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post #1 of 16 Old 11-20-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought a used 28" troybuilt (2840?) to have as a backup. I believe it's about 5 yrs old - previous owner used it maybe twice. The situation: I haven't physically seen it yet - it may not come with the engine owners manual - there is no phone or internet service where is and where it will be.

Can some one tell me the factory recommended oil?
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post #2 of 16 Old 11-20-2013, 09:57 AM
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It may actually be somewhere on an engine sticker..

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Thanks Joe. I'll be finding out for sure tonight.
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I think pretty much every modern snow blower recommends 5w30. Get it from the auto parts store as it will be the same as snow blower oil from the lawn care place and half the price.
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i don't know what brand everyone else is using but right now i'm using lucas 5w30 synthetic

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I have used Amsoil synthetic oils in all my engines since the late 1980's. I have a 1996 Polaris xlt that broke a crank bearing on while riding on the trail about 9 miles out. I knew something was wrong so I drove it back to my cabin and loaded on the trailer. At the time the sled had about 7200 miles on it and I delivered it to a Place in town that repairs engines. I usually do carburetor work and Crankshafts require special equipment to fix. Well 2 days later the mechanic calls saying that its just a broken outer mag side crank bearing and we could not believe this so we checked it twice with the calipers and you will only need new piston rings and a ball hone on the cylinders since they still tested with in specs. He asked me what oil I use and I told him Amsoil Interceptor. He said that he has never seen a snowmobile engine with this many miles that did not need to be be bore out and have new rings and pistons. I saved over $300 dollars in parts because Of Amsoil.
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If it is a Pre-Mix or Injected the Interceptor(AIT) is the better choice. Otherwise the 5W-30(ASL) is my first recommendation as well.

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Well boys, sorry I'm so slow on the draw. But I've been jumping around here like a chimpanzee on a barb wire fence, just trying to catch up. All of the above is true, it's 5-30w and stated on the fuel tank.

Thanks to everyone for helping me out, Tom B
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Do yourself a favor. Use a paint pen/sharpie marker, and in some inconspicuous location, right the amount of oil it takes.

I use one of those graduated twist valve funnels to refill, and it makes it real nice to know the right amount.

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Do yourself a favor. Use a paint pen/sharpie marker, and in some inconspicuous location, right the amount of oil it takes.

I use one of those graduated twist valve funnels to refill, and it makes it real nice to know the right amount.
Sounds like a good idea. But a neighbor showed up this evening and wants to buy it for the price I paid. If the money shows, it's gone. It wasn't what I was looking for from the git-go, but I had a friend buy it while we were on the phone and she did the best she could. I'm not saying anything bad about it, I just didn't like it,

Thanks all for input
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