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I have a Belle MiniMix 150 110V Electric Cement Mixer the documentation says to use a EP90 oil in the gear box, but these days it seems that most outlets only sells EP80/90 oil.

What is the difference and does it matter?

(I am asking on a mechanics.stackexchange as I need advice for people that understand gear boxes and oils.)

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asked and answered answered on diy.sx –  mac Feb 6 at 19:40

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much like motor vehicles (depending on age) some makers recommend mineral based oils some synthetic.They do this for a reason as viscosity/additives vary.Use what they specify.Lubricant makers have websites,some of whom allow you to pose questions regarding lubricants and applications

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