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post #1 of 10 Old 11-16-2014, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Suckered into buying MTD oil

My hardware store suckered me into buying genuine MTD/Troy-Bilt 5w30 engine oil. I decided to buy it because my snowblower is brand new and wanted to use genuine oil for its first fill. I just heard this is a very low quality oil with very little additives. I can't believe I wasted $5.00 on a quart of low quality engine oil that is not even approved by SAE or other testing companies. For $3.99, I could have bought high quality automotive 5w30 engine oil.

How may of you made the same mistake? Can anyone prove me wrong with an oil analysis?
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-16-2014, 06:44 PM
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I'm sure the oil is just fine, run it for the factory recommended interval and change it. I wouldn't sweat it!

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Exactly what Kpax said. Use that oil for the initial break-in phase then drain it and fill the engine up with some good motor oil.

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Sorry guys.... I think I'm over thinking this. Just thought I'd share my 2 cents. I was just upset I spent $5.00 on antiquated SJ oil that is not approved by SAE. But it's not a car; it's a small engine.
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I pay 10$ for mine. Figure the motor will thank me for it...
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Use it for break in then just buy what you want. Changing it regularly is the key.
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why don't you just return it???????????????

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why don't you just return it???????????????
Because his 90 days is up?

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post #9 of 10 Old 09-03-2015, 10:52 AM
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Because his 90 days is up?
the oil now has a 90 day return policy??? OHHHHHHHHHHH THE INHUMANITY OF IT ALL.:bangh ead:

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FRUG Now make sure you go back and buy another quart !! ....so you don't Start mixing oils !!



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