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Discussion in 'General Outdoor Power Forum' started by MH81, Dec 21, 2010.
What kind of Synthetic oil is your favorite & why?
That's a good question.I don't use Synthetic oil but if i did it would be Valvoline and why because it's all i have ever used.
To me ,that would be Amsoil,because :
1) My neighbor is an Amsoil dealer.
2) Amsoil has been into synthetic oils since I believe 1972,they were the first.
Those are two of my reasons why I like Amsoil.
I am on the fence with Bob on this one. I have always used Valvoline oil. Along with their synthetic, I think it stems from being a Ford guy maybe? I do however have faith in Amsoil but I haven't bought any in a long time. I do plan on getting some Amsoil in the near future to run in a couple of the tractors.
Castrol. I have used the GTX for years without any issues. Why change now LOL? That said, I don't think there's a lot of difference between them IMHO.
I have never used synthetic oil. I don't know much about it or why it may be better. I don't mind paying more if it had better results. I've never been brand specific. I usually get the name brand that is on sale or reasonably priced when I need it.
For winter time the synthetic oil would definitely be better because it is usually a thinner viscosity. The other benefits of synthetic is they have additives that help keep the parts lubed even after sitting for a while so cold starts are not so hard on the engine.
I've killed a few walk behind snow blowers at the end of the driveway with plow sludge. I wonder if synthetic would have helped them?