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Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 #4511739
09/09/17 06:14 PM
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slacktide_bitog Online content OP
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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.

Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4511741
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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).

Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4511745
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That's right; I forgot to mention the engine in my mower doesn't have an oil filter crzy

Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4511809
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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.




Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: skyactiv] #4511942
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv

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


Wow, that's bizarre.......


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4511960
09/09/17 11:29 PM
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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.

Re: Dollar Tree 10w30 oil in a Briggs and Stratton 500 [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4512150
09/10/17 09:41 AM
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I run Supertech 15w40 in my lawn boy mower.


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