Saw that thread a minute ago...... I have read a lot lately about how some peds require different "transmission" fluid. Since all peds are two cycle, the "transmission" fluid is actually that, transmission fluid and not crankcase fluid. Soooooooo, wouldn't it be safer to say the hell with the manual says and put some good transmission fluid in there instead of 10W30, like my Yam. 83 book says on my ped???? Transmission fluid is easier on delicate metal parts. Have you ever seen the inside of a GM 350 Turbo automatic transmission? All kinds of little delicate stuff in there. I mean, the big three don't EVER suggest putting motor oil in their transmissions.
Just wondering. The maintenance manual on my 83 Yam. says put 10W30, I did, but I just don't like it one bit.