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    Silver Member DaButcher's Avatar
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    Default Oils, coolant and additives in classic Massey Fergusons

    I know the oils and coolant have been discussed many times on TBN, just thought it would be good to put MF specific information in one place.

    • Coolant: Traditional green antifreeze
    • Engine oil: Rotella T in 15/40
    • Hydraulic oil: ?
    • Steering fluid: ?
    • Diesel fuel additives: 2 stroke oil is good for lubrication and worked well in my former 7.3 F250 and currently in my Ford 1500 diesel

    Please chime in with what you recommend and why
    Last edited by DaButcher; 02-25-2013 at 06:34 PM.

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    Epic Contributor murphy1244's Avatar
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    Default Re: Oils, coolant and additives in classic Massey Fergusons

    I was told to make sure the antifreeze was for diesel engines.

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    Default Re: Oils, coolant and additives in classic Massey Fergusons

    Continental gas calls for 10w-30 oil. However, make sure you are buying an oil with a reasonable amount of Zinc dialkydithiophosphate (ZDDP). Basically zinc and phosphate to provide anti wear protection in flat tappet.

    If you use a 15-40 in your continental you will be covered as they have sufficient levels of it. However, if you go buy a 10-30 off the shelf that is the current API designation SN, it will not have the amount necessary to protect the motor. You need an API SG, or SL/CF grade. Basically, the grade that contained the necessary ZDDP. A 10-30 motorcycle oil would work fine.

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