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Posted By: greenaccord02

Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 01:30 AM

This can be a place to post our latest small engine oil change. I guess spring time would be the best time to start a thread like this.

I figure it would be good to include the engine info, brand and weight of oil, and filter where applicable. Here goes mine:


1954 B&S 2.5HP 6B-HS - 20oz. M1 15W-40 Gold Cap
Posted By: Chris142

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 01:39 AM

Generac 4K generator with a rod knock got Castrol Synted 5w40 today.
Posted By: Big_Kat

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 01:44 AM

Kohler Courage 20hp Mobil Delvac Supertech st3600 with a filter full of mmo.
Posted By: DieselTech

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 02:20 AM

6 weeks ago Honda GCV160 on my troybuilt mower. Amsoil small engine oil!!
Posted By: CharlieJ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 02:25 AM

Briggs 675 a few weeks ago with Pennzoil Platinum 10w-30
Posted By: dsmith41

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 02:29 AM

Briggs & Stratton filled with canola oil.
Posted By: Nick R

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 03:03 AM

Briggs 675 filled with Quaker State Q-HP UD 5W-30 couple days ago.
Posted By: greenaccord02

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 04:41 AM

Just now:
2004 Briggs 4.5HP - 20oz. M1 15W-40 GoldCap
Posted By: sneakboxer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 07:07 AM

2008 B&S 6.75 has shell 5w40 changed at 50hrs and does not burn a drop. Over kill but who cares about 20oz of oil.
Posted By: CompGUY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 10:33 AM

Used Rotella T5 10w-30 in my 18hp Kohler Cub Cadet and my Briggs Pressure washer Also used GC in my 15kw 30hp Generac generator
Posted By: Jeepster_nut

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 12:36 PM

Rotella 30w in:
Kohler 10hp Magnum, Honda HRR216 walk behind mower, Honda 4 stroke trimmer, [censored] 7 HP Intek B&S pressure washer, [censored] 9.5hp Tecumseh snow blower.

Easier using 1 weight across the board- less oil to store!
Posted By: stranger706

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 12:40 PM

Honda 160 - 20 OZ of Pennzoil Outdoor 4 cycle SAE 30
Posted By: exranger06

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/10 03:25 PM

7 hp Tecumseh-powered Toro 724 snowblower: Napa synthetic 5w-30, drained the gas, all ready for summer storage!
Posted By: hate2work

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/25/10 02:50 AM


Last Fall, just before it was put away for the Winter...Honda HRX217HXA Amsoil 10W-30 Small engine oil.
Posted By: Steve S

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/25/10 03:50 AM

15w-40 in all my air cooled motors except the lawn mower which sometimes it gets what ever is left over from car oil changes it did 2 seasons on 5w-20.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/25/10 11:19 AM

Rotella 30W and Quaker State QS3614 on a Kohler 14.5hp Single.
Posted By: Sunstealer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 12:48 AM

Simplicity Javelin ZTR
20HP B&S V-Twin OHV
2+ Quarts Pennzoil Platinum 5W-30
Purolator PL10241 Filter

Also got two new spark plugs, new fuel filter, cleaned and re-oiled pre-filter, and a wash/wax.

I know it is overkill, but I paid more for this mower than I did for my first car. It gets fresh synthetic each spring (the manual actually recommends synthetic), Mobil up until this year.
Posted By: daman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 12:52 AM

All out door power equipment gets Amsoil ACD 10w30/SAE30w and P1 filters @ 100hr intervals!
Posted By: vossman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 03:18 AM

Honda GCV160 in a Cub Cadet push mower, Mobil 1 10w-30
Posted By: pavelow

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 04:27 AM

My lawnmower, snowblower and my daughter's go-kart all get Shell Rotalla syn 5W40.
Posted By: nixon

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 04:37 AM

American 25HH log splitter hondaGX270
Husqv,2148 mower B+S 21 Hp
both got Husqvarna XP1 synthetic
Posted By: Deltona_Dave

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 06:27 PM

Craftsman 42" Lawn Tractor, 22HP B&S Intek twin, is getting Delvac 1300 15w-40 and MC FL-400s this weekend. Florida tropical heat will be here soon.

Thanks to the bitoger's that suggested the MC 400 filter in my earlier post cheers
Troy-bilt 5500w generator is getting the last of the Rotella.

Pressure washer is getting Delvac also.

Dave
Posted By: occity79

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 06:46 PM

2002 Honda Harmony mower xenoy deck GCV 160 with tuned carburator
RN6YC champ. plug--- OIL: Lubro moly 5w-40 synthoil + 3 oz. MOS2 moly add.
Posted By: SuperDave456

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 07:23 PM

I changed it out at the end of last season.
I was using Quaker State Synthetic 10w30, but I put in
15oz 15w40 Rotella, 1oz Marvel Mystrey Oil.
It smoked a bit at the initial seasonal start, only took 3 pulls, but soon afterward it stopped and ran normal.

I have had the mower for one season, a Toro with B&S engine, and after a couple hours of usage I plan on dumping the current mix and going to Rotella T6. At the end of last season I was still getting some silvery debires out with a hot oil change.
Posted By: ncguy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/10 09:53 PM

Cub Cadet 1600 with a 17.5hp Briggs Vanguard engine:

Pennzoil Platinum 10w30 with a Napa 7035 filter; new air filter; new Champion spark plug; new inline fuel filter. Now if I had the blades sharpened I would be ready to mow.
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/10 10:19 AM

Craftsman air compressor
Craftsman 20wt. compressor oil
Posted By: wavinwayne

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/10 12:24 PM

Spring '09 - John Deere lawn tractor
Castrol Syntec 0w30 and Wix oil filter
Based on appearance of the oil, I probably won't change the oil until Spring '11.
Posted By: bodeh6

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/10 10:34 PM

Today
2006 Poulan Push Mower
20oz Castrol HD30
Posted By: BoiseRob

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/28/10 01:25 AM

Today
1995 Toro Mower
20oz Chevron Supreme HD30
Posted By: sparkplug

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/28/10 08:59 PM

Yesterday
1983 John Deere 210
I rebuilt the motor and used 2 quarts of Rotella 30 weight. Has about 3 hours on it.
Posted By: robertcope

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/28/10 11:55 PM

Today
2009 Troy-Bilt w/ Honda engine
AMSOIL SSO

I'm a bad person and didn't change the oil last year at all. Didn't really use it that much, either, but the oil that came out (factory fill) sure looked metallic...
Posted By: outoforder

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/30/10 09:26 AM

Supertech 10w30 in an mtd yardman. I believe it's a briggs and stratton engine. Older model, got it for free from the Dad. After oil change, started on first pull of season.
Posted By: SOHCman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/31/10 05:13 AM

1988 Kawasaki FB460V
10w-30 maxlife for a flush
Posted By: Tdbo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/31/10 05:16 PM

JD X 300 w/@ 17 hp Kawasaki: JD Torq Gard 10W30 w/ @ JD oil filter
Posted By: gd9704

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/01/10 06:27 PM

Supertech SAE HD-30 in my Honda EM5000 generator.
Posted By: [email protected]

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/02/10 01:37 AM

Ehhh small engine? I hope this qualifies!

I have a 3 or 4 year old Yard Machines riding mower, 38" 13.5HP Briggs engine. Bought it last year off craigslist. The seller said he had "just changed the oil with the briggs & stratton brand oil" and I said "thats great, but its getting drained as soon as I get it home and refilled with Amsoil" ... tongue2

So anyways, last year I ran 10w/30 Amsoil synthetic small engine oil, put about ~75 hours on the riding mower (200x100 lot), changed it out today and it still looked pretty good!!

So to answer the question, I refilled with Amsoil's 10w/30 small engine synthetic oil again grin
Posted By: Jason2007

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/02/10 01:09 PM

2006 Craftsman PM w/4.5hp Tecumseh
10-30 QSTP Synthetic
Posted By: Texan4Life

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/03/10 08:29 AM

11HP B&S

Rotella T 30wt
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/03/10 02:37 PM

19 year old Honda lawn mower.

M1 5-30EP.
Posted By: oil_spaz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/04/10 12:31 AM

Briggs push mower and Chonda snowthrower both got Edge 5W-30 this year since it was left over from the car oil changes I just did (got a deal on it). In past years it has been M1 5W-30EP.
Posted By: Propflux01

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/04/10 03:42 PM

Pennzoil Ultra 10w-30 in my Honda powered Cub Cadet mower
Posted By: Quattro Pete

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/04/10 03:46 PM

Last week I did the first oil change on my snowblower: Honda HS520A (160cc): drained the OEM Honda oil, refilled with GC 0w-30.
Posted By: Triple_Se7en

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/10 04:47 PM

My push mowers.....

Toro Briggs 5HP -- Rotella synthetic 5W-40
Honda 6.75HP -- Rotella synthetic 5W-40
Craftsman 3.5HP Briggs -- Rotella synthetic 5W-40
Posted By: Blokey

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/10 01:17 AM

JD JX75 6 hp Kawasaki and SCAG 36" 13 hp Kawasaki KAI V-twin both got RP MaxCycle 10W-30 w/ K&N HP-1003 filter.
Posted By: Andyge

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/10 10:29 AM

I just changed my oil in my ariens 1028 10hp B.S.

QSQTP 5w30

Andy
Posted By: wolfc70

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/10 02:35 PM

Toro SR4 mower (B&S L head)- Amsoil ACD

Simplicity Coronet RER (Kohler Command)- Amsoil ACD

B&S Elite 3.5kw generator (B&S Intek)- Amsoil ACD (SSO or GC in Winter)

JD 1032 snow-blower (Tecumseh Snow King L head)- GC or Amsoil SSO

Stihl FS80 string trimmer- Amsoil 100:1 Saber premix

Stihl O31AV chain saw- Amsoil 100:1 Saber premix
Posted By: tmorris1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/10 01:39 PM

Napa Synthetic 5W30 in an old 7.5HP Tecumseh snow blower engine that just got put away for the summer.
Posted By: Defiance665

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/10 03:18 AM

Briggs 14.5hp OHV Gold Series, 1.5 Qts Super Tech 10w30
Briggs 12.5hp Gold Flathead, 1.5Qts Super Tech 10w30

My sisters is getting done soon,
24?HP Briggs AVS (pressure lube), Super Tech 10w30 Dino, Supertech or Briggs filter.
Posted By: Mr_Joe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/10 01:27 PM

Cub Cadet, 10w-40 semi-synthetic.
Posted By: boraticus

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/10 02:37 PM

Husqvarna Lawn Tractor Kawasaki V twin - Shell Formula 10W40

Craftsman Lawn Tractor Honda GX V twin - Shell Formula 10W40

KLR650 Dual Purpose motorcycle - Shell Rotella T 15W40

Suzuki 500cc Liquid cooled ATV engine - Shell Rotella T 15W40

Simplicity snow thrower B&S Kool Bore - Mobile 1 synth. 5W30

Old rototiller 2.5 h.p. B&S engine - whatever is left over.

Old Craftsman 3.5 h.p. Tecumseh push mower - as above.

That's it for this half of the year.
Posted By: Fat Man

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/10 02:57 PM

Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor - Delo 15w-40.
Posted By: UncleS2

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/10 02:53 AM

Yesterday, April 13 2010: 3 yr old 48" cut Sears w/hydro trans, 24 HP Briggs V-twin. Drained old oil(Rotella 15w40, had about 30 hrs on it, looked OK) & removed old filter. Refilled with Chevron Delo 15w40, & installed a red textured Advance Auto Suregrip? 3614 filter. Also installed a freshly serviced air filter & pre-cleaner. Plus removed & cleaned deck, installed a new set of Gator blades, & greased fittings on jackshaft spindles.
Today did much mowing. 8^P
Posted By: Virtuoso

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/10 08:52 PM

2008 Craftsman 22" with a 6.75tq B&S

20oz of about half Formula Shell half NAPA SAE 30
Posted By: HM12460

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/10 09:28 PM

John Deere 216 w/ the K-341 Kohler. Shell Rotella T 5W-40.
Posted By: kbowley

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/10 11:17 PM

WheelHorse 416-8 with an Onan twin, Castrol HD30w, Wix filter
Posted By: kbowley

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/10 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By: HM12460
John Deere 216 w/ the K-341 Kohler. Shell Rotella T 5W-40.


Nice engine...
Posted By: Lost1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/20/10 01:41 AM

Lawn mower- 5 hp B&S
Pressure washer- 5.5 HP B&S
Garden tiller- 5 hp B&S
Lawn tractor- 18.5 hp B&S
Lawn tractor #2- 24 hp B&S V-Twin
Real tractor- 47 hp 4-cyl Branson diesel

All get 15W-40 Rotella & OEM filters once a year
Posted By: fdcg27

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/10 12:03 AM

You actually change yours? J/K
Posted By: greenaccord02

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/10 01:48 AM

I just put 20 oz. of a 4:1:1 mix of ATF, SeaFoam, and MMO in the crankcase of an old snapper edger that I found on the side of the road this evening. She ran pretty well after a new sparkplug and gas tank. Tomorrow, I'm going to let it get up to operating temperature, then drain the mix and refill with some RTS.

The other edger I found has the same mix in the crankcase, but it is seized up. The combustion chamber is filled up and soaking, too. It's a mix that's worked for me in the past.
Posted By: MCompact

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/10 02:58 AM

Dixon 5424 ZTR/w 20 hp Intek: 2 quarts 5W-30 PP + B&S filter
Posted By: Zedhed

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/10 04:24 PM

Honda GVC160 engine, change it once a year with WM straight 30 non-detergent oil like the manual says. No wasting money using 0w-40 GC or RL in a mower.....
Posted By: Scienceman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/10 10:17 PM

Briggs 21hp in a 2009 craftsman mower.

30w Castrol GTX
Posted By: Scienceman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/10 10:18 PM

Oh yea and a Super Tech filter
Posted By: MNgopher

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/22/10 01:24 AM

Put the 2005 Toro Snowblower to bed last weekend. Gave the Techumseh Snow King HMSK90 (IIRC) a fresh oil change using 5w30 Motorcraft Oil. Goes in everything else around here too! (Except the lawnmower - that wakes up in a week or so...)
Posted By: jdh

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/10 02:37 PM

log splitter 9hp honda gx rotella 10w-30 @5hrs

pressure washer honda gc190 valvoline sae30

cub cadet 22hp kawasaki kohler command 10w-30 @5hrs

mini tiller honda gx35 valvoline sae30


wish i would have found this site sooner looks like rotella for everything once i run out of kohler 10-30 and valvoline sae30!

Posted By: Oldwolf

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/10 04:03 PM

Dumped out the 2 year old M1 10W40 and refilled with M1 0W40.

Snapper mower, B&S Diamond I/C 6HP Cast Iron Sleeved
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/01/10 08:04 AM

1998 Craftsman walk behind
6.5 briggs quantum
20 oz. of Craftman Sae.30w
runs like a champ although the deck is starting to rust up pretty good
Posted By: 1999nick

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/01/10 10:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Zedhed
Honda GVC160 engine, change it once a year with WM straight 30 non-detergent oil like the manual says. No wasting money using 0w-40 GC or RL in a mower.....


How old is your owner's manual? I thought recommendations for non-detergent oil went out 40 years ago, and I thought Honda recommended 10W30.
Posted By: greenaccord02

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/01/10 11:44 PM

It's absolutely not what the manual says, he just like to stir stuff up.
Posted By: chestermo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/10 12:30 AM

1992 Onan Emerald Plus 6500 RV Generator: 4 Quarts of RTS 5-40 and an Onan Filter
Posted By: willix

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/10 01:43 AM

22hp Intek Amsoil XL 10w30
Posted By: GenSan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/10 03:56 AM

Troy-Bilt w/ a B&S professional series 7.75

Original fill: Mobil 1 EP 5w-30

1st oil change after two years: QS full synthetic Ultimate durability 5w-30

Makita blower: QS UD 5w-30
Posted By: Lowcountry

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/10 02:34 PM

Today
1995 B&S 14 hp
Castrol HD30
Posted By: RWEST

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/10 07:46 PM

21 HP Yanmar diesel in my John Deere X595 mower.
J-D 0-40 synthetic
Wix 1064 filter.
Every 100 hours.
thumbsup
Posted By: Deltona_Dave

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/10 07:59 PM

B&S Intek 21.5 HP on Craftsman Rider. Mobil Delvac 1300 for 50 hour change. Left the Motorcraft 400s on for another month. Changing oil every 50 hours this season.

Dave
Posted By: sparkplug

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/09/10 02:30 AM

Rebuilt Kohler k241. Brad Penn SAE 30.

1994 Craftsman Tehcumseh VLV60 pushmower. Castrol HD30.
Posted By: Pete591

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/10 02:00 AM

I changed Amsoil SM HP 10w-30 out of my 9 HP snowblower and 4 HP Honda edger. Oil looked pathetic. Valves sounded bad...even thought I was going to throw a rod in the new Honda 9HP.

Now...5w-30 Royal Purple SL grade in both engine. Run great and quiet.

Never an SM oil again!

Posted By: 1999nick

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/10 03:41 AM

[quote=Pete591]I changed Amsoil SM HP 10w-30 out of my 9 HP snowblower and 4 HP Honda edger. Oil looked pathetic. Valves sounded bad...even thought I was going to throw a rod in the new Honda 9HP.

Now...5w-30 Royal Purple SL grade in both engine. Run great and quiet.

Never an SM oil again!
(/quote)

Sounds somewhat like me. When I ran out of my old stock of M1 5W30 I was using in my mowers and other OPE, I went to the M1 10W30 High Mileage oil, which is still SL.
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/10 05:42 PM

5w-30 SHELL full syn / P.P. mix for 4 H.P. Tecumseh lawn mower , P.P. 5w-30 for 5 H.P. Tecumseh snow plower , and P.P. 5w-30 for 5 H.P. mower . Plan to switch to 10w-30 P.P or the ULTRA for both lawn mowers . Plan to get 5 quart jug of 1 of the 2 .
Posted By: yeehaw1960

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/10 03:19 AM

Straight 30wt in a 19 HP Briggs on a rider, straight 30 wt in a Tecumseh 3.5 HP on a push mower, straight 30 wt in a 6 HP Briggs Quantum on a mower, straight 30 wt in a Briggs 4 HP on a mower, straight 30wt in a Briggs 3.75 HP on a mower, straight 30 wt in another Briggs 4 HP on a mower, 10W 30 in a 5 HP Honda on a mower, 10W 30 in an 8 HP Honda on a concrete saw, straight 30 weight in a 5 HP Briggs on a tiller, straight 30 wt in a four-stroke weed whacker. Troybilt four stroke weedwhacker...what a piece of junk. That was this last weekend.

Seven air filters, 4 lengths of starter rope, three diaphrams on tank mounted Briggs, three bowl gaskets, two cans of plain-label carb cleaner, one battery charged, and a partridge in a pear tree...silly me!
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/10 03:47 AM

LOL . Nothing like having a starter rope break as you pull that sends you for a loop . blush
Posted By: willix

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/10 01:36 PM

I returned the B&S oil filter and put $12 back in my pocket. Menards has QS-3600 for $1.99 this week, its about 4X bigger.
Posted By: jdh

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/10 11:00 PM

huskee tiller 6hp briggs valvoline sae30
Posted By: 92saturnsl2

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/14/10 01:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Zedhed
Honda GVC160 engine, change it once a year with WM straight 30 non-detergent oil like the manual says. No wasting money using 0w-40 GC or RL in a mower.....


Originally Posted By: 1999nick
How old is your owner's manual? I thought recommendations for non-detergent oil went out 40 years ago, and I thought Honda recommended 10W30.


No kidding, how old is that? I just purchased a push mower with the GCV160 (not GVC160) and it recommends 10w30 for most temperatures.
Posted By: willix

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/15/10 02:31 AM

OK, I dropped the oil, 2 hrs total on new machine 5 yrs old. The nubs are still on the tread patch. It would have been better if I had tube to put on the easy drain. So all was good til' it got low nd dribbled all over the place. The drain filled a coffee can up to the last rib before the rim. over 2 qt. Mystic 10w30 blend QS-3600 Fresh.
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/16/10 10:02 AM

New Lawnboy with the 675 Briggs just changed out the first 5 hour of operation use oil ...Refilled with PYB HD 30
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/10 03:39 AM

just drained the new BOLENS riding mower with B&S 13.5 H.P. and refilled with PYB HD 30 . Plan to use it for 3 runs and then repalce with PENNZOIL Platinum 10w-30 . Did overfill it about 4 ounces . Any reason to be concerned ? Thanks
Posted By: JonnySaab

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/10 08:47 PM

Craftsman 42" B&S INTEK 20hp Castrol SAE 30 HD with Bosch 3330 filter
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/10 01:09 AM

The one time I overfilled a lawnmower engine it ran rough, and oil started ooozing out the air filter....No need to overfill a small engine.
Originally Posted By: odie
just drained the new BOLENS riding mower with B&S 13.5 H.P. and refilled with PYB HD 30 . Plan to use it for 3 runs and then repalce with PENNZOIL Platinum 10w-30 . Did overfill it about 4 ounces . Any reason to be concerned ? Thanks
Posted By: Hitzy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/10 02:37 AM

I just checked out some Supertech diesel 15w40's....the "premium" jug is CJ/SM, the cheaper diesel is $9 a jug her in Canada and CH/SL rated.
Guess which one I will be running this summer in my OPE's...
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/10 03:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Superbuick96
The one time I overfilled a lawnmower engine it ran rough, and oil started ooozing out the air filter....No need to overfill a small engine.
Originally Posted By: odie
just drained the new BOLENS riding mower with B&S 13.5 H.P. and refilled with PYB HD 30 . Plan to use it for 3 runs and then repalce with PENNZOIL Platinum 10w-30 . Did overfill it about 4 ounces . Any reason to be concerned ? Thanks
was a mistake . Not intentional .
Posted By: bigmike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/10 02:09 PM

2007 Toro Recycler Walk Behind

Roughly 18oz HDEO Supertech 30W and 2oz MMO.
Posted By: heavyhitter

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/10 02:17 PM

Briggs 650 series - 20oz of Orielly's sae 30
Posted By: sparkplug

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/26/10 03:43 AM

1963 Briggs 5 horse roto-tiller. Castrol Syntec blend 5w20.
Posted By: Firehawk409

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/26/10 11:07 AM

2007 Toro Recycler Walk Behind
6.5 Tecumseh
Took out the black goo thats been in there for 3years and replaced it with Amsoil SSO 30w.
Posted By: ProStreetCamaro

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/27/10 04:46 PM

Kawasaki 15HP commercial V-Twin.
Rotella 5W-40 and pure one filter

Kohler command pro 25HP commercial V-Twin
Rotella 5W-40 and pure one filter
Posted By: panthermike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/01/10 07:51 PM

Craftsman B&S 6.25 push mower;

15oz Supertech HD SAE30
2oz MMO
Posted By: boraticus

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/01/10 09:16 PM

Mitsubishi 6 h.p. pressure washer engine. .6 liter 10W30 Havoline because that's all I had.

5 h.p. Chonda engine on a friend's Boliy inverter generator. .6 liter Castrol straight SAE30 HDEO.
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/02/10 01:49 PM

- Honda GC powered pressure washer...Valvoline 5W30 and 10W30 mix (leftovers from roommate's Civic)
- Tecumseh powered tiller...Peak 30.
- Briggs & Stratton l-head powered mower...Peak 30
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/10 04:40 AM

SEARS Eager 1 w/ 4 H.P. Tecumseh : 17 ounces of PLATINUM 10w-30 at $3.75 a quart .
Posted By: edhackett

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/10 05:56 PM

John Deere JX75, Kawasaki engine, Rotella T5 10W-30.
Posted By: rats1955

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/10 09:24 PM

SEARS Eager 1 Tecumseh: NAPA 30W

I had a friend that worked for John Deere repairing mowers. He said that you would be sick if you knew how many homeowners never change their lawnmower oil. That was the majority of their engine problems.
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/05/10 12:58 AM

Gardian Generac generator

1.8 qts. of M1 5-30
Posted By: chewy781

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/05/10 01:18 AM

ETQ 2250 generator with 4 h.p. chonda engine 1/2 quart amsoil ase 10w30/sae30, ngk bpr6es spark plug, at 20 hours.
Posted By: Turk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/06/10 12:47 PM

1992 Toro Recycler 5HP.

10-30 Trop Artic Semi-Syn & MMO.

Runs great! thumbsup
Posted By: cos

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/07/10 03:51 AM

2005 Toro 22" Recycler (holds 21 oz):

- 10 oz QS full syn 5W20
- 11 oz Rotella T 15W40

Runs great!
Posted By: lewdwig

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/21/10 02:57 PM

Generac 5000 watt generator with a 10 hp Tecumseh engine - Schaeffer's 9000 5W-30 (no filter).
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/22/10 04:00 AM

new WEEDEATER with 5 H.P. Briggs + Stratton : 15 ounces of leftover PLATINUM 5w-30 and 2 ounces PLATINUM 10w-30 .
Posted By: Jeepster_nut

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/22/10 12:51 PM

Originally Posted By: odie
new WEEDEATER with 5 H.P. Briggs + Stratton : 15 ounces of leftover PLATINUM 5w-30 and 2 ounces PLATINUM 10w-30 .



You have a 5Hp weed wacker??
Posted By: Lurch

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/22/10 03:49 PM

After reading a lot of this thread, I decided to do a lawn mower OCI. It's just a cheap Murray mower - 20" cut with B&S 3.5 HP motor. I put in fresh Castrol 10-30.

Was talking to a guy at a local muffler shop about how many people at BITOG use 10-30,. etc.,m in their lawn mower motors, and he said "you should NEVER use 10-30 in a mower motor, period, and when I told him I've learned a lot of good things at BITOG, he looked angry, so I didn't press the issue. After the leftover GTX 10-30 and 10-40 is used up, I'll put Rotella 15-40 in it. thumbsup
Posted By: Lurch

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/22/10 03:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeepster_nut
Originally Posted By: odie
new WEEDEATER with 5 H.P. Briggs + Stratton : 15 ounces of leftover PLATINUM 5w-30 and 2 ounces PLATINUM 10w-30 .


You have a 5Hp weed wacker??


He probably is referring to a Weedeater brand lawn mower.
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/22/10 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Lurch
Originally Posted By: Jeepster_nut
Originally Posted By: odie
new WEEDEATER with 5 H.P. Briggs + Stratton : 15 ounces of leftover PLATINUM 5w-30 and 2 ounces PLATINUM 10w-30 .


You have a 5Hp weed wacker??


He probably is referring to a Weedeater brand lawn mower.
yes .
Posted By: Jeepster_nut

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/23/10 01:04 PM

oh ok lol I was going to say...
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/24/10 03:13 AM

BOLENS riding lawn mower with BRIGGS and STRATTON 13.5 H.P.engine : about 44 ounces of PLATINUM 10w-30 .
Posted By: stuntboy79

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/25/10 02:54 AM

MTD B&S 6.5 HP castrol syntec 5/30 and a little bit of moly.
Posted By: Oil_Can_Harry

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/06/10 10:17 AM

Generac Home Standby Generator: Model 04390-2 (15 KWH - LP /13 KWH - NG)

Engine : Briggs & Stratton GT-990 (2 Cylinder)

Oil Filter: Generac 070185E Extended Life Oil Filter

Oil: 2 Quarts Castrol Syntec European Formula 0W-30
Posted By: boraticus

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/06/10 02:16 PM

Wow! 7665 views and only 115 oil change replies? That's only a reply rate of 1.5%. Someone's not changing their oil!
Posted By: Jim 5

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/12/10 12:24 AM

John Deere JX75
Kawasaki FJ180V engine
Fram TG 4967 Filter
M1 0w-40 (1L)



Posted By: whitearrow

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/13/10 12:32 AM

craftsman lt1000
16hp kohler command engine
pennzoil hm 10w-30
purolator classic oil filter
Posted By: Pete591

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/13/10 03:59 PM

1 year old Birggs 20 HP V-Twin

Change oil every 25 hrs or 2x / season

Use the Briggs Yellow 2x filter

German Castrol "gold stuff" 0W-30

Runs great!

Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/14/10 03:47 AM

1.) YARD MACHINE 5 H.P.Tecumseh : 20 oz. SHELL 5w-30 synthetic
2.) WEEDEATER 5 H.P. B&S push mower : 18 oz. SHELL 5w-30 syn for second oil change
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/14/10 04:42 PM

forgot to mention the Y.M. with 5 H.P. Tecumseh is a snowblower .
Posted By: BobMac

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/14/10 07:09 PM

8 HP Intek on Salsco chipper Valvoline 30w no filter
18 HP Vanguard on Ingersoll 4018 Mobil 1 5w/30 Stens filters
26 HP Briggs ELS on Scag Tiger Cub Mobil 1 5w/30 Stens filters
18 HP Onan P218 on Ingersoll 448 Rotella 15w/40 or Valvoline 5w/30 in winter Motorcraft FL400S filter
Posted By: caprice_2nv

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/21/10 12:52 AM

Drained out 10+ year old oil from my 1981 Craftsman push mower with 3hp Briggs & Stratton. Refilled it with bulk 15w40 at my work. Then got the engine to run on gas poured in carb, would not run off gas in tank even after flushing it out. Took carb apart and cleaned it, after getting the mower running properly for a short period of time we drained it again and refilled with bulk 15w40.

I'm going to let it get used for a little more before draining a 3rd time and putting in Mobil 1 5w30.
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/21/10 04:29 AM

BOLENS riding mower with B.&S. 13.5 h.p. engine . 3rd O.C. since new . SHELL full synthetic 5w-30 . Overfilled by 4 oz.. Should I be concerned ? Hate to drain it . It's messy due to the drain plug being at the bottom R.H.side and need the plastic drainer that came with it . Doesn't fit tight to the block and oil leaks on frame and under the engine . Royal pain the _ _ _ to clean up . Done with O.C. until end of OCTOBER or so . Supposed to be above average temps in the N.E. through OCTOBER , looks to be a long season of mowing .
Posted By: zulu

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/21/10 10:09 PM

Toro Recycler w/ B&S 6.75 Quantum

Rotella 15W-40
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/27/10 11:53 PM

Tecumseh 3.8HP on a '84 Craftsman snowthrower:

10 oz of Pennzoil HD-30
2 oz of MMO

Changed the spark plug as well.

Bring on the snow, I'm ready. lol. wink2
Posted By: gd9704

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/28/10 12:16 AM

Sounds like the snowblowers are getting dusted off...

Better put mine back together soon.....
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/28/10 01:10 AM

The temp was up in the high eighties around here today.

Usually I wait till it down in the twenties in December before I get around to getting the snowblowers ready.

Fooled 'em this year, lol.
Posted By: boraticus

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/28/10 01:46 AM

Kubota diesel engine for power plant. Tech 2000 15W40 and Purolator filter.
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/10 01:08 AM

B&S 5.5HP on a '03 Troy-Bilt yard vacuum:

16 oz of Castrol Edge 5W-30
2 oz of MMO
Posted By: Lethal1ty17

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/10 01:42 AM

20hp Koehler V-Twin on a Craftsman mower.

