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I bought a generator for the impending doom from possible Hurricanes. The generator calls for SAE 30 oil and get this 37 ounces. I have a 5 quart jug of Rotella T 15w 40, could I use say 34 ounces of Rotella and dilute it out with 3 ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil. I've read a bunch about breaking in engines, would the Mystery Oil make it too slipery for the rings to set properly? Like any engine I would like to start the break in period correctly to help with longevity of the engine. Any thoughts.

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It shouldnt be any problem, the amount that you are using to dilute it with is so small that I dont see any reason why it would cause a problem. I often times use as much as a pint to dilute in our cars. Hope this helps, good luck.

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I bought a generator for the impending doom from possible Hurricanes. The generator calls for SAE 30 oil and get this 37 ounces. I have a 5 quart jug of Rotella T 15w 40, could I use say 34 ounces of Rotella and dilute it out with 3 ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil. .

Sure you could, but why in the world do you think you need to? Just use the multiweight oil you have. It doesn't need to be thinned.

Better yet, buy a case of quality 30W dyno oil at WalMart and use that. If you live in a cool climate get 10W30 synthetic for the cold start protection. A generator is very low tech and doesn't need any snake oil ingredients to break it in correctly. Just run the sucker - it only revs to 3600 rpm. And change the oil often. It will probably outlast you if you change the oil twice a year and keep stabilized fuel in the tank.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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