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Is ist a 4 Strike Engine?
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I think you are talking about a Toro pushmower with a 6.75 Briggs motor on it. If so; it is a four stroke motor and requires 10w-30 motor oil.If it has a dipstick then its a 4-stroke. If there is no way to add oil to the crankcase and no way to check the oil level then its a 2-stroke ( ie. lawn boy and some really old snapper pushmowers)

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Use Briggs & Stratton SAE 30W Oil above 40°F (4°C) for all of our engines. Check oil level regularly.
Toro SAE 30 4-cycle engine oil passed the strictest requirements in thousands of hours of testing in hundreds of engines before you filled your lawn mower. This oil meets or exceeds performance requirements of all OEM engines (Toro, Briggs & Stratton, KOLHER, Honda, and Tecumseh).
Generally, most Toro push mowers require 1.5 quarts of SAE 30 oil.
20 oz. of oil is required for the Vanguard 6.5 Gross HP engine (3000-3600 PSI Pressure Washers).
Can You Use Synthetic Lawn Mower Oil? 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.
SAE-30 oil is often a safe bet for your mower, but it`s still worth referring to your owner`s manual since a lawnmower is no small investment. Since you won`t be mowing in the wintertime unless you have a landscaping emergency in colder temperatures, there`s no reason to use a multi-grade motor oil such as 5W-30.
Is SAE 30 Oil The Same As 10W-30? No. Unlike SAE 30, SAE 10W-30 is multi grade oil. SAE 10W-30 has SAE 10W viscosity at a lower temperature and SAE 30 viscosity at a hotter operating temp.
Can I Use Motor Oil in My Lawn Mower? If the engine manufacturer`s operator manual recommends 10W-30 or 10W-40, the same motor oil types used in vehicles, then these can also be used in your lawn mower.
This can be difficult, as engine oil is often out-of-sight, and therefore out-of-mind. But, Toro recommends that the oil be changed every 100 hours, or after the first 5 hours for brand-new Toro zero-turn mowers. Luckily, it is an easy process that anyone can learn how to do.
The main differences between SAE 30 and 5W30 are that the SAE 30 is a single-grade type, that can be used for small engines, and would generate in warm weather. On the other hand, 5W30 is a multiple-grade type, that can be used for larger engines, tolerating extreme weather.
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.
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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The recommended oil viscosity for your vehicle, according to Kia documentation, is 10W-40. If you drive the vehicle in exceptionally cold weather, well below 32 degrees, you can use 5W-30 oil but even 10W-40 is still perfectly OK to use if outdoor temperatures are below freezing.

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.
SAE, the acronym for the Society of Automotive Engineers, is responsible for establishing a classification system based solely on oil viscosity. To classify the oils, their viscosity is measured in cold conditions at different temperatures below zero, and then in hot conditions at 100ºC.
5W-30 oil is the lead viscosity recommendation by automakers over the past four decades for use in many vehicle types – passenger cars, SUVs, light vans and trucks – including those with high-performance turbo-charged and supercharged engines.
Using a 40 weight engine oil instead of 30 weight isn`t going to hurt the engine. It may, however, it may affect your oil consumption. 5w-40 could be a big jump in viscosity. You want an oil that is thin enough so that the oil doesn`t cost you power yet thick enough to protect your engine.
The engine oil capacity should be 0.47 L (16 oz), the oil viscosity should be SAE 30 or SAE 10W-30 detergent oil, and the API service classification should be SJ or higher. Move the machine to a level surface. Remove the dipstick by rotating the cap counterclockwise and pulling it out.
The correct fuel mixture ratio is 32:1. Note: Gasoline and oil must be premixed in a clean gasoline container.
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.
Is SAE 30 Oil The Same As 10W-30? No. Unlike SAE 30, SAE 10W-30 is multi grade oil. SAE 10W-30 has SAE 10W viscosity at a lower temperature and SAE 30 viscosity at a hotter operating temp.
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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BURNING OIL MY TORO IS BURNING OIL  TO THE POINT OF HAVING TO REFILL IT EVERY TIME YOU USE IT…
ANSWER : Look for leaks, make sure its clean motor and cooling fins, i would suggest to take it in to a shop, check you oil level too make sure your not dumpimg fuel into your crankcase. your breather valve my be bad to

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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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Pouring out oil.
ANSWER : Where is it pouring out from? Might you be over filling the mower? Is your drain plug tight? the right thread? (meteric vs non-metric?) if the casting is cracked, you are done. The other items are probably correctable.

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Toro recycler lv195xa engine oil leaking from topside of engine onto deck.
ANSWER : Cracked head, replace engine. $119 at Harbor Freight.

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What oil to I use in toro self propelled lawn mover is 5w30 ok
ANSWER : Hi jonconbuck…
5W30 is ok during the winter season…but use 10W30 or 30 W non detergent during the summer season
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What type of gas should be used in a toro lawnmower?
ANSWER : I would recommend a Mid-Grade gas and if it stored in anything bigger then 2 gal. then some Sta-bul should be added to to the gas can.

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Blowing oil out of the engine – Toro 52" 27hp Z Master Zero Turn Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Check oil level fuel could have flooded through into the engine oil which will cause it to blow out if so clean out carby and check that needle in the carby is sealing

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Will not start turns over has spark the engine was running and killed and will not restart
ANSWER : If you have good fuel to the plug and a good spark and it still does not start it could be a timing issue, check the flywheel key has not sheared.

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