2qts Mobil Clean 5000
PureOne
Posted By: jdh

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/10 03:37 AM

1980 mtd snowblower 5 hp techumseh snow king
rotella 10-30 for a quick clean up then when i get it running right its m1 5w30 synthetic
Posted By: Papa Bear

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/10 11:07 PM

1989 Lawn Boy model 7050 and I have never "changed" the oil.....

or maybe I change the oil every time I run it. wink2
Posted By: Robenstein

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/02/10 01:04 AM

12.5hp ohv Tecumseh engine with Delo 400 LE 15w40
Posted By: CharlieJ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/02/10 01:14 AM

3500 watt generator with 6.75hp B&S: M1 15w-50
5500 watt generator with 11hp B&S: M1 15w-50
13hp Honda GX390 pressure washer: Frankenmix; M1 15w-50, Honda GN-4 10w-40, PP 10w-30.
Posted By: antonmnster

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/02/10 04:02 AM

Felt bad for one of the work Cushman Trucksters, they can go 300-400 hours without service. 18 hp Kohler V twin

So I noticed that this one had 195 hours on the oil and the level was at the bottom of the hatches.

So I just dropped the oil in the pan and filled it up with one qt of HD30W and the balance of HD 10/30. Better than nothing!
Posted By: flatlandtacoma

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/03/10 07:11 PM

8hp Tecumseh snow king: Mobil clean 5000 5w20
Posted By: gd9704

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/01/10 07:53 PM

Honda EX5000 generator (GX340) got it's winter oil today....Mobil 1 10w30.
Posted By: kkreit01

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/02/10 04:16 PM

'08 Cub Cadet push mower OHV Chonda: specs 10w30. I have 12 oz of Pennzoil Synthetic 10w30 (SL) + 8 oz. Rotella T Synthetic 5w40.
Posted By: GenSan

Mobil 1 Extended Protection 5w-30 - 11/03/10 06:01 PM

Just put the Troy Bilt with a B&S Professional Series 775 away 'til Spring (hopefully).

20oz. of Mobil 1 Extended Protection 5w-30 and a dry gas tank.
Posted By: nthach

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/12/10 08:08 AM

Tomorrow - not mine:
Generac/Tecumseh 10hp generator - Chevron Delo 400LE 15W-40
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/14/10 06:56 PM

B&S 5.5HP on a '03 Troy-Bilt yard vacuum:

16 oz of Castrol Edge 5W-30
2 oz of MMO
Posted By: panthermike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/15/10 03:50 AM

B&S 6.25 Push mower;

-13oz Supertech HD30
-1.5oz Lubegard Bio-Tech
Posted By: Jeepster_nut

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/15/10 01:06 PM

1989 Wheel Horse 310-8 with a Kohler 10hp Magnum- Rotella straight 30W- 2.5 quarts.
Posted By: GhostFlame

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/15/10 09:08 PM

Just changed my Snow King 7hp engine (22 years old), ariens sno throw. Oil hasn't been replaced in a long time (5 seasons, maybe). very black and acidic I'm sure. drained.

dumped in an old bottle of cheap oil I had lying around... ran for 10 minutes, drained... more very black. Put in 1 qt mobil clean 5000 5w-30. Found out it is about 12 ozs too much, will drain before I start the engine.

I will change this every 25 hrs or 1 season from now on.
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/16/10 01:48 AM

Honda HRX Versamower.
1st year I used the oil that came with it (I think it was Honda 10-30 but not real sure; was a little red bottle).
2nd year I used Shell Rotella 15w-40 that was left over from one of the motorcycle oil changes. Later I changed that bike to Rotella 5w-40 synthetic, so then I used the left over for the mower again. It did swell last couple years.
This last spring, on the other motorcycle, I switched it to Amsoil 20w-50, so again I used left over for the Honda mower. I can't believe I'm using Amsoil for a mower, but I like it in the Harley, I figured might as well.
I already bout Amsoil for the spring change on the Harley, and I'll use it also for the mower again.
My mower gets better oils & changes than some folks I know use in their cars & equipment.
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/19/10 02:25 PM

Tecumseh 6.5HP on a '03 Toro 22" lawn mower:

19oz of Pennzoil SAE30
1oz of MMO
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/04/10 07:09 PM

Tecumseh 8HP on a John Deere TRS26 snowblower:

25oz of Gastrol Edge 5W-30
1oz of MMO

Had been using 10W-30 for the past sixteen years.
Thought I'd switch to the lighter oil.
Posted By: nick003

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/06/10 12:16 PM

Honda snowblower hs55.
Mobil 5W30 .6 quarts
I change the oil after every use:)
Honda is Approx 15a and starts on the first
Pull every time.
Going to gunk machine this weekend.
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/10/10 04:37 AM

Changed the oil of the BOLENS 13.5 H.P. riding mower in the cold temp of 16 degrees . Poured in 40 ounces of PLATINUM 10w-30 . Try not to do that again . Makes the teeth chatter eek .
Posted By: bigmike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/20/10 05:39 PM

2007 Toro Recycler Walk Behind

Getting rid of a few leftovers:
Roughly 12oz HD30 Supertech, 7oz PYB HD30, 1oz MMO, 1 oz MoS2.
Posted By: Phil_R

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/23/10 08:32 PM

2009 ProDrive MudMotor:

36 HP B&S Vanguard

84 ounces Rotella T5 10W30 / Motorcraft FL400S filter
Posted By: jdh

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/27/10 03:04 AM

5hp tecumseh snow king mtd snowblower

pennzoil platinum 5w-30 starts so much easier than 10-30 rotella!
Posted By: JTK

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/27/10 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Phil_R
2009 ProDrive MudMotor:

36 HP B&S Vanguard

84 ounces Rotella T5 10W30 / Motorcraft FL400S filter


I had to look it up! Those are cool. I didn't know such a boat motor existed.



Joel
Posted By: Texan4Life

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/27/10 09:35 PM

Harbor Freight 2200W 5.5hp generator:

Rotella T5 10w-30
Posted By: Six_in_a_row

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/30/10 12:14 AM

I changed out the oil after 2 hours (per the manual) on my new snowblower.

Ariens Compact 24LE

205cc Briggs

Almost .6 qt of Blains Farm and Fleet 5w-30
Posted By: kcfx4

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/10/11 08:14 PM

got my mowers ready for spring John Deere Gt275 17hp kaw single cylinder 2 qts vwb sae30 fram ph4967 oil filter, John Deere GT245 20 hp kaw twin 2 qts vwb sae30 fram ph4967, John Deere LX188 17 hp kaw twin liquid cooled 1.75qt mobil clean 5k 10w30 and fram ph4967
Posted By: kasedian

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/13/11 04:47 AM

I just strain my used oil through a pair of my ol lady's pantyhose.
Posted By: gouda

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/14/11 04:53 PM

22 hp. B.S. intek Troy Bilt riding mower 2005.
68 ounces 5w40 T6.

gouda
Posted By: Trav

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/15/11 11:23 AM

Doing these this weekend.
Ariens snowblower 12HP 1qt GC
Genrac 14KW 2 cylinder ohvi 2qts GC
Ridgid 8KW generator subaru EX40 14HP 1qt GC
4.5 HP B&S lawnmower 18oz GC
7HP Pressure washer 1qt GC
Kabota B series 26 HP 3cyl Kabota diesel 3.5 qts Amsoil HDD 5w-30
Posted By: Cmarti

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/15/11 11:57 AM

John Deer riding mower (B & S) -Mobil 1 Syn High Milage 10W-50
Lawnboy 4 cycle B&S - Rotella T6 syn 5w-40

Longtime Rotella fan, bought 5 quart bottle of Mobil 1 High Milage after good luck with it in an ATV that weeped Rotella from the lower jug.
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/19/11 05:57 PM


Today: Toro 521 5hp Snowthrower.

16oz 5W-30 Castrol GTX (dino)
4oz 5W-30 Quaker State High Performace Synthetic Blend
1oz MMO

Washed, waxed and put it away for the season. It served me well this winter.

smile
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 01:34 AM

1/2 qt of M1 5-30EP in my 20 year old Honda 21 inch mower.
Posted By: Lethal1ty17

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 01:46 AM

Kohler 20HP

2qts. Shell Rotella 15w40
Purolator Classic
Posted By: Jjones

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 01:41 PM

Generator with b&s 11 hp?? Mobil delvac 15w40
Pressure washer with kohler173cc. castrol syntec 5w30
Craftsman riding mower B&S 20hp?? Mobil delvac 15w40
Posted By: Craig in Canada

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 01:45 PM

1986 Toro snowthrower with Tecumseh HM80 going away for summer storage - GC out, GC in

(of course I forgot that I meant to Amsoil Powerfoam the heck out of the engine just before changing the oil - oops)
Posted By: zulu

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 05:16 PM

Toro 421 4-stroke snowblower: QS 5w-30 syn, now in storage.

Toro PP Recycler mower/Briggs 6.5 Quantum: Rotella 15W-40

All 2 stroke OPE: Echo Power Blend 50:1 w/ Shell 91 (no ethanol)
Posted By: Johnny

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 05:23 PM

I will service and put my snowblower away on May 1. Anything is still possible around here.
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 07:35 PM

" I will service and put my snowblower away on May 1. Anything is still possible around here. "

+1 . Oil will be 19 ounces of SHELL 5w-30 syn ( SN/GF-5 ) when the time arrives.
Posted By: Hokiefyd

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/11 08:15 PM

I've got 1/2 quart of Mobil 1 HM 10W-30 in each of my Honda engines. One's an '04 model GCV160 and one's an '01 model GXV140. The '87 Lawn-Boy STAYS lubricated, with its 32:1 mixture of 87 octane and Lawn-Boy ashless 2-cycle oil.
Posted By: ffxfina3

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/11 03:29 AM

Gravely 34Z (Kawasaki 15HP engine)

Engine Oil:
Amsoil ASE 10W-30/SAE 30
Fleetguard L3614 Filter

Hydraulic Fluid:
Mobil 1 15W-50
Gravely Brand Hydraulic Filter
Posted By: Nick R

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/11 04:53 AM

2008 Craftsman 22" with Briggs 675. Changed with Havoline DS 10W-30.
Posted By: Six_in_a_row

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/16/11 01:17 AM

Springtime! Get the lawnmower ready and put the snowblower away for the summer.

Toro 22", 6.5 HP, 190cc - Valvoline SYNpower 10-30

Ariens 24" Compact LE, 205cc - Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30
Posted By: DNVDMAX

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/11 06:34 AM

Pressure washer with 173cc knockoff kohler, 0w-40 Mobil 1.

22" push mower with 675 briggs, 30 Rotella
Posted By: GhostFlame

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/11 10:20 PM

Kohler 15 hp in my Kubota lawn tractor Kendall 10w-30 Semi Syn, Pure 1 filter( my favorite)

Honda self propelled 5hp lawn mower Motorcraft 5w -30(I hope its not too thin) runs great, also replace the plug and coil.

and

VTX 1800C Honda Motorcycle. Kendall semi syn 10w-40, pure one filter. I also installed a new
MTC competion clutch and it runs like a scalded dog!
Posted By: T-Keith

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/18/11 01:25 AM

Just picked up a John Deere R70 rider for $130. It has an 8HP Briggs engine. Drained the sludgy crud out and flushed a little supertech 5w30 through it before filling it with Rotella T5 10w30.
Posted By: SOHCman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/18/11 10:51 AM

Abused B&S 6.5 hp self propelled. Rotella 30wt + MM in the gas.
Posted By: Quest

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/11 12:53 AM

B&S Quantum 4hp, mower in storage for over 5+ yrs, properly stored with fogging oil, B&S fuel stabiliser in gas tank, gas cap sealed with thick plastic sheet, etc.

Took it out and then drained the oil (refilled with Vavoline 10W30 white jugs, cannot locate my WM jug of diesel 15W40 oil). Drained the gas (yellow, a bit gummy but not bad for 5+yrs in an unconditioned(high humidity) shack; replaced spark plug with a new Champion, etc. Started like a charm.

Put it into service immediately during Sunday for the first mow of the season, got the job done relatively quickly.

Need new mulching blade though (original one worn).

Q.
Posted By: nomochevys

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/11 03:43 AM

Changed oil today in a 35 year old briggs 3 and a half hp. I put some old Case/IH branded oil in it. I have no clue who makes it. My Dad gave it to me long long ago. Its straight 30 wt. Ran the motor 5 minutes at most and it was pitch black. LOL
Posted By: Spazdog

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/11 03:53 AM

Switched to G-oil Bio Synthetic SAE 30 in the Troy-Bilt.

I put the very clean used QS syn from the Troy-Bilt in the old Murray.

It takes 20oz so I bought the 48 oz container. The smaller container only holds 18oz. I got enough for another oil change plus enough to top off my side discharge '96 Murray 3.5 B&S.
Posted By: SuperDave456

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/20/11 11:42 PM


Toro Recycler with Briggs engine:
Mobil 1 10w40 High Mileage

40+ year old Briggs walk behind edger the same
Mobil 1 10w40 High Mileage

Funny the stuff is rated SL, must be a little old.
I chose this because some of the seals on the edger are leaky and 1 quart is enough to do both the edger and mower.
Posted By: RDYER3

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/11 08:06 PM

2009 LA 105 Deere 19.5 Briggs- 10W30 Valvoline 51056 Wix
2009 Troy Bilt Push 6.75 Briggs- Valvoline 30WT
Posted By: DavidZ28

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/25/11 04:19 AM

2004 Murray 22" w/B&S Quantam 6.0
Mobil Special SAE 30wt.
Posted By: Quattro Pete

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/11 03:31 AM

2009 Honda snowblower with GC160 engine: M1 HM 5w-30
Posted By: mobilaltima

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/11 04:30 AM

2006 6.5 briggs on a 1983 swisher aluminum push deck, half a quart of royal purple SAE 30.
Posted By: dakota99

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/30/11 07:22 PM

Craftsman riding mower, Rotella T6. The engine has almost 30 hours now, ff was changed at 5 hours with Rotella T1 30w. I was able to save a small fortune by using the purolator filter over the B&S, $3.95 vs $14.99



Posted By: bodeh6

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/30/11 11:38 PM

Poulan push mower with Honda GCV160 engine
Out goes Castrol HD30/QS 10W-30 blend
In goes Motorcraft SemiSyn 10W-30.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/11 03:39 AM

Crafstman snow thrower, 20oz 5w-30 Havoline before storage.
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/11 09:15 PM

Son's Craftsman YS4500 42 inch lawn tractor with a Briggs & Stratton 22HP engine:

61oz of Pennzoil SAE 30
3oz of MMO
Craftsman oil filter

Changed fuel filter, air filters, spark plugs (2) also.
Posted By: electrolover

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/11 10:19 PM

gravely pro 50in walk behind

out: who knows? it was pure sludge. i actually had to fill the crankcase with gas to thin it out enough to drain.

in: Quakerstate torque power 10/30 from a sale at autozone. ran for a couple hours and changed again just to make sure all the goop was out.

changed the air and fuel filter as well as plugs and rebuilt the carb. added half a bottle gumout regaine to the tank to clean out some carbon.

results: one mower pulled out of the grave and brought back to life
Posted By: deeter16317

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/11 12:04 AM

Changed the oil in my Grasshopper today...5w40 Schaeffer and a Purolator filter...this is the second OCI/FCI I've done in ten hours of use to flush out the previous (unknown) fill.

Just installed new tires today too...

I also cut the filter open, it was clean except for a real faint outline where I had magnets installed.
Posted By: boraticus

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/11 12:20 AM

2002 Husqvarna riding mower with 15 h.p. Kawasaki FV430 engine. 1.7 liters Formula Shell 10W40 $1.79/liter.
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/11 08:41 AM

6.5 Briggs mix of craftsmen 30wt. and Motorcraft 10w30
6.75 Briggs 20z Mobil Super 10w-30
Posted By: 660mag

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/11 01:40 PM

Originally Posted By: electrolover
gravely pro 50in walk behind

out: who knows? it was pure sludge. i actually had to fill the crankcase with gas to thin it out enough to drain.

in: Quakerstate torque power 10/30 from a sale at autozone. ran for a couple hours and changed again just to make sure all the goop was out.

changed the air and fuel filter as well as plugs and rebuilt the carb. added half a bottle gumout regaine to the tank to clean out some carbon.

results: one mower pulled out of the grave and brought back to life


^Well done.
Posted By: MNgopher

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/11 03:08 PM

Did changes on five things this weekend. Pennzoil 10w30 in the 17hp lawn tractor at the cabin, Pennzoil HD30 in the Briggs Classic powered lawnmower at the cabin, Mobil Clean 5000 10w30 into the power washer with the Honda GC190, Pennzoil HD30 into the Briggs powered Toro Super Recycler, and Pennzoil 5w30 into the 9hp Tecumseh on the snowblower before I put it away for the summer...
Posted By: IndyIan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/11 03:20 PM

The 3.5 briggs on my rotor tiller got topped up with Rotella T 0W40. Its what was open on my shelf at the time. I also topped up the gearbox with some ultramar 80W90 gear oil.
I had stored it this winter tipped forward so oil had gradually seeped out and into the cylinder. The first few pulls had oil running out of the exhaust, but after a few more pulls it started up and burned out the extra oil in 30 seconds. Tough little motor!
Posted By: flatlandtacoma

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/14/11 04:34 AM

Tecumseh HMSK80, 26 oz Mobil Clean 5000 5w20. Put away for summer. Zero oil usage last winter.

Honda GX25 on a new FG110 mini-tiller, 3 oz Mobil Clean 5000 10w30. Changed after first tank of fuel, oil was silver colored already.
Posted By: Ideaguy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/11 04:23 PM

Haven't been using the lawn tractor this year, but it got fired up yesterday.

Deere 115 tractor B&S 19hp
Supertech 10w30/10w40 mix
Supertech ST3614 filter
Posted By: bigmike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/11 06:40 PM

Toro Recycler

20oz PYB SAE 30
Posted By: VolkswagenFox21

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/26/11 01:41 AM

Murray mower with 3.5 B&S.

Out - Mixture of different conventionals I had laying around.
In - Mix of 5w30 Castrol GTX and 10w30 QS.

I put in whatever's laying around.
Posted By: Johnny

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/26/11 01:46 AM

Just bought a new Toro 20092 today. It has Briggs 30 in it now.

Had my 1973 John Deere (McLane) edger serviced while I was on vacation. It has Briggs 30 in it.

When I change them in mid-summer, both will get Pennzoil 30.
Posted By: Corvette Owner

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/26/11 05:15 AM

On May 16, 2011, I just put a new GATOR Mulching Blade and changed the oil (1 1/2 quarts of Mobil 1 5W-30) on my Snapper 11 HP 28 inch Rear Engine Riding Lawn Mower.

My engine manual recommends synthetic oil. Says if you use Dino Oil, you may use more oil.
Posted By: 572ratt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/08/11 04:23 PM

Used any left over oil in the garage. Drained all three bottles.
12oz of Coastal SAE 30wt
4oz of Pennzoil bar and chain oil
4oz of some old Valvoline 2-stroke oil
Ran whatever I had left. The old Sears with a B&S runs fine.
She normally gets Sae 30 weight. Whatever I find for a buck or two.
Toro snow blower always gets plain old Pennzoil 5w30. Never a problem.
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/08/11 04:55 PM

2nd O.C. for new B&S 4 H.P. push mower . It's a blend of leftover oil that's 60% syn and a 7>8w-30 . The oils are 10w30 P.P. , 5w-30 Shell syn , 5w-30 Shell conventional , and P.Y.B. 5w-30 . It's running well and no consumption yet .
Posted By: Jeepster_nut

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/11 11:14 AM

2 ounces (give or take) of Valvoline Max Life 10w-30 in my 4 cycle Honda trimmer. 11 seasons and counting!
Posted By: Johnny

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/11 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Johnny
Just bought a new Toro 20092 today. It has Briggs 30 in it now.

Had my 1973 John Deere (McLane) edger serviced while I was on vacation. It has Briggs 30 in it.

When I change them in mid-summer, both will get Pennzoil 30.


Well, I lied. Just did the first oil change on the new Toro (between 5-6 hours) of use, as directed in the manual. Lot of nasty stuff came out with that used oil. I replaced it with Opti-4 SAE 30 oil. I have a 6-pack of this oil and will use it until it is gone (about 3-years worth) if I change the oil once per year on the mower and edger.
Posted By: PontiacFan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/11 06:27 PM

I just put some Pennzoil Platinum 10W-30 in my 15 year old Toro Mower.
Posted By: ChiTDI

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/11 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Johnny
Originally Posted By: Johnny
Just bought a new Toro 20092 today. It has Briggs 30 in it now.

Had my 1973 John Deere (McLane) edger serviced while I was on vacation. It has Briggs 30 in it.

When I change them in mid-summer, both will get Pennzoil 30.


Well, I lied. Just did the first oil change on the new Toro (between 5-6 hours) of use, as directed in the manual. Lot of nasty stuff came out with that used oil. I replaced it with Opti-4 SAE 30 oil. I have a 6-pack of this oil and will use it until it is gone (about 3-years worth) if I change the oil once per year on the mower and edger.


Just did the same thing to my new Toro 20334 with Rotella 30.
Then I read the fine print on the website and the recommended Toro 30 is synthetic! Is the rotella ok or did I waste the purchase of a gallon of it?
Posted By: JRed

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/11 10:38 PM

Still using the oil from last year and topping off as needed. I'll get around to it eventually.
Posted By: Johnny

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/10/11 03:03 AM

Originally Posted By: ChiTDI
Originally Posted By: Johnny
Originally Posted By: Johnny
Just bought a new Toro 20092 today. It has Briggs 30 in it now.

Had my 1973 John Deere (McLane) edger serviced while I was on vacation. It has Briggs 30 in it.

When I change them in mid-summer, both will get Pennzoil 30.


Well, I lied. Just did the first oil change on the new Toro (between 5-6 hours) of use, as directed in the manual. Lot of nasty stuff came out with that used oil. I replaced it with Opti-4 SAE 30 oil. I have a 6-pack of this oil and will use it until it is gone (about 3-years worth) if I change the oil once per year on the mower and edger.


Just did the same thing to my new Toro 20334 with Rotella 30.
Then I read the fine print on the website and the recommended Toro 30 is synthetic! Is the rotella ok or did I waste the purchase of a gallon of it?


Rotella 30 is an excellent oil for your application.
Posted By: ChiTDI

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/10/11 11:42 AM

Thanks. I hope to wear it out in twenty years.
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/11 03:55 AM

Bolens riding lawn mower with B&S 13.5 H.P. :

Out: P.P. 10w-30 ( SM/GF-4 )
In : 38 ounces SHELL full synthetic 5w-30 ( SN/GF-5 )
Posted By: GeoMan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/11 04:24 AM

B&S 2.5HP drain and fill with mobil 1 synthetic, it's just 1 qt so why not put the best in each year.
Posted By: chevman4life

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/11 05:41 AM

Husqvarna 149cc Kohler Courage XT-7
DELO 400 30wt (first oil change at 5hrs) Ran Havoline 30wt instead of factory fill

Ryobi SS30 Weed wacker
Amsoil Saber 100:1 w/ 1oz MMO

Poulan Pro 25cc Leaf Blower
Amsoil Saber 100:1 w/ 1oz MMO
Posted By: TFB1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/11 06:40 PM

1980 B&S 3.5Hp on a Snapper mower, Castrol 5W-30 syn blend... Previous unknown, been in storage for close to 10 years, probably SJ something...

2005ish Honda 5.5Hp now on Snapper mower, mix of Advance Auto 30W, 40W & 10W-40(poured all my partials into one bottle), no not anything permanent, just going to cut a couple times to flush what I suspect was the original fill... The old oil was really dirty but after one cutting, the present oil is still transparent on the dipstick, apparently engine is still clean inside... Not sure what next fill will be, possibly M1 0W-40...
Posted By: 95busa

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/09/11 02:11 AM

Honda GCV 160 on my Troy-bilt pushmower. Mobil 1 10w-30 synthetic
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/09/11 02:21 AM

Finally got to changing snowblower oil .

Out: Shell syn 5w-30 ( SM/GF-4 )
In : 18 ounces Shell syn 5w-30 ( SN/GF-5 )
Posted By: pepper32

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/10/11 01:41 AM

Snapper with B&S 6.5 Hp. Chevron Supreme 30, out and in.
Posted By: 572ratt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/14/11 07:29 PM

Drained out the uniblob mix that was in the mower which i put in a few weeks ago. That mix consisted of Coastal 30 Wt 12 0z, 4oz of Pennzoil bar chain oil, and 4 oz of Valvoline 2-stoke oil.

Drained and refilled with Valvoline SAE 30 weight. I ran it for 15 minutes and then drained and refilled with Valvoline SAE 30 weight again.
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/16/11 04:07 AM

Drained out the mix of Rotella 10W30/5W40 55/45% mixture that had been in it for a year and a half.
Put in more of the same blend until I ran out.
Then it got 1/4qt QS green 5W20 and 1/4qt T6 5W40 to top it up.
Used my last 'long' FL400S
Posted By: deeter16317

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/18/11 06:34 PM

Just drained/filled a 207cc B+S Intek on a log splitter...may have been the original fill of oil as there was no indication it had been drained before (newer engine, older splitter). Drained out not-to-bad looking oil, and reflled with Schaeffers 5W40.

Ran it two hours without issue...
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/22/11 04:05 PM

Changed oil today in my Coleman Powermate 5K generator with the Subaru Robin engine. Two years since the last OC.

Out: M1 5-30

In: M1 5-30
Posted By: blmlozz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/23/11 12:34 PM

Changed the oil in the Generator,
out; Supertech 5W30 synthetic
in; Supertech HD30.. much to the dis-satisfaction of myself, but the owner was adament that it(the multi-grade weight..) was the reason the unit would auto-shut off via the oil pressure gauge. To which it then shut off again after ~ 2hours.

I also did this with the pressure washer. I'm standing my ground on the Lawnmower though--mostly because I acutally use it.

O-well, I don't know anything right? confused
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/27/11 04:56 PM

2005 John Deere G110 L+G tractor - 25hp Kohler - Rotella T6 5w40 + purolator filter

1990s Giant Vac walk-behind leaf blower - 5hp Tecumseh - Rotella T5 10w30
Posted By: wsar10

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/30/11 12:08 AM

last week;
garden tractor 18hp kohler command twin,
out: 10-30 T5
WIX filter

In: 10-30 T5
P1 filter


Yesterday;
BAJA DB30 mini-bike, honda clone,
out: Max-Life 10-30

in: T5 10-30
Posted By: itguy08

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/30/11 01:46 AM

Just finished getting the snowblower ready. 2003 vintage Craftsman with a 5 HP Snow King.

Rebuilt the carb and got it running well. It was nasty thanks to me not draining the gas last year (it wasn't running well then either)
Changed the 2 year old oil and put in a combination of old oil:
Craftsman 30wt and Mobil 5w30.

Runs really well now and will be set for winter.
Posted By: Quest

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/30/11 02:29 AM

2006 Craftsman 21" mower with a B&S 125K02 engine (6.75hp). Previous oil change history unknown (owner claimed ignorance on that part, and judging by the glitters in oil, it may not have received 1st oil change (not surprised) afterall.

Prolly have about 20hrs on it (owner only succeeded in using the mower during the 1st 4 seasons to mow the front lawn (no back lawn) and 5th season no-start (ended up in storage).

1st oil change using recycled German castrol 0W30 Syntec... will give it a few more hours of mowing before season is over and will consider replacing with Delo 15W40 isosyn.

Q.
Posted By: Touring5

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/30/11 09:01 PM

20-year old Coleman generator with big green B&S - Rotella T6.
Posted By: Turk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/09/11 10:17 PM

1991 Toro Recycler Self-propelled w/5HP B&S. Runs like a champ!

Out: Rotella 10w-30 T5 thumbsup

In: Amsoil 10w-30/30 (ASE) thumbsup thumbsup

ALSO: Carb Cleaner down the throat, Seafoam in the 92 Octane Non-Oxy Gas, Air Filter, Hosed down, sprayed Silicone & WD-40 all over it & Fogging oil in the Cylinder.

Posted By: dakota99

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/13/11 06:08 AM

Champion 5000 watt generator. Rotella T6 5w40.

The factory fill [10w30] had about one hour on it and had some shiny microscopic metal in it. Pretty typical i think.
Posted By: Hokiefyd

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/13/11 01:30 PM

I changed the oil on my Lawn-Boy 10330 (with a retro-fitted Honda GCV160) with Mobil 1 HM 10W-30 and put it up for the winter this past weekend.
Posted By: Turk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/15/11 08:08 PM

1997 MTD Yard Machine Lawn Tractor, 17.5HP B&S

In: 1.5 Quarts Rotella T5 10w-30
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/16/11 07:04 PM

Craftsman Eager-1
Out: Havoline 30wHD
In: Autozone 30wHD
+new air filter and plug
Posted By: 2cool

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/17/11 04:00 AM

Craftsman lawn tractor "20"HP Intek
Out: RP 15W40 B&S $10 OIL FILTER
In: mix of RP and PYB 15W40 FL400 filter $5.

HF 7HP generator
Out: RP 15W40 In: MC 5W30 semi-syn
Posted By: Turk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/30/11 07:01 PM

I got the opportunity to do 2 of these today. banana grin

1) 2 year old 10HP Toro Snow-launcher

Out: 0w-30 Amsoil Signature Series (SSO)
In: 0w-30 Amsoil Signature Series (SSO)
Condition: Medium-dark, some metal flakes

2) 6 month old 208cc Craftsman Roto-tiller

Out: (Thank God, see pic below) Factory Fill Craftsman 4-stroke small engine oil
In: 16oz. 10w-30 Rotella T5 (bottle empty) + 4oz. Amsoil 10w-30/30 small engine oil. grin

Now, look at all the metal flakes in the drain pan in just 2 hours of operation! shocked

Posted By: artificialist

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/03/11 01:55 PM

New Briggs engine which is similar to the old 3.5HP:
Delo SAE30.

I'm almost out, so I got some Castrol HD30.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/08/11 05:46 PM

Craftsman pressure washer.
out: Havoline 30w
In: Autozone 30w
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/09/11 12:31 PM

22in High-Wheel lawn mower with a 195cc Tecumseh engine:

18oz of Briggs & Stratton SAE30 small engine oil.
Posted By: johnsmellsalot

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/12/11 03:41 AM

2010 Briggs and Stratton 650 Series 190cc, Formula Shell SAE 30
Posted By: g35suburban

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/12/11 07:59 PM

2011 Toro 22in Recycler, Briggs and Stratton 675 Series

Out: Toro SAE 30

In: QSGB SAE 30
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/15/11 05:15 AM

WEEDEATER push w/4 H.P. B&S and YARD MACHINE push w/ 5 H.P. B&S : both got 18 ounces of the SOPUS soup

Out: 7w-30(?) : 60% (?) syn blend of P.P 10w-30 (SN) , Shell F.S. 5w-30 ( SN/SM ) , P.Y.B. 5w-30 (SN) , and SHELL conventional 5w-30 ( SM )

In: 8w-30(?) : 75% (?) synblend of same oils , but added more leftover PLATINUM 10w-30 .
Posted By: Ausfahrt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/28/11 03:04 PM

Honda FG110 tiller.

