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    Default Small Engine Oil - Honda Oil versus Automotive Oil

    Anyone care to offer an opinion of what oil to use in a small Honda engine ie: generator, pressure washer, mower, pump. I am trying to find the Honda Power Equipment oil but it is over $9.00 here. I've seen some manuals state that automotive detergent type 10w-30 is spec'ed but I've also read not to use automotive oil.

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    Default Re: Small Engine Oil - Honda Oil versus Automotive Oil

    we use castrol 10w30 in all our hondas they have been running for years with no problems oem oils can be made by anyone whoever bids them the lowest contract price

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    Default Re: Small Engine Oil - Honda Oil versus Automotive Oil

    Use a good grade of 10w-30 oil and you'll be good.
    S_G

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    Default Re: Small Engine Oil - Honda Oil versus Automotive Oil

    Ditto. If what they are selling is $9.00 a quart, there better be a prize at the bottom of the bottle

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    Default Re: Small Engine Oil - Honda Oil versus Automotive Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by shot_gun
    Use a good grade of 10w-30 oil and you'll be good.
    I fully agree with this comment.We own a honda gen,lawn mower,weed wacker and mantis tiller,all we use is a good 10W-30 oil.coobie
    Kioti DK40se hst cab with KL401 loader,Kubota RTV 900,John deere X740,Kioti 73 inch tiller.Ingersoll 4020 3pt,troy bilt tiller,Billy goat brush cutter.

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