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    Engine Oil Recommendations for JD 1050?

    Hi Everyone, Thank you for being here and reading my question.

    I have an 1985 John Deere 1050, diesel Yanmar engine. The original manual specifies 30W oil for the summer season.

    With the advances in engine oil, is there a better oil to use in this tractor, or should I stick with the 30W?

    Many Thanks, Eric.

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    I’m a fan of JD 0w40, or 5w40 in other brands of synthetics.
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    Straight 30W is getting to be pretty antiquated, I have some but I only use it on push mowers. It was used more commonly back before the better multi-viscosity oils we have now.

    I have a 1050 and i just did an oil change, I used 15w-40 Mobil Delvac and a Napa Gold filter.
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