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#488437 - 04/26/06 04:29 AM Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
Buick92 Offline


Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 623
Loc: Pullman Wa
I was wondering if anyone knew who makes B@S oil? I bought a 18 ounce yellow bottle of it for a lawn mower oil change ($1.67) Wally world was out of supertech and the cheapest 30 wt oil I could fine there that was in stock was Pennzoil for $2.38/quart. Thanks

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#488438 - 04/26/06 04:45 AM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
At one time Sun Oil and CITGO made it for them. Not sure who makes it now. There is a compound blender in Combined Locks, WI by the name of U.S. Oil that could be making it for them.

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#488439 - 04/26/06 07:07 PM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
Blue99 Offline


Registered: 09/27/03
Posts: 2233
Loc: Wisconsin
I'm assuming that the Brigg's contract, for blending & packaging small engine oils, moves around as Johnny indicates.

The current MSDS info at the Brigg's site lists the following vendors:

SAE 30 Conventional - Olympic Oil of Cicero, IL

5W-30 Synthetic - Morraine Liquid Technologies Oconomowoc, WI

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#488440 - 04/27/06 09:03 AM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
kkreit01 Offline


Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 3760
Loc: Olathe, KS
I saw that at Walmart too. My mower takes 20 oz of SAE 30. Advance Auto had Pennzoil dino in a 20 oz bottle (handy). However, I picked up a full Quart of Rotella T for about the same price, or less...

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#488441 - 04/27/06 02:14 AM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
You pay more for the custom packaging. Some folks just don't want to have 12 oz left over. Oh, there is nothing special about the B&S oils. Any good 30W or Syn will do just fine.

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#488442 - 04/27/06 05:30 AM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
JAYCEE Offline


Registered: 11/01/04
Posts: 512
Loc: East Texas
Save the 20oz bottle and refill it with whatever oil is your favorite.

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#488443 - 04/27/06 06:44 AM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
Buick92 Offline


Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 623
Loc: Pullman Wa
Maybe they'll send me a free t-shirt if I use all B@S parts and oil, lucky me!

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#488444 - 05/08/06 10:03 PM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
tdimaniac Offline


Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 99
Loc: middle tenn
see if your local autozone has any delo 30 wt on clearance for $0.99/gallon. you may have to look in the back, that is where i have been finding it.

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#488445 - 05/09/06 02:24 AM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
cousincletus Offline


Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 2513
Loc: Richmond, VA
quote:
Originally posted by JAYCEE:
Save the 20oz bottle and refill it with whatever oil is your favorite.

Good idea.

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#488446 - 05/09/06 04:30 AM Re: Who makes Briggs and stratton oil?
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 33617
Loc: New Jersey
I wonder who makes the sears crafstman oil... I just bought a cheapo 4.5hp crafstman rear bagger/mulchermower, and it came with a little 18oz bottle of oil. It was black and tall, unlike the wal mart stuff (and B&S oil used to be in short black bottles IIRC). Ill definitely be keeping this sears bottle, its a great size.

JMH

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