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Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor #4679555
02/27/18 11:11 AM
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2014, 22 H.P. Briggs & Stratton V-twin, using a WIX oil filter running a 42" cutting deck.

High dust, high heat, six hours mowing at a time every 3 weeks or so.

What brand/weight of oil would you guys recommend?

Oh, and anyone know a link to the specs from Briggs & Stratton? I searched high and low and couldn't find any.


03 Porsche 911 Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5w-40 & Mahle filter
14 Honda Accord 4dr EX-L 4cyl-M1 0W-20 & WIX XP
02 Chevy 5.7L van-GTX HM 10W-40 & WIX filter
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679558
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Rotella or Delvac 15w-40

Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: expat] #4679566
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Almost all our customers summer equipment get 30w API CH4/SJ above 40f. Except the engines that require 20w50.


2016 Subaru Outback Premium 2.5. PP 5w30 oem filter
2018 Hyundai Kona 1.6T. Lifetime dealer free oil/filter change
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679571
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Use a longer filter.
The OEM filter is around two inches long
A Fram 3614 (Wix 51348) is three and a half inches long, and holds four more ounces of oil...
A Fram 3600 (Wix 51516) is five, and holds eight more....


2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679577
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Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: expat] #4679578
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Originally Posted By: expat
Rotella or Delvac 15w-40


X2, plus in a dusty setting I would be more concerned with the air filtration than the oil weight. Add a prefilter if it doesn't have one and clean often. These Briggs engines will run forever on most any oil.

Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679583
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For oil, Shell Rotella T6, in 5W-40.

The new CK formula has less additives than the old CJ spec,
so I would put in 2-4 ounces (quarter to half cup) Mobil 1 Racing 0W-30.

This has double the normal levels of additives...
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-Racing-Synthetic-Motor-Oil-0W30-1-Quart/55502854

A cheaper alternative would be Rotella T5, in 10W-30,
but that should be changed at 50 hours,
verses yearly (100-200 hours) for the T6...

Last edited by mattwithcats; 02/27/18 11:53 AM.

2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Purolator Synthetic PSL 14610, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: 2004tdigls] #4679605
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Just ordered a six pack of the Castrol HD40, and I'll use the Wix 51516 for more capacity.

Thanks for the help everyone!

Oh, link to Brigss & Stratton specs? Anyone?


03 Porsche 911 Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5w-40 & Mahle filter
14 Honda Accord 4dr EX-L 4cyl-M1 0W-20 & WIX XP
02 Chevy 5.7L van-GTX HM 10W-40 & WIX filter
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679606
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I think when I hit 60 year old I stopped worrying as much.



Mercury Marine 4stroke 25w-40

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Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679638
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There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679649
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30 wt

Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679656
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I run RT6 5W40 because that's what I have around, but I would run 15W40 if I had that too.


07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 230km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 22km 0W20
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4679657
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Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
I think when I hit 60 year old I stopped worrying as much.

Ain't that the truth!

At that age, just about any new machines will likely outlast us, so why worry?

I know guys in their 60s who've actually gotten worse. Serious OCD issues at that age can really compromise one's enjoyment of life.

Life's too short for that nonsense and the older we get, the more valuable our time. No sense getting wound up about stuff.

Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679710
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M1 15W-50 and Fram PH8170 on my Intek.

No need to go to a bigger filter. The PH8170 is built tough.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Recommend an oil/weight for Lawn Tractor [Re: sasilverbullet] #4679734
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2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: Unknown &OE filter
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: NAPA Synthetic 5W30 & NAPA Gold 1348
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