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Re: Do you use 5w30 in your mower? Does your mower hold 2 quarts? [Re: lawnguy] #5043319
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I put 5w 40 mobil 1 turbo diesel oil in my zero turn. I had a jug in the garage from a WM sale.


13 elantra 75k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 9500 miles m1 0w30
Re: Do you use 5w30 in your mower? Does your mower hold 2 quarts? [Re: lawnguy] #5043780
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I vaguely asked the type of question when I got my new [to me] Husq ride mower..

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4935064/will-5w30-synth-do#Post4935064

maybe another angle on the same topic..
Cheers
J.


2002 Acura TL-P --- 2013 Acura MDX-Elite
Both on PP and PP Ultra & Petro-Can Duradrive synth ATF
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2007 Chev Trailblazer LT
1998 Pontiac Transsport
1984 Firebird SE

Re: Do you use 5w30 in your mower? Does your mower hold 2 quarts? [Re: mk378] #5043918
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Originally Posted by mk378
Originally Posted by Snagglefoot

Rookie Tip: On a Honda GCV you remove the the dipstick, wipe it clean, then push it in, but do not screw it in. Then pull it out and check the level. If you screw it in, you will get a wrong reading and have a low level in the crankcase. This is from the manual. smile


That's also the method for Briggs that have a long plastic filling / dipstick tube up to the top of the engine. Sometimes it is good to RTFM.


The engine manuals for my 15 year old 23hp twin Briggs Intek and Toro/Briggs Super Recycler both say to tighten the dipstick down when checking level. Has that changed recently?

Re: Do you use 5w30 in your mower? Does your mower hold 2 quarts? [Re: jkasch] #5043953
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Originally Posted by jkasch
Originally Posted by mk378
Originally Posted by Snagglefoot

Rookie Tip: On a Honda GCV you remove the the dipstick, wipe it clean, then push it in, but do not screw it in. Then pull it out and check the level. If you screw it in, you will get a wrong reading and have a low level in the crankcase. This is from the manual. smile

That's also the method for Briggs that have a long plastic filling / dipstick tube up to the top of the engine. Sometimes it is good to RTFM.

The engine manuals for my 15 year old 23hp twin Briggs Intek and Toro/Briggs Super Recycler both say to tighten the dipstick down when checking level. Has that changed recently?

The manual for my 18.5hp Intek says the same.


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Re: Do you use 5w30 in your mower? Does your mower hold 2 quarts? [Re: lawnguy] #5044400
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6.5hp? Side valve Briggs and Stratton, I can't remember the capacity. I run full synthetic 5w40 in it. It burns a bit of oil. I believe the carb has been leaking gas into the oil since before I bought it used last year.

My previous 1981 Briggs and Stratton 3hp never burned oil. I ran the same 5w40 full synthetic. The engine ran great until I hit a huge bolt hidden near a sidewalk in deep grass and it stopped the engine dead and and bent the rod or crank. That motor had a ton of very hard hours on it, hit lots of rocks, going through deep wet grass, ran for hours straight only stopping when out of gas. My dad ran straight 30 conventional when I was a kid and it rarely got changed because my dad was too busy with other stuff (building the house). It didn't get good maintenance until I inherited it and fixed it up a bit.


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Re: Do you use 5w30 in your mower? Does your mower hold 2 quarts? [Re: lawnguy] #5044690
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No, never used a 5w-30 in the last 20 years in either of my mowers.


I use Amsoil Small Engine 10w-40 and oem oil filters
in my Honda and Kawasaki engines.


'98 LEX LS400 290K
'02 4Runner 230K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'07 Lex GX470 65K
Amsoil in last two.
Schaeffer in the first two.

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