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#4719496 - 04/07/18 01:36 PM oil for Briggs
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 1006
Loc: Columbus Nebraska
I have several mowers with small Briggs and Tecumseh engines and I have always used straight 30 HD oil in them. But I know that Briggs now recommends 5/30 synthetic oil as their first choice. I have in my stash a lot of 0/30 M1 , and am wondering if that would be ok to use in place of the 5/30 ? I have 5/0 in a syn blend, would that work? I suppose the worst that would happen is that it might use more oil than before, right? And that would be no big deal as I check and top off the oil in everything before every use.
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#4719500 - 04/07/18 01:39 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2910
Loc: Wet side WA
I've been using my left over top off oil in my Briggs and it is usually 5W-30 full synthetic and its been doing just fine on it for 5 years or so now.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (04/07/18 01:41 PM)
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#4719503 - 04/07/18 01:43 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
old1 Offline


Registered: 01/04/11
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Loc: Columbus Nebraska
Yes, but would 0/30 be ok?


Edited by old1 (04/07/18 01:43 PM)
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#4719505 - 04/07/18 01:44 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
Snagglefoot Offline


Registered: 12/31/17
Posts: 1911
Loc: SE British Columbia, Canada
30 weight oil is still good for 40 F to 100 F. Your choice. No difference.

https://www.briggsandstratton.com/eu/en_gb/support/faqs/browse/mower-oil-type-and-capacity.html

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#4719508 - 04/07/18 01:46 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
FlyNavyP3 Offline


Registered: 07/04/16
Posts: 1431
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Originally Posted By: old1
Yes, but would 0/30 be ok?


If you're out of SAE 30 no harm in using what you have in a 0/5/10W30. My OPE has 15w40 Napa All Fleet CI-4+ because it's what I had around and open when I serviced it last.
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#4719510 - 04/07/18 01:47 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Any engine oil will work.

When I was a kid, I once filled a Briggs mower engine with Hy-Tran, then mowed two acres.

That engine lasted another 20 years after that.

0W-20 or Aeroshell 100... it'll run just fine for many years

Originally Posted By: old1
And that would be no big deal as I check and top off the oil in everything before every use.


BINGO!

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#4719529 - 04/07/18 02:01 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
pburchett Offline


Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 29
Loc: KY
Do they still call for a 50 hour oil change interval?

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#4719543 - 04/07/18 02:11 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
jhellwig Offline


Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 1574
Loc: Ottumwa, Iowa
Use whatever oil you have. The most important thing on them is keepin the oil level where it should be. As long as you do that it will last longer than you care for it to last.
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#4719554 - 04/07/18 02:20 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5723
Loc: South Florida
If they are high hour machines stick with conventional oil.

Any of the oils you have will be fine, especially considering you check the oil so often.
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#4719583 - 04/07/18 02:46 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
hatt Offline


Registered: 01/03/12
Posts: 4431
Loc: Florida
Looks like you're already using 15w-40 Delo in another vehicle. I'd use that in your mowers.
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#4719588 - 04/07/18 02:57 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
Astro_Guy Offline


Registered: 07/30/15
Posts: 463
Loc: Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: old1
Yes, but would 0/30 be ok?

Sure, so long as you routinely check the level and change at the prescribed frequency.

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#4719631 - 04/07/18 03:44 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 1680
Loc: Virginia
A cheaper option would be Shell Rotella T5 semi-synthetic, in 10W-30...

Save the $10 a quart Mobil 1...

Wal-Mar has quarts of Delo and T5 for $2.50 on the discount shelf...
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#4719636 - 04/07/18 03:47 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
rooflessVW Offline


Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 4355
Loc: North Carolina
Several mowers?

Pick up a 5 quart jug of M1 15W-50.
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#4719650 - 04/07/18 04:05 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
MParr Offline


Registered: 10/28/17
Posts: 553
Loc: Georgia
I use 5W30 Synthetic or SAE 30 in my 21 Commercial Snapper. I just bought a Toro MX5000 Zero Turn yesterday and was going over the oil recommendations. Ive come to the conclusion that Shell Rotella T1 in 30W is what I will be using in both. For you, operating temperature will have an effect on what you use.
http://www.briggsandstratton.com/lam/es/support/faqs/oil-recommendations-for-the-equipments-engine
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#4719695 - 04/07/18 04:52 PM Re: oil for Briggs [Re: old1]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6579
Loc: Texas
Im running Delo 400 10w30 in the Briggs smooth and quiet

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