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What is the best oil type to use
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30 wt for most small engines…

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SAE 15W-40

This is long life oil which increases drain intervals up to 500 hours when paired with John Deere filters. It is formulated specifically to inhibit wear, corrosion, sludge, varnish and oxidation.

You should check with a dealer ( if it`s not covered in your owner`s manual) if your mower is under warranty. But synthetic oil is better than regular oil is all respects so using it is actually good idea. I use it in my riding mower and my push mower which are both quite old. No noticeable issues.
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.
Yes. 5w30 and 10w30 are both 30 weight oils and the exact same thickness in your engine when it is at operating temperature.
10W30 is a common motor oil grade suitable for many lawn mowers. Your owner`s manual will tell you the exact grade required, but in almost all cases 10W30 is the right stuff for a four-stroke engines. Any brand of oil that`s suitable for cars or trucks will work fine in your mower.
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.
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 0W-40 Plus-50 II is a full synthetic PAO (Poly Alpha Olefin) based oil to provide excellent performance.
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.
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.
TY22029: 4-Cycle Engine Oil, TURF-GARD™, 10W-30, API SN/GF6, 946 ml (32 Fluid Oz) | JohnDeereStore.
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.
TY22029: 4-Cycle Engine Oil, TURF-GARD™, 10W-30, API SN/GF6, 946 ml (32 Fluid Oz) | JohnDeereStore.
Plus-50 II is recommended for use in all John Deere diesel engines and may be used in older John Deere and competitive engines recommending the use of API performance grades CH-4, CI-4, CI-4 PLUS, CJ-4, and CK-4.

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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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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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How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
ANSWER : Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.

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Oil leaking too much from the oil filter and blowing out smoke
ANSWER : Kathy there is too much oil in the mower. Drain some out and try again.

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What type of oil I should use for my mower Troy Bill model 12AV565Q711
ANSWER : Any 30 SAE oil will do.Jim

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What type of oil for 17.5 42 500 cc – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : I use straight 30wt.

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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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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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