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Craftsman mower #5425662 05/10/20 04:04 PM
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Changed the oil out in the Craftsman. BS 6.75 went to some leftover top off Havoline DS Pro 10W-30.


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Re: Craftsman mower [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5425666 05/10/20 04:12 PM
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One of my buddies used to put the drain oil from his SCCA race car (Valvoline 20W50 Racing if I remember correctly) in his OPE.
Don't think he ever had a problem

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It'll work.. On regards to old oil. No thank you. I use fresh oil

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Re: Craftsman mower [Re: Oildudeny] #5425721 05/10/20 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Oildudeny
It'll work.. On regards to old oil. No thank you. I use fresh oil


Well it has survived its fifteen years on left over oil from my Corolla OCI and seems to be doing well.


2004 Corolla 140080
Out: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 10-29-19 136457
In: Pennzoil Platinum HM 5W-20 ST 4386
2006 Duramax 77077
Out: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73909
In: Rotella Dino PH9100 11-3-19
Re: Craftsman mower [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5425804 05/10/20 07:43 PM
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Lots of people have done this over the years, but it doesn't seem to be as popular these days.
Those old Briggs probably don't care either way, and any oil is better than no oil.


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Re: Craftsman mower [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5425997 05/11/20 03:50 AM
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I have done that to an old 3 hp briggs that was on a pusher. I put about anything in it ..its an early 1980's model and still running today with no oil related problems at all...yeah it's getting a bit tired but still manages to run well

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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Changed the oil out in the Craftsman. BS 6.75 went to some leftover top off Havoline DS Pro 10W-30.

yes..What's your point?

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Good question … site has a section to post small engine oil changes …

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I have 4 jugs of used oil plus what's in the drain pan. I should use it in the mowers but one only holds 40 ounces and the other holds 18 ounces. There's always two unopened quarts of oil around.


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I had a tiller with 5 B&S that was wornout BUT still started and ran well. Just needed oil 2X 1/2 tank of fuel. Used the 15W50 out of my motorcycle for about 5 years, then someone wanted it or ran away on its own Oh well. I bet it would still be going.

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Re: Craftsman mower [Re: TheLawnRanger] #5426333 05/11/20 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
I have 4 jugs of used oil plus what's in the drain pan. I should use it in the mowers but one only holds 40 ounces and the other holds 18 ounces. There's always two unopened quarts of oil around.


Why would you put used oil in a mower? If I'm going through the trouble of changing the oil, I'm using new oil. May as well just keep the old oil in the mower instead of putting used oil in. duh


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Originally Posted by TheLawnRanger
I have 4 jugs of used oil plus what's in the drain pan. I should use it in the mowers but one only holds 40 ounces and the other holds 18 ounces. There's always two unopened quarts of oil around.


Why would you put used oil in a mower? If I'm going through the trouble of changing the oil, I'm using new oil. May as well just keep the old oil in the mower instead of putting used oil in. duh

I'm not planning on using old oil. However, like others have said, old oil from your car is likely still good enough for a lawn mower. I'm sure there right but I'm still not comfortable with it.


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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Changed the oil out in the Craftsman. BS 6.75 went to some leftover top off Havoline DS Pro 10W-30.


I've got a 16 year old Craftsman with the 6.75 Briggs. Great engine. Starts on the first pull, everytime.

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