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Old 05-08-2009
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Default Oil for the Perkins/Kohler generators?

What's the Collective feeling with these things - go to synthetic, or just stick with dino oils?

My manual says 10W-30 ... is that still the preferred weight?

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i would not go with the synthetic oils,they are too thin to use in the oil leaking perkins engines.
i prefer 40wt oils in the south,rotella is my choice.
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Default Oil for the Perkins/Kohler generators?

Redoing my Perkins, I was chatting with the dealer and he said that just use the same oil you use in your main diesel, so 15W-40 it is.
Makes it easy, ony one oil to carry.
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Hi John

I've had pretty good results with Mobil Delvac 1300 15W-40 for Diesel engines. You get it by the case at Sam's club. Not much leaking and thick enough to handle the heat. I usually change it at 100 hour intervals and have about 750 hours on the motor since I began to use it.
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Shane,
Can you get that stuff in 50 gallon drums? Mine leaks prety bad!
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Shane,
Can you get that stuff in 50 gallon drums? Mine leaks prety bad!
Sam's does sell Rotella by the drum, Really heavy to haul in your Jeep
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