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Honda EU7000is vs Eu6500is


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This winter was particularly cold and got down to -7 one night. Normally we have a few nights around -2 or -3.

If I changed the oil once per year with 5w30, will it still be fine to run that oil in the summer?

Also, I see Honda has a non synthetic, synthetic blend, and full synthetic. I was thinking to use the SAE 5w30 by Honda Power Equipment because it appears to be made for Honda 4 cycle engines. However, I don't think it's synthetic. Which one do you guys recommend with the eu7000is? Thanks so much!

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you WANT to use conventional oil for the first 2-3 oil changes anyway. change oil after first 5 hours running, then again after an additional 12 hours running, then run it for 24 hours and change oil again. at this point you can sqitch to full synthetic, and should treat the oil with molybdenum (MOS2) additive at this time. change oil every 100 hours after that. Honda power equipment oil is good oil, the molybdenum treatment is just an extra layer of protection for internal parts to help keep everything working as it should. Mix a bottle in 2.5 gallons of oil, and mix thoroughly, then add the appropriate ammount to fill the crankcase after draining the old oil. mix it exactly like that. one 300ml bottle of MOS2 treatment to 2.5 gallons of oil conventional or synthetic dont matter. dont add more than one bottle of MOS2, and don't mix the 300ml bottle in less than 2.5 gallons of oil. too much MOS2 can actually cause problems rather than preventing them.

5w-30 is a little light for summer use, unless you live in northern Canada, Alaska, or similar climates. 5w-40 10w-30, or 10w-40 is better suited to average summer temeratures, and 10w-50 or 15w-40 in extremely hot weather, and 5w-40 or 5w-50 for desert (cold nights hot days) use. if youre unsure what climate zone you fall into, go with 10w-30 as it fits the middleground of temperature ranges and will work reasonably well to a point in warmer or cooler climates (just not so well below 0 dergees(f))
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I'm in climate zone 5. I'm assuming you think 10w30 is fine for this climate zone then.

Do you happen to know if the Honda Power Equipment oil is synthetic or not? Is there any downside to running this oil exclusively? If I do, will the oil change intervals be shorter? Thanks!
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yes 10w-30 is fine for your climate zone.

I believe Honda sells both synthetic and conventional oil. Synthetic oil should be clearly marked.

No there is no downside to running that oil exclusively. oil change intervals will be the same.
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Motor oils have very carefully developed additive packages. I would personally be leery about adding foreign substances to them. And bear in mind that your fuel injected engine very likely has an oxygen sensor for efficient, closed loop operation. Like catalytic converters, these are sensitive to what is in the oil and the fuel.

As for the weight of oil, I would follow the manual. Engines are designed with particular clearances for certain oil viscosities.

As to the brand of oil, I would pick one from the list seen here:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/540ratb...t-ranking/amp/
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adding MOS2 to the oil isnt going to cause problems as long as you follow the directions on the MOS@ additive and mix it in exactly the ammount of oil specified (usually 300ml to 2.5 gallons of oil). MOS2 provides an added anti-friction barrier, and should actually reduce emissions slightly if anything. of course the additive may not be necessary depending on the formulation of the oil you choose. some oil already has a lot of MOS2 in it already. check the formulation by researching your chosen oil online. if it has between 1000 and 2000 ppm MOS2 you dont need the additive.
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Hi guys. New here. I have a Honda 7000is that had 450 hours on it and caught fire. Fire was a freak accident and not manufacture defect. Melted the front pretty good, but the motor is in tact. I took everything apart and the motor didnít have any damage. I also have a eu6500is with 5000 hours on it. It finally laid down this spring. My question is will the motor from the 7000 be able to be swapped with the motor from the 6500? Thanks!
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