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Old 05-14-2010, 12:11 PM
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we have a 1960 Massey ferguson 35-give or take a couple years- and I just drained the oil.....unfortunately i can't find where I wrote down which engine oil to use to refill it. I've got my filter on and am ready to re-fill, any advice greatly appreciated....I seem to remember that it was a heavy weight oil, like hd 30 or similiar...thanks so much and we are new to this forum...
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Hi Bigred35, Try googling "massey ferguson 35 manual". I did that and saw several places to get manuals- some were free downloads others were rebuild dvds though. Maybe one of the free ones would have the info on the oil and other handy info??? Good Luck. Bordercollie
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I would use straight 30w non-detergent.
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30 would probably be OK- don't know where you are, or what your weather is.
Also, is it gasoline or diesel?
I have a MF 165 from about '66, my late Dad used 10W-40 in it for YEARS.
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i use 15/40 oil in my mf35 tractor.
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I use 15/40 oil in my mf35 tractor.
I use 15W-40 DIESEL rated oil in EVERY engine...

WHY?

Because due to EPA regs,
there IS NO LONGER any ZDDP (zinc dithiophosphate) in gasoline rated oils!!





It appears someone did a study somewhere and found out that the ZDDP will ruin a catalytic converter..... so the EPA in their infinite wisdom, said "get rid of the zinc to save the convertors! and the whales! and the spotted owls! etc.... Who cares if your engine wears out faster!!!"

ZDDP is an EXTREMELY important anti-wear agent that any engine with flat-tappet cams (metal rubbing on metal) or that has rocker arms rubbing the tips of your valve stems (a VERY high pressure area)....

If you have no ZDDP in your oil, any part where you have a lot of pressure over a very small area will begin to wear faster.

Diesel engine oil still has the zinc in it, so if you care about your engine you need to either add a little ZDDP additive (Like GM's E.O.S. - engine oil supplement) or run oil designed for diesel engines (it will still have the zinc in it)
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