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Massey Ferguson Oil Grade

Greg Purchased a Massey-Ferguson 135, with a Perkins diesel engine. The shop manual that I just bought does not mention the recommended engine oil. The tractor is 1966 vintage I believe. Can some one give me some specs on the grade of oil recomended for tis tractor.

GEEBEE I use 15/40 diesel rated oil in all of mine.
Greg Thank You, thats what I was thinking but wanted a little more imput.
Ken 15/40 in gas engines also? Is it normal for the massey 135 3 cyl perkins gas to be noisy esp. at idle like a dsl? Is the lower end the same as the 3 cyl perkins dsl? Runs good uses no oil, not necessarily noisy at rpm or under load.


GEEBEE Yes Ken, 15-40 is good for the gas also, Shell Rotella is a good choice. I haven't known the Perkins gas to be noisy unless the valves need adjusting. The Perkins gas is the same bottom end as the diesel, con rods and pistons are different.
Dan DePriest I have a 1968 MF 150 Perkins Diesel. What type oil grade should I use is Shell Rotella 15-40 ok..
GEEBEE Dan, Shell Rotella 15/40 is the best choice
Calvin, Clinton, SC 15W40 Rotella safe in all diesels, 5W40 in extreme cold climates or Amsoil synthetics. Gas engine oil has "S*" (ie SC, SG) rating (S= spark ignition), Diesel oil "C*" rated (ie CC,CG),(C=compression ignition), diesel oil safe in gas engines, gas oil not good in diesel or turbo applications, stick with one brand, I use Wal-Mart 15W40, has yellow label and was about $.50 cents more a quart than regular oil, make sure has "C*" rating.

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