2.7 ounces of Rotella T6. And yes, I used a turkey baster to get the oil in the engine. crackmeup

Posted By: Six_in_a_row

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/29/11 02:51 AM

205 cc Briggs in a 2010 Ariens 24" compact snow blower

out: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30
in: Blain's Farm and Fleet 5w-30


6.5 HP Briggs in a 1999 Toro 22" Super Recycler (FWD with large rear wheels)

out: Valvoline 10w-30 conventional
in: Valvoline MaxLife 10w-30
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/05/11 10:21 PM

Troy-Bilt Yard Vacuum with a 5.5 HP Briggs & Stratton engine:

20oz of SpectrumPlus 10W-30
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/05/11 10:29 PM

John Deere TRS26 with a 8HP Tecumseh engine:

10oz SpectrumPlus 10W-30
16oz Quaker State 10W-30 with Slick 50. (Wow, had this one hiding on my shelf for awhile, lol.)
Posted By: exranger06

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/06/11 01:29 AM

Toro Wheel Horse 312-8 with Kohler Magnum 12 hp-
Out: Rotella synthetic 5w-40
In: Rotella synthetic 5w-40

Craftsman lawn mower with Honda GCV160 engine-
Out: Rotella synthetic 5w-40
In: Valvoline VR1 synthetic 10w-30
Posted By: andyd

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/07/11 11:11 PM

My new 40$ Ariens 24" snow blower. ? oil, didnt look too terrible considering the rig has spent several yrs out side. I put 21 oz of Auto Zone dino 10w 30 into it
Posted By: 95busa

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/12/11 12:14 AM

Troy-bilt 21" pusher
Honda GCV 160 engine.
Out- 12oz M1 10w-30 synthetic
In- 12oz M1 10w-30 synthetic
Posted By: odie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/10/12 04:11 AM

Bolens riding mower w/ B&S 13.5 h.p. engine :

Out : P.P. 10w-30 (SN)
In : Shell synthetic 5w-30 (SN) 37 ounces
Posted By: i812

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/10/12 01:28 PM

Craftsman with B&S 6.25HP:
Old unknown
New fluid Briggs and Stratton 30wt.

Rigid with Robin-Subaru 170cc 5.75HP:
Old fluid B&S 30wt oil and Cat pump oil.
New fluid Rotella T6 and Cat pump oil.
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/23/12 01:19 AM

1960's EarthBird tiller

5hp Briggs and Stratton

PYB 30wt.
Posted By: atc250r

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/23/12 02:31 AM

Kohler Command 23hp in a Lincoln Welder. Total engine hours: 399

Out: Pennzoil Platinum 0W-20 (120 hours on it)

In: Mobil Delvac Elite 222 0W-30
Posted By: Brons2

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/24/12 07:01 AM

Honda GCV160 on a Honda mower

drained maxlife 10w30
filled PYB 10w30 SM

the pyb was in a box when my GF moved in, couldn't think of a better app for it.
Posted By: 3311

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/29/12 03:39 AM

50/50 mix of Supertech 5w20 and 15w40 in a Star(honda gc 160) pressure washer with Mobil 1 5w50 in the pump.

Same mix in a Miller Bobcat 225g with 18hp Onan Performer.
Posted By: ARB1977

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/02/12 12:00 PM

Honda 160 mower, AMSOIL 10W30/30W small engine formula. Just got a Briggs and stratton craftsman pressure washer that will get the same next season.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/14/12 08:19 PM

John Deere G110 Garden Tractor - 25 HP Kohler V-Twin:
Out: Pennzoil Platinum 10w30 + Purolator Classic filter
In: Rotella T6 5w40 + Purolator Classic filter

Pressure Washer - 6 HP Briggs and Stratton:
Out: Super Tech 10w40 + Castrol GTX 10w30
In: Rotella T6 5w40

Toro 22" Recycler mower - 6.5 gross torque Briggs and Stratton:
Out: Valvoline SynPower 10w30
In: Rotella T6 5w40
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/15/12 09:11 AM

1984 Sears single stage snow blower with a 3.8HP Tecumseh engine.
After twenty months, with 11oz of Pennzoil HD30 and 1oz of MMO.
(Didn't have to use it this season.)
Posted By: BR549

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/15/12 04:51 PM

2001 Yardman push mower w/6hp B-S
out--Spectrum 30wt
in---QS 10w-30
Posted By: bperry

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/12 12:01 AM

Husqvarna 24v54 B&S 24 HP Intek.
Rotella T5 10w30 almost 2 1/2 qt with a puralator L10241 filter.

I will use a motorcraft FL400s filter next. Just because I happen to have one.
Posted By: Nick R

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/12 12:18 AM

It was nice today so I pulled out the lawnmower and changed the oil with Rotella T6 5W-40, changed the air filter. The plug is a year old NGK so I'm gonna leave that in there for another season or two. I'll sharpen the blade in a month or two also. But it started first pull, as always. (4 year old Craftsman 22" Self-propelled with Briggs & Stratton 675 Flathead)
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/12 01:08 AM

My Kawasaki FH451V powered Great Dane mower got some Castrol GTX 5W30 that was leftover from an oil change on a Civic. Filter is some generic filter the dealer had. Unknown hours and unknown history aside from lots of neglect (not from me).

I also got some TruFuel premixed fuel for the 2 strokes, so I guess that counts as an oil change. This is the first time I've used it, so far all of my 2 stroke junkers like it.
Posted By: 95busa

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/12 12:07 PM

I did my Troy Bilt Honda GCV160 with 20OZ of Mobil 1 10w-30 syn. Good for the year!
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/12 11:05 PM

Craftsman (tecumseh) snow thrower:
Out: AZ 5w-30 still looked pretty clean due to mild winter. smile
In: AZ 5w-30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/18/12 02:23 AM

2004 kubota rtv900 w/1050hrs
out: amsoil 15w-40 fram motorcycle filter ; 35hrs on fill
in: swithed back to M1 0w-40(used from 2.8hrs to 1000hrs) fram motorcycle filter

1968 kohler K-series K-241AS
out: M1 15w-50; 64.3hrs on fill
in: points, condenser, M1 V-Twin 20W-50

1991 B&S vanguard V-twin 12.5 hp
out: sureguard syn-blend 5w-30 fram extended guard filter 23 hrs
in: VR1 20w-50/ sae50wt top-off M1 filter
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/18/12 07:49 PM

23 year old Honda self propelled mower.

Out: M1 5-30

In: M1 5-30
Posted By: Woody71

latest small engine oil change - 03/22/12 01:29 AM

Toro 20007 Eecycler

Out: Peak SAE 30
In: Peak SAE 30
Posted By: JR

Re: latest small engine oil change - 03/22/12 04:30 AM

2000 yardman 6hp B&S
out: unknown (grampa used pyb10w-30)
in: 16oz of pyb apiSN sae30wt

2010 mtd husky 19.5hp 500cc single cylinder intek B&S
out: unknown (same as above- he passed away 1-23-2011)
in: 1 qt pyb apiSN sae30wt
Posted By: JR

Re: latest small engine oil change - 03/22/12 05:17 AM

I have a torture test of a 2004 b&s 3.75hp on 22"weedeater push.
I do eight mmedium city lots, two half acre lots, and i have over an acre and half of my own I mow every week.
Three years ago i lost a seal and lost most the oil during the repair i dumped theoil.
out:5w-20
in: 4oz of 5w-20/ half quart of cheap [censored] Type F or A tranny fluid

this is the fourth season on this fill.
run smooth as warm butter
and quietier then church mice

i was wondering if anyone else have any torture style stories or test
Posted By: bpracer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/25/12 01:36 AM

John Deere LT155. Napa Gold 7035 and Rotella 15-40. Smooth and quiet!
Posted By: Bror Jace

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/12 03:15 AM

I put away the new Ariens snow blower today. With the crazy warm weather we've had, I think it only had about 2 hours on it. But I drained the factory oil anyway. And what do you know? It was full of glitter. I'm glad that junk's out of there. I refilled it with 20 ounces of leftover Pennzoil High-mileage 10W-30 (it sits in heated space).
Posted By: Mkos1980

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/28/12 03:49 AM

M1 0w30 Tecumsah 5HP Snow King
M1 5w-30 Briggs quantum 5HP
Rotella 30WT Kohler Magnum M10 and Kohler Magnum M18
Rotella 5w-40 T6 Yanmar Diesel
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/28/12 08:08 PM

Well I haven't posted the break in or oil changes in my re-engine 60's Ariens rototiller. It's a Greyhound (blue harbor freight) 6.5 horsepower engine. Last fall I ran it one hour at variable speeds with Half a quart of Valvoline 5w30 and two table spoons of moly engine assembly lubricant. I dumped that glitter filled oil then ran it for a whole tank of fuel at full throttle with the left of Valvoline. That was about 3.5 hours. Filled it with Mobil 1 TSUV 5w30. Then tilled up the garden twice and put her away. I tilled the garden up twice last week. So finally the First oil change with 10 hours on the motor.

Out: M1 TSUV 5w30

In: QSGB SAE 30
Posted By: TheBig2003

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/30/12 11:55 AM

Just put the Craftsman 12hp/30" away for the summer...12hp Tecumseh engine, always runs strong and only use Petro-Canada 0W30 Arctic Climate Full Synthetic. I do run it once in late July/early August to get things moving again...and she's good for another year.
Posted By: afoulk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/30/12 01:09 PM

QS Defy 5w30- Lawn Boy Silver Series w/ Techumsah engine

QS Defy 5w30 w/ Napa Gold filter- My mom's John Deere riding mower with 17.5hp Kohler

M1 0w-30- Mom's Yardman snowblower with 8hp Techumsah
Posted By: henni

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/30/12 01:56 PM

Snapper with Kawasaki FJ180 engine with an Oil Filter.

Using whatever is on sale at Wallyworld in the 0-30W range.

Previous Snapper lasted for 10 years (B&S Engine, no filter) and I sold it for 250.00
Posted By: kbowley

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/31/12 05:10 AM

Customers 2005 Cub Cadet GT3200 w/ Kohler horizontal 25 hp V-Twin- Mobile one 0w40/Wix filters

My 1975 WheelHorse D-200 w/ 55 cubic inch solid cast iron Kohler K-Series opposed twin - Mobil One 0w40 every 50 hrs/no filter/3215 hours;
Sunstrand hydraulics direct drive off flywheel- 6 qts. Mobil One 10w40/Wix 51410 filter. Tractor used vary hard grading 18 acre boat yard and plowing with 5 ft blade in winter, about 300 hrs per year.

My 1978 WheelHorse C-121 Hydro - 31 cubic inch cast iron Kohler K-Series/Sunstrand 900 series hydro...Mobil One 0w40 every 50hrs, 42 inch RD deck mows 5 acres a week plus box blading and some plowing with a 54 inch blade...things a beast

My 1990 WheelHorse (bought new) 212-h with an Onan 12.5 hp single, 975 hrs, mobile one 0w-40 (100 hr changes)/ Napa gold filter 1394/Eaton 750 hydro (dual motors) not changed, used mainly as a brush hog around the boatyard, hauling gravel and wood (I fill a 17 CF trailer with 3/4 gravel 'till its running over with my loader...its funny, gotta kinda bounce forward to steer)...very tough deck as well.

The rest well stay in storage most likely...I may break out my 1995 520-H with 60 original hrs later in the season as it is like a Cadillac to mow with.
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/31/12 09:29 AM

675 Briggs
14oz QSGB sae 30
6oz.PYB sae 30
Combined some open bottles
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/31/12 09:25 PM

John Deere 111
Briggs & Stratton 252707

Out: 1 qt G-Oil 5w30
In: 1 qt Quaker State SAE 30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/01/12 10:16 PM

case 224 kohler k-241
out: amsoil 15w-40
in: m1 15w-50

toro 22" gts5.5
out: wolfshead synblend 15w-40
in: pyb sae30wt
Posted By: Hermann

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/01/12 10:23 PM

on the toro personal pace put in new B&S 30 wt oil.

On the Chonda QSGB 30 wt.
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/05/12 09:29 PM

On a 1992 Toro 521 snowthrower with a 5HP Tecumseh.
(Didn't have to use this snowthrower at all this season.)
20oz of Pennzoil 5W-30
1oz of MMO
Posted By: 01rangerxl

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/12 09:59 PM

Kawasaki FH451V -
Out: Castrol GTX 5W30 / no brand generic 49065-7010 filter
In: Havoline 10W30 / AC Delco PF1233 filter
I only ran the Castrol about 10-15 hours because of unknown prior maintenance history and I wanted to "flush" the engine out. Was going to use Rotella T 10W30 this time based on mrsilv04's experience with it in a Kawasaki engine, but didn't feel like dealing with Wal-Mart today and the parts stores didn't have Rotella T in 10W30.

By the way, for those with engines using the 49065-7010 filter, it cross references to Fram number PH4967, which is AC Delco PF1233, Motorcraft FL836 (good luck finding one at a store), and Wix 51394. These filters cost about half what a genuine Kawasaki filter costs and about half of the generic lawn mower filters too.

Also changed the oil in my 20+ year old Briggs flathead -
Out: Can't remember, but probably Castrol GTX and a top off cocktail of leftovers from the truck.
In: "Pro Select" 30 weight

I scraped the deck on this one today and it was NASTY. Lots of white fuzzy mold.
Posted By: DockHoliday

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/12 05:43 PM

2000 Toro Push Mower - B&S 6 HP flat head.

I put M1 0W40 in the car, and always have a 1/2 qt left over. the B&S takes 1/2 qt, so it gets the left over M1. This does seem to help when starting on cold days (sprin and fall).





Posted By: Quest

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/12 07:41 PM

B&S 675 series, (125K02).

yesterday: took it out of storage (fogged, crankcase filled with GC 0W30 used as "flush"). drained carb bowl, re-fueled with fresh fuel, cleaned spark plug electrode to ride of fogging oil, etc. Fueled with fresh gas and fired it up.

Finished mowing both front and back lawn. Drained and refilled crankcase with Chevron Delo 15W40 multivisc.

Q.
Posted By: Bandito440

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/12/12 01:54 PM

Craftsman push mower with B&S 675.
Out- B&S 30wt. In- Rotella T6.

Troy-Bilt 3090 30" Snowblower with some Chinese 357cc.
Out- Whatever Lowes filled it with. In- M1 0W-30.
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/12 12:57 AM

Honda self propelled, Honda 160 engine. Rotella T3 10w30 out n in.
Posted By: TR Graham

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/12 02:23 AM

Craftsman LT 2000, "Gold Plus" 21 HP B&S engine.

Straight 30 weight with a Purolator "Classic" filter.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/12 06:27 AM

toro gts 5.5 recyler
out: (flush from old oil left in storage two years, started right up) pyb sae30wt SN 28oz + 4oz MMO (ran out 21hrs= 15 mowing/6 idle)

in: wolfshead syn-blend 15w-40 + 4 oz mmo (for 25hrs oci and out)
Posted By: tommygunn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/12 07:46 AM

Free lawnmower I found in a dumpster and fixed.

In: Post-OCI Formula Shell from the car to rinse out a startlingly ugly [censored] within, then some leftover FS 5W-30.

Runs fine it seems. Good enough for free.
Posted By: DavidZ28

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/12 08:45 PM

2004 Murray 22" w/B&S Quantam 6.0

Out: Mobil Special 30W
In: Same

Also sharpened blade, put a new plug & air filter in it and put fuel stabilizer in the tank (tune up in a box). We're ready to go for the season!
Posted By: mkosem

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/12 12:31 AM

1992 Murray 22" w/Briggs 3.5hp Classic - Left over Redline 5w40 - Today.

--Matt
Posted By: Stephen_G

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/12 12:44 PM

2001 or so Briggs and Stratton 6.5HP craftsman lawnmower

Changed it back in the fall before i was a member here.

had some 10W30 synthetic left over in the garage, and HD30 oil to finish it off, runs like a champ on that
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/12 11:10 PM

Troy-Bilt Super Bronco tiller - 6.5 hp Briggs and Stratton

Out: Super Tech 10w30

In: Rotella T6 5w40
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/25/12 01:59 AM

98(?) Briggs and Stratton 6.5HP
Out.. I have no idea been 2 or 3 years since the last change
In.. PYB 5w30
Posted By: Brigadier

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/30/12 07:33 PM

YardMan 6.5HP push mower - out RP 5W30, in GC 0W30, 3 yrs. on RP.

TroyBilt 5500W, B&S 10HP OHV generator, - out RP 5W30 - still purple, in GC 0W30, 3 yrs on RP.
Posted By: ProStreetCamaro

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/12 02:10 AM

25hp kohler command
10W-30 Rotella
Purolator pure one filter
Posted By: sdan27

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/06/12 02:08 AM

2007 Cub Cadet LT1050
23 HP Kohler Command
Shell Rotella T5 10w-30
Fleetguard LF3874
386 Hours
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/06/12 05:19 PM

700 Briggs
16oz. QS SAE 30
4oz. Mobil Super SAE 30
Posted By: johnsmellsalot

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/07/12 11:20 AM

Update:
2010 Briggs and Stratton 650 Series 190cc, Pennzoil SAE 30
2010 Troy Built TB525ES 4 cycle trimmer, Pennzoil SAE 30
Originally Posted By: johnsmellsalot
2010 Briggs and Stratton 650 Series 190cc, Formula Shell SAE 30
Posted By: Bgallagher

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/07/12 03:38 PM

Craftsman ride on with 22HP B&S Gold engine.

Out: B&S premium filter
48oz Valvoline maxlife 5w-30

In: B&S premium filter
48oz Supertech 5w-30
Posted By: Garak

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/12 04:29 AM

Old Noma snow blower with B&S
- out - I have zero idea, but it stunk of fuel. wink
- in - ~1 quart Valvoline Maxlife 5w-30 SM.
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/12 07:38 PM

Honda HRX mower - Rotella synthetic 5w-40 (Amsoil 20-50 out)
CPE 2k inverter generator - Rotella 15w-40 (same as previous)
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/12 09:52 PM

Out: FF

In: M1 10-30

Filter: Wix

This in my new Craftsman 42" 21 HP Briggs riding mower.
Posted By: Triple_Se7en

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/09/12 01:28 AM

Craftsman push mower with Honda OHV engine.
Pennzoil Platinum 5W-40 oil.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/12/12 03:41 AM

IR case 224 hydriv w/ kohler k-321as
out: wolfshead syn-blend 15w-40
in: 1qt formula shell sae30wt / sae40wt to top-off
changed out diff w/ PYB gl-5 80w-90
Posted By: mshu7

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/12/12 04:44 PM

2006 Lawnboy self-propelled (rwd)

Out: Don't remember
In: 20 oz. Kendall GT-1 Synthetic Blend 10w-30 with Liquid Titanium & 4 oz. MMO


I unintentionally won 6 qts. of the Kendall oil last summer as a vendor at a car show. Since I haven't run a 10w30 in a vehicle since the early 90's, I figure I'd put it to use in the mower.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/12/12 07:08 PM

briggs 3.5hp horizonal flathead
fresh overhaul 3-1-2012
.030over pistin and rings
standard length connecting rod
new valve guides, valves, and tappets
polished crank
gaskets and seals

ran in for 45minutes, changed oil, ran in two 45 minute runs, changed oil out, returned to customer. (5w-20 mobil super first and second fill).

customer ran engine five hours and changed oil out with m1 0w-30
and is doing 75 hr oci's since it operates on lpg


kc
Posted By: focused

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/14/12 09:23 PM

Yard-Man 173cc Powermore OHV mower
Out - 10W30 small engine formula
In - QSUD 5W30

This Chinese-made motor had a loud, metallic, scraping noise from day one. Oil changes at 2 hours/12 hours/12 hours had no effect. After filling with leftover QSUD it purred like a kitten.
Posted By: NateDN10

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/15/12 07:46 PM

New to me Honda Harmony lawnmower, a gift from my dad.

Out: Empire brand API SA SAE30 (shudder)
In: Quaker State High Mileage API SM 10W-30
Posted By: Warlord

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/15/12 08:29 PM

Dumped out as much oil as I could from my old toro mower and added about 200mls of PYB. Good to go for another year.
Posted By: vwthingman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/12 02:21 AM

John Deere X500 (2010)

Out: Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30 Small Engine Oil and Bosch 3311 filter.

In: Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30 Small Engine Oil and Mann ML-1009 filter.
Posted By: Donald

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/12 03:03 AM

Originally Posted By: vwthingman
John Deere X500 (2010)

Out: Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30 Small Engine Oil and Bosch 3311 filter.

In: Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30 Small Engine Oil and Mann ML-1009 filter.


+1
One uses so little oil in most 4 cycle OPE, it makes sense to me to use a top oil made for small 4 cycle engines. What does it cost me extra a year, under $5?
Posted By: Blaze

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/12 04:58 PM

John Deere Plus 50 15w-40 I buy in bulk 55 gal for farm tractors and trucks etc. Also Goes in every spring....

Walk behind Toro
Poulson riding mower with B-S 18 hp
Posted By: crazyoildude

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/12 04:29 AM

1966 B&S snowblower 30 pyb runs good but burns a little oil
Posted By: dmaxtech

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/12 05:38 PM

Cub Cadet GT3200 265 hrs.
Schaeffer 9000 5W40 and Wix filter
Posted By: TFB1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/06/12 02:17 PM

Mobil Clean 5000 10W-40 SM/CF,SL,SJ,SH,SG(all on the bottle)in a Chonda on a Homelite pressure washer... Last quart of what I bought probably three years ago to use in my F-150 Lightning that has a flat tappet cam...
Posted By: TFB1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/13/12 02:05 AM

Quaker State SL HD 30W, in orig 1987 3.5Hp Briggs on Snapper walk behind... Son in law had it in is shed, never opened...
Posted By: Dave Sherman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/13/12 02:58 AM

Powerhouse PH2100PRi generator, Rotella T6 5W-40.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/28/12 05:07 PM

1966 Briggs and Stratton 2hp on a Jacobsen 18 reel mower
Out: unknown nasty black stuff
In: Rotella T 15w40
Posted By: pbm

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/14/12 03:03 PM

Honda GVC160 on my Husqvarna with Wolf's Head 30 weight SL.
This is the 3rd short OC on my new mower....to get out the break-in metals....and then I'll go to synthetic for the entire season.

PS: The 10w30 came out really thin (like water) so I went to straight 30. I may use 5w40 syn. when she's broken in...
Posted By: OVERKILL

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/14/12 05:00 PM

Petro-Canada Supreme 5w30 in the Makita 3500W Generator
Mobil 1 5w30 in the B&S 14.5HP lawn tractor
Mobil 1 5w30 in the chipper

Still have the hand mower to do and the Honda outboard.
Posted By: JimPghPA

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/15/12 01:16 AM

GC in Generac ix2000 today after twenty minutes of running.
Posted By: OtisBlkR1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/15/12 01:55 AM

LMAO: last fall Rotella straight 30 weight.. and with less than 4 hours on it this summer Im gonna gues that it wont get changed again till next fall.
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/16/12 07:39 PM

My new Craftsman pressure washer.

Out: Briggs dino FF

In: M1 10-30
Posted By: gd9704

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/18/12 01:11 AM

15 year old Northstar pressure washer (powered by a 5hp Briggs IC engine.) Napa SAE 30.
Posted By: MotoMike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/26/12 08:37 PM

3.5 Briggs vertical shaft model 92900 lawn mower engine, 1986 vintage, 20 oz 30wt WalMart Bros Super Tech dino oil. Was using Rotella 30wt until the SJ rated variety disappeared. Now all is available is the diesel spec T1 in 30wt. What's up with that?
Posted By: jdawg89

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/29/12 05:13 PM

I don't change oil in my small engines,there all 2 stroke exept the lawnmower...6 years of use and it has never been changed and I haven't even had to add any. And I've got a big lawn. About 2 hours to mow and doing it oonce a week. Not to mention mowing some camp lawns
Posted By: tnt31

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/01/12 12:45 PM

2 Craftsman tractors.

1 w/19.5 HP B&S Gold Single and 1 w/24 HP B&S Platinum Twin.

Both got Baldwin B1410 filters and Amsoil Small Engine Oil.
Posted By: jkhawaii

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/01/12 08:07 PM

pulton pro mower Amsoil 10w30. Craftsman weed eater Amsoil Saber 100:1
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/02/12 03:44 AM

Couple weeks ago -
Rotella 5w-40 synthetic for the CPE 2kw Inverter generator.

Ran it today for a little more than an hour - seems the top end is quieter and it runs more smoother/responsive than the previous Rotella 15w-40 dino.
Posted By: DNVDMAX

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/08/12 04:01 PM

HF Predator 3k Generator, 18oz Motul 5w-30 specific MB 229.51.
Posted By: GenSan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/14/12 09:51 AM

2012 Kubota BX 1860
Changed FF early at 30 hours to Rotella T5 10w-30
Changed OE oil filter to Bosch Distance Plus D3300
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/16/12 03:11 AM

Honda gcv 160 dumped factory fill refilled with mobil clean 5000 10w-30
Posted By: T-Bone

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/16/12 03:26 AM

1995 Deere LX178 hydrostatic trans (Castrol Syntec 5-50) and engine (Castrol Syntec 0-30).

I used an evacuator to drain the tranny and it did pretty well.
Posted By: riff1006

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/23/12 09:42 PM

First oil change on new Craftsman 24HP B&S @ 4.8 hours. Drained the original oil and it was green in color with a fair amount of black in suspension. PP 5w-30 and Wix 57035.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/03/12 03:25 AM

Briggs 3.5 spirit nextgen 5w20
intec 205 qsgb 5w20
Honda em400 Sam's club 10w30
Tecumseh 5.5hp eager-1 50/50 stp/20w50qsgb
Kohler k321as sae30wt
John deer b 15w40

Ken
Posted By: motor_oil_madman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/09/12 04:44 AM

2005 exmark 21 lawn mower. 810hrs. amsoil small engine oil and amsoil filter.
Posted By: abycat

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/15/12 01:34 AM

414cc pressure washer engine

1L of defy 10w30 to replace the defy with 40 hours on it.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/21/12 05:14 AM

2001 Craftsman Eager-1 4.25hp
Out- AZ 30w
In- ST 30w
Posted By: ksp7498

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/21/12 07:12 PM

6 month old cheapo push mower, B&S Series 300 engine.

Out: Husqvarna SAE30 that came in the box with the mower. It was only run for 5 hours, as the manual specifies. It was full of glittery bits. Very nasty looking.

In: Delo 15w-40
Posted By: gd9704

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/05/12 03:42 PM

My Honda EU6500is generator....remnants of Sandy caused me to put 14 hours on it, then I loaned to to a friend who put another 40 hours on it.

A fresh crankcase of Mobil 1 0W-40 has it ready for next time.
Posted By: webfors

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/15/12 11:53 PM

See sig. Did the generator today. All get fed T5.
Posted By: HARTZSKY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/19/12 12:36 AM

Cub Cadet LX1042 riding mower with Kohler engine. 1 1/2 quarts of Amsoil 10w-30 and a Carquest premium blue filter.
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/19/12 11:05 PM

Milwauke 4611 Generator - Briggs 7 hp.

PYB 5w-30.
Posted By: Stelth

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/20/12 02:58 AM

HF Predator 5500 watt generator (Chonda)

Out: initial fill of Chevron Supreme 5w-30
In: Defy 10w-30
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/23/13 02:18 AM

Tecumseh 5HP MTD Snowblower

Out: Unknown
In: QSGB 5w-30
Posted By: Barkleymut

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/30/13 03:47 AM

6 year old $100 push mower. B&S engine
2 years ago I changed the PYB straight 30 and put in 10w30 QS Syn. I may change it out before I start cutting grass this year.

I hate changing the oil in this mower since you have to flip it over.
Posted By: ARB1977

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/16/13 01:36 AM

Haven't changed the oil but I have a stash of GC and Amsoil SS 5W20 mixed together for an oil change one day. Honda GVC 160, Briggs 7hp power washer and a Troy bilt 4 stroke weed eater.
Posted By: chevman4life

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/18/13 01:12 AM

Husqvarna w/ Kohler 149cc engine

Out: Delo 400 30wt (1.5 seasons in)
In: Rotella T6

New air filter and Champion plug
Posted By: BR549

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/18/13 01:30 PM

KingCraft 3250 Generator:
Out: Oreillys 10w-30 80+hrs
In: Peak 10w-30
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/04/13 08:20 PM

John Deere JS63C
Briggs Intek
out: PYB 30w
in: PYB 30w

Cleaned prefilter, air filter was fine. New sparkplug, old one was 10 years old but looked new. Greased all fittings, sharpened blade.
Posted By: travlnman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/13 02:50 PM

Husky 54inch riding mower with 25hp Kohler engine. Bosch filter and Delo 5w40 oil.
Posted By: mitsuman47

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/13 05:03 PM

Honda hrx217. Unknown hours on fluid or machine. Mobil 1 HM 10w-30.
Posted By: exploreco

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/13 01:42 AM

Honda Snow Blower

Out-Honda Factory Fill Oil

In-PP 5W-30 (left over from car change)

Maybe 3 hours. Light winter season
Posted By: PeterGreen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/13 12:25 PM

John Deere 21 inch push mower

out "cocktail" of Mobil 1, syntec and old dino

in 10w30 syntec blend
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/13 04:38 PM

1963 Earthbird Tiller
Out: PYB 30w
In: PYB 30w

Gearbox - flush/fill

Troy Bilt Mower
Out: PYB 30w
In: Carquest 30w
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/13 10:43 PM

Craftsman 20HP Briggs riding mower.

Out: M1 10-30 and Wix filter.

In: M1 10-30 and MC FL-910S
Posted By: crainholio

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/13 11:28 PM

New Ryobi RYi2200 inverter/generator from Home Depot to replace the Kipor I sold to the neighbor who borrowed it post-Sandy. I like having a little gen that will run the basics if our big gen needs downtime, and it makes a nice loaner during emergencies.

Break-in: Honda 10W-30 for ~3 hours under varying load w/ space heater.
Refill: Rotella T5 10W-30 same as the rest of my OPE (except the EU3000is which gets T6)

Break-in oil came out glittery. I also swapped out the factory Torch spark plug for an NGK equivalent, smoothed out the throttle response considerably.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/13 06:17 PM

1999 Briggs and Stratton 18.5 HP opposed twin on a machine I was fixing:

Out: black goo that smelled like fuel

In: 1.5 quarts Rotella T 15w40
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/13 09:53 PM

6.5hp Greyhound engine on an old Ariens tiller.

Out: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40
In: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40

Old Craftsman push mower, Eager 1 or something like that.

Out: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40
In: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40
Posted By: Propflux01

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/13 11:49 PM

Honda 160 on a Cub Cadet:

Out: Pennzoil Platinum 10w-30

In: Valvoline Racing Synthetic 10w-30 (On sale for $3.49 qt!)
Posted By: exploreco

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/13 02:13 AM

Troybilt Push Mower with Honda engine

Out Super Tech Full Syn 10w-30

In Super Tech Full Syn 10w-30

Ready for summer
Posted By: MinamiKotaro

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/13 03:30 AM

8HP Tecumseh.

