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    Just bought a Harley and a Honda

    My brother in law in Holland (he's the guy on Miquel's left),



    just pulled off a pretty sweet deal on an almost new 1200 Sporty. Since the bike was here, and since I'm family and all, I got the honour of arranging, and closing, the deal. At that time, needless to say, a test ride was necessary, to make sure that all was in order;



    I have to say I really like this bike.

    Later that day, I picked up one of those new Honda 4 stroke, single stage,snowblowers. I've had Toro's for years, and they work great, but I'm tired of mixing gas and oil.

    Now I have just one question: the owner's manual recommends 5W-30 automotive oil (SJ or later) but wouldn't a better choice be small engine stuff with higher ZDDP content?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rinty View Post
    My brother in law in Holland (he's the guy on Miquel's left),



    just pulled off a pretty sweet deal on an almost new 1200 Sporty. Since the bike was here, and since I'm family and all, I got the honour of arranging, and closing, the deal. At that time, needless to say, a test ride was necessary, to make sure that all was in order;



    I have to say I really like this bike.

    Later that day, I picked up one of those new Honda 4 stroke, single stage,snowblowers. I've had Toro's for years, and they work great, but I'm tired of mixing gas and oil.

    Now I have just one question: the owner's manual recommends 5W-30 automotive oil (SJ or later) but wouldn't a better choice be small engine stuff with higher ZDDP content?
    I have one of those and like all Hondas, it'll run on Wesson if has to and you will get all but 1 teaspoon back!
    Steve Marquardt

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    You trying to start a SNOWBLOWING oil thread? geeezzzzz.......
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    Is this April Fools Day?

    A snowblower oil thread?
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    snow blower oil thread

    This cannot possibly be happening!
    "What is beautiful is simple, and what is simple always works"....Kalashnikov, inventor of the AK-47.
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    Hey folks!

    I'm just about to go make some popcorn. Any suggestions on what sort of oil I should use?

    Thanks!

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    Yeah, well, I thought things were a bit slow here, lately...
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    I have had my Honda single stage blower for 18 years. I always use mobil 1 5-30. Still starts on the first pull and runs like a champ.

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    I converted my snow blower to Synthetic after the first 20,000 hours. It never burns any oil now and runs great. I followed all of the break in suggestions and while it used a top off every now and then, it no longer does and I see this baby blowing for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toadmanor View Post
    I converted my snow blower to Synthetic after the first 20,000 hours.
    You blew snow for 833 days 24/7 before converting?! Man, you must have allota snow up there!
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    What's a snow blower?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 98lee View Post
    What's a snow blower?



    You're absolutely right. The Honda we are discussing is a single stage and technically a snowthrower
    Steve Marquardt

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    Getting back to the topic of oil, Briggs & Stratton makes a snow blower thrower specific oil for ten clams a quart. They must have picked up some marketing ideas from BMW
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    ...ten clams a quart...
    Ouch! I see Crappy Tire has it for 4.99. But they're not in the U.S.

    In the meantime, we had a nasty little storm on Friday, so I used the new thrower for the first time yesterday, and don't like it at all. It was heavy, hard to push, and marked up our sidewalks (being a doofus, I didn't notice this until it was too late).

    So, in spite of my solemn vow to never again spin wrenches, I studied the manual, and then reset the scraper bar so that the thrower blades are the correct distance above the sidewalk (the dealer goofs had them completely mis-adjusted). Not having Glavesian skills, I was quite proud of myself. I'll give it one more try before deciding whether to keep it.
    Rinty

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    There must be something wrong with your blower because my old honda is the cats ass. I have used other brands and types and I havent found one that is as good yet.

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