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Hammerboy47

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  1. Do you still have the pulse pumps for a K-181 engine?

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    Engine Oil Recommendations

    Hello, I have a model 854 Wheel Horse. I still have the original Kohler Engines manual, and I need an oil change. The manual says "(SAE 30 in summer; SAE 10 in winter; SAE 5W, subzero)". My question is, should I do what I have done in the past and used straight 30 weight oil, or should I change to a synthetic oil? I would prefer synthetic, as it lasts longer, and after many years of reliable service, I would like to "pamper" my engine. If I do switch to synthetic, there are many options to choose from. There are lots of different choices, and some of them weren't around back when the manual was published. Another part of me wants to put in the straight 30 weight oil, as that is what was designed to be used in the engine. Maybe I'm just overthinking this, but this has sentimental value, and I want it to last at least another 55 years. Does anyone have any input either way? I'd like to hear what you think. Thanks in advance! Ethan
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