Out - Huskee 10w-30
In - Traveller 30HD
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/10/13 01:36 PM

2009 Toro mower, Briggs

Out: QS 30w
In: PYB 30w

2004 Ariens, 8hp Tecumseh Snow King

Out: PYB 5w30
In: PYB 5w-30
Posted By: Blaze

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/10/13 09:23 PM


Poulan riding mower w/ 18h Briggs... 15w-40 John Deere Plus 50

Craftsman rear bagger w/Briggs...15w-40 John Deere Plus 50

Toro walk behind recycler w/Briggs...15w-40 John Deere Plus 50
Posted By: LineArrayNut

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/13 05:46 PM

Poulan riding mower w/500cc 17.5 hp Briggs - FF out 3 seasons, about 30 hrs. Buddy's kids were to have switched out after first season for VWB but obviously did not - came out looking like antisieze paste - sparkly opaque. Oh well. Valvoline Synpower 5W30 in.
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/14/13 11:43 PM

Husqvarna(?) 48" Lawn Tractor with 23HP B&S V-Twin
Drained out a 1.5 year old random mix with a Motorcraft FL400S (last of the long ones)
Installed a 25/75 mixture of PU 5W20 and T6 5W40. Should be right under 40 grade. It got a Purolator L20195, too.
Should be good for another couple years.
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/13 08:23 PM

Craftsman snow-thrower

Out- ST 5w-30 20oz from last year
In- ST 5w-30 20oz
Posted By: afoulk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/16/13 04:21 AM

Lawn boy 4stroke Techumseh
Out-QS Defy 5w-30
In- Maxlife 10w-40

Snapper w/ 3.5hp Briggs
Out- Unknown watery like substance
In- G Oil SAE 30
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/16/13 01:22 PM

Wal-Mart Supertech 30W...It has been doing a great job for my OPE for years.
Posted By: BigCahuna

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/18/13 05:43 PM

Just got done with my oil change. I had Supertech 15/40 wt in there for 3 seasons.Never used a drop, but for this change I figured I'd use up some of the partial bottles I had laying around to clean up the garage a little. So what went in was, 1/3 bottle of Valvoline 10/30 wt, 1/3 Rotella t 15/40 wt, and finished the rest off with Valvoline 10/40 wt motorcycle oil.Cleaned the plug original fron '99, started it up ran as good as usual then cut the grass. First cut of the season. Nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass.,,
Posted By: Reg# 43897

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/20/13 06:35 PM

Have a relatively new, last of the great Techumseh Snow King engines on my snowblower. The blower is an older, 30 inch Craftsman that ain't built any more - more's the pity. It's a great snowblower that my wife's deceased grandfather babied for years. The old engine went in it (tossed a rod out the side of it) & I bought the a/n engine in 11 1/2 HP flavour. Last year afyer the end of the season, I put T6 in it. This year I just finished up the season & changed it to original GC (yup, green stuff circa 2004, I think). Anyway, that's what I did. I imagine T5 would be a good OPE oil. Have lots of green GC so I might stick w/ that for a few seasons...

John.
Posted By: Clarence_Iba

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/20/13 08:46 PM

6.5 HP B&S on a Craftsman 22" self propelled

Out: Unknown Quantity of GTX SAE 30
In: 600ml QSGB 5w-30
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/13 10:50 PM

17 HP Kohler on my Craftsman rider

Out: SAE 30, Don't remember what brand, Motorcraft FL-910S

In: Rotella T6, Pure One PL10241
Posted By: itguy08

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/22/13 01:55 PM

Changed the oil in the mower and weed whacker yesterday:

Briggs 6.75 flathead, out was Briggs 30wt that the previous owner left for us. In was the rest of that oil plus some, probably 8 or 9 year old Rotella 15w40 I had left over from my Mustang I got rid of in 2005. Bottle was opened but it is clean oil.

Troy Built 4 cycle, out was Briggs 30wt. In was the Rotella 15w40.

All oil was black as dirt coming out.
Posted By: DavidZ28

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/22/13 10:06 PM

2004 Murray 22" W/B&S Quantam 6.0

Out: Mobil Special 30W

In: B&S 30W

Also sharpened the blade, new air filter, plug, and fuel stabilizer (tune up in a box). I think this is the last cutting season for this mower as the deck is rusting badly.
Posted By: RedOak

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/13 12:13 AM

2012 Huskee 139 cc ohv Powermore engine. Out Valvoline Nextgen 10w30. In Hydrotex Synthetic HDEO 5w-40.
Posted By: dareo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/03/13 03:09 PM

Toro Timemaster factory fill changed out to M1 10w30 High mileage. Then I proceeded to mow a .39 acre yard in 22 minutes, and dumped the oil again. (i did line trim before mowing, that took about 15 minutes by itself) I can't have left over factory fill mixed with mobil 1! Nothing is too good for this mower.
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/12/13 01:44 PM

Changed the oil in the MIL's MTD rider last night. 15.5 HP Tecumseh.

Out: Some cheap SAE 30

In: Maxlife Nextgen 10w40 (from the $1.99 clearance at OReilly's)
Posted By: Jocephus

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/13 03:06 AM

Echo Bearcat WT190
Out: Factory Fill 30w
In: M1 5w30


Cub Cadet LT1046
Out: PYB 10w30
In: QSUD 10w30
Posted By: 1989outlaw

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/13 01:22 PM

Husky with Honda GCV 160 Drained out Valvoline 30 wt put the same back in . Kid is about to be pushing it around when he gets home . This mower has been trouble free except for the choke . Cant say the same for the kid , starting to think he needs a good choke .LOL .
Posted By: TheBig2003

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/14/13 06:52 PM

2010 Craftsman Briggs & Stratton 550e Silver Series 158cc

Out: Briggs & Stratton SAE30

In: 10W30 Castrol Syntec SM/SL

Replaced the spark plug RJ19LM, air filter, sharpened the blade and seafoamed the cylinder head and chamber. It's what good son-in-law's do.
Posted By: TheBig2003

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/14/13 11:53 PM

1999 Stanley Power Plant 6.0HP Tecumseh LV195EA

Out: Pennzoil Conventional 5W30

In: 10W30 Castrol Syntec SM/SL

Replaced the spark plug RJ19LM, air filter, sharpened the blade and seafoamed the cylinder head and chamber. Start first pull, every time!
Posted By: GrtArtiste

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/15/13 10:05 AM

New John Deere D140 Lawn Tractor

Out: Factory fill at 8.8 hours

In: Trop Artic 10w30 SM

Plan to change again at end of season with Motorcraft 10w30 SN
Posted By: 04SE

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/15/13 10:50 AM

Briggs & Stratton 725ex (4.5 hp)

Out: factory fill

In: Rotella T1 SAE30

Replaced RJ2YXLE plug with RJ19LMC
Posted By: AlienBug

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/15/13 11:40 PM

2007 Honda GCV160

Out: Valvoline NextGen 5w30

In: G-Oil 10w30 4-Stroke
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/16/13 07:28 PM

Toro 5.5 GTS :
Out: pyb sae 30wt twenty hours
In: nextgen maxlife 5w20


Dr. TRIMMER (kaw FC150V)
Out: unknown
in: valvoline vr1 sae50wt
Posted By: rcbc96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/13 08:08 PM

Amsoil Small Engine oil in my mowers, tillers, etc
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/13 08:42 PM

Valvoline DuraBlend 10w30 went in the Franken-mower I built today.
Posted By: mkosem

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/20/13 01:46 AM

Originally Posted By: 1989outlaw
Husky with Honda GCV 160 Drained out Valvoline 30 wt put the same back in . Kid is about to be pushing it around when he gets home . This mower has been trouble free except for the choke . Cant say the same for the kid , starting to think he needs a good choke .LOL .


Changed my GCV160's oil this weekend as well. Pennzoil Ultra 10w30 on the way out and in. I've had auto choke issues as well.

--Matt
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/13 12:33 AM

Early 80s 3.5HP B&S engine on a Snapper bagger lawn mower.

Out: Mobil 1 5w-30 (in for 2 seasons). Came out still fairly clean.

In: Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30.

Also installed a new OE replacement blade.
Posted By: Jimmy9190

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/13 01:36 AM

2004 model Briggs 5.5 hp on a Huskee 22" Mulching walk-behind mower (re-branded MTD I bought at Tractor Supply).

Out: ST 30w

In: 17 oz. Kendall GT-1 synthetic blend 10W30 combined with 3 oz. PYB 10W30

New blade
New air filter
Cleaned and re-gapped spark plug

Mower started right up on the first pull and purred like a kitten while cutting the grass for the first time this year. I will use the rest of the PYB quart for topping off during the season.
Posted By: asand1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/13 04:00 AM

Drained the last seasons oil out of my briggs quantum mower engine. Refilled with 50/50 mix of Napa synthetic and Super Tech 5w30. I guess that would be a syn blend, right?
Posted By: Brybo86

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/24/13 02:50 AM

2010 cubcadet push mower 173cc engine
Out: Supertech dino 10w30
In: Oil from my leftovers jug, combo ST 10W30, delvac 15w40 and some Citgo 10w30
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/24/13 12:35 PM

Craftsman 6.75 Briggs engine-20 oz 30w Ace Hardware oil.
Posted By: Turk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/31/13 08:57 PM

1991 TORO 5HP 22" Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

OUT: Amsoil 10/30-30 Small Engine Oil

IN: 1/2 Amsoil 10/30-30 Small Engine Oil & 1/2 Amsoil 10-40
4-Stroke Marine Oil (as I ran out of the Amsoil Small Engine oil) smile
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/31/13 10:44 PM

1999 John Deere F510 with Kawasaki 14hp motor.

The total capacity is 4 quarts but the hydraulic unit shares the oil. Though it does not mix somehow. I just drain out 2 quarts and change the filter. Then the old motor oil goes into the hydraulic unit. Only 2 quarts will drain. The motor oil is
lighter color than the hydraulic unit oil.

I use to drain two then pour two which drove out the motor oil but quit. The oil stays good looking all year.

2 qts Valvoline synthetic 5w30. Purolator Pure One PL10241 filter




Posted By: JB357

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/01/13 11:34 PM

Amsoil 4 cycle 10W-30/SAE 30 in my Toro lawnmower and Amsoil 4 cylcle 0W-40 in my 10 HP generator.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/02/13 07:11 PM

Just bought a 1991 MTD "Turf Power" tiller. I bought it from the original owner who purchased it new from Agway in 1991. It was stored inside and hardly used. He also included all the paperwork. I'm not a fan of MTD stuff, but this seems fairly well-made. I think their stuff from the late 1980s/early 1990s was of much better quality.

It has a 5hp Briggs and Stratton flathead engine. I changed the oil to Rotella T 15w40, installed a new air filter, and a new spark plug.

Here is a pic of it:



I think it needs a carb cleaning since it is surging at full throttle a bit.
Posted By: Quest

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/04/13 04:57 PM

craftsman 6.75 mower (B&S), replaced oil with Chevron Isosyn HDEO 15W40 after 1.5 season's of use.

All my other OPE equipments get the same treatment as well (15W40 isosyn).

Q.
Posted By: panthermike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/11/13 11:07 PM

Craftsman Push with B&S 6.25 engine:

-Supertech 15w40
-< 1oz. Mos2

Hadn't done an oil change on this since November 2010 but it doesn't see heavy usage by any means.
Posted By: R80RS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/12/13 04:22 AM

1999 Simplicity riding mower with Kohler 14HP single cylinder gets M1 10w-30 in the engine and M1 10w-30 EP in the hydrostatic transmission.

1999 Simplicity walk behind snow thrower with 10HP Tecumseh gets M1 5w-30.

Older Ariens walk behind mowers with B&S engines get whatever SAE30 small engine oil is on sale at Farm Fleet when it's time for a change.
Posted By: SuperDave456

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/12/13 08:25 PM

Toro Recycler with with Briggs & Straton engine.

And a "Golden Boy" walk behind edger with an ancient Briggs engine.

It gets hot here, and the edger has seen better days, so

Both 1 pint of 5w40 Maxlife.
Posted By: blakegeo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/12/13 11:14 PM

2012 Craftsman YT 4000 lawn tractor. Purolator 10241(automotive) filter, 10-30 Penz platinum syn oil.
Posted By: afoulk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/14/13 02:43 AM

My father in law bought a new generator and gave us his old Colman 4000watt generator with a Tecumseh engine. Put in a little bit of everything, about half a quart of QSUD, little bit of castrol gtx 5w30, and a little bit of g-oil sae 30. runs good, just wish it had a quieter muffler, and a bigger gas tank
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/17/13 12:27 AM

Honda em400 genorater : QSUD 0w-20, 25hrs into 100hr oci


Toro recycler 5.5GTS : maxlife nextgen 5w-20


Intec 20hp AVS 500cc single: fl-1a and maxlife nextgen 5w-20

Ken
Posted By: afoulk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/18/13 02:49 PM

3.5hp briggs Snapper hi vac- out- g oil sae 30
In- pyb sae 40
Posted By: TheBig2003

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/19/13 03:19 PM

2005 Briggs & Stratton Quantum Edge 6.5HP

Out: Unknown

In: 10W30 Valvoline SynPower SN

Replaced the spark plug RJ19LM, and seafoamed the cylinder head and chamber.
Posted By: GhostFlame

Kubota - 06/19/13 11:39 PM

my good as new 11 yr old Kubota T1670. Napa Gold 1348 oil filter and 2 qts NAPA premium 10w-40 conventional. good until next year.
Posted By: crgstvrs

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/24/13 03:55 AM

changed oil in my 22 hp Briggs and Stratton endurance engine on Husqvarna rider with Castrol Syntec 5w30 and new briggs filter.
Posted By: GregGA

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/25/13 12:16 AM

5 hrs on my new Chonda`212cc: the oil was a grey green with sparkly little highlights.

Had an extra bottle of Honda 10-30 that Home Depot thru in when I bought my Honda mower.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/25/13 12:49 AM

pair of Massey Ferguson 12's. Out:black swill, In:Valvoline Durablend 10w30
Posted By: -SyN-

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/25/13 01:28 AM

Newly broke in Honda GCV190.... 12oz M1 HM 10W-30. 1 qt will last a while.
Posted By: 84zmyfavorite

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/25/13 05:03 PM

Seized (Only Piston Rings, little DW40 lossened right up)2009 Briggs&Stratton 6.75 Flathead on Craftsman pressure washer(Now on my Ranch King Lawnmower) Out probably Craftsman 30 Sieze oil, In 50% SuperTech 5w-20 and 50% Accel ND30. Works, Runs like a Champ, and has used maby, barely 2 ounces over the past year!
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/27/13 11:28 PM

John Deere JS63 (6.5 HP Briggs) that I just picked up yesterday.

Out: Unknown

In: Rotella T6
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/28/13 11:42 AM

2007 Yardman 17.5 Intek

Out: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40

In: Napa synthetic 5w30
Posted By: xwhaler

Re: Kubota - 07/29/13 01:47 PM

Weed Eater 20" Push Mower
Out: Black Swill/Unknown. Had not been changed in 5 yrs. Probably 50 hrs of use over that time.
In: Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-30
Posted By: GregGA

Re: Kubota - 07/29/13 01:54 PM

2013 Honda HRX217

Out, first fill Honda 10-30

In: QSUD 5-40 Euro that I found this weekend at Big Lots. They 4 qts @ $4 each.
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Kubota - 07/30/13 12:07 AM

2013 Huskee 4200 42" tractor Powermore 4200cc

Out: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40 Wix 51516

In: PYB 5w30 Napa ProSelect 21516
Posted By: JR

Re: Kubota - 07/30/13 01:42 AM

Craftsman dls3000 20hp 500cc briggs intec.
out: st16 filter and unknown oil
In: qsgb 5w-20 and xg3600 fram

Honda em400 gen
Out: pit penn 5w20 68hrs
In: qsud 0w-20 45hrs so far 105 left to oci

Kaw fc150v 6.75hp
out: unknown factory fill. Tons of hours.
In xg4967 fram filter, nextgen maxlife 5w20

Toro recycler brigg 5.5hp 9c.i.d 1991 model
Out: pyb HD-30 25hrs plus 15hrs idle during storage
In: nextgen maxlife 5w20

Plannedin next thirty days:

Coleman 3.5kw tec power ohv5.5
Syn only 5w30 only if 5w20 is not available. 0w20 perferred

Case224 k321as kohler
Usually 30 weight or 15w40
May go syn since engine is only acouple hundred hours tops of rebuild.
Posted By: JR

Re: Kubota - 07/30/13 01:57 AM

Saturday is pm day at the cabin. Lights provided by 1950's kohler 4hp 4cylinder flathead watercooled 3kw AC gen set. Auto-start, apply load it starts, shed the load it shuts down. 20psi at 1800rpm no filter pressure lube.

Current fill around 18months of use. Oil unknown
Not sure what to use. I would think anything would work.

Darn thing holds three gallons (twelve quarts).
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Kubota - 07/30/13 10:52 AM

Originally Posted By: SEMI_287
Powermore 4200cc
impossible. A 4.2L mower engine???
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Kubota - 07/30/13 11:13 PM

Originally Posted By: dwcopple
Originally Posted By: SEMI_287
Powermore 4200cc
impossible. A 4.2L mower engine???

ROFLMAO. Whoops. 420cc*
Posted By: dmaxtech

Re: Kubota - 08/01/13 01:46 PM

Just purchased a 2011 JD x530 with 40hrs on it. 54in deck, HDAP rear tires.
Engine oil: Out: ?????
In: Schaeffer 9000 5w40
Hydrostatic Trans: Out: factory fill (?)
In: Amsoil Synthetic Tractor/hydraulic oil
Posted By: JR

Re: Kubota - 08/02/13 04:55 PM

Honda em400 genpack
Out: qsud 0w29 had 125hrs on it.
In qsud0w20

Kohler k181
out: unknown
In: fs 5w20
Posted By: JR

Re: Kubota - 08/02/13 04:58 PM

Kohler camand pro 27hp 370hrs
Out: amsoil ope oil
In: amsoil ope oil

Ken
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Kubota - 08/03/13 03:26 AM

Honda HRX mower & 2k Inverter Generator
out Rotella 5w-40
in Rotella 5w-40
Posted By: JR

Re: Kubota - 08/11/13 07:56 PM

Craftsman highwheel string trimmer. Powered by tecumseh 143.995002.
Out: first fill( 10yr PYB 10w-30 oci)
In: shell 5w-20

Ken
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/12/13 05:04 AM

2010 22" Poulan push mower I fixed up and sold

3.5 HP Briggs and Stratton
Out: black nasty factory fill
In: Rotella T5 10w30

Also did:
-New air filter
-New Champion J19LM spark plug
-New blade
-Cleaned carb


My friend's dad was going to throw it out since it was sputtering. I fixed it up and it ran great afterward. I would've kept it for myself if I didn't already have my Toro. thumbsup
Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/17/13 11:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Eric Smith
98(?) Briggs and Stratton 5.5HP
Out.. I have no idea been 2 or 3 years since the last change
In.. PYB 5w30


In Rotella T6 10w30 seems to like it. Not sure how much longer it'll last the coil getting weak.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/20/13 12:54 AM

1955 briggs model 8
Out: uknown
In: formula shell 5w-20 a.p.i. SN
history of engine unknown. Aquired it for $30 at a mans sale. It has sat for quite awhile. I got a new platnium plug, new condensor, and a used muffler is what i have so far. I will get to that this weekend along with 'cleaning the points.
I will run it on lp vapor to get a few hours and the shell oil flush oci. Before i get carb rebuild parts..

Ken
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/20/13 01:42 AM

Briggs 205cc 5.5hp .. powers my log splitter. Has 700-750 plus hours.
Out: pyb sae30 a.p.i. SN 75+hrs, no usage.
In: amsoil 4stroke sae30/10w-30 syn oil.
I have about 100-125hrs of wood to get split. I have forty cord to split for sale already reserved, 35-40cord for me. 10cord cord ma and dad, and 35cord at the neighbors.
It see use. Syn or dino they aint picky.

Ken
Posted By: TurboLuver

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/25/13 04:10 AM

John Deere Z950A/Kawasaki FX850V
Delo 400LE 5W-40
Napa Gold 1394
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/27/13 09:27 PM

Giant Vac walk behind leaf blower

Tecumseh OHH50 (OHV 5HP engine)

Out: Rotella T6 5w40
In: Rotella T5 10w30

I'm normally not a fan of Tecumseh engines, but these OHH engines are pretty decent. I found this leaf blower on the curb out for the trash a few years ago. A little carb cleaning and it runs like new. The oil was low and black when I got it, probably original.

Now it starts first pull, and hardly uses any fuel. Keep the oil full, splice a fuel filter into the fuel line, and they can be great engines. thumbsup
Posted By: dernp

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/29/13 05:54 PM

Honda HRX GCV 190 lawn mower

Out: VWB 10w30
In: Rotella T5 10w30
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/03/13 04:21 PM

MTD Yard Machines tractor for a customer, 14.5 HP Briggs, 42" deck

Out: Black tar
In: Rotella T5 10w30
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/03/13 08:46 PM

Neighbors Troy Bilt 21 inch push mower with a 6.0 Briggs and Stratton Quantum engine.

Out: Very black sludge that was just below the add line on the dip stick. Probably the factory fill.

In: 20 ounces of Peak 10w30 that I picked up on sale at Big Lots.
Posted By: 440Magnum

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/04/13 05:27 PM

B&S 810cc 28 horse V-twin on Ferris zero-turn:

Dumped the break-in oil after 5 hours.
Replaced with Delvac 1 5w40, and wix oil filter.
Posted By: 95busa

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/04/13 11:41 PM

Troybilt Briggs 5500w generator. Rotella 15w-40
Posted By: Gabe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/09/13 04:31 AM

Craftsman push mower.

Castrol HD 30 in and out.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/11/13 01:17 AM

Briggs 205cc OHV 5.5hp powering log splitter
Out: pyb. HD30 59hrs
In amsoil aircooled 30/ 10w30
Plan on 100hr oci w/ amsoil


Craftsman hi-wheel trimmer tecumseh 4.5hp
Out: factory fill grampa never changed ( 8years )
In: formula shell 5w20
Plan a 5-10hr oci to flush and clean up crankcase


Kohler k181 1967 model
Out: unknown
In: qsud 0w20 since it is my winter wood hauler and kohler requires 5w20

Ken
Posted By: Torkenstein

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/11/13 04:48 PM

2001 Onan 4000 series 4KY RV Generator, 110 hours

Unknown dealer oil drained

Fill with 1.5 qt Valvoline VR1 Racing Oil, SAE 30

This was the only straight 30 I could find locally meeting / exceeding Onan's requirement for API SM/SL/CD

There is no oil filter and AFAIK this engine relies on splash lube from the sump
Posted By: Phishin

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/11/13 05:46 PM

Kohler 173cc XT-7.

Out: M1 0w40 (1.5 years of use, probably 8-10 hours of use)
In: M1 0w40
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/13/13 01:01 AM

2008 Toro 22" Walk behind mower - 190cc Briggs and Stratton

Out: Rotella T6 5w40

In: Rotella T6 5w40
Posted By: Stelth

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/17/13 04:31 PM

HF Predator 5500 watt 420cc engine.

Out: QS Defy 10w-30
In: GC 0w-30
Posted By: nitehawk55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/18/13 04:32 AM

Poulan snow blower with 10.5 Tecumseh . Filled it with 0W30 GC .
Posted By: bigblumer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/23/13 02:23 PM

New Craftsman mower with Honda 160 GCV
Out: Craftsman SAE30 oil - 10 hrs
IN: Napa Conventional 10w-30 SL
Posted By: bigblumer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/23/13 02:30 PM

MTD Snow Blower with Tecumseh 5hp
Out: Unknown, and barely showed up on the stick.
In: MaxLife 5w-30


I got the snow blower for free because it didn't run. Oil was like tar and very low, carb was all gummed up, and the spark plug was worn to nothing.

Cleaned the carb, and topped off the oil with some conventional and a splash of sea foam. Drained and refilled the gas tank and bowl. Pulled the cord and it fired right up. Sprayed some Amsoil Powerfoam in the carb, and let it run for a half hour or so. I then drained the oil, which was black as ink, refilled with some 5w-30 MaxLife, installed a new plug, and it runs like a dream.
Posted By: buster

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/23/13 03:08 PM

Two B&S engines. Lawnmower and Pressure Washer. Both have Mobil 1 5w30.
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/24/13 03:35 PM

All my OPE from tiller, to walk behind mowers to edger to pressure washer to garden tractor to lawn tractor to lawn vacuum. All different engine manufacturers. B&S- Honda-Kohler-Tecumseh-Kawasaki,... same oil....Supertech HD 30wt.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/25/13 01:01 AM

Briggs intek206 5.5hp powered logsplitter.
out: pyb sae30
In: qsad 5w20
Plus platnium plug
Needs new hydro fluid and filter



1955 kohler 4hp 4cylinder flathead watercooled 3kw 110ac light unit
I need to flush cooling system, adjust vavles, full tune-up and a oil change. The current fill unknown. My buddy has same motor running dc current gen head, his runs 20psi hot or cold with 12qts of carquest 10w30. I will be using steadily over the winter so i am looking into light wieght 20 oil.

2004 weedeater 22" mower
3.75hp b&s spirit
Out: unknown
In: amsoil 4-stroke sae30/ 10w30
This little machine wont die. Run 50hr oci's or longer. Never uses oil.

Ken
Posted By: NHHEMI

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/27/13 11:45 AM

Ariens Snowblower w/ LCT 208 = RP HPS 5W30

Lifan Storm Series 3500W Generator = RP HPS 5W30
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/14/13 03:06 AM

1991 Craftsman Chipper/Shredder with 5hp Briggs and Stratton

Out: Valvoline 30 weight
In: Rotella T6 5w40

This chipper had the stupidest oil drain setup ever. There was no convenient way to drain the oil without getting it all over the machine. The plug was located in a bad spot, and the wheels are very difficult to remove. I bought some 1/4" pipe and made an oil drain pipe so changing the oil is much easier. thumbsup

The Chipper:



The oil drain mod:

Posted By: Eric Smith

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/14/13 01:25 PM

98 Murray with 4.5 Briggs

Out: Something grey and nasty
In: Rotella 10w30 same as the other mower.. shouldn't have to change either for 2 years.
Posted By: itguy08

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/14/13 03:03 PM

Chicago 5500w generator with a 13hp LiFan...

Out: Last year's QS Advanced Durability 10w30
In: Pennzoil Platinum 5w30, what I am "standardizing" in all my OPE.

Why such a great oil? Got a lawn tractor with a 22hp Briggs V-twin which I hear likes to run hot. Rather than different oils for each, easier to pony up the $29 at Wal-Mart for 5qt and run it in everything.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/27/13 02:50 AM

1996 MTD Log Splitter - 5hp Briggs and Stratton

Out: Pennzoil YB 5w30
In: Rotella T5 10w30
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/27/13 10:42 PM

Craftsman Eager-1 lawnmower- 4.25 hp Tecumseh
Out: ST HD30
In: ST HD30
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/28/13 01:05 PM

Neighbor's Ariens 522 Snowblower - 5hp Tecumseh Snow King

Out: Factory fill
In: Rotella T5 10w30

Currently have carb soaking in cleaner. She left untreated gas in it since last winter. Stupid Ethanol.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/02/13 04:30 AM

Onan emurald1 genny.
out : unknown
in : nextgen 5w-20 and fl-400s filter
h10 plugs, they are hotter then the h8's
Waiting on bi-fuel set-up.
Will be putting a few hours on it tomorrow.


ken
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/03/13 02:28 AM

The onan got up and running. had the engine seafom and mmo clinder soap. ran seafoam and lucas double dose first five gallons.
is set up to pull fuel out of 18gallon marine tank.
running twc-3 bulk oil @ 1oz to gal of petro.
18Hrs not a hickup. i have it out on a hunting lease.


the 1955 kohler 3kw light unit
out: unkown but believe the last owner said carquest 10w30
In: castrol "gold bottle" syntec titanium 5w-20 and purelator "fl-1a" oil filters.
i have a dual remote set up.
i would like to run the fl-299's.

jr
Posted By: iahawk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/03/13 08:17 PM

Ariens platinum 24 snowblower

Out: Royal Purple 5W-30
In: Mobil 1 5W-30

Not exactly an oil change....but my toro S200 that I just fixed up and got running (by combining the best parts from 2 S200's)

In: 50-50 mix of True Fuel 40:1 and 50:1 with a dash of MMO thrown in
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/03/13 11:29 PM

iahawk, nice to see someone has kept a toro s200 going.
i have a s300 that has ran great on whatever 32:1 i have, ussually pyb twc-3 muti outdoor .
then i have a s200 i picked up dirt cheap. i need to get the carb kleen.
it runs good no load. but needs choke to run any load. . this one will be my new main machine and will get a diet of amsoil saber @ 100:1.

Ken

ps. i have a 12v starter on the s200 till i get a 120v. its started in the wood room so no coldstarts. 80+F storage.
Posted By: iahawk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/05/13 04:20 AM

JR, thanks, love those old Toro S200's, too. I used one as a kid a long time ago and thought it's be great to have one again.

Found 1 runner on CL for $35 and 1 non runner for $20...ended up using the non runners motor..after a carb kit, some new gaskets, fuel line, paddles, scraper bar and drive belt and a good cleaning she's in pretty good shape for a 33 yr old blower.

Probably keep running premix as long as we don't get a ton of snow.
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/06/13 07:20 PM

Milwaukee 4211 Generator (Generac) - December 1971 build

Out: PYB 30w
In: Rotella T 10w-30

Dedicated propane conversion.
Posted By: Darkfire

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/08/13 04:11 PM

Mower with Honda GCV-160 engine

Out: QS Defy 5w-30
In : QS Defy 5w-30 +1/2oz or so of Kreen
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/16/13 07:49 PM

Honda HRX mower

Out: Rotella 5w-40
In: PP 5w-30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/16/13 09:46 PM

Briggs funpower 5hp
out: unknown oil and long past due
In: formula shell 5w-20 plus mmo
Now onto the carb rebuild or float carb conversion.


ken
Posted By: Fleetmon

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/16/13 10:09 PM

TroyBilt GTX18 tractor with a Kohler flathead 18HP twin.

Crankcase was full of gas due to a bad carb float....replaced float and changed my recently changed Rotella T SAE30.
Posted By: R80RS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/16/13 11:48 PM

Simplicity yard tractor with Kohler 14HP single cylinder (1999 model), Rotella T5 10W-30, Motorcraft FL-910S filter

Simplicity snow blower with 10HP Tecumseh engine (also 1999 model) M1 EP 5W-30, no filter on this engine.
Posted By: itguy08

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/17/13 02:49 AM

Slowly working to all my OPE...

Tecumseh Shnow King 5 hp.

