I just need maintenance info. The PoulanPro lawnmower model # is 961340008 (96134000800)and is a 21 inch cut. Could I get the horsepower of that engine. thank you
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Take the model # type # and code # to your local mower parts store they will sell you all of that and van tell you the hp.

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Use Briggs & Stratton SAE 30W Oil above 40°F (4°C) for all of our engines.
(1.7 L) with Filter.
SAE 10W-30 – Varying temperature range, this grade of oil improves cold-weather starting, but may increase oil consumption. Synthetic SAE 5W-30 – Best protection at all temperatures as well as improved starting with less oil consumption. SAE 5W-30 – Very cold temperatures.
We recommend the use of Briggs & Stratton Warranty Certified oils for best performance. Other high-quality detergent oils are acceptable if classified for service SF, SG, SH, SJ or higher. Do not use special additives. Outdoor temperatures determine the proper oil viscosity for the engine.
SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 are oils that are useful in both hot summer and cold winter days. For example, if you are looking to use your pressure washer and the temperatures are about 40 degrees (F) or less, SAE 10W-30 will be your failsafe option. Anything about 40 degrees, it can still be your best option.
Most pressure washer pumps use a 30w non-detergent oil. This is because most pressure washer pumps use splash lubrication. This is a process that includes rotating “dippers” that throw oil into the pistons and cylinders.
SAE stands for the Society of Automotive Engineers (United States). An oil rated as SAE Oil (for example, SAE 5W30) denotes its viscosity. API stands for American Petroleum Institute. Engine oil with an API rating means that the lubricant meets the minimum performance standard accepted by auto manufacturers.
So the answer to the question, can you put 10w30 in a 5w30 engine, is that you can yes, as they`re not too different from one another. However, it`s not just about getting the oil that has the most viscosity, or as people say, thickness.
According to API motor oil guide [1], If you are using 10W–30, you can safely switch to 5W–30 (in car engines). 5W–30 is thinner than 10W–30 when cold. (you must follow the manufacturer`s recommendations). However, switching from 5W–30 to economical 10W–30 is not always recommended.
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.
Motor Oil Shelf Life

Simply put, the shelf life of conventional motor or “lube” oil is up to five years. It`s not something that goes bad in a couple of months.

A: Hello An23, It is certainly possible to use Pennzoil High Mileage SAE 10w-40 in your pressure washer.
The difference is the additives added to give the oil certain properties. Common additive difference between pump and regular motor oil will be: Magnesium sulfonate is used as a detergent additive for motor oil. Silicone compounds like PDMS are used as an anti-foaming agent for pump oil.
One of the biggest advantages of using 10W30 oils is that they can sometimes be used in place of SAE 30. While it is not recommended, doing so will not cause damage to the engine. This is due to the multi-grade oil properties that make this particular oil flexible enough to use in various temperature conditions.
A minimum 87 octane containing up to 10% ethanol is recommended. Do not use fuels with 15 to 85% ethanol, these fuels are not approved for use in small engines. Mixing oil with gasoline or modifying your 4-Cycle small engine to run on alternative fuels will damage the engine and will not be covered under warranty.
A minimum 87 octane containing up to 10% ethanol is recommended. Do not use fuels with 15 to 85% ethanol, these fuels are not approved for use in small engines. Mixing oil with gasoline or modifying your 4-Cycle small engine to run on alternative fuels will damage the engine and will not be covered under warranty.
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.

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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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Where is the oil drain plug – Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower
ANSWER : You probably dont have one!

The best way to drain is to warm up the engine *(to suspend the dirt and metal and get the oil flowing) Then tip the mower to the side with the oil filler with the dipstick removed. The oil just pours out!
Get a dog dish sized bowl and catch the waste oil for disposal.

Good luck and be careful!

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Can not locate the drain plug.

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The manual says to use 10-weight oil on the bar when the temperature is below 30. I can’t find any straight 10-weight oil anywhere, in stores or on line. Does any company make straight 10-weight oil? Where can I purchase it?
ANSWER : 10W is air tool oil, or fork oil for suspension tubes, there are some air tool oils that are 5W. Did they call it 10 weight, or 10W? 10W means 10Winter, 10W-30 is 10Winter-30 Weight

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Oil capacity – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Start out by adding a 1/4 quart then check dipstick for level. if still low add a little more until it reaches the full mark.(please do not overfill)..good luck

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What type of oil do I use?
ANSWER : Just a plain non detergent S.A.E. 30 should be fine. Or you could buy bar oil for chainsaws.

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What type of oil goes into the pump – Honda Pressure Washer PSI 3000

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What type oil goes in the tranmission?
ANSWER : 80W90 Gear oil goes in the tranny. 30W is for the engine only,

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