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A two stoke oil is a non detergent oil and is mixed with the gas for two stroke engines. If you are looking for an oil to add to the crankcase of a four stroke engine, you are better off with a detergent oil, the detergent and additives are make to keep your engine clean by attracting the particles in the engine crankcase.
You can use numerous engine oils. 10W - 40, 30W Detergent, 30W Non detergent (SAE)
The best all around above 40 deg F and below 100 F oil to use is a 30W detergent oil. Brand name does NOT matter. Oil level should be checked EACH time you add fuel. Change oil any time the oil appears Dark BLACK when checked regardless of the hour intervals. .
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This response applies only to the engine:
Use 30 WT SAE engine oil.
You can use either detergent or non-detergent oil. I recommned 3 oil changes normal oil change intervals using 30 WT SAE non-detergent oil and on the 4th oil change use a detergent 30 WT Oil.
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Any motor oil is fine, like straight 30 weight, non-detergent, make sure it is non-detergent, or you will have soap suds in your little pump. They make compressor oil, but it is hard to find and all it is is non-detergent oil. Check it out.
Your Honda 5.5 hp engine specifically calls for SAE 5W30 engine oil. Use a good quality oil in the engine, and change it every 50 hours of run time. The pump will take 30weight non-detergent oil.
Using non-detergent oil in the engine will probably void your warranty, and will certainly shorten the life of the engine. Non-detergent oils have not been recommend by engine manufacturers in nearly 20 years.
Oil is cheap, go ahead and spend $4 - 5 on a quart of high quality oil. Your engine uses about 20 ounces per change.
SAE 30WT i.e non detergent. Change oil every 25 hours and every 4th oil change us a detergent 30 WT oil.
The manuals will never tell you that but having worked on small engines since the mid 60's that 4th oil change with a detergent oil does a bang up job of keeping the oil ring from eventually cooking onto the piston. Also washes out the crank case and makes it look like new!