Out: something old and black, probably 2 years old
in: 1998-2000 Mobil 1 5w30. Almost the last of this. Pushmower will get the rest.
Posted By: DaHen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/17/13 07:00 PM

Ten year old 22inch Toro High Wheel lawn mower:

19oz of Pennzoil SAE30
01oz of MMO
Posted By: Phishin

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/18/13 02:14 PM

2011 Husq Push Mower of Kohler (Chinese) 6HP. 170 something cc I think.

Out M1 0w40
In M1 0w40
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/21/13 01:37 AM

Granda's genny. Vintage tecumseh powered coleman 5kw+.
out: probably pyb 10w-30 / unkown hours
in: 2006-07 vintage AMSOIL 15w-40
Ran 14hrs sunday nite

My brothers ope's
generic 22" push mower briggs 3.75spirit
out: previous owners (service pro sae30)
In: qsgb 5w-20


Ken
Posted By: Kira

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/22/13 01:00 PM

Old Sears walk behind leaf blower.
Inverted engine to pour opaque black stuff out
~20 oz. Shell 10W-30 in
Posted By: Kira

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/22/13 01:14 PM

John Deer riding mower12 hp Kohler
Reasonably good looking used oil out. Volume unknown.
~40 oz. Shell 10W-30 in.
NAPA 1374 (Kohler 12-050-015) filter
Posted By: Kira

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/22/13 01:17 PM

Yard Machines (MTD) 10 hp snow blower.
Tecumseh engine
Used oil of reasonable dirt content and unknown volume out.
~16 oz. NAPA 30W to fill.
Posted By: DirtyMoe21

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/30/13 03:21 AM

Hrx217

Out Mobil 1 10w30
In PP 5W30
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/01/13 09:07 PM

Craftsman snow blower, Tecumseh 8.5 HP

Out: Ace Hardware 5W-30
In: VWB 5W-30
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/01/13 09:10 PM

John Deere F510 mower Kawasaki motor

2 qts 5w30 Valvoline synthetic out
2 qts M1 0w40 in
PureOne filter

One season
Posted By: BigCahuna

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/02/13 12:31 AM

My sons inlaws mower. Out with black stuff who knows how lod or who made it might be factory fill In with Sears Branded" lawnmower" oil. Was clear as water. I' think it was a 30 wt.,,
Posted By: Keith_Stone

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/03/13 11:19 PM

Always HDEO mostly Rotella 10w-30. I didn't think anything else was suitable.
Posted By: Bebop367

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/04/13 11:29 PM

Change oil in my 5500k portable generator.
Has 10hp OHV Briggs running on Natural Gas now.
I used M1 5w-30.
Previously used Rotella T5 10w-30. Never consumed oil. 3-4 day 24 hr. runs @ 4200+- watts.
Switch to M1 because of Nat. Gas for fuel. I hope it wasn't a bad move.
Posted By: xwhaler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/08/13 01:16 AM

Poulan Lawn Tractor B&S OHV
Winter put away
Out: Supertech HD30
In: Amalie Synthetic 5w30
Posted By: SOHCman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/09/13 05:54 PM

Craftsman snow blower:

Out: M1 high milage 5w-30
In: Maxlife full syn 5w-30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/09/13 11:02 PM

log splitter: 16gmp two stage barnes
2006 Intec 205 5.5hp. 500+hrs on engine
out: amsoil 15w-40. 65-70hr oci
in: qsgb 5w-20 api. sn
Currently 15hrs into oci.

Ken
Posted By: itguy08

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/12/13 02:41 AM

22HP Briggs V-Twin in Ariens 42" rider:
Out: Factory Fill (SAE30?)
In: Pennzoil Ultra 5w30

6.5HP Briggs Flathead push mower:
Out: 10+ year old Mobi 1 5w30
In: 10+ year old Mobil 1 5w30 and PU 5w30

Done for the winter and ready for spring.
Posted By: zuluplus30

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/14/13 10:31 PM

Briggs Quantum 6.5/Toro Recyler: Mobil 1 HM 1W-30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/15/13 02:59 AM

Zuluplus30, nice mower. What year is yours, mine is a 1992, ur flathead makes me think later production.
mine has electric start 5.5gts briggs ohv. has a cast aluminium deck. to boot. reminds me its due for service.

92 toro recycler/ briggs 5.5hp ohv
Out: nextgen maxlife 5w-20 with 20hrs use. still amber in color.
In: same fiill as drain

Best mower in my fleet .


Ken
Posted By: Team_FAST

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/17/13 04:44 PM

8hp Briggs Flatty on a Coleman PowerMate 4200W Generator.

Put in Chevron DELO 400 LE 15W-40 HDEO
Posted By: artificialist

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/19/13 03:04 AM

I changed oil in many pieces of equipment:
Out: Mobil special HD30
In: O'Reilly HD30
Posted By: zuluplus30

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/19/13 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: JR
Zuluplus30, nice mower. What year is yours, mine is a 1992, ur flathead makes me think later production.
mine has electric start 5.5gts briggs ohv. has a cast aluminium deck. to boot. reminds me its due for service.

92 toro recycler/ briggs 5.5hp ohv
Out: nextgen maxlife 5w-20 with 20hrs use. still amber in color.
In: same fiill as drain

Best mower in my fleet .


Ken


2006 and running like a champ. I have no doubt the deck will rust through before the engine gives out.
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/20/13 05:03 AM

Couple oil changes on the new Sears 26 inch snow blower. Sears number 07188970000 .

FF 1.5 hour break in.
Mobil 1 0w40 SM 4.5 hour full throttle moderate use. Used no oil.
Brad Penn 5w30 SN for the remainder of the season.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/20/13 11:58 PM

Next spring:
3 Craftsman YT3000's
2: Fred's 10w-30, Napa Gold
1: AcDelco 10w-30, Napa Gold
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/22/13 11:35 PM

Older bobcat powered by wisconsin V4.
Has been a shed queen the last two years.
Ran it up to temp and dumped the oil and filter.
Out: filter said green GC 0w-30 @ 5500hrs. filter was fl-1a
In: delo synthetic 5w-40, 1oz redline break-in additive to each quart. carquest premium filter.
hourmeter was at 5680hrs.

ken
Posted By: Dufus2

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/23/13 06:20 PM

This winter:
I am working on my MTD Snow-blower (24" 2-stage) with a 179cc China Clone engine. I was going to use the Wal-Mart 5w30 full synthetic but it was sold out in quarts. Ended up getting a quart of Rotella 5W40. This Rotella in the blue bottle is a little hard to pull the rope at 20-30 degrees but seems to be a good oil for cool temps. Next year I will go with a 5w30 synthetic unless we get a **** load of snow next month.

In the past:
I used Amsoil signature 5w30 (after the first hour) and changed over to their 4-stroke 10w30/SAE 30 oil and the engine runs like new. Their PI additive for small engines also saved me from ethanol problems during storage.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/24/13 04:13 AM

Grandma's ope's (stay busy choirs @ farm).

TSC Husky rider, 500cc 18hp intec:
Out: pennzoil HD30
In: pyb 5w-20 / fl-910s
This machine mowed 2.5+acres(4-45hrs).
The machine ran 3 years on the factory fill.
last spring i drain oil and didn't have filter so i filled with the oil drained in this service.

Craftsman dr trimmer, tecumseh vh55or65:
Out:shell 5w-20 (was a 6hr flush)
In: pyb 5w-30

Mine:

Honda EM400
Out: qsud 0w-20, 145hrs not a drop used over oci
In: castrol edge titanium gold bottle 0w-20

Ken
Posted By: DNVDMAX

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/14 06:12 PM

I repowered my nephews' minibike with a 79cc HF Predator engine. My father was building a twin-turbo 632ci BBC for a customer while I borrowed some workspace to swap the engine. I took the liberty of giving the HF engine a full teardown for inspection and re assembly. We gave the head a light port and polish job. And used some left over Cerakote coatings on the head, valves, and piston. The piston top, combustion chamber, and valve tops received V136 thermal barrier coating. The valve stems and piston skirt received C110 micro slick dry film ceramic coating.

Okay the oil change:
Out: Rotella T5 10w30 (5 hour break-in)
In: Rotella T6 5w40

Top speed 38 mph with me on it, 225 lbs, GPS.
Posted By: DirtyMoe21

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/04/14 05:44 PM

Changed early because I decided to run M1.


HRX217 GCV190cc
PP 5w30 out
M1 AFE 0w30 in
Posted By: Shannow

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/05/14 01:48 AM

Mum and Dad's B and S...filthy black puke came out of it, Castrol Magnatec SP 5W-40 back in (what was in the 20L drum in the shed)...

Bought her an electric flymo so she doesn't have to worry about fuel and oil and hefting around wheels and decks.
Posted By: kaseri

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/05/14 02:40 AM

Honda GX200
Out: Honda 5w30 dino
In: Amsoil signature 5w30
Posted By: HM12460

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/06/14 12:31 AM

John Deere LX 176, just changed the engine oil to Shell Rotella T 5W-40 full synthetic.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/14/14 12:23 AM

briggs 5hp funpower
out: black goo
in: shell 5w-20

briggs 3.75 spirit (brothers push mower)
out: servicepro sae30
in: shell 5w-20

honda em400 generator
out: qsud 0w-20, 100hrs no usage
in: shell 5w-20


ken
Posted By: DirtyMoe21

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/17/14 07:31 PM

Briggs 3.5 Push Mower
M1 AFE mix in
Pennzoil 5w30 out

HRX217 Honda Push Mower
MSHM 10w30 in
M1 AFE 0w30 out
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/26/14 11:11 PM

Chinese Generator
1 qt Peak 10W-30
Posted By: i812

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/10/14 02:15 AM

Pressure washer

Subaru Robin SP170 6HP
Out: RT6 5W-40
In: Castrol Edge with Titanium 10W-30
Posted By: PhilsSmallEngine

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/10/14 05:08 AM

It was a small engine (AKA Stir Crazy) weekend.

1992 Hechinger/MTD Mower
Tecumseh TVS-120 5hp
Out: Pennzoil HD30
In: Amsoil 4-stroke 10W-40

1976 Ariens Front Tine Tiller
Briggs & Stratton 4hp
Out: There was oil in it... from 5 years ago
In: Amsoil 4-stroke 10W-40
Front Drive Case
Out: Mud mixed with sludge that was SAE 30 oil 30+ years ago
In: Amsoil 4-stroke 10W-40

198? Kemp Chipper
Briggs & Stratton 5hp
Out: Pennzoil HD30
In: Amsoil 4-stroke 10w-40

1996 Craftsman 28" Snow Thrower
Tecumseh Snow King 8.5hp
Out: Mobile One 0w-30
In: Amsoil 4-stroke 0w-40
Posted By: Gizmo8800

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/15/14 07:27 PM

I am about to do an oil change on 10.5 HP Briggs from around 1992 that powers a Toro rear engine mower. I inherited it a few years ago and this winter got around to doing some maintenance on it. I took the carb off and cleaned it thoroughly and it seemed to need it as it was very dirty and had lots of varnish. I also took the head off and cleaned the carbon off the head and piston and around the valves. Valves were in great shape as well as the cylinder wall, and the engine doesn't burn any oil at all. Valve clearances were also within factory specs.

Now that I am happy with everything, I am about to put it back together and refill with oil. I am in Florida so I am going to use straight 30w as Briggs recommends for temps over 40F. The straight 30w's in the stores around my town that I found are Valvoline 30, Pennzoil 30, and Castrol HD 30.







Is there anything wrong with any of these, or is any one of them fine to use? I seem to recall seeing a few posts on here in the past about Castrol HD 30 being junk. Also, is the Pennzoil bottle I showed the same as HD 30 as shown below. The first picture I posted doesn't say HD (heavy duty), so I am not sure if the oil is the same in the two bottles. Thanks for any help, I am hoping this mower lasts for awhile and want to treat it right.

Posted By: jhellwig

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/16/14 12:23 AM

They are all the same use whatever you feel like. They are all good. Or mix all three.

1991 john deere 318 p218 onan
Out 10w-40 and 30 valvoline white bottle. John deere filter
In 1 quart 10w-40 and 1/2 quart 30 valvoline white bottle. John deere filter

20 year old Murray high wheel push mower with 5hp Briggs quantum
Out 30wt valvoline
In 30wt valvoline

All API sm oil that I have had for 6 years.
Posted By: Eddie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/16/14 01:00 AM

John Deere with a 20HP B&S twin. 10w30 PP and a B&S oil filter.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/10/14 03:50 PM

1990 Turf-Power (MTD) rear tine tiller - 5hp Briggs and Stratton

Out: Rotella T 15w40
In: Rotella T6 5w40 synthetic

Also:
-Replaced drive belt with a kevlar one
-New spark plug
-Painted muffler with high heat paint
-Cleaned carbon out of combustion chamber
-Replaced head gasket

Time to till the garden!
Posted By: Turk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/11/14 10:29 AM

BIG 2005 Toro Snow-Launcher 10HP

OUT: Amsoil SSO 0w-30

IN: Amsoil SSO 0w-30 & Mobil 1 5w-30 mix. (not enough SSO left in bottle)



Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/12/14 04:56 AM

2002 Yamaha G-16 golf cart

Out: Napa full synthetic 10w-30
In: Same
Filter: none
Posted By: mkosem

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/12/14 06:18 PM

Husqvarna 7021p
Homelite Pressure Washer

Both GVC160 powered. Both replaced M1 5w30 with Royal Purple HPS 5w30.

--Matt
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/12/14 08:45 PM

Craftsman snow thrower_
Out: pronto 5w-30
In: Pronto 5w-30
Posted By: PeterGreen

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/14 12:01 AM

John Deere push lawn mower with B&S 6.0 hp engine

Out: cocktail mix of some old conventional oil and M1

In: cocktail mix of some old conventional oil and M1 both 10w30
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/14 03:31 PM

Craftsman L&G tractor, 22HP Kohler. Out Delo 15w40 and Puro Classic, in, Delo 30 weight and Motorcraft FL910. Craftsman push mower, new, B&S 7.25 HP, Delo 30 weight. Honda GX-160 powered pressure washer. Out, RP 10w40, in Delo 30 weight. BTW, I used the new push mower yesterday. It's one of B&S quiet series engines. That thing runs very smooth, is super quiet (VERY neighborhood friendly) and did not stall or bog down once in thick grass. A huge improvement over my old Lawn-Boy with the commercial 5 HP 2 stroke. Any BITOG takers for the Lawn-Boy in the Saint Louis area? Shoot a PM.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/14 06:56 PM

2005 John Deere G110 - 25hp Kohler V-Twin

Out: Pennzoil Platinum 10w30, Motorcraft FL-910s
In: Pennzoil Platinum 10w30, Wix 51348

Also sharpened blades, gapped plugs, cleaned air filter, new fuel filter, greased front end, and greased blade spindles. thumbsup
Posted By: xwhaler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/14/14 12:50 AM

10 HP MTD Snow King Snowblower
Out: 10w30 Castrol GTX SynBlend
In: 5w30 Supertech Synthetic
Posted By: Electrajoe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/14/14 01:09 AM

Craftsman 42 inch mower 12 years old, B&S 20 HP .75 acre Houston. Texas. Manual list 30 wt (only).

Out: 1 quarts Mobil 1 20-50 used 2 seasons

In: 1 quart 1 20-50 (last of case)
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/14/14 05:36 PM

1963 Earthbird Tiller, 4hp Briggs.

Out: PYB 30wt.
In: PYB 30wt.
Posted By: MikeinNY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/18/14 02:27 AM

Just changed my Generac GP 5500 Generator from M1 5-30 to M1 TDT 5w-40. I really like this oil. Engine seems to run a little smoother and just a tad quieter. Gonna run this for a little while. Also changed the factory sparkplug to an NGK equivalent.

My Toro recycler mower got a change from last year's Home Depot (powercare??) straight 30 to Rotella T6 in the mower. The old oil came out like water. Should have no problems with the Rotella. Mower seems to run much better.
Posted By: spasm3

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/18/14 02:51 AM

Thread on mine here
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3331998/Re:_zero_turn_franken_mix#Post3331998
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/20/14 11:52 AM

1999 John Deere 425
20 HP Kawasaki

Out: Unknown oil and JD filter.

In: Rotella T6 and Fram Ultra XG4967.
Posted By: torino351

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/22/14 01:06 AM

john deere 18" mower with a 3hp briggs engine.

out: 30wt ace hardware

in: 15w-40 delvac
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/22/14 02:41 AM

Craftsman 21" walk-behind mower with 6.75 torque Briggs and Stratton

Out: Black goo
In: Rotella T6 5w40
Posted By: FastGame

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/22/14 02:58 AM

Wheel Horse C121 Kohler 12hp K series
Briggs 6hp push mower
Briggs 5hp snow thrower

out-Rotella T5 10W-30. in-Delo 400 XLE 10W-30
Posted By: riff1006

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/23/14 10:37 AM

Swisher wood splitter w/Briggs 24 HP post season oil change-Supertech 5W-30 Synthetic

Coleman Powermate Generator w/Yamaha engine-Supertech 5W-30 Synthetic
Posted By: SilverC6

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/24/14 04:34 PM

Exmark Lazer Z HP Kohler Command 18 HP

2 qts. of QS 10W-30 dino

Mobil 1 20W-50 MC oil in the hydraulic system
Posted By: Nayov

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/24/14 09:51 PM

2009 Toro mower. Out, Edge 10W-30. In, Edge 10W-30. Gold bottle. 10 hours on the oil.
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/25/14 09:44 PM

Troybilt 10 hp Briggs 6500 watt generator. out:PYB 30wt HD...in PYB 30wt HD.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/25/14 11:49 PM

Wheelhorse 357, kohler k-181
Out: unknown
In: formula shell 5w-20, 2oz of MMO, 2oz of Restore

TSC Husky 4100 rider, 500cc 18.5hp intek
out: pyb HD 30wt w/ 20 hrs. filter was factory
in: 48oz of formula shell 5w-20, parts master "4614" filter

Ken
Posted By: bigblumer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/27/14 03:02 AM

I put the snow blower away today. I changed the oil after running out he gas.

5.5 HP Techumseh
Out: Valvoline Max Life Syn 5w-30
In: Valvoline Max Life Syn / Napa Syn 5w-30
Posted By: PhilsSmallEngine

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/28/14 12:16 AM

John Deere 285 with water cooled Kawasaki FD590v

Out: Oil estimated to have been SAE 30
In: Rotella T5 15W-40 with Fram filter
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/14 05:56 PM

Briggs and Stratton 550 mounted to a Poulan 21 inch push mower.

Out=Most likely the factory 30HD that was very over due to be changed and had a silver tint to it.

In=Supertech synthetic 5w30

Also cleaned and re oiled the foam air filter and sharpened the blade.
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/14 06:02 PM

Helped my dad get his mower ready for spring this past weekend. Mower is a Weedeater brand riding mower with a 12.5 Briggs and Stratton Power Built engine and 38 inch deck. Looks just like a Craftsmen/AYP.

Out=Not sure what it was and oil was on the add line.

In=10w30 Havoline conventional because that is what he had in his garage.

Also cleaned the battery terminals and added some fresh gas. Had to order a set of blades because the old ones were completely worn out.
Posted By: Bandito440

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/14 08:10 PM

Troy-Bilt (MTD) 30" generic 357cc snowblower -
GC 0w-30 and a quart of Trufuel in.

Craftsman (MTD) push mower with B&S 675 -
GC 0w-30, E0 gas, air filter, sparkplug, and blade.

Ready for summer!
Posted By: Zaedock

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/14 08:54 PM

New to me (Free!) low hour 2003 Murray lawn tractor
w/ 13.5HP Briggs. Cleaned carb, runs p!ssah.

Out: Mystery(?) lube

In: 50:50 mix of Delo SAE30 and circa 2005 10W30 GTX
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/30/14 01:44 PM

John Deere STX38 - 12.5 hp Kohler Command

Out: black gunk, no-name filter
In: Rotella T6 5w40, Kohler filter
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/30/14 09:22 PM

Huskee 4200 LT- 17.5HP Powermore 420cc
Out: PYB 5W30 Napa Silver.
In: Castrol Edge/Syntec 0w40 Purolator Classic.

6.5HP Chonda on a 60s tiller.
Out: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40.
In: Valvoline All-Fleet 15w40.

New. Craftsman AWD walk behind with the new 150cc OHV Briggs and Stratton.
In: Castrol Edge/Syntec 0w40 initial fill.
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/14 07:16 PM

John Deer JS63C mower
Briggs OHV 7hp

Out: PYB 30w
In: PYB 30w
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/14 11:25 PM

Husky 22" pusher. briggs 500series.
out: unknown (curb find)
in: 16oz shell 5w20, 4oz of STP

case ingersoll 224
Kohler k321as powered
out: shell sae30hd. about 20hrs use
Will be getting synthetic whenever i get to town.

2004 Kubota rtv900-camo
993cc IDI 3cylinxer
1025hrs
out: m1 0w40. 100hrs
in: amsoil "ame" planning uoa at 150hrs

ken
Posted By: Kira

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/03/14 11:01 PM

Briggs 3.5 HP on a Sensation lawnmower
OUT: black oil
IN: Penzoil 30W

Should it say 30W or HD-30? Is there a difference? Kira
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/14 04:37 PM

2006 Generac 17kw generator, GT-990 engine

Out: Napa synthetic 5w-30
Napa 91394 filter

In: Amsoil synthetic 4 stroke, 10w-30
Baldwin B-33 filter

Hoping for less oil consumption with the Amsoil.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/12/14 12:58 AM

Excell Pressure Washer with 6hp Briggs vertical shaft

Out: Rotella T 15w40
In: Rotella T6 5w40/PYB 10w30 mix

Also changed pump oil with Briggs and Stratton synthetic pump oil

thumbsup
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/14 12:40 AM

2005 McLane 3.5 hp lawn edger/trimmer

Out: Napa synthetic 5w-30
In: half Napa synthetic 5w-30, half Havoline conventional 5w-30
Posted By: kschachn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/14 01:05 AM

Just winterized the snow thrower, Tecumseh something or another:

out: M1 0W-30
in: TGMO 0W-20

I thought why not. I'll keep an eye on the consumption but it really doesn't use any now.
Posted By: thunderfog

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/14 07:20 AM

Honda GCV 160cc

Out: Arnold break in oil

In: Pennzoil Ultra 10w-30
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/14 04:45 AM

Poulan Weed-eater lawnmower

In: factory supplied fill
Posted By: 1989outlaw

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/20/14 07:49 PM

The new Kohler 26 hp got Delo 15/40 after draining out some very fuel diluted factory fill that had about 5 hrs on it . I believe the fuel dilution was from being started and driven outside daily at our local sears store , never reaching operating temp . Honda gcv160 got rotella 5/40 left over from servicing the ATV's .. Mixed a fresh gallon of stihl ultra at 32:1 for the 2 stroke equipment . We are ready to go if it ever rains enough to kick the lawn into growing mode ..
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/24/14 05:16 AM

6.75 briggs qsgb 30w
160 Honda mobil 10w30
7.00 briggs B&S 30w
Posted By: Surestick

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/14 02:26 AM

Craftsman 21" mower with Tecumseh motor (free, needed a new carb):
Out - whatever the old black stuff that was in there before was.
In - G-Oil 30 wt.

Canadian Tire 21" single stage snowblower:
Out - factory oil 5w30
In - Amsoil HDEO 5w30
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/14 04:13 AM

Murray 20" Push mower - 4.5hp Q Briggs engine - L head - 2003 Model
Got it for free - coworker was throwing it away because it didn't run. Gov spring was not connected to bracket.

Out - 11 year old original fill - that had seafoam in it.

In - Amsoil 10W30 Small engine oil - 20oz
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/30/14 02:51 AM

Briggs and Stratton 17.5hp OHV - my cousin's lawn tractor

Out: black slime, Briggs and Stratton filter
In: Rotella T6 5w40, Napa Gold 1348

Also replaced:
-head gasket
-air filter
-spark plug
-fuel filter
-carb needle and seat
Posted By: EdwardC

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/30/14 04:35 PM

Went home over the long weekend and helped summerize my dad's snow blower, a 179cc Craftsman, put in fresh 5w30 Castrol GTX (I don't think my dad has ever changed the oil in 3-4 years). Swapped out the original Torch spark plug as well.

Also changed the Craftsman Briggs motor oil, same 5W30.
Posted By: bchannell

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/14 04:20 AM

Husqvarna tractor w/ 27hp B&S
out - Mobil 1 HM 5W30
in - Rotella T6 5W40

Troy-Bilt self propelled 6.75 B&S
out - Wolf's Head 30W
in - Rotella T 30W
Posted By: cmhj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/14 12:30 PM

Toro 621ZE blower.

Out FF

In Quaker State defy.
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/06/14 05:20 PM

21 HP Craftsman riding mower. 1 1/2 year OCI.

Out: M1 10-30

In: M1 10-30

1 3/4 qts

MC 910S filter
Posted By: afoulk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/06/14 06:23 PM

Snapper hi vac w/ B&S 7hp Intek

out- chevron delo 15w40
in- chevron delo 15w40
Posted By: stranger706

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/06/14 07:36 PM

Posted By: sciphi

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/07/14 04:57 PM

John Deere D105 with the 17.5 hp Briggs and Stratton single-cylinder.

Out: Factory fill
In: 1 qt. Havoline full synthetic 5w-30 and 1/2 qt. Pennzoil yellow bottle 5w-30

MityVac 7201 works wonders for changing OPE oil!
Posted By: JD4440

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/14 11:49 PM

M1 10w30 in our gx270 concrete saw. I'm unsure whether I'm going to stay with the M1 for the rest of the engines or go to M1 EP or Rotella 10w30.
Posted By: Nick R

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/11/14 05:51 AM

Craftsman Rider with 21HP Briggs & Stratton Single cylinder, about 50 hours on it.

Out: Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 + oversize PureONE
In: Kendall GT-1 Semi-Synthetic w/Titanium 5W-30 + Oversize Mobil 1 Filter.
Posted By: Nick R

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/11/14 06:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Nick R
Craftsman Rider with 21HP Briggs & Stratton Single cylinder, about 50 hours on it.

Out: Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 + oversize PureONE
In: Kendall GT-1 Semi-Synthetic w/Titanium 5W-30 + Oversize Mobil 1 Filter.


Specific filter models are PL10241 and M1-102. Unfortunately I don't believe I will be able to cut open the P1 as I'm pretty sure someone threw it away before I got the opportunity.
Posted By: JustinH

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/11/14 09:38 AM

John Deere self propelled lawnmower.

Briggs 6.75hp engine.

Unknown black oil out, Rotella 15w40 in.

Also changed air fiter.

Noticed less bogging down, and smoother operation.

Total cost of service was around 8 dollars.
Posted By: Hyde244

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/12/14 01:27 PM

Briggs 4 HP push mower

Out: B&S 5w30 synthetic
In: Castrol Edge 5w30

That engine is so spoiled now, right?
Posted By: rsleblanc

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/14/14 10:40 PM

Husqvarna yth18k46 lawn tractor
Kawasaki 18hp engine

Out:Factory breakin oil at 8hrs
In: B&S 30w oil
Posted By: fdcg27

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/21/14 09:47 PM

Tecumseh 4.75 bhp on an MTD, bought new in 1994.

Out: Not sure, but probably HD 30 with lots of hours.

In: M1 EP 15W50. Last quart of this I had and I thought it might be a treat for the old girl. Plenty left for top-offs, although this thing doesn't seem to use oil at all.
Posted By: Texican

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/25/14 10:31 PM

Troy Built w/ Honda GVC 160
Out- Arnold 10w30 break in oil
In- QSGB 10w30
Posted By: 97f150

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/27/14 06:13 AM

Bolens 5hp Briggs, plain jane push mower

Out: a mix of 30 wt and 75-140 gear oil I had laying around last year

In: The rest of the quart of 30 wt and topped off with Motorcraft 5w20.
Posted By: BTLew81

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/28/14 04:12 PM

Honda HRR219:

Out: ML 10w40
In: GC

LOVE this mower. I have a small yard, but I still enjoy cutting grass. Mower starts on the first pull every time. Nice power, pretty quiet, and the smart drive it nice. Took some getting used to, but I love it now. Good cut too.
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/29/14 11:36 AM

Craftsman rear tine tiller with 6.5 HP Briggs

Out: Unknown nasty slop

In: Maxlife Nextgen 10W-40
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/29/14 04:29 PM

Craftsman 12 ton log splitter with 5 HP Briggs

Out: Valvoline SAE 30

In: Maxlife Nextgen 10W-40
Posted By: dsldub

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/01/14 12:05 AM

Honda GCV160 in a Cub Cadet rear drive mower

Out: Arnold's 10w30 (factory supplied - for initial startup only)

In: AMSOIL synthetic 4 stroke small engine oil 10w30
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/02/14 12:01 AM

Briggs 12.5 I/C
48oz of 10w30 Peak
Posted By: Darwin1138

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/16/14 11:42 PM

Craftsman mower with Briggs & Stratton 650 series.

OUT: Valvoline SynPower 5W-30

IN: Valvoline SynPower 5W-30
Posted By: Kira

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/22/14 10:11 PM

Honda 4 cycle string trimmer.
OUT: black oil
IN: Penzoil 10W-40

I plan on changing the oil more frequently as it was dirty and the engine holds maybe 4 oz.
Posted By: DSparks

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/23/14 03:12 AM

18hp briggs vanguard on a hot water pressure washer..customer unit....old oil no idea...hours no idea..old filter fram orange can ph3614.....new oil 10w30 conventional fleet oil....new filter mileguard mo3614(white w/red lettering), this one is a fram/champ ecore version....ive also had the same filter and it was an orange can.....this last batch I got were the champ/ecores.
Posted By: lukejo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/23/14 03:30 AM

John Deere GT235 Kawasaki Engine

Out: JD TurfGuard 10w30 and JD filter
In: Rotella T5 10w30 and JD filter
Posted By: Virtuoso

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/24/14 12:38 AM

20" MTD with a "Powermore" 140cc OHC

Out: Factory supplied 10w-30 with about three hours
In: Formula Shell 10w-30
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/24/14 12:53 AM

2005 Yard Machines by MTD- 3.5HP -Edger, Flathead Briggs

Out: Factory Fill - Used twice and then sat for 8 years in a warehouse

In : Rotella T5 - 10W-30
Posted By: wsar10

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/24/14 11:38 AM

JD 185, 17.5 hp Kawasaki

OUT: PNZL YB 10-40
JD filter

IN: T5 10-30
WIX filter

considering going to triple T 15/40 or 10/30, after changing to the T5 I got a puff of smoke at startup 3 different times....... not sure what to make of it.
Posted By: Black_Thunder

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/24/14 04:58 PM

JD LT150 15 hp Kohler

out: quakerstate oil filter, 10w30 oil i believe not sure what brand

In: Defense oil filter and Valvoline 15w40
Posted By: cos

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/25/14 02:38 AM

'05 Toro (22" Personal Pace Recycler) with 6.75 HP Tecumseh:

Valvoline syn 5W30
Posted By: Garak

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/14/14 03:44 PM

My buddy's lawnmower (which I borrowed) with a B&S engine, out, I have no idea, in 5w-30 Maxlife SM. The small engine shop that fixed the carb on my Ariens changed the oil for me, horror of horrors - there's probably an SAE 30 in there now. wink
Posted By: ChrisD46

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/14/14 04:44 PM

B&S Intek engine on Snapper Hi - Vac lawn mower : 16 oz. of M1 10W30 synthetic oil ...Two oil changes per mowing season here in Georgia keeps the Briggs purring !
Posted By: Papa Bear

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/14/14 06:01 PM

Added 200mL of Shell 2cycle oil to 8L of gas in my 2 gal can for the Lawn-Boy
Posted By: slomo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/15/14 03:14 PM

Fresh peanut oil in the Snapper 33" Rear Engine Rider. Doesn't burn a drop. I use the old peanut oil from the deep fryer we use for deep frying turkeys. Use peanut oil in all my mowers. Peanut oil has a very high burning temp. It also runs super clean. Removed the cylinder head and found no carbon, piston and rings were spotless.
Posted By: Virtuoso

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/16/14 12:43 AM

20" MTD with a "Powermore" 140cc OHV

Out: Formula Shell 10w-30 with about 2.5 hours
In: Formula Shell 10w-30
Posted By: INTJ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/17/14 02:47 AM

John Deere lawn tractor L-111 20HP Briggs: This spring 2 quarts of Rotella 5w40, John Deere oil filter. Oil still looks virgin after 2 seasons or 40 hours. Will up to 3 years next round. Recommended OCI is 60 hours.

