Timely oil change in tiller design is a very responsible and important job. Indeed, without this, it is impossible to ensure high-quality and long-lasting operation of the main tiller units and systems. The answer to the question. is it possible to pour automobile motor oil in a tiller and which one to choose?
From the quality poured in tiller engine oil, depends on the service life of the unit mentioned above. It should be remembered that the timely and proper replacement of engine oil is much cheaper than buying and installing new engine parts that have failed due to improper maintenance.
Why motor oil is not suitable?
First of all, you need to be guided by the tiller manual, and only based on this document, choose the necessary brand and type of lubricant. In this article, we will consider all the most important issues of replacing the lubricating fluid in the main nodes of tillers.
Many tiller owners wonder if it is possible to use automotive engine oil to lubricate the main components of the unit. Experienced mechanics responsibly declare that even if there is a sufficient amount of automobile, it is not recommended to use it for pouring into a tiller.
The thing is that the car engine and tiller have a different lubrication scheme and a rather different temperature mode of operation.
In addition, the engines tiller and car differ from each other:
- Specific design
- Degree of forcing
- Specific material
What types of lubricant should be used?
There are two types of lubricants for tillers:
- For 4-stroke engine
- For 2-stroke engine
How often to change the lubricant in the tiller?
Further oil changes should be carried out twice a year:
- Before the start of the winter period.
- At the beginning of the spring-summer season before the start of intensive use of the unit in field work.
Tiller engine oil replacement.
The process of changing the oil in the tiller is quite simple and takes a small amount of time. For this work, it is necessary to prepare in advance the container for draining the used lubricating fluid with a wide neck and a set of keys of the required size.
The entire replacement process consists of the following work:
- The engine should idle 4-5 minutes for the oil to warm up and run off quickly;
- Gently tiller bends down and with the help of a key of a certain size a drain hole opens;
- Waste oil flows completely out of the hole in the pre-prepared container;
- The drain hole closes;
- The filler hole opens;
- Into the filler hole gently pour in new oil;
- The filler hole closes securely.
After replacing, check its level with a dipstick. The volume of the merged old and filled new should be the same. It is essential to carry out a replacement with the simultaneous replacement of spark plugs.
Oil in the fuel mixture.
For normal operation of 2-stroke engines, part of the oil will need to be added to the fuel, preparing the so-called fuel mixture.
4-stroke engines do not need such a mixture, and they are filled only with clean fuel without adding oil. Diesel engines also do not need to add oil to gasoline. Otherwise, they can quickly fail.
The practical application of the above recommendations will make it possible to timely replace the lubricant in the unit, thereby maintaining its mechanism in a working position and significantly saving money on its repair.