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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:21 pm    Post subject: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Best oil for Ford 8n tractor? it smokes a little.thanks
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Many do smoke a little. Normal. Don't worry about it. Some smoke a lot and still get plenty of work done.

Oil depends on operating conditions (summer vs. winter use) and oil pressure.

I use 15w40 Shell Rotella or FarmOyl. Both are heavy duty rated oils recommended for diesel engines.

A 10psi or slightly lower hot idle is acceptable. Lower than that and you should put a heavier oil in.

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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

choose an oil based on your climate and engine condition.

a slightly worn unit with lowish hot oil pressure will probably like 15w40 or 20w50 better thn a straight 30.. etc.

better startup..

I personally try to run 15w40 in most of my machines.
 
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Bill M. From Illinois
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Cheap Walmart 20w50 works for my oil burner.
 
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PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dealers choice on oil all good replies. A lot of these old Ns smoke due to stuck rings and not wear. Did this one sit somewhere for a long time. If so you could do a atf or MM oil soak. Do you have a lot of blow by.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 1:57 am    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I run shell rotella 15w40, great oil, I run it in my old tractor, lawn tractor, diesel dodge truck, etc:

if the old tractor still smokes or has too low oil pressure you might add a little Lucas oil stabilizer, pint at a time,

some long haul truck drivers would not let you change the oil in their big trucks without adding lucas oil stabilizer. I have even added it to my old tractor lift oil to help it along some, as we are all getting a little older and more worn.
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 2:36 am    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thank you men, I use the tractor weekly mostly for moweing not much blow-by. Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I run 15w-40m diesel rated oil in all my good tractors.
Tired ones get 20w-50 until I get around to fixing them.
While 20-50 seems extreme, I have run 20-50 in my Harleys
about forever. Frigid mornings, I just let em warm up a bit before dropping the hammer.

Like the other poster, in my area when buying small quantities of oil, ya just can't beat the walmart 20w-50 jug.
Lowest priced 'gallon' jug on the shelf, and it has 5 quarts in it instead of the 4 qts in all the others.....
 
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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: 8n Oil Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check out tip # 6 at the link below.
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