10 hp Generator Generac: less than a quart of same Rotella oil. No filter on unit.

3.75 HP Generac Briggs motor pressure washer: less than a quart of ^.

9HP Tecumseh snow blower: < a quart of ^ No filter here too.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/28/14 07:45 PM

1980 Little Wonder leaf blower with 5hp Briggs and Stratton

Out: PYB 10w30

In: Rotella T6 5w40

The valves seem a tad bit quieter with the Rotella T6.
Posted By: fixit301

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/21/14 02:29 AM

Troybilt 27 ton splitter with Honda gcv160

Out- quaker state ultimate durability 5w30

In- same

She runs great!
Posted By: dernp

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/23/14 11:03 PM

Honda HRX 21 GCV190 lawnmower

Out: Rotella T5 10w30
In: Rotella T5 10w30
Posted By: SS1970chrysler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/26/14 06:37 PM

Craftsman Eager-1 lawnmower: annual service

Out: ST 30w
In: ST 30w
Posted By: Dc1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/30/14 02:16 PM

'01 John Deere GT235 tractor(Briggs 18hp twin).

10w30 JD Turf-Gard w/JD spin on filter.

Still cranking off original battery!



'01 JD 26" snow blower (Tecumseh 11hp).

5w30 JD Turf-Gard.
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/01/14 10:28 PM

'99 F510 John Deere with 14hp Kawasaki motor/hydraulic unit.

2 qts M1 0w40 out, 2 qts M1 0w40 in. Purolator 10241 filter off and replaced with the same.
Posted By: Wheel

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/02/14 09:40 PM

'99 Craftsman GT with 20hp Kohler

out - 2.1 qts NAPA synthetic 10w30 with NAPA 1348 Gold

in - 2.1 qts Shell Rotella T5 10w30 with NAPA 1348 Gold
Posted By: fxrider

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/03/14 02:32 PM

5HP Briggs & Stratton I/C Motor - IN - Mag-1 20W50
Posted By: bchannell

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/08/14 08:34 PM

Husqvarna 27HP Briggs V-Twin
Out Mobil 1 5W30
in Rotella 5W40

Engine seems to run a lot quieter and the oil hasn't turned colors like Mobil 1 did, even though I'm not sure that really makes any difference at all.
Posted By: linksep

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/10/14 04:14 AM

8HP Tecumseh Snow King
Out: No idea but it was thick and black!
In: 0.75 qt M1 5w30 (old SM/SL stuff I found in the garage).

Looks like she's gonna get some exercise in the next couple days. This oil change was stone cold (as in hasn't been started since February)... I'll do a hot oil change after it gets an hour or three of exercise to work on the black crud (found 2 qts of that M1 SM/SL as well as some other random oils).
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/10/14 04:02 PM

My neighbor's Ariens ST724 - 7hp Tecumseh Snow King

Out: Black goo

In: Pennzoil Platinum 5w30

Also did a carb tune on it, runs perfect now!
Posted By: Wheel

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/10/14 05:07 PM

12 hp Briggs I/C on the log splitter

Out: NAPA 30W

In: Rotella T5 10W30
Posted By: itguy08

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/12/14 12:00 AM

Craftsman Pressure Washer with a 7.75 Briggs OHV...

Out - 10W30 according to my records
In- about 10oz of Pennzoil Ultra 5w30 and about 10oz of Pennzoil Synthetic Blend 5w30
Posted By: JPP

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/12/14 12:52 AM

B&S 18.5HP V-twin Intek in a Craftsman riding mower

2 Qts Napa Synthetic 10W30 (on sale)
Wix oil filter

checked the air filter
Added some fuel stabilizer
Air in tires

Ready for spring...............

JP
Posted By: NeilR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/24/14 12:55 AM

Kohler Courage SV590 19hp with 301 total hours. 35hrs this OCI.

Stens 10w-30 conventional out, Stens OPE oil filter off.

Rotella T5 10w-30 in, Fram PH3614 on.

Dont hate on the filter choice too much. My OCIs are super short on this thing and I've cut frams like this open after use on this engine before and never found issues.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/24/14 03:18 PM

1978 Toro 826 snow blower with 8hp Briggs and Stratton:

Out: PYB 5w30/Rotella T6 5w40 mix
In: Pennzoil Platinum 5w30

Also changed the spark plug with a Champion RJ19LM and installed a new auger belt.
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/28/14 09:43 PM

2011 MTD 24" snowblower
1st oil change

5w30 M1 1/2 qt
Posted By: JetStar

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/29/14 02:21 PM

2014 Ariens deluxe 28, LCT 254CC. 1st oil change after 1 hour of operation. Plenty of metallic. 20 Oz of motorcraft 5W-30 semi-synthetic, because it's what I had laying around.
Posted By: Kory

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/29/14 02:24 PM

2014 Honda 928WAS, drained FF after initial 2hrs of blowing 12+ inches of wet heavy snow. Refilled with AMSoil SS 0W-30. Lot's of metal "paste" viable in the drained oil.
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/04/14 10:49 PM

1985 Ariens ST824 snow blower.

8hp Tecumseh

Out: MS5K 5w-30
In: Mobil 1 5w-30.

Greased all fittings.
Posted By: irongoat

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/06/14 08:57 AM

Since Canola oil is a man made product and does not exist in nature it must be synthetic.
Posted By: stygz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/07/14 09:02 PM

2012 Honda HRX Lawnmower

Out - Honda 10w30 small engine

In - Mobil 1 10w30

Switched to M1 because it is much cheaper and maybe better. The mower takes only 12oz. Honda oil is just over $4 for 12.6 oz bottle. M1 was on sale for $3.99 a bottle.
Posted By: TLAR640

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/06/15 09:39 PM

Honda HRX217HYA
Out: Honda 10w30 OEM oil
In: Mobil1 10w30 HM
Posted By: NH73

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/18/15 04:24 PM

1/17/15

My 2012 Gravely ZT XL's Hydro-Gear ZT2800 transmission, just a tad bit over 50 hours.

Out-Factory Fill 20w50

In-Mobil 1 15w50
Posted By: thunderfog

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/19/15 06:48 AM

This was a couple months ago:

An 8 year old B&S 5.00lb-ft torque:

Out: B&S SAE 30
In: B&S SAE 30

Honda GCV 160:

Out: Pennzoil Ultra 10w-30
In: Pennzoil Ultra 10w-30
Posted By: Audioquest

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/20/15 02:19 AM

Noma 24" snowblower with 8hp Tecumseh engine.

Out: mixed brew 5w30
In: Valvoline Synpower 10w30
Posted By: howie2092

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/20/15 03:20 AM

2004 Airens Snowblower - Tecumseh 8.5hp:
Out: PO or FF 30w??
In: Maxlife 5w30
oil was in bad shape - looked like thick green pea soup. Warmed it up and changed it a 2nd time. Easier to start now.

2014 Husqvarna lawn mower - Kohler 4.5hp:
Out FF 30w
In: Maxlife 5w30
In: Kohler air filter
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/08/15 09:36 PM

My mother's generator with a 14 HP single cylinder OHV engine.
Out and In: Peak conventional 10W-30, 36oz.
Also cleaned and oiled the air filter, sprayed out Havoline conventional 10W-30, soaked in Peak conventional 10W-30.
Posted By: DoubleWasp

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/10/15 06:44 AM

Italica IT50QT Chinese scooter 50cc
QMB139 engine
96 miles

Out: FF unknown
In: Valvoline VR1 Racing Synthetic 20/50
Posted By: Reg# 43897

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/10/15 03:59 PM

New Rigid generator w/ Yamaha 12hp 357cc engine, post break-in.

Out: Original fill conv. 10w-30
In: Older version PU 10w-30

Didn't quite have enough so added a small amout of green GC to fill the base. Runs quietly.
Posted By: Fatboymoe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/11/15 02:48 PM

Honda HHT35S Trimmer. Replaced 3.7 ounces of engine oil with Honda 10-30 'Power Equipment" oil.
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/11/15 03:52 PM

MTD Snow King snow blower w/Tecumseh 8.5HP

Out: Unknown oil

In: SuperTech 5w-20
Posted By: craigq

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/12/15 02:40 AM

Ariens Compact 22 w/ LCT 208cc
Out : OEM or dealer fill
In : Quaker State Winter Synthetic Blend
Posted By: jhellwig

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/22/15 01:39 AM

John Deere tx gator. V-twin air cooled Kawasaki engine. 11 hours.
Out: break in oil and jd am107423 filter
In: rotella ttt 15w-40 and jd am107423 filter
Posted By: yeehaw1960

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/24/15 05:30 PM

Tecumseh Snow King, 8 HP, Supertech 5w-20; three Toro 4 stroke blowers with Supertech 5w-30; Yamaha YZ 85 with Valvoline 20w-50 racing oil; two 5 HP Snow Kings with Supertech 5w-20; a couple MTD four stroke snow blowers with Supertech 5w-30; and a wood chipper with Tecumseh 10 HP with Supertech 30 wt.
Posted By: badtlc

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/24/15 07:20 PM

Toro mower with 6.5 HP B&S. 12oz Mobil Super 5W30 and 4oz of MMO for 16oz total sump. I have ran this in my mowers for 8 years now (the MMO that is) using different conventionals. Also use MMO in the gas every fill up and star tron for storage. No complaints.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/25/15 09:15 PM

March of 2014 I changed out the ff of my Poulan 30" 291 cc LCT powered snowblower. In went PP and at the end of this season, which may be April I will change it out for some more PP 5w30. Over the winter I have this thing parked outside and it pull starts on the first try every time, even -30C ambient. I might try some 0w30 though for fun.
Posted By: andyd

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/26/15 01:40 AM

I changed the oil in the new snow blower engine. No silver in the break in oil after 20 hrs at least. I used up some leftover dino 5w30 with a dash of Auto Zone generic synth 5w20 Used hard during the snow storms. It is a 212 cc Predator A Harbor Freight Chonda I am very happy with its performance.It has rejuvenated a well worn 524 Ariens grin2
Posted By: howie2092

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/26/15 08:23 PM

2004 Airens 932105-8526 Snowblower - Tecumseh 8.5hp:
Out: Maxlife 5w30
In: Maxlife 5w30
In: 85w140 gearbox oil (gearbox was dry frown )
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/01/15 09:09 PM

1978 Toro 826 snowblower - 8hp Briggs and Stratton

Out: Pennzoil Platinum 5w30
In: Pennzoil Platinum 5w30
Posted By: Finz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/03/15 12:45 PM

Ariens Deluxe 28 Snow Thrower

After first 5 hours:

Out: Factory Fill
In: Mobil Super 5W-30
Posted By: jakewells

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/06/15 06:50 AM

gravely zero turn with a 23 hp kohler twin
out- chevron delo sae 30 cf/sl wix 57000 filter
in- chevron delo sae 30 cf/sl wix 57000 filter
150 hr on the oil.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/08/15 11:25 PM

brave industries log splitter
intek206 5.5hp repower in 2004, well over 1200hrs.
out: ams"WCT" 10w-30 and mmo; 55hrs
in: M1 ep 0w-20 and mmo/hyper

hydro's: 16gpm barne pump, prince autocycle valve, and 5"bore.
out: mix of everything and carquest filter
in: maxlife atf and purolator

ngk plug and valve lash checked



-harvey
Posted By: Drewby83

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/15/15 12:01 AM

Troy-Bilt Pony riding mower
17.5 HP B&S
out: 44 ounces of a filthy who knows what (bought used)
in: 12 ounces Formula Shell 5W-30 and 32 ounces of QSUD 10W-30

new air filter and spark plug

runs a lot better and ready to start cutting some grass.
Posted By: tnt31

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/16/15 05:40 PM

Craftsman LT 2500 (247.288841)

B&S 19.5 HP Single

Out - Amsoil ASE 10w-30/30 w/Baldwin B1410

In - Rotella T6 5w-40 w/Motorcraft FL-910S
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/20/15 10:59 PM

2005 John Deere G110 - 25hp Kohler Command

Out: Pennzoil Platinum 10w30 and Wix 51348
In: Rotella T5 10w30 and Napa Gold 1348
Posted By: NH73

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/21/15 07:55 PM

2012 Gravely ZT XL 48 w/ Kawasaki FR730

Out: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5w30 after 40 hours Purolator Pure One Oil Filter
In: M1 EP 5w30 M1 EP Oil Filter

2011 Ariens Platinum 30 Snowblower
Out: Pennzoil YB 10w30
In: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5w30
Posted By: Drewby83

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/21/15 08:57 PM

675 series B&S 6.75 hp push mower

out: very black no idea
in: 8 oz Havoline Conventional 5w30 and 12 oz QSUD 5w30
Posted By: tnt31

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/23/15 12:01 AM

Craftsman YT4000 (917.289272)

B&S 24 HP Twin

Out: Amsoil ASE 10w-30/30 with Baldwin B1410

In: Rotella T6 5w-40 with Motorcraft FL-910s
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/15 10:55 AM

Gravely Pro 148
24 hp Kaw engine

Out: Pennzoil Platinum 10w30 and Purolator Classic L14477
In: Rotella T5 10w30 and Napa Gold 1348

The Napa Gold 1348 is now my go to filter for my Kaw and B&S's engines.
The Rotella T5 is my new go to oil for all my air cooled engines.
Posted By: clintonhutson

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/15 03:40 PM

Champion 4000W Generator with 196cc Champion Engine.

Out: SuperTech 10W30 HM
In: Rotella T6 5W40

No oil filter. 30 miles on the SuperTech and the oil was clean as a whistle.
Posted By: Whimsey

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/15 04:16 PM

Originally Posted By: clintonhutson
Champion 4000W Generator with 196cc Champion Engine.

Out: SuperTech 10W30 HM
In: Rotella T6 5W40

No oil filter. 30 miles on the SuperTech and the oil was clean as a whistle.


How did the generator drive grin2 ?
Posted By: clintonhutson

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/15 04:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Whimsey
Originally Posted By: clintonhutson
Champion 4000W Generator with 196cc Champion Engine.

Out: SuperTech 10W30 HM
In: Rotella T6 5W40

No oil filter. 30 miles on the SuperTech and the oil was clean as a whistle.


How did the generator drive grin2 ?


Haha nice catch there! *Hours* smirk Thank god it's Friday! Haha!
Posted By: GSCJR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/29/15 01:28 AM

Toro 421 snow blower (4HP Tecumseh)

Out: Can't remember but certainly dino 5w-20 or 5w-30.

In: PYB 5w-20

Oil was in service for a few years; strong smell of fuel.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/29/15 02:31 PM

Mid 2000's(?) MTD lawn mower. Has a transplanted 16 HP Craftsman single cylinder OHV engine. No oil filter.
Out: Something old and black
In: 1 1/4 Quarts Fred's Conventional SAE 30.
Posted By: CourierDriver

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/30/15 12:34 PM

Lx 288, 15 yr old John Deere rider with a twin cylinder Briggs, 1.75 quarts of oil with filter. Usually run straight 30wgt, but I only had one quart of it, so I found some of my Harley oil, 20w50 and added 3/4 quart of it , yes I was in a mood. Engine has cut 6 acres on it, runs well,so 30wgt and 50wgt divide by 2 = 40wgt,,dada.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/31/15 12:28 AM

Coleman maxa3000 tecumseh OHH5.5 well over 1,500hrs
out: M1 tri-syn 0w-30; 70+hours
in: M1 ep 0w-20, mmo, and hyper
A) due for a tune-up and valve lash adjustment


PowerChief 3kw tecumseh cast liner HD flathead
Out: PYB 5/10w-30; fill for life, think, black, and nasty.
in: Mobil super 10w-30HM, and mmo
A) full tune-up and quiet exhust



-Harvey
Posted By: SEMI_287

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/04/15 01:32 PM

Huskee LT4200 420cc Powermore engine 120 hours
Out: Castrol Edge 0w40 with Purolator filter
In: Valvoline Premium Blue 10w30 syn blend with Fram TG 3600

6.5hp Harbor Freight on an old 60's Airens tiller.
Out: Valvoline Premium Blue 15w40 and Napa 85w90 gear oil in the gear box
In: Same in both
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/05/15 05:52 PM

3 Craftsman YTS 3000 mowers, all with 21 HP Briggs single cylinder engine.
Mower 1- Out: AcDelco Conventional 10W-30, Napa Lawn Equipment filter
In: 1 1/2 Qts. QSGB 20W-50, Driveworks DW-241 filter
Mower 2- Out: Fred's Conventional 10W-30, Napa PE filter
In: 1 1/2 Qts. QSGB 20W-50, Pronto PO241 filter
Mower 3- Out: Fred's Conventional 10W-30, Napa PE filter
In: 1 Qt. 75/25 mix of Traveler's 20W-50 and Havoline HD30, 1/2 Qt. Fred's SAE 30, Pronto PO241 filter
Posted By: mlatour

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/15 12:17 AM

Craftsman lawnmower, 6.5hp B&S, Rotella T 15W40
Ariens snowblower, 9.5hp B&S, Rotella T-SB 0W30
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/15 11:01 PM

Toro Proline 44" walk behind mower - 14hp Kohler Command

Out: unknown + rotary filter
In: Rotella T5 10w30 + Fram Ultra
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/15 02:36 AM

2007 craftsman DLS3500 intek plus 500cc 20.0hp
out: Nextgen Maxlife 5w-20, MMO, and Ultra 8A; 90+hours
in: same as drain.



-harvey
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/15 11:37 AM

Craftsman L&G, Kohler twin. Out Delo 30 weight and M/C FL-910. Right back in with the same (IMO) winning combo. Also did the Honda self propelled. Same Delo 30 weight.
Posted By: Fyrball

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/15 02:08 PM

Just did the 5 hr initial change on my new Honda. Dumped the factory fill for Rotella T5 10w30.
Posted By: smokin_dave

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/15 01:17 PM

Did a change on the kawasaki fx730v on my Gravely Prostance 2.5qts Rotella T6
NAPA Gold 1516
Posted By: SnowDrifter

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/10/15 12:39 AM

Lawnmower and honda generator. PP 5w-30, ZDDP and MoS2 added. Same bottle I use for the car, in fact
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/10/15 06:54 PM

Early 90's(?) Murray push mower, 5 HP B&S single cylinder.
Out: Mix of Supertech HD 30 and Havoline 10W-30
In: 3/4 Qt. of Havoline 10W-40
Posted By: 147_Grain

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/10/15 07:04 PM

2013 Honda HRX-217 self propelled mower

Out: Pennzoil Ultra 5W-30
In: 50/50 blend of leftover MaxLife 5W-30 and Mobil 1 0W-40 with 3-oz's of LubriMoly MoS2
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/12/15 02:27 AM

cud cadet(tsc) 25cc trimmer, 30minutes
out: R1 sae40/M1ep 0w-20, rl, mmo, holds 2ozs of oil; 15min, 2nd drain
in: same as drain



-harvey
Posted By: lilred67

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/15 02:19 AM

john deere z425
b & s 23 hp twin
Castrol Semi-Syn 10/30 w/JD filter
Posted By: Texican

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/17/15 04:02 AM

Troy Bilt w/ Honda GVC 160

Out- 13oz of QSGB 10w30

In- 1/2 QSGB 10w30 & 1/2 5w30 QS synblend
Posted By: Urshurak776

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/15 02:48 PM

LOL Texican! We have the same mower! I got mine at Lowes 5 years ago. Anyway, she got Napa 5W-30 full syn yesterday. Old oil was shell 10w-30. We also like Kia vehicles and I am from San Antonio!
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/25/15 07:13 PM

John Deere JS63C

Briggs OHV

Out/In PYB 30w
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/15 01:59 PM

Neighbor's equipment:

John Deere LT160 riding tractor w/ 16HP Kohler Command
Out: Kohler 10w30 and Stens filter
In: Rotella T5 10w30 and Motorcraft FL-910s
-cleaned carb
-sharpened blades

Husqvarna 22" walkbehind mower w/173cc Kohler
Out: unknown black goo
In: Rotella T6 5w40
-cleaned carb
-new fuel filter
-cleaned air filter
-sharpened blades
Posted By: hattaresguy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/15 09:42 PM

Don't change the oil in small motors anymore.
Posted By: mer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/27/15 09:45 PM

Toro GTS mulching push mower....

out- ?????

IN-
supertech (w.mart) SAE 30 HD. 20OZ.& NEW AIR FILTER
Posted By: hardcore302

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/27/15 09:56 PM

B and s 550e on a craftsman push: homelite straight 30w in an 18 oz bottle. Oddly enough the air filter is soaked with ace hardware 5w30. New plug gapped to 30.
Posted By: AnthemBassMan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/15 06:04 PM

Changed the oil with Rural King full synthetic 10w30, oil filter, sharpened the blades, greased all fittings with Mystic #6 red grease on my Mother-in-law's John Deere x475 garden tractor. Changed the oil and sharpened the blades on my 7 year old Poulan and 23 year old Craftsman II push mowers. Also used Rural King synthetic 10w30 in them.

L8R,
Matt
Posted By: LX289

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/01/15 02:41 AM

John Deere 14SB/JX75 silver deck with Kawi FC150V.
Out- 20oz. Napa Synthetic 5w-30.
In- 20oz. Mobil 1 0w-40 Euro.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/15 10:21 PM

Poulin snow blower. 30" with LCT 291cc.
out: PP
in: PP

Greased up all the pivots and linkage with white lithium spray grease. Greased the chains and the sliding mechanism on the sprocket shaft with Duralith #1. Ensured it had stabil in it and ran the carb dry.

Then fired up the push and riding mower.
Posted By: xwhaler

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/15 11:04 PM

MTD Snowblower Techmseh Engine
Out: Castrol GTX 5w30
In: Valvoline Nextgen 10w30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/04/15 02:28 AM

1) 1988 LawnChief model 50 briggs 3hp
out: 8oz STP, 8oz PYB"sn" 10w-30, and 4oz MMO; 35hrs K-1 fueled
in: 20oz M1 ep 0w-20

2) 2008 craftsman DLS3500 500cc IntekPlus 20HP
Out: VGB hm 5w-20, MMO, ultra8A; 105-110hrs
In: M1 ep 0w-20, MMO, and FL-8A

-harvey
Posted By: Atesz792

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/07/15 07:38 PM

MTD 395 SPO

Out: Mobil Delvac MX 15w-40

In: frankenbrew of 1 part of the aforementioned oil and 2 parts Elf Evolution SXR 5w-40

Plus changed&oiled air filter, changed carb float & choke 'button'.
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/09/15 12:31 PM

John Deere 425 (20 HP Kawasaki)

Out: Rotella T6 and XG4967

In : Rotella T6 and FL-910S
Posted By: mkosem

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/09/15 04:00 PM

Honda GCV160

Out: RedLine 5w30

In: Royal Purple HPS 5w30

--Matt
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/09/15 09:32 PM

1963 Earthbird tiller

4hp Briggs

In/Out: PYB 30
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/15 03:56 PM

Mid 2000's Husqvarna 2448 mower, 26 HP Briggs V-Twin
Out: Something old and black, some sort of power equipment filter.
In: 2 qts. Fred's 10W-30, Driveworks DW-241 filter.
Posted By: holdorf333

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/15 12:33 AM

Craftsman B&S 725 190cc

Out: 20oz random 5w-30 leftovers from prob 7-8 diff bottles

In: 20oz of same
Posted By: LX289

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/15 03:19 AM

Not really on an engine but a TuffTorq K62 trans.
Out- John Deere J20C oil
In- Amsoil 5w-50 signature series
Almost 3 quarts worth
Posted By: 147_Grain

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/15 03:23 AM

Honda HRX217 mower oil change with 18-oz's of MaxLife 5W-30 and 4-oz's of LubroMoly MoS2.
Posted By: R80RS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/15 03:50 AM

1999 Simplicity lawn tractor with Kohler CV-14 engine.

Out/In: Rotella T5 10w-30.

Filter: Motorcraft FL-910S held over from last year for a second season.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/15 12:15 AM

1992 MTD riding mower. 12 horse B&S ic with unknown hours on a slew of unknown oil. Got it for free and have been topping it off for the last 3 years with some synthetics or other random [censored] I may find lying around. It is a throw away and either burns or leaks most of its sump over a summer. I put in 1.5 litres of Coop silver 5w30 conventional. After 2 hours of use it is near black with fine metal particles. I may change the oil again here in a few days for fun.
Posted By: J611

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/15 11:31 AM

1990 commercial grade Honda HR2160 H mower with GXV160 engine ~1,500 hours on it and close to zero oil consumption.

20oz Mobil 1 New Life 0W-40 API SN.

New NGK BPR5ES spark plug, checked air filter, transmission oil and blade.
Posted By: R80RS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/15 06:34 PM

1999 Simplicity snow blower with 10 HP Tecumseh Snow King engine.

Out: Mobil Super Synthetic 5w-30
In: M1HM 5w-30

No filter on this engine.
Posted By: Willscary

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/15 11:32 PM

(new to me) 2013 Simplicity Conquest 27 hp B&S Professional Series EFM

Out: Whatever the JD dealer put in...looks like possibly SAE 30 wt dino, JD filter that physically looks the same as the new filter

In: Mobil 1 10W-30 Extended Performance and B&S Premium filter

I looked over the used tractor prior to purchase and the oil looked very good, just a light honey color. The dealer changed oil and filter and within 2 hours the oil was like tar. Switched to M1 fully synthetic and now with 4 hours of use this oil is still nearly clear.
Posted By: VetteElite

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/20/15 01:40 AM

Early 2000s Troy-Bilt 18hp Briggs - 450 hours

Out: Briggs SAE30 that was topped off with Durablend 5w-30 and QS 10w-30

In: Mobil Super Synthetic 5w-30

Kept the same filter. Going on its third year now. I cut the last one open and it was still immaculate so I'm not gonna worry about it.
Posted By: linksep

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/15 06:14 AM

Early 2000's Snapper push mower with 6HP Briggs.

Out: 5-8 year old shimmering brown/bronze bulk 5w30 conventional.

In: Mix old-stock SM M1 5w30 (maybe 8 oz) and new stock ST 5w30 conventional to top of acceptable range on dipstick, as well as new air filter (replace OEM filter), and new primer-bulb (OE primer bulb was hard and took 3-4 seconds to reset after being pushed).
Posted By: bchannell

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/15 01:41 PM

2010 Husqvarna tractor 27HP Briggs V twin
out Rotella 0W-40 WIX 51348
in Rotella 15W-40 WIX 51348
Posted By: cutlassvillager

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/15 05:49 PM

Late 80s B&S Engine (92902 I believe) on a Snapper Mower

Out: PP 5w-30 (in for 2 light-duty seasons)

In: .6 liter M1 0w-40
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/15 08:17 PM

Grandfather's Scag 61" commercial mower - 22HP Kohler Command OHV

Out: Kohler 10w30, Napa Gold 1056
In: Rotella T 15w40, Napa Gold 1056

641 hours on machine. Its starting to consume a bit of oil so stepped it up to a 15w40 HDEO. He only runs it in the summer so it should be good.
Posted By: Tbone289

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/28/15 09:27 PM

I've done two recently:

2003 Craftsman LT-2000 w/Kohler Command CV490s

Out: Castrol GTX 10w30, Purolator PL10241
In: Castrol GTX 10w30, Motorcraft FL-910S

Notes: This machine probably has about 500 hours on it (no meter), has always been run on the same oil and runs as it did the day I bought it. I has never consumed any oil. These Kohler Command singles are solid engines, IMO.


2009 Cub Cadet Z-Force 48 Fab ZTR w/Kohler Courage SV820

Out: Castrol GTX 10w-30, Kohler 12 050 01-S
In: Chevron Delo 400 LE 15w-40, Motorcraft FL-400S

Notes: I was running the GTX during initial break-in of a new short block (5 hours). The Courage really seems to love the Delo--it is noticeably quieter and smoother. It consumed a bit of oil during break-in, and I will keep an eye on it.

I would use the Delo or Rotella 15w-40 in the Command if I didn't believe the hydraulic lash adjusters required the specified 10w-30. However, the 10w-30 has done so well in there, so there's no point in changing.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/31/15 05:11 PM

Generic Chinese generator. Single cylinder Brigg's clone.
Out: Peak conventional 10W-30
In: 1 quart QS Defy 10W-40
The Peak was getting very thin an gassy, so I grabbed a quart of Defy out of the truck. We'll see how it holds up to fuel dilution.
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/15 04:18 AM

Parents 9 year old - MTD Big wheel push mower - with Honda GCV160

OCI - 1 yr - Min 60 hrs maybe closer to 80

Out - Amsoil 4stroke Small Engine oil 10W-30 -

In - Frakenbrew - various brands conventional and synthetic 5w30 and 10W30 leftovers with a few ozs of MOS2 mixed in

Also had to replace spark plug and air filter - both full of oil - was tipped over upside down duh to remove bailing wire from blade.
Posted By: Finz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/08/15 11:56 AM

Toro Push Mower with 190 cc Briggs

Out: Super Tech conventional 5w-30

In: Super Tech synthetic 10w-30
Posted By: N7Quarian

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/08/15 08:49 PM

Husqvarna HU725AWD

Out: Briggs and stratton factory fill.

In: Royal Purple 10w30
Posted By: GMFan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/08/15 10:00 PM

1995 Lawnboy with Briggs & Stratton 6.5HP Commercial

Just changed it a week ago.

Estimated use on oil - 50 hrs

Out: 0.5qt Pennzoil HD-30W (API SL)

In: 0.5qt Advance Auto Parts 30W (Warren NorthEast stamp on the bottom)

Ever since we've had the mower it gets whatever 30W is cheapest...it's seen aplenty of store brands or Castrol or Pennzoil HD-30. I've even used some 10w40 in it but it seems to burn a little of the multi-weights so I stick with a 30. It still runs like a dream and burns no oil with the 30W smile
Posted By: Mathew_Boss

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/15 01:00 PM

2015 Toro Personal Pace AWD w/ B&S 725exi

Out: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 (~5hrs) <---- Was REALLY DARK!

