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Use Briggs & Stratton SAE 30W Oil above 40°F (4°C) for all of our engines. Check oil level regularly. Air-cooled engines burn about an ounce of oil per cylinder, per hour.
Yes! We have recently modified our engine oil recommendations to state that you may now use a synthetic 5W30 or 10W30 oil in all temperature ranges. We recommend the use of Briggs & Stratton Fully Synthetic Premium Long-Life Oil.
According to Briggs and Stratton, one of the world`s largest manufacturers of small engines, the use of synthetic oil does not alter required oil change intervals. Regular, non-synthetic oil works well, too.
There`s not much difference between 10W-30 and 10W-40 motor oil. What sets them apart has more to do with temperature fluctuations and engine load. For moderate weather, either engine oil grades should work fine.
18 oz. of oil is required for the Classic engine.
You can use 10w30 instead of 5w30 oil since both meet the SAE standard for viscosity at operating temperatures. Generally, the viscosity difference between the two is neglectable. However, it`s important to note that a 10w30 oil will move slower than a 5w30 oil in cold environments.
A common question is whether it`s safe to use 10W-30 instead of 5W-30 oil, for example. While it`s best to use what`s recommended in your owner`s manual, inadvertently using a viscosity one grade higher or lower than what`s recommended generally poses no long-term harm.
Don`t overfill the crankcase when adding oil. Too much oil can damage the engine. Briggs & Stratton offers oil specially formulated for your mower and other equipment.
What Type Of Oil For a Lawn Mower? While automotive engine oil, such as 10W-30 or 10W-40, can be used in a lawn mower engine, it is generally recommended that SAE 30 motor oil be used.
Can I Use 5W-30 Instead Of SAE 30? Both oils have a “30” hot viscosity rating. This means SAE 5W-30 oil has the same flow rate as SAE 30 at operating temp. So, technically it`s fine to use SAE 5W-30 oil in place of SAE 30.
Yes. 5w30 and 10w30 are both 30 weight oils and the exact same thickness in your engine when it is at operating temperature.

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Does briggs&Stratton have shaft extensions to lower my blade 1in. or 2
ANSWER : Are you sure you have the blade on the right way or the right blade for the mower?

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Oil leaking from under the exhaust mower has been
ANSWER : Souds like the carb needs cleand out it has stuck open and let the gas run in to the moter

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Dont know what type of oil to use – Toro Power Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Put straight 30 weight motor oil in it. Not 10W30 or any multi-viscosity oil. Straight 30 weight motor oil. If you’re doing a complete oil change, then you may want to use Synthetic 30 weight, which will last longer between oil changes and also make your engine last longer (but it costs more too). Best of luck to you.James

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Oil quanity I have 20 hp craftsman briggs and stratton twin how much oil when you change out oil
ANSWER : Usually 1 qt

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Can you put synthetic oil in a briggs and stratton motors
ANSWER : Every time i tried they started to leak

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Craftsman mower with 6.75 B&S motor will start and run fine for about 3-4 minutes and then slowly chokes out. I cleaned the air filter and need to know what to check next. Thanks.
ANSWER : Hi there

though you have cleaned the filter it could still be not getting enough air you can start the machine without it and see if stays running do not do work with it just see if it runs sitting there if it does simple fix new filter however if it does the same it is a lack of fuel either fuel filter if has one if not it will be in the carburater these get gumed up by old gas in which in that case find a small engine repair shop to take care of this issue

thank you for the question hope i helped with the issue good luck and have a great day

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I need to change the oil and I nees to know what oil I should use
ANSWER : How much comes out it should have a little dip stick, if not measure how much you drain you might have to tip it so it comes out the filler hole

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How do I change the oil on my Troy – Bilt squall 5521 ? Which oli weight do I use ?
ANSWER : There should be a plug at the end of the oil fill tube or its under the mower by the blade.clean the bottom of the motor and you will find a plug with a square head that a 3/8 drive rachet and extension will fit into.summer time use sae-30.

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