it break in for at least 5 hours, if possible, on regular oil, then switch to fully-synthetic. Heck, changing the oil with regular (non-synthetic) oil after maybe an hour wouldn't do any harm, just to help get any stuff from break-in out of the oil.

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Got it! I'll stick to the owner manual and will pick up a jug of fully-synthetic. Now to make a good choice in which brand to get.
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run supertech 5w30 for the first 20hrs or so(or any dino) then switch to your favorite synthetic
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run supertech 5w30 for the first 20hrs or so(or any dino) then switch to your favorite synthetic
I'm stuck here. Who makes this Supertech Oil? Looking at the shelf at Walmart and Canadian Tire this morning, all the Major brands are there but didnt see any Supertech. I guess any brand will do the trick.
Just looked for a sticker on the engine to see whether i have a Gx, a Gc or Gs, but there is nothing identifying it. How can i tell?
Googled my Model # H88928ACTD and found this " Honda GX270T2, 4-stroke, OHV, single-cylinder"
https://powerequipment.honda.ca/snow...specifications

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I believe Supertech is Walmart's house oil brand. Or at least it's available there, in the US.

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