In Castrol Extended Performance 5W30
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/10/15 02:43 AM

Snapper rear engine rider. 8HP Briggs. Out, ???. In, 28 ounces of Delo 30 weight.
This Snapper was originally a 25" hi-vac. The deck, blade and spindle were damaged long ago, and it sat for 10 years. The local Snapper dealer said it could not be repaired, parts were no longer available. Technically, he was correct. However, the 28" deck is available, as well as the spindle common to all the RER's. So, a little comparison shopping, and a new 28" deck, spindle and blade were obtained. I reassembled the thing this past weekend, (all the parts are a direct bolt up), and with fresh fuel, got it going. So it's back in use, and on Delo with a change planned about every 15 hours or so.
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/10/15 04:07 AM

1998 John Deere JX75 :out Supertech 30wt HD / :in Supertech 30wt HD.
Posted By: Fastzntn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/10/15 08:47 PM

2014 Craftsman G5500 Garden Tractor, 24hp Briggs & Stratton Platinum V-twin at 28.1 hours.

Out: factory fill

In: Mobil 1 5w30 EP and an OEM filter (yellow).
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/12/15 08:55 PM

Mid 2000's(?) "Southern States" (YTP/Craftsman/Husqvarna) riding mower. 24HP Briggs V-Twin.
Out: Something old and black, Briggs Power Equipment Filter
In: 2 quarts Fred's conventional 10W-30, Driveworks DW-241 filter.
Posted By: fdcg27

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/15/15 12:35 AM

The mower got its annual oil change today, about thirty hours on the oil.

Out: M1 15W-50

In: Valvoline 20W-50 MC syn

I had an odd quart of the M1 laying around last year, so that's what the Tecumseh got. The Valvo was on clearance at three bucks a quart this year, so that's what the thing got.
Posted By: Blokey

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/15/15 06:39 PM

SCAG 36" w/ Kawasaki FH381V 13hp
Out: RP Motorcycle & ATV 10W-30, K&N HP-1003
In: RL Motorcycle 10W-30, WIX 51394XP

JD JX75 w/ Kawasaki FC150V 6.5hp
Out: RP Motorcycle & ATV 10W-30, K&N HP-1003
In: RL Motorcycle 10W-30, WIX 51394XP
Posted By: Darwin1138

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/27/15 04:10 AM

Accidental oil change, since I didn't secure the oil dipstick while I was changing the blade, originally the change was due to be in a month.

Craftsman mower with Briggs & Stratton 650 series.

OUT: Valvoline SynPower 5W-30

IN: Pennzoil Platinum PP 5W-30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/27/15 02:37 PM

cud cudet zeroturn kohler 7000series 725cc 24hp 5.3hrs
out: factory fill and filter; 5.3hrs
in; kohler 10w-30 and filter


21" mtd briggs 500series
out: low hr curbfind
in: M1 ep 0w-20


-harvey
Posted By: Buzzsaw

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/03/15 10:14 AM



Kawasaki 49065-7007 filter
2 qts of Rotella 15w40
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/05/15 05:19 PM

2012 Snapper LT24460 lawn tractor
OCI: 34 hours
Out: NAPA 10w-30 full synthetic, Baldwin B7165
In: QSUD 5w-30, Baldwin B7165
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/05/15 05:25 PM

My bad on missing the quote.
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/05/15 05:26 PM

Originally Posted By: beanoil
Snapper rear engine rider. 8HP Briggs. Out, ???. In, 28 ounces of Delo 30 weight.
This Snapper was originally a 25" hi-vac. The deck, blade and spindle were damaged long ago, and it sat for 10 years. The local Snapper dealer said it could not be repaired, parts were no longer available. Technically, he was correct. However, the 28" deck is available, as well as the spindle common to all the RER's. So, a little comparison shopping, and a new 28" deck, spindle and blade were obtained. I reassembled the thing this past weekend, (all the parts are a direct bolt up), and with fresh fuel, got it going. So it's back in use, and on Delo with a change planned about every 15 hours or so.


Kudos for being so resourceful with your Snapper rider.
Posted By: Lawn_Care

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/15 01:34 AM





2015 Honda HRR216VKA Self Propelled Mower
OCI: 40 hours
Out: Delo 5W-40 with a shot of Lubro-Moly
In: Delo 15W-40 with a shot of Lubro-Moly
Posted By: iahawk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/15 02:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Lawn_Care




2015 Honda HRR216VKA Self Propelled Mower
OCI: 40 hours
Out: Delo 5W-40 with a shot of Lubro-Moly
In: Delo 15W-40 with a shot of Lubro-Moly


That is one nice looking mower! How old is it?
Posted By: Lawn_Care

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/15 03:04 AM

Originally Posted By: iahawk
That is one nice looking mower! How old is it?


Bought it new in mid-March, before the mowing season started here.
Sure doesn't look that nice and shiny now, it gets used quite regularly - as in 12-15 times a week. Even on my larger lawns, I use it for trim work around houses, bushes, and low-branching trees. Makes for less trimming that way. lol

I change oil every 35-40 hours since it has no oil filter and takes very little oil at that.
I also installed (using zip ties around the handle bar) a cheap Ebay tach/hour meter - one of those $12 wonders with the wire that wraps around the spark plug wire. Low-bucks investment and takes the guesswork out of maintenance schedules, plus I get to keep an eye on RPM's that way too. Not the most accurate device, but I only wanted it for the hour meter anyway. smile
Posted By: racer12306

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/15 02:27 PM

Gravely ProTurn 52
Kawasaki FS691V
5.3hours on oil/unit

Out: Factory Fill/Kaw 49065-7007
In: ST 30/Kaw 49065-7007

To be dumped at 10ish hours.
Posted By: friendly_jacek

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/15 07:21 PM

does it matter what oil is used? ie HDEO vs PCEO?
is small engine oil high high on ZDDP?
Posted By: racer12306

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/15 07:27 PM

BITOG Mentality: Only the best HDEO

Realistically: No, changing the oil at all is better than probably 90% of the OPE out there.
Posted By: friendly_jacek

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/15 12:20 PM

what's interesting, only viscosity of oil is specified and nothing else (ie SL vs SA, etc). Me thinks, those small engines run at low temps enough, that oil quality doesn't matter.
Posted By: racer12306

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/15 01:36 PM

Guess it depends on the mower. My Kawi FS says SL 30wt
Posted By: stchman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/09/15 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Lawn_Care




2015 Honda HRR216VKA Self Propelled Mower
OCI: 40 hours
Out: Delo 5W-40 with a shot of Lubro-Moly
In: Delo 15W-40 with a shot of Lubro-Moly


I have pretty much the identical mower (GCV160 engine) and the owner's manual calls for 10W-30 to be used and 5W-30 for colder climates. You can use what you want, but you are using a non-recommended viscosity.

I bought my Honda back in 2013 and it has been an excellent mower, love it (as much as one can love a lawnmower).
Posted By: stchman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/09/15 08:04 PM

2013 Honda GCV160 lawnmower.

Changed oil with Supertech 10W-30.
Posted By: friendly_jacek

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/12/15 09:39 PM

i just changed OEM oil (OWT industries, USA, 10w30) after about 10 hrs in a pressure washer with 212cc chonda. i used 10w30 PYB. old oil surprisingly dark with silver swirls and smells like wet dog. is this normal???
Posted By: Lawn_Care

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/13/15 01:27 AM

Originally Posted By: stchman
I have pretty much the identical mower (GCV160 engine) and the owner's manual calls for 10W-30 to be used and 5W-30 for colder climates. You can use what you want, but you are using a non-recommended viscosity.


Yes sir, you are 100% correct. But over the years i've found that most OPE (at least in my trade) will be wore out body-wise before the engine dies anyway. By using a xW-40 HDEO I buy one oil and use it in everything with a small engine. (Z-turn, backup rider, 2-21" mowers, chonda generator, daughter's dirt bike, 2 Honda scooters, etc.)

Small engines these days will run for years with dang near anything in the sump, whether it be an HDEO or SuperTech 10W-30, PYB, etc.

My Honda HRR216VKA pictured above - the rest of the mower will wear out before the engine gives up the ghost, and i'd bet money on that. lol

My main reasoning over the years for the 40-weight is that being an air cooled engine in 95+ deg. F weather with marginal cooling - I feel safer using this over a 30-weight.

Silly? Maybe.
Ever let me down? Not yet.

If it works, don't fix it. (alright, i'm guilty of over-thinking this stuff, i'm a BITOG'er) smile
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/14/15 01:43 AM

New to me 2000 John Deere 345, Kawasaki FD611v 20 HP liquid cooled. 402 hours. out: unknown In: NAPA 30 wt HD With a NAPA gold filter.
Posted By: Whimsey

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/16/15 08:28 PM

Second oil change for my Troy-Bilt snow blower. Out went Shell Rotella T 10W-30 after ~9 hours and in went the same. I'll run this 25+ hours this winter. The previous Rotella oil replaced the unknown factory oil after ~2 hours, which was real dark and slightly silver. No metal color in this drain.

Whimsey
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/22/15 01:16 AM

1950s Wisconsin BKN heavy duty air cooled engine

Out: black goo (was sitting for 10 years)
In: Rotella T 15w40
Posted By: BigJohn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/23/15 04:27 AM

Bought a 20 year old JD 320. 18hp Kawasaki Twin that is liquid cooled. It takes two quarts.

I decided to give it a flush.....so I drained and poured in two quarts of 5w20....and ran her for about an hour, with light mowing. I drained the oil and changed the filter and poured in one quart of M1 0w40 and one quart of M1 0w20.....just cause I had them on hand. This M1 soup of 0w30 has been awesome. She starts easy and runs smooth.

I have 2 acres to mow and will keep this oil in until late fall, drain and refill with the same for the winter, as the tractor becomes my snow plow. When we come back around to the spring and I change the oil again (I change every 6 months), My summer oil will probably be Rotella 15w40 or 10w30.
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/26/15 05:14 PM

I changed the oil in my pressure washer this morning.

Out: M1 10-30

In: M1 10-30
Posted By: MrQuackers

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/03/15 04:15 AM



New Champion J19LM spark plug
New Briggs & Stratton 491588S air filter
Fresh oil: Pennzoil Platinum 10w-30
Sharpened blade.
Adding gas with about 250:1 TCW3 treatment
Posted By: jhellwig

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/03/15 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By: MrQuackers


New Champion J19LM spark plug
New Briggs & Stratton 491588S air filter
Fresh oil: Pennzoil Platinum 10w-30
Sharpened blade.
Adding gas with about 250:1 TCW3 treatment


So........did it start?
Posted By: MrQuackers

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/03/15 09:53 AM

^^^ running like a beast
Posted By: Jake54

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/03/15 10:43 AM

old Roper push mower that sat for 8 years outside with a B&S engine, 1st change Napa 30wt sn, second change a couple days later after running for a while was Sinclair 15W-40 HDEO, the oil is black as tar a week later, will probably drain and fill again to get out what all the new oil cleaned up, will refill with Sinclair 15W-40 HDEO
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/21/15 02:35 AM

Intek206 5.5hp repowered log splitter
Out: amsoil "act" 10w-30; 45-50hrs
In: M1 EP 0w-20
A) new prince auto-cycle valve and fresh ATF/filter


1988 LawnChief 20".mower. B&S 3hp
Out: M1 EP 0w-20; 15hour hank hill oci
In: same as drain


-Harvey
Posted By: racer12306

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/22/15 03:40 AM

2015 Gravely 52 with Kaw FS

Out: SuperTech 30/Kaw Filter
In: Amsoil Four Stroke/Fran Ultra

Hrs on Oil: 11
Hrs on Engine: 21

Next change will be at 100 engine hours.
Posted By: bchannell

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/23/15 04:12 PM

New to me 1979 Wheel Horse C141 w/ Kohler K321 out .. new looking oil.... in Valvoline PB 15W40.. Hydrostat out, new looking oil, in Super Tech 10W40, and new filter, changed often. I may switch to syn here too, haven't decided yet.
Husqvarna tractor w/ 27hp B&S V-twin out VPB 15W40 in same.. Hydrostat gets Mobil 1 15W50 and new filter every other year. I think a syn is worth it here, big time.
Troybilt push mower out Rotella 30wt in same
New to me, older Craftsman 5/24 snow blower w/ 5hp Tecumseh, out old oil, in Rotella T5 10W30

I hate to keep records of small engine oil changes, so here's my new regime. If it has an oil filter, I write it on the filter , date, hours, oil and filter. The Husqvarna is the only one with a filter. Filtered engines get either 15W40, 30wt or syn 10W30 or Xw40. I feel it might be worth the extra cost for a syn in this engine. But since I change oil way more than is necessary, I tend to go for the cheaper 15W40 or 30wt.

If it has no filter, 15w40, 30wt or 10w30 depending on climate. Here again, I change my oil 3 or 4 times more often than necessary, so it isn't practical to use synthetic. Also, no oil filter and fuel dilution don't make syn practical. My old Wheel Horse is a keeper, someone loved it and took excellent care of it. I will change often and use either 15w40 or 30 wt.

I take care of my stuff, rebuild it, restore it, whatever, and I will change oil more often, and use a bit cheaper oil. If I were going to go the distance and try to get every drop of value out of my stuff, I'd put syn in the Husqvarna and run it as long as I could on an oil change, but to me, it's better to change often and use regular oil.

It's been said here a lot, keeping oil, any oil, in OPE, at the proper level, and changing it will do more for longevity than all the putzing over what oil to use. Believe me, I've done some of that putzing. The up shot is, that you almost never hear of an oil related engine failure, in a well maintained engine.
Posted By: TFB1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/04/15 01:44 AM

Well you guys are gonna be excited, a couple hours ago I drained the four year old M1 0W-40 from my GCV160 Honda and refilled with same... I swear it runs smoother and with less vibration(oh gawd I'm becoming a BITOGite)...
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/06/15 01:44 PM

Honda push mower with GCV160 engine, 5W30 Mobil1

Craftsman leaf vacuum / chipper with 4.5 HP Tecumseh, 5W40 Rotella T6
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/06/15 07:16 PM

Craftsman DYT4000 with Briggs and Stratton 19.5hp opposed twin

Out: jet black 5w30
In: Rotella 15w40
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/06/15 10:45 PM

Generic Chinese Generator, Briggs single cylinder OHV clone
Out: QS Defy 10W-40
In: Same

Oil held up much better to fuel dilution than did the Peak Conventional.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/08/15 03:21 AM

Wheelhorse w/tiller k-series
Out: unknown oil and hours
In: pub all gold 15w-40 and mmo


21" mtd mower. [censored] 300series 4.5ft/lbs
Out: m1 ep 0w -20 and mmo; 10hr flush fill
In: same as drain


Brave industries splitter. Intek206 5.5hp repower in 2004
Out: amsoil "WTC" 10w-30, 50hrs
In: M1 ep 0w-20 and mmo
New prince autocycle valve, Purolator filter, and maxlife atf.


-harvey
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/08/15 03:33 AM

EM40
Out: "AME" 15w-40 and mmo; 2.5hr flush fill
In: Amsoil "HDD" 5w-30


EM400
Out: qsud 0w-20, and mmo; 150hrs
In: amsoil "HDD" 5w-30

Coleman Maxa3500 Tecumseh ohh195 5.5hp. Well I've 1,000hrs
Out: M1 ep 0w-20, hyper, and mmo; 72hrs, 24/7
In: M1 15w50, never stored below 45-50 degrees.


-harvey
Posted By: LX289

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/15/15 01:57 AM

John Deere LX289 429 hrs
Out: Royal Purple 5w-30 and Mobil 1 oil filter
In: Amsoil XL 5w-30 and Napa Gold/Wix oil filter
Posted By: Sonic

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/17/15 06:50 PM

Harbor Freight Predator generator 420cc 5500 running watts 13hp.

Out was a mix of M1 TDT 5w40 and Mobil SS 5w30. I figure that oil was in it about 15 months. Only had to use the generator twice for actual power outages (several hours each) but run it every month for at least 30 minutes with about 2500 watts on it. Oil changes on this are super simple and quick, only takes like 33oz and 5 minutes.

In: About a 50/50 mix of M1 5w30 HM and M1 10w40 4T. This is what I had sitting around as partial quarts and sounded good.
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/15/15 04:15 AM

Ariens ZTR 1742 - Zero Turn Mower
Repowered a few years ago with a Briggs Intek 21.0 HP 330000 540CC
Given to me by a co worker who stated it didn't run anymore.
Starter solenoid was bad.

Out - Unknown fill and Yellow Briggs oil filter

In - Rotella T Triple 15W40 and a Motorcraft FL-910S
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/18/15 02:24 AM

2000 MTD Agway tractor with Briggs and Stratton 12.5hp engine

Out: Black sludge
In: Rotella T 15w40


1972 Ariens snowblower - Tecumseh 7hp snow king engine

Out: Napa 5w30
In: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30

Posted By: mkosem

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/18/15 04:33 PM

Cub Cadet leaf blower w/Honda GC160.

Out: Royal Purple HPS 5w30
In: Redline 5w30

--Matt
Posted By: Fastzntn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/18/15 09:19 PM

Toro 22" Recycler walk behind.

Out: M1 5w30

In: The bottle of Toro 30 weight oil that came boxed with the mower when new that I didn't notice until after I put the M1 in!
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/19/15 11:33 AM

Craftsman YT with Kohler Courage. Out, Delo 30 wt, and MC FL-910. Back in with the same, but added about an ounce of Lubro-Moly MOS2. Seasonal change, a summers worth of lawn mowing.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/20/15 04:17 AM

Champion 2kw invertor 1.5total time
Out: Napa 0w-20; 30minutes
Out: Napa. 0w20; 1hour
In : M1 EP 0w-20/mmo
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/23/15 10:11 PM

Champion 2kw Inverter generator - like JR previous post.

Out: Rotella 5w-40
In: Rotella 15w-40 (they didn't have the 5w-40 & I didn't feel like making a run to a different store).

Ran almost half hour under varying load (warm up 5 or so minutes no load, then 500w to 1200w then no load maybe 3-5 minutes), drained oil, add oil, cleaned up & 303 on the outside, then ran again about 10 minutes @ 500w load.

Fresh fuel & using blue Stabil.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/26/15 12:05 AM

Errtt, how many hours on the invert? Mine will pull hot box duty for the powerstroke, will see 42-45hour min a week.

JD-TEK jd1200s
Out: unknown
In: qsgb 5w-30 and mmo

General 90's model
Out: M1 0w30; 6month and less then 15hrs
In: same as drain

Onan powered Miller welder/gen
Out: unknown oil, filter, and hours
In: St 15w-40, mmo, and hm1a


Craftsman Dr trimmer. Tecuseh 6.5hp
Out: qsgb 5w-20 and mmo; 10hrs
In: m1 ep 0w-20/ 15w-50



Harvey
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/27/15 12:33 AM

1997 MTD 824 snowblower - 8HP Tecumseh HMSK80

Out: Watery black stuff
In: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30
Posted By: lukejo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/28/15 03:39 AM

ExMark walk-behind
15 hp Kawi 48"
Rotella T6 5W-40 and M1 filter (good filter sale) in & out

ExMark walk-behind 36"
12.5 Kawi
Same as above
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/29/15 12:16 AM

JR --- Don't know, I don't track it well, just a rough estimate by guess I'd say 94 hours total on it. Guessing >90% monthly exercise test, rest actual home usage.
If I run it for 2 hours ~ 15 minutes, I'll call it 2.5 hours (most times round up). 2 hours and 5 minutes I'll call it 2 hours. After each run, I'll add the new run time (using a grease pencil (china marker)) I write it on the housing, rub/wipe off, write new figure.
Although not many hours, when I do run it it has never failed to start (one, on occasion a 2nd pull, turn on fuel wait a minute, then start). Running, it has never missed a beat.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/29/15 12:54 AM

Craftsman 28" blower, Briggs 8hp
Out: can't remember, few years, low hours
In: m1 ep 0w-20 and mmo


Weedeater 22" mower spiritII 3.75hp
Out: vgb 5w-20hm; atleast 30hrs
In: m1 ep 0w-20


Harvey
Posted By: Fteenthousand

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/01/15 10:47 PM

196cc Hensim OHV (Honda GX2hunna clone)
Out: Couldn't tell, came on a go kart I just bought
In: 5w-30 PYB
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/02/15 03:56 AM

Ariens ST724 snowblower - 7hp Tecumseh Snow King

Out: PP 5w30
In: Valvoline MaxLife 5w30/PYB 5w30
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/07/15 12:57 AM

Riding lawnmower, 20 hp v twin B&S, 2 year oil change

out SuperTech 10/30 dino and P classic filter

in SuperTech 10/30 dino and MC 910s filter

Will go again 2 year run. Oil was clean when changed.
Posted By: mkosem

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/08/15 02:26 AM

Poulan PR621ES blower.

Out: Royal Purple HPS 5w30
In: RedLine 5w30

--Matt
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/08/15 06:50 AM

Honda gc160, auction house special. Runs great, gen makes no power.
Out: unknown, dark but not black
In: Mobil dino 10w-30 and mmo, flush fill


Tecumseh premier1 5hp
Out: unknown
In: qsgb .5w-30


Kubota em300-as, ?meter reads 850hrs?
Out: m1 15w/20w-50 and mmo; 24hrs under 1.5kw gen load, flush fill
In: d1 5w-40
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/13/15 07:57 PM

1986 Ariens ST824 Snowblower 8hp Tecumseh

Out - Mobil 1 5w-30
In - Mobil 1 5w-30
Posted By: Wheel

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/23/15 02:00 PM

'99 Craftsman GT with 20hp Kohler

out - 2.1 qts Shell Rotella T5 10w30 with NAPA 1348 Gold

in - 2.1 qts Shell Rotella T5 10w30 with NAPA 1348 Gold

Cleanest looking change since I've owned it...
Posted By: Turk

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/24/15 08:13 PM


1990 Toro 5HP 21" Recycler Lawn Mower before Winter Storage

OUT: Mix of Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w-40 & Amsoil 4-Stroke Marine 10w-40 grin banana

IN: Mix of Amsoil 4-Stroke Marine 10w-40 & Castrol Edge Ext. Performance 5w-30 grin banana

Runs like a dream!! thumbsup



Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/01/15 02:53 PM

Oversize filter for John Deere D140. What's not to like about a bigger filter at half the price?

Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/07/15 08:10 PM

1971 Milwaukee (Generac) Generator, 3000 watt.

Briggs 7hp.

In/Out Shell Rotella 10w-30
Posted By: R80RS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/07/15 10:08 PM

1999 Simplicity lawn tractor with Kohler CV-14 engine.

Out: Rotella T5 10w-30 and Motorcraft FL-910S (1 year on oil, 2 years on filter).

In: Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10w-30/SAE 30 and Fram Ultra. My intended interval for this oil & filter is 2 seasons.
Posted By: wml52

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/08/15 12:54 AM

1992 5000 Watt Generac Mdl:PP5000 generator

Tecumseh HM100 159436P engine

Out: Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30
In: Amsoil Formula 4-Stroke 10W-30/SAE 30

Change interval: Every 50 hours
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/08/15 03:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Astro_Guy
Oversize filter for John Deere D140. What's not to like about a bigger filter at half the price?



And better quality! I cut open some of those expensive tiny filters and was not impressed. I now run the same Wix on my Deere.
Posted By: Thebuckaman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/17/15 06:26 PM

8hp tecumseh snow king

Out-M1 5w30
In- GC 0w30 w/mos2
Posted By: Delta

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/19/15 08:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Thebuckaman
8hp tecumseh snow king

Out-M1 5w30
In- GC 0w30 w/mos2


Hah, exact same engine, but I drained unknown oil and replaced with GC 0w30.
Posted By: itguy08

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/29/15 03:49 AM

Just changed the generator today - Harbor Freight Chicago 5500w.

Out - 3 year old Pennzoil Ultra 5w30.
In - Pennzoil Synthetic Blend 5w30 (Gold bottle dexos1)
Posted By: exranger06

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/29/15 02:49 PM

Finished up winterizing all of the machines over the last few weeks -
1990 Toro Wheel Horse 312-8 tractor with Kohler Magnum 12 engine - Rotella T6 5w40

Little Wonder push leaf blower with Subaru 9 hp engine - Napa syn. 5w30

Craftsman push mower with Honda GCV160 engine - Rotella T6 5w40
Posted By: mattwithcats

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/31/15 03:06 AM

Craftsman LT2000,

Out - 1 quart NAPA full synthtic 5W-30 and 1 quart 10W-30, STP3600 filter...
In - 1 quart QSUD 5W-30 and 10W-30, DriveWorks DW-195 filter...

Normal fill is 56 ounces oil, with double oversized filter, 2 quarts exactly...
Regular filter is 2 inches long,
oversized filter is Fram 3614 (DW-241), 3 and a half inches, holds 4 more ounces oil...
double oversize is Fram 3600 (DW-195), just under 5 inches, holds 8 ounces more oil...

Filter sticks out like a giant hemmaroid...

DriveWorks filters on sale $1.85, at AAP, January 01, 2016...

Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/31/15 10:53 PM

Thanks mattwithcats, I will have to get some filters at AAP.

I have a triple oversize story.
The dls3500 has a intek plus 500cc 20hp.
The current fill is nextgen maxlife 5w-20 and ultra8A, yes 8A. Will get dumped in the late spring in 25hours.


Harvey
Posted By: Stelth

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/31/15 11:31 PM

Lincoln Weldanpower w/16 hp Briggs flathead: Out, unknown. In, Napa 15w-40

Thermal Arc Predator w/Honda GX620: Out, mostly Napa 15w-40. In, Mobil 1 TDT 15w-40. Removed Honda 15400-PR3 filter, replaced with Napa 7356
Posted By: Fteenthousand

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/03/16 11:41 AM

Just buttoned up a Chonda GX200 clone that included ARC racing billet rod, aluminum flywheel with 5 degree timing advance, 18lb valve springs, cone filter, header, and governor removed.

It's on a pig of full suspension go kart. Don't have a tach, but I doubt I'm going over 4500 rpm before running out of straight away in the yard. Torque converter is fully upshifting now though which keeps the revs down as well. Definitely faster!!

Out: PYB 10w 30
In: Rotella synthetic 10w 30
Posted By: NH73

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/09/16 07:26 PM

Just changed oil in my Honda HRX217 mower, Mantis tiller w/Honda GX25 engine, and a Husqvarna 224L weed trimmer.

Out: PYB 10w30
In: PYB 10w30
Posted By: jhellwig

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/09/16 08:41 PM

Just bought a snow blower for my mower so I had to fire up the beast on straight 30 weight. It is a john Deere 318.

Out valvoline 30wt

In castrol blend 5w30 and Mobil one 5w30.
Posted By: Fastzntn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/17/16 12:21 AM

Craftsman G5500 garden tractor with 24hp Briggs and Stratton extended life series V-twin.

Out:
M1 EP 5w30 and OEM yellow filter.

In:
Napa synthetic 5w30 and OEM yellow filter.

68 hours total time, 40 hours on this oil change.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/17/16 06:21 AM

2004 Craftsman 26" blower 8hp Briggs PoweBuilt snow
Out: unknown brand syn 5w-20, 3yrs and many hours(60maybe)
In: M1 ep 0w-20 and mmo/mos2/RL
Don' t know why I fuss with winter oil, heated storage(50+degrees).

older blower w/ 8hp Tecumseh
Out: R6 0w-40 and mmo; might have 20hrs on it.
In: defy 5w-20 and mmo/RL


Honda em400
Out: m1 ep 0w-20; a little over 150hrs
In: . pup euro "sm" 5w-40


Craftsman hi-wheel trimmer 6.75hp tuhumpsy flatty
Out: fs 5w-20; 18hrs, no burning, flush fill(thick and black)
In: Mobil hm 10w-30


Harvey
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/16/16 01:22 AM

gravely pro 148, 24 hp kaw.
out Shell RT 5 10/30 Napa gold filter
in Mobil 1 0/40 European Motorcraft 910s

Also change the blades from Gator G5s to G6s.
Posted By: brian_06328

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/22/16 05:47 AM

'90 John Deere 185 riding mower with 17hp Kawasaki single

Out: Delo 400LE 15W40 w/Purolator L14477
In: 1.5 qt Delo 400LE and .5 qt Rotella T 15W40 leftover from motorcycle OC w/Purolator L14477
Posted By: AlienBug

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/22/16 10:55 PM

2006 Craftsman snowblower with Briggs & Stratton 8.5 hp OHV engine

Out: Briggs & Stratton 5w-30
In: Pennzoil 5w-30 convetional
Posted By: DSparks

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/26/16 01:32 PM

New to me..John Deere D100 lawn tractor..exact age unknown..guess about 2 years ..hour meter says 46 hours....briggs 17.5 hp engine

OUT...factory fill oil and oem short jd filter..
IN....oem long briggs filter(fram 3614 size) I had sitting around...Delo 400 LE 5w40 oil I had extra from daily driver truck.
Posted By: Fastzntn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/07/16 12:55 PM

Just purchased a Husqvarna gas pressure washer. Added the factory supplied oil yesterday. Ran for 5 hours and replaced per the manual. A few flecks drained out but overall looked pretty decent.

Edited to add: Briggs horizontal shaft engine. XR950 professional series.

Out: factory supplied 30wt
In: Pennzoil yellow bottle 30wt
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/08/16 11:29 PM

Wheelbarrow compressor Tecumseh 5hp flatty
Out: ST 20w-50; 25-30hrs
In: WH 5w-20


1982 mtd 22" Briggs 3.5hp
Out: PM sae30
In: Edge TTo 5w-20


1988 lawnchief model20 Briggs 3hp
Out: M1 ep 0w-20; 30hrs
In: peak 5w-20


Generac pressure washer Tecumseh endro195
Out: Mobil hm10w-30; 40hrs
In: R3 15w-40
Fresh utto in pump, drained every engine oci.


Much more this weekend.

Harvey
Posted By: tnt31

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/12/16 11:50 PM

Craftsman LT 2500 (247.288841)

B&S 19.5 HP Single

Out - Rotella T6 5w-40 w/Motorcraft FL-910S

In - Same

Also replaced the spark plug with a NGK BKR5E
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/13/16 06:25 PM

ETQ Generator, Single Cylinder OHV Engine
Out: QS Defy 10W-40
In: 1 Quart QSAD SAE 30
Posted By: tnt31

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/14/16 12:05 AM

Craftsman YT4000 (917.289272)

B&S 24 HP Twin

Out: Rotella T6 5w-40 with Motorcraft FL-910s

In: Same
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/15/16 07:33 PM

2011 Craftsman 42in. cut with a 21 HP briggs engine. OCI has been 1 1/2 year. Oil used was 0 on the dip stick.

Out: M1 10-30 and MC FL910s filter

In: M1 10-30 and a ST filter.
The only reason I used the ST is my local WM was out of the MC 910.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/16 12:17 AM

2005 John Deere G110 - 25hp Kohler Command V-Twin

In: Rotella T5 10w30
Out: Rotella T5 10w30

2008 Toro 22" Recycler mower - 190cc Briggs Flathead

In: 1/2 Rotella T5 10w30, 1/2 leftover Valvoline white bottle 5w30
Out: Rotella T6 5w40
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/21/16 11:29 PM

1971 Gravely Super Convertible 7.6hp

In: Pennzoil HM 10w30 w/ Napa Gold 1068

Out: Valvoline 10w30 w/ what I think is the original Wix 1068 filter (will be cutting soon)
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/23/16 12:29 AM

Husquvarna YTH2348 Briggs 23HP V-Twin 144 hours.
Brought this back in service today. It was filthy and moldy.
It had been sitting over a year. and the oil had been in it over 2 years.

