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Well, yes and no, It would depend on the outside temperature, If you live in the desert, it would be perfect. But if you live up north, not so perfect. It would never crank over on a cold morning. Oil is like little tiny ball bearings, the heavier the oil, the bigger the ball bearings, Multi viscosity covers 2 weights, when it is cold in the morning it is thin, 10 w, when it heats up after running, it gets thick, 40w. 10w40 would be a good weight for a small engine, heavy enough when hot, thin enough when cold. Some people use straight 30 weight year round, but it is hot down here in Florida, I use 10w40 in all my cars and trucks. Hope this helps.

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