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Registered: ‎08-15-2019

30hp Etec - XD50 or XD100 for break in period ???



Recently purchased a 2019 etec 30hp tiller. It came filled with xd50 and I purchased xd100. I'm about 3/4 thru my first tank of gas.   


Is there a preferred oil for the break in period ?  I'd like to drain the xd50 and go with an xd100 fill, but was not sure, so I thought I would ask the group.


thx in advance


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Registered: ‎08-20-2017

Re: 30hp Etec - XD50 or XD100 for break in period ???

XD100 full synthetic oil is a better lubricant than the XD50 synthetic blend. You can switch to XD100 at any time.
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Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 30hp Etec - XD50 or XD100 for break in period ???

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Use up the XD50 then add XD100 when the tank gets low




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Registered: ‎08-11-2011

Re: 30hp Etec - XD50 or XD100 for break in period ???

After you switch to XD100, get your dealer to reset oil type to XD100 for less oil consumption.


I have found in the past the 25-30 dosen't like to idle for long periods without stopping before engine is broken in properly. Usually around 10-20 hours.