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#4511739 - 09/09/17 06:14 PM Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6166
Loc: USA
I finally changed the oil on my lawn mower, which is about 10 years old. It had the original blue-dyed Briggs and Stratton branded SAE 30 it came with. Yard Machines lawn mower made by MTD, featuring the Briggs and Stratton 500-series engine, 158cc, 5hp.

I replaced it with SMB-brand 10w30 from the Dollar Tree. It comes in a 16oz bottle, which is perfect for small engine use, and is a synesthetic blend meeting API SN standards.

The original Champion RJ19LM spark plug was replaced with an NGK 5798 (aka BR2-LM). Autozone has the spark plug for $1.95, free shipping, no minimum.

Now the mower starts on the first pull smile

I don't visit the small engine forum much, but I'm sure some people here have used that little bottle for $1 in their small engines.

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#4511741 - 09/09/17 06:17 PM Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
danez_yoda Offline


Registered: 07/18/09
Posts: 464
Loc: texas
I use the same oil my truck takes in my 24HP B&S lawntractor. Synthetic 5w30. I also spin on a motorcraft FL400S filter. 200 hours so far (two changes) and oil looks good at OCI (a little dark but no glitter).

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#4511745 - 09/09/17 06:21 PM Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
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That's right; I forgot to mention the engine in my mower doesn't have an oil filter crzy

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#4511809 - 09/09/17 07:59 PM Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
That's right; I forgot to mention the engine in my mower doesn't have an oil filter crzy


Most every push mower lacks an oil filter. Snapper makes a model which has one.


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#4511942 - 09/09/17 10:51 PM Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: skyactiv]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: skyactiv

Most every push mower lacks an oil filter. Snapper makes a model which has one.


Wow, that's bizarre.......
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#4511960 - 09/09/17 11:29 PM Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
man114 Offline


Registered: 05/17/13
Posts: 38
Loc: NY
My John Deere mower takes those tiny filters too.

As far as the SMB oil it's good stuff. I use it in a lot of small engines and the bottle is the right size too.

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#4512150 - 09/10/17 09:41 AM Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog]
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Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
I run Supertech 15w40 in my lawn boy mower.
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