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    Kubota L4310 GST;Case 580 CK (1968)

    Default Case 188 Diesel -- Oil Selection

    I have a recently acquired 1968 Case 580 CK with a 188 cu. in. Diesel. All the old manuals suggest using a single weight oil, but I would rather not have to engage in seasonal oil changes. Does anyone use 15w-40 in their 188? It is what I use in the other two diesels I own and would like to keep them all consistent if I can. What is your experience out there?
    Cycle_Gator,
    Port Orchard, WA
    Kubota L4310 GST

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    Super Member RickB's Avatar
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    Case 885, Ford 4000

    Default Re: Case 188 Diesel -- Oil Selection

    You can't possibly go wrong with a high quality 15W-40 CI-4 OR CJ-4 oil.
    We have too much gun control.
    What we need is more idiot control.

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    Massey 180 Diesel

    Default Re: Case 188 Diesel -- Oil Selection

    I use 15/40 in my 480C with the 188, and am in the process of weaning everything I have over to it, other than the lawn & garden stuff.

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