I drained all the gas out. Filled with fresh gas and replaced the fuel filter. Then I replaced the air filter.
I changed the oil. It had a mix of oils, I don't even remember what all was in it.

The filter was a Purolator L20195. FL400 size. It got the same one, which is old stock, probably '07 or '08.
Oil used is old 'M07' (2007) "Gold" German Castrol 0W30

Somehow the battery still had a charge and I was able to top it off with a 10 amp charger while I was working on it.
Had a little issue with the starter not wanting to push it through the compression, but that seems to have gone away. Maybe the battery just needed more charge.
And I just got finished hosing it down with a pressure washer. Next is to lube the grease points.
Posted By: ironman_gq

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/23/16 03:08 PM

Jiffy propane ice auger

Out with the factory 0w-40
Filled with 6oz of Mobil 1 0w-40

Drained and filled followed by another drain and fill, factory oil was pretty sparkly which was to be expected. New oil is looking great after the season this year.
Posted By: Dominic

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/16 06:42 PM

Toro Snowmaster (Loncin) 212cc engine - break-in

Refilled with Rotella T6 5W-40, and put away for safe keeping until next winter following storage instructions in the manual.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/26/16 09:57 PM

3 Craftsman YTS3000 42" cut riders, all with 21HP Briggs single cylinder OHV engines
Mower 1
Out: QS 20W-50, Pronto PO241 Filter
In: 1 1/2 Quarts QS Defy 10W-40, Havoline T-29 Filter
Mower 2
Out: 75/25 mix of Traveller's 20W-50 and SL Havoline HD 30
In: 1 1/2 Quarts QS Defy 10W-40, Left the Pronto PO241 filter in service
Mower 3
Out: QS 20W-50, Driveworks DW-241 filter
In: 1 1/2 Quarts QS Defy 10W-40, Havoline T-29 Filter

Mid 90's Murray 22" pusher, Single Cylinder Briggs engine
Out: Havoline 10W-40
In: 1 Quart QS Defy 10W-40
Posted By: Nyogtha

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/16 09:50 PM

Toro Timecutter Z5000
21 HP Koehler engine

Out : Unknown oil from Toro shop service 2 years ago and Koehler Command oil filter (PH3614 size) from same shop service

In : 2 qts. Castrol Synblend 10W-30 (pre-Magnatec) and Wix made Carquest Blue 85516 filter (PH3600 size)
Posted By: Ifixyawata

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/28/16 01:48 AM

Murray high wheel push mower 3-in-1 with B&S 625ex.

Out: Super Tech 5w30 full synthetic from last season. Mulched a ton of leaves at the end of the season, oil looked a tiny bit dirty.

In: Rotella T 15w40 poured a nice darkish amber color and smelled strange to me... Must be all those detergents.
Posted By: ARB1977

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/28/16 01:13 PM

Honda GCV160

Out Amsoil Small Engine
In T5 10W30
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/29/16 12:36 AM

Ironman_gq how do you like that jiffy? Jiffy 4strokes are powered by Honda?


Harvey
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/03/16 07:07 PM

2004 John Deere L110 42" Rider
Out: Presumably JD Turf Gard 10W-30, John Deere Filter
In: 2 Qts Frankenblend SAE 30 conventional, JD Filter
Posted By: DustinAsh

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/03/16 09:47 PM

Kubota t1400...

Schaeffer's 9000 5w40 fill & hit all grease fittings with their moly bearing grease...
Posted By: AntsinmyEyes

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/16 03:31 AM

Cub Cadet push mower. Chinese Honda clone engine.
Out- Castrol 10w40 4 stroke motorcycle oil
In- Castrol 10w40 4 stroke motorcycle oil

http://i.imgur.com/R1hYhvC.jpg
Posted By: Islandvic

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/16 04:35 AM

Brand new HF Predator 3200 watt generator. Has a Chonda 212cc OHV engine.

Shipped dry.

Added Super Tech HM 5-30 and ran for 10 hours like manual stated (5-qt jug from stash).

Drained and refilled and ran another 3 days straight during power outage.

Drained and refilled with more Super Tech HM 5w-30 after power was restorerd.

Ran flawlessly during outage. I'd recommend to others, especially for $279.

Used 93 octane w/ Sta-Bil Marine additive.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/16 12:38 AM

Vintage 1985 Troy-Bilt Pony rototiller with 5 HP B&S flathead.

Out: PYB 30
In: Rotella T6 5w40

This machine has 30 years of service on straight SAE 30 dino oil, including Quaker State, Castrol GTX, and PYB. I figured it was time for a change, so to speak.
Posted By: Atesz792

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/16 07:58 AM

Why change if it has worked so well for 30 years?
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/16 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Atesz792
Why change if it has worked so well for 30 years?

I have no other use for SAE30 and plenty of other choices lying around.
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/23/16 03:21 AM

1993 John Deere 14PZ push mower
Briggs flat head 5 hp engine.

OUT - Rotella T5 10w30

In - Delo XLE Syn Blend 10w30
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/23/16 02:01 PM

$90.00 Craigslist find : Mcclane edger, 3.5 hp flat head B&S

Out : unknown
In : Supertech 15w40 conventional
Posted By: KD0AXS

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/23/16 03:18 PM

John Deere 425, 20 HP Kawasaki

Out: Rotella T6 5W-40 and MC FL-910S

In: Rotella T6 5W-40 and MC FL-400S
Posted By: BigD1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/16 12:19 AM

Honda GCV160

Out Pennzoil yellow bottle 10W-30.

In SuperTech SAE 30 SJ.
Posted By: Bgallagher

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/27/16 02:53 PM

Craftsman LTS2000 20 HP Briggs

Out - Suepertech 30
In - Castrol 30

Briggs premium oil filter on it now. I drained the old out of it and will use it for another season.
Posted By: mkosem

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/16 01:02 AM

Honda GCV160

Out: RP HPS 5w30
In: Castrol Edge 5w40

--Matt
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/16 02:53 AM

Honda GCV160...Excell 2650 pressure washer.

Out: Supertech 30wt HD

In : Supertech 15w40
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/16 11:42 PM

John Deere JS63C

In/Out PYB 30w

14 years on the Briggs OHV
Posted By: NavyVet88

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/16 03:04 AM

2012 Troy built push mower
Out: Supertech 30
In: Peak 5w-30 HM
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/16 01:52 AM

2001 Murray 20" push mower with Briggs Q 4.5hp flathead engine.

OCI - 2 yrs

Out - 19oz of Amsoil Small Engine Syn 10w30

In - 19oz of Delo 400 XLE 10w30 Syn Blend
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/14/16 08:31 PM

2006 Generac 16kw generator, GT-990 engine
OCI: 2 years, 31 running hours

Out: Amsoil 10w30, Baldwin B33
In: QSUD 5w-30, Baldwin B33

Could be the last OC on this generator. I doubt if it will make it another two years. Located on the coast, it's Chinese made steel frame is now a rusting pile of junk. Generac stiffed thousands of customers with these between 2006 and 2008.
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/16/16 09:29 PM

Craftsman push mower with 6.5hp Briggs.
In: 20oz mix of leftover PEAK 10w30 and Napa syn-blend 5w30
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/16 12:19 AM

Craftsman rider, Kohler Cv14S
In: 48oz Napa Semi-Syn 5w30
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/16 12:04 AM

Massey Ferguson MF12 HH120 12hp

In: 40oz Napa Semi-Syn 5w30, 2oz STP oil treatment
Posted By: mobilaltima

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/16 12:20 AM

two gravely 60 inch cut zero turns at the place I work

fuel injected Kohler engines, one 26 hp the other 29 hp

26 hp got Supertech 15W40 and a Kohler filter, 886 hours

29 hp got Kawasaki 20W50 and a Kohler filter, 132 hours

50 hour ocis, machines are run everyday full throttle cutting grass for 4-5 hours a day on levees
Posted By: austinlunsford

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/16 04:07 AM

Exmark Viking, Kawasaki FC401v 13hp:
Out:Unknown oil or time, stens oil filter
In: Delo 10w30 syn blend, super tech 4967 filter

2002 Murray 21" push mower, B&S 4.5hp:
Out: Castrol 0w30
In: Delo 10w30 syn blend
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/16 04:18 AM

Honda Harmony II HRR216TDA
Brothers mower he gave to my parents .
They never used it.

OUT - 16oz of unknown brew - been setting for over 7 yrs

IN - 16 oz of Delo 400 XLE 10W30 Syn Blend
Posted By: dwcopple

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/16 11:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Bud_One
been setting for over 7 yrs
*sitting wink
Posted By: freshcopedawg

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/20/16 01:54 AM

Originally Posted By: dwcopple
Originally Posted By: Bud_One
been setting for over 7 yrs
*sitting wink


We set in the South.
Posted By: freshcopedawg

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/22/16 12:30 PM

Troy Bilt push mower with Honda GCV160
Craftsman Tiller B&S 5HP
Huskee 42" riding mower Chinese 18HP motor MC FL910S

All got:

Out: Mobil 1 HM 10W30
In: Mobil 1 HM 10W30
Posted By: krismoriah72

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/24/16 09:45 PM

Unknown year troybilt horse tiller just bought- 8hp industrial briggs. Out- black old whoknows.. In Napa 15w40 bought at 2.19qt. Ran for 3 hours- drain and fill with same Napa 15w40.

Troybilt mower with Honda engine and Murray mower with briggs engine- drained what i remember was 5w40 pennzoil euro from the Autozone clearance.. In Napa 15w40.
Posted By: slomo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/16 03:42 PM

All mowers get HD 30w Supertech. Why pay more?

slomo
Posted By: AnthemBassMan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/09/16 01:19 AM

2007 John Deere x475 garden tractor with the Kawasaki 23hp v twin. Fram Tough Guard filter and fresh Rural King full synthetic 10w30 oil. Already grabbed the grease gun loaded with Mystik JT6 hi temp red grease and took care of the mower deck and all frame/suspension Zerks a few weeks ago. Sharpened the blades the same day I greased the beast.

L8R,
Matt
Posted By: MikeinNY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/13/16 05:50 PM

2014 Honda Mower with GCV160 engine. Out was Honda OPE 10w-30 (the one they sell at Home Depot) -- in Shell Rotella T6 5w-40. Getting into the summer months so I went a little heavier. So far so good.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/14/16 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: MikeinNY
2014 Honda Mower with GCV160 engine. Out was Honda OPE 10w-30 (the one they sell at Home Depot) -- in Shell Rotella T6 5w-40. Getting into the summer months so I went a little heavier. So far so good.

I've never gone thicker than spec on any Honda engine, be that automotive or OPE, but please keep us posted.
Posted By: lukejo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/16 02:48 AM

EXmark Commercial with Kawasaki:
In & Out--1qt Amsoil 4-stroke 30 & 1qt Amsoil UTV 10w40, M1 filter

Honda 190cc (two of them)
In & Out--Amsoil 4-stroke 30 (also qualifies as 10w30)
Posted By: tmus2122

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/04/16 02:12 AM

New 7000/8750 watt black max generator with Honda gx390 rotella 10w30 dumped after 1hr, rotella 10w30 in for another 2to3 hours of brake in, than rotella 5w40
Posted By: blupupher

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/04/16 02:50 AM

B&S 190cc 6.75 HP motor on a Tr0ybuilt mower. Filled with some Peak 30 wt dino oil I had.
I know I changed it when I got it from my mom 4 years ago (she had it for 3-4 years and it was never changed) but can't remember if I changed it 2 years ago or not.
Oil was dark but did not look too bad (but who knows without a UOA). Used about 3 hrs a month June/July/August/Sept, and maybe 1.5 hrs the rest of the year. I probably should change it yearly, but I just don't think about it. I may run this till October then change with some Pennzoil Platinum 10w-30 I have (but no vehicles that spec it).
I also sharpened the blade, changed the plug, cleaned the air filter and ordered a new drive belt.
Posted By: BrocLuno

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/06/16 10:03 PM

Just had to replace the carb on a neighbors Harbor Freight Chinese pressure washer. All rusted from water in the gas...

While we were at it, I decided to change the oil. Some weird black oil like Arco Graphite. Not sludge or tar like old, just weird ... Same in the pump reduction gear. In went PYB 10W-30 as that was what was on hand smile
Posted By: Eddie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/06/16 10:13 PM

John Deere L111 with a 20 HP B&S INTEC twin. 10w30 PP and a Briggs oil filter, once a year or max of 50 hours per manual.
Posted By: jsfalls

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/07/16 11:17 PM

2006 Craftsman LT3000 w/ 20 HP Briggs ... drained & filled with some Honda 0W20 (extras from work) and left the oil filter and the remaining 10W30 that was in there ...

This tractor is retired from everyday use and is only used to pull a trailer around the yard every once in a while, so never really goes above idle and doesn't warm up so I chose the 0W20 for easier starting smile
Posted By: 2015_PSD

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/08/16 12:19 AM

Honda GCV190 (12 oz capacity)

OCI = 5 hours

Out:
Honda 5W-30


In:
Shell Rotella T3 15W-40
Posted By: tmus2122

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/08/16 04:37 PM

Update:

Did the third oil change on Black Max generator with Honda GX390 at 7 hours, placed to magnets in plastic dish to catch oil, just a few things showed up. Poured it into another container and see a little gold sand like material. Put in Rotella 10W30 (not syn)again and will run that until pre-winter change to Rotella 5w40.
Posted By: fdcg27

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/13/16 11:09 PM

Yesterday, Tecuseh 5 bhp splash lubed engine on a cheap mower bought twenty one years ago.
Probably around thirty hours on the oil.

Out: Vavoline 4T syn 20W-50

In: The same

The engine seems to do well with this oil. Consumption is very low, which pleases me because consumption is sometimes high with well-used Tecumsehs.
Posted By: freshcopedawg

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/16/16 12:11 PM

Huskee LT4200 riding mower with 420cc Powermore chinese motor.

Out: Mobil 1 High Mileage 10W30 and Motorcraft FL910S

In: Mobil 1 High Mileage 10W30 and Motorcraft FL910S

Oil and filter have been in service since the beginning of last Summer about 100 hours.
Posted By: Tribe21

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/01/16 06:45 PM

2016 Bad Boy Outlaw 26hp Briggs Vanguard
5 hours on mower

Out: factory fill and filter

In: PYB 10W30 and Napa gold 7035
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/06/16 01:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Astro_Guy
Originally Posted By: MikeinNY
2014 Honda Mower with GCV160 engine. Out was Honda OPE 10w-30 (the one they sell at Home Depot) -- in Shell Rotella T6 5w-40. Getting into the summer months so I went a little heavier. So far so good.

I've never gone thicker than spec on any Honda engine, be that automotive or OPE, but please keep us posted.


+1. My last Honda walk behind was 21 years old when I gave it away, and still running fine. Oil used was M1 10-30, changed once a year.
Posted By: MikeinNY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/10/16 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: tig1
Originally Posted By: Astro_Guy
Originally Posted By: MikeinNY
2014 Honda Mower with GCV160 engine. Out was Honda OPE 10w-30 (the one they sell at Home Depot) -- in Shell Rotella T6 5w-40. Getting into the summer months so I went a little heavier. So far so good.

I've never gone thicker than spec on any Honda engine, be that automotive or OPE, but please keep us posted.


+1. My last Honda walk behind was 21 years old when I gave it away, and still running fine. Oil used was M1 10-30, changed once a year.



Now I'm back to 10w-30 using Valvoline Synpower. I didn't notice anything different while running the Rotella 5w40 so I figured just to go back to manufacturer's specifications. Mower is running great.
Posted By: supercity

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/11/16 09:16 AM

Circa 2002 Yamaha G22 Golf Cart

Out: not a lot, unknown
In: Havoline Synthetic Blend 10w40
Posted By: Indydriver

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/13/16 01:11 PM

I just put M1 0W-40 in my 2 yo Honda four stroke. An air cooled four stroke with no oil filter, I figure it could use the tougher film strength and higher loading levels of anti-wear additives. When you change oil at recommended intervals on this mower, it looks like [censored]. If this came out of my car I'd be really worried.
Posted By: W9HDG

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/20/16 01:57 AM

1980's John Deere snow blower

Out: God only knows, it was black and nasty
In: SuperTech Full Synthetic 5w30
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/05/16 11:39 PM

ETQ generator, single cylinder OHV engine
Out: QS SAE 30
In: 1 qt QS SAE 30
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/06/16 07:37 PM

Troy-Bilt [MTD] 2300 PSI pressure washer with Honda GCV-160.

Out: Mobil1 5w30
In: Mobil1 5w 30

Nothing to see here people, move along...
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/21/16 01:02 AM

2005 John Deere G110 garden tractor - Kohler Command V-Twin 25hp

In: Castrol Edge 0w30, Napa Gold 1348
Out: Rotella T5 10w30, Napa Gold 1348


1995 Toro 724 snowblower - 7hp Tecumseh snow king

In: Napa 5w30
Out: Black nasty stuff
Posted By: Duffyjr

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/21/16 08:36 PM

Brand new Toro 721 QZR.

In: mixed 12oz VWB and 8oz Napa syn blend both 5w30.
Posted By: ThirdeYe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/01/16 12:00 PM

Honda Harmony II with the GCV160 engine:
Out: Honda OEM oil that came with the mower
In: Formula Shell 5W-30

5 hours (approx) on first fill as I purchased the mower back in August.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/31/16 07:10 PM

Napa branded Schrader/Bridgeport 80 gallon compressor, inline 2 cylinder pump
Out: mix of PureGuard Air Compressor and Warren ND 30
IN: 1 1/2 qts mix of PureGuard Air Compressor and Warren ND 30
Posted By: QUIKSVT

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/17 10:34 PM

GE/B&S 993cc Vanguard 17kw gen
Out: Amsoil small engine oil & wix filter
In: Amsoil small engine oil & wix filter
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/03/17 10:53 PM

2004 Craftsman blower 8hp power built ohv
Out: forgot oil, five year fill
in: Edge Ti 5w-20, mmo, and zddp lube

Coleman Maxa3500 tecumseh ohv 5.5hp
Out: M1 ep 0w-20/qsad 5w-20, 40-45hours
In: ST 15w-40 and zddp lube
Posted By: FastLane

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/04/17 07:17 PM

MTD Yardworks snowblower. 8hp Tecumseh.
In: Mobil 1 5W30 HM
Out: Mobil 1 5W30
Posted By: Triple_Se7en

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/05/17 08:08 PM

Honda push mower
5W-40 Valvoline Synthetic -- sold at NAPA.
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/13/17 12:37 PM

Gravely Pro148, 24hp Kaw engine.

out- M1 0/40, MC910S filter

in- Delo 10/30, MC910S filter

Delo 10/30 is my go to oil now for all my lawn equipment, generators, 4 wheeler and tractor.
Posted By: vronline

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/14/17 01:28 PM

Toro (with B&S 6.75/190cc) push mower

Out - Castrol 0W-30

In - Delo XLE 10W-30
Posted By: Cbst09

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/31/17 02:38 AM

Honda Push Mower. Motul Xcess 8100 5w-40 (using oil left over from a recent oil change in my car)
Posted By: Carbon12

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/06/17 02:01 AM

Generac GP5500
13.5 hrs on unit. About 12 hours use and 1 or 2 years on the oil

Out: Rotella T5 10w30

In: Same
Posted By: Colt45ws

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/06/17 04:43 AM

Honda EB5000X
Unknown time

Out: Unknown

In: Delo 400 XLE 10W30
Posted By: Bgallagher

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/08/17 01:27 PM

Troy Built snow thrower

8.5 HP Tecumseh

Out: Castrol 5w-30
In: Supertech 5w-30
Posted By: locomaster1969

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/08/17 04:10 PM

Ingersol air compressor

5.0 HP Briggs

Out: Black mystery oil
In: Supertech 15/40

This compressor was given to me. The carb surges and needs work on the linkage. I will run some carb cleaner in the gas and see if that helps. If not I will tear down the carb and rebuild it. The engine doesn't burn oil. Right now it runs ok but I will give it some attention and see what i can do.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/19/17 12:29 AM

Generac Pressure Washer B&S spirit 3.75hp
Out: black but not nasty
In: 1pt Questron "sm, gf-4" 5w-20; flush fill
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/06/17 01:26 AM

Generac pressure washer, Honda GX160 5.5 HP.
Out, not sure, likely Delo straight 30 weight.

In, VR-1 synthetic 20w50. Yep, it's thick, but at one point in the GX line, Honda had 20w50 in the temp chart. Overseas kart racers regularly use 15w50 as their "official" oil for the GX160. I'm not concerned, I don't think you can kill a Honda small engine with any oil choice.

Also replaced the carburetor with an Everest kit. The whole carb was about 16.00 on Amazon, and included the tank screen/fitting, fuel line, and gaskets. Nifty kit, about 30 minutes of work, fired up quickly and settled into an even idle. The old carb had something wrong, for the price, not worth troubleshooting. Engine would not start without ether, took forever, surged, and if ran out of fuel, the whole process was repeated.
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/24/17 06:37 PM

2002 Yamaha G-16 golf cart, 9.5 HP with high speed gear

Out: NAPA 10w-30 synthetic
In: same thing
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/25/17 01:31 AM

My 5 year old Craftsman rider with a 21HP Briggs engine.

Out: M1 10-30

In: M1 10-30

Filter: MC FL910
Posted By: Carbon12

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/25/17 09:52 PM

15 year old Troy Bilt tiller, 5.5 hp B&S

Out: Valvoline Synpower MST 5w40

In: Rotella T5 10w30
Posted By: HM12460

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/29/17 01:22 AM

My 20 year old John Deere GT275.
Out-John Deere Turf Guard 10W-30
In-Shell Rotella T-5 10W-30.


My 1973 John Deere 110
Out- SAE 30 Pennzoil.
In- Shell Rotella T-5 10W-30


Nothing runs and last like a Deere!
Posted By: GMBoy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/30/17 06:31 AM

Husqvarna lawn tractor with 21hp Kohler Courage - Mobil 1 EP 10W/30 with STP filter
Craftsman lawn tractor with 25hp Briggs V-twin - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30 with an STP filter
Husqvarna 4wd self propelled push mower - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30
MTD cheapo push mower with Brigs Quantum 5hp - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30
4 Stoke edger and weed eater - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30
Posted By: Rab6715

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/30/17 02:23 PM

2012 Toro SR4 w/ Honda 160GCV Mower; Out - QSUD 10w30 / IN - QSUD 10w30
2014 Toro 721 QZR Snowblower; Out - QSUD 5w30. Will put in QSUD 5w30 in the Fall
2015 Dolmar MS 256.4 4 cycle Trimmer; Out - QSGB 10w30 / IN - QSGB 10w30 @ 3.4 OZ
2015 Husqvarna 327LDX with Honda GX25 Power Head; Out - QSGB 10w30 / IN - QSGB 10w30 @ ~3.5 oz
2015 Honda FG110 Tiller with Honda GX25; Out - QSGB 10w30 / IN QSGB 10w30 @ ~3.5 oZ
2013 Dolmar PB 251.4 4 cycle handheld blower; Out - QSUD 10w30 / IN QSUD 10w30
2013 Honda Eu2000i Generator; Out QSGB 5w30 / IN QSBG 10w30

Fresh 50:1 VP FUll Synthetic 2 Cycle mix for the 2smokes:
2010 Kawasaki KFTR27A Trimmer
2000 LawnBoy Duraforce 10547
2016 Husqvarna 525BX Handheld Blower



Posted By: Matagonka

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/31/17 01:05 AM

I bought a slightly used 4 stroke Craftsman trimmer. Not sure what oil was in it but when running it I got hear unstable high RPMs. Dumped it out and filled with Quaker State Ultimate Durability. Engine works really well now.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/01/17 10:25 PM

ETQ generator, 14 HP 1 cylinder OHV
Out: QS 30wt
In: 1 qt SL Havoline 30wt

Craftsman YTS 3000 42" rider, 21 HP 1 cylinder Briggs OHV
Out: QS Defy 10W-40, Havoline T-29 filter
In: 1 1/2 qts SF Amoco LDO 10W-40 conventional, Napa Gold 1348 filter

Only had to put air in one tire this year, boost one battery, and grease steering spindles on the riders.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/02/17 07:04 PM

Craftsman 19 HP B&S Platinum
B&S 5w30 synthetic out
10w30 Magnatec in. (AZ clearance oil)
FL910s off & B&S filter on ...
Posted By: userfriendly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/17 12:17 AM

I bought my daughter a 195 CC walk behind "Yard Works" mower in 2012.
I didn't notice at the time it was one of those never change the oil models with no drain plug.
I expected the FF to look like black paint mixed with road kill, but it was surprisingly clear.
Why? Because for every hour of use it consumes about half of its oil capacity.
Nevertheless, I turned it upside down in a bucket and refilled it with 700ml of GTX 10W40 I found in her shed.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/17 01:41 PM

Husqvarna 54" garden tractor - Kohler Courage 24hp V-Twin (customer's)

-New head gasket, valve cover gasket, exhaust/intake gaskets (at only 200 hours)
-New battery
-New air filter, spark plugs

Out: black goo and a Kohler filter (looked original)
In: Rotella T 15w40, SuperTech ST3614 filter
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/17 10:12 PM

My 3 Chonda powered gens got clearance sale Magnatec 10w30 and Stabil marine in some fresh fuel ...
Posted By: Mantooth

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/17 10:48 PM

2006 Hustler Z with a 23hp twin Kawasaki
Out: Rotella T6 5w40 with a Fram TG 4967
In: Same

OCI: 1 season which equals about 30-35 hours
580 hrs on the engine




Elderly couple who live down the street have a
2008 Great Dane - kawasaki 19hp with 1,190 hrs

Out: no idea and there wasn't a lot of it / kawasaki oil filter

In: Rotella T6 5w40 with a Fram TG 4967

Unk OCI
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/15/17 08:36 PM

John Deere D140 lawn tractor. In and out:

Mobil 1 10w30 EP and Wix 51348 filter.

52 hours on the machine and 24 hours on the oil and filter. This seems like a waste, but the manual calls for a change every 12 months or 50 hours, whichever comes first.
Posted By: Ifixyawata

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/17 12:48 AM

Briggs 625ex push mower

Out: 1/2 qt of barely dark Rotella 15w-40

In: 1/2 qt Quaker State SAE 30
Posted By: Ifixyawata

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/19/17 12:51 AM

Kohler Command 18 in 2000 Series Cub Cadet.

Out: Unknown oil and Kohler brand filter.

In: Rotella 10w-30 and MC 910s
Posted By: rummy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/17 09:09 PM

Agree!
Posted By: rummy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/17 09:16 PM

Honda GCV 160 on Troy-Bilt mower.

Out: Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10w-30; with 5 hours break-in and lots of shiny metal flakes.

In: Ravenol TSJ 10w-30
Posted By: rsylvstr

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/17 10:15 PM

Craftsman DGS6500 26 HP Briggs twin
Purolator
Havoline 10w40
Posted By: Matagonka

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/23/17 12:09 AM

Craftsman LT1000

Out: Uknown

In: Royal Purple 5w-20 w/ B&S oil filter
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/17 05:27 PM

1986 Wheel Horse 210H
Out: PYB 30w
In: PYB 30w

1963 Lawn Bird Tiller
Out: PYB 30w
In: PYB 30w
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/17 06:38 PM

John Deere F510 mower with 14 hp Kawasaki power/trans unit, around 100 hours on the oil and filter.

Out 3.7L or Mobil 1 0w40 and Purolator 10241 filter
In 3.7 of Mobil 1 0w40 and a Fram PH3614

About 50 hours a year
Posted By: rummy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/17 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: dsmith41
Briggs & Stratton filled with canola oil.


For the win!
Posted By: rummy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/17 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
This can be a place to post our latest small engine oil change. I guess spring time would be the best time to start a thread like this.

I figure it would be good to include the engine info, brand and weight of oil, and filter where applicable. Here goes mine:


1954 B&S 2.5HP 6B-HS - 20oz. M1 15W-40 Gold Cap



Troy-Bilt TB130XP with Honda 160 GCV engine: - 16oz Ravenol TSJ 10W-30, ACEA A3/B4 every season. Going to start using Rotella T5 10W-30 or T4 15W-40 next season.


Winco WC10000VE Generator producing 10,500max/9,600cont. watts with VANGUARD 18-HP V-Twin Engine and Oil filter: 1.5 quarts of Chevron Delo 400 Severe Duty 15W-30 CJ-4/SM, Baldwin B7165 Oil Filter every 50 hours if severe use or 100 hours normal use OCI
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/01/17 12:30 AM

Scag 3 wheel zero turn rider (Grandfather's) - Kohler Command 18hp V-Twin

Out: Rotella T 15w40, Fram PH8170
In: Super Tech 15w40, Wix 57035
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/01/17 08:04 PM

2001 John Deere JS63C

Out: PYB 30
In: PYB 30
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/17 05:42 PM

Lost power yesterday due to high winds. I did use my 10 year old 5KW Powermate and back feed through my welder outlet. Since it's been 3 years or so since I last did an OC I changed it out this morning. I use this generator to power a hedge trimmer and to trim trees with an electric chain saw, and to power the house when I lose grid power.

Engine: Subaru Robin

Out: M1 10-30

In: M1 10-30
Posted By: clintonhutson

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/18/17 05:50 PM

Past Saturday:

Dixie Chopper Zero Turn (19.5 Briggs: SuperTech 5W30HM & Briggs Filter)
Posted By: Wheel

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/17 01:30 AM

1999 Craftsman GT5000 (with Kohler 20HP)

Out: Shell Rotella T5 10w30 and NAPA Gold filter
In: Chevron Delo 400 XLE SAE 10W-30 and NAPA Gold filter

The Rotella looked and smelled great, but it was due on time.
I'm curious how the Delo will fare over the winter.
Posted By: anl0109

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/13/17 05:14 PM

Self-propelled push Poulan Pro with Briggs & Stratton 625ex engine and 22" deck
Out: Castrol GTX synthetic blend 5w30 after about 7 hours
In: Castrol GTX synthetic blend 5w30

This is oil change number two on this mower. The fluid supplied by the mower manufacturer looked odd straight out of the container and only looked worse after I dumped it after 5 or so hr of use. Probably contained a lot of metal. This time oil was just dark which is fine. I hope I got all of the junk cleaned out. Who knows what kind of oil Poulan supplies with its equipment.

This is the last of the Autozone clearance GTX synblend purchased several years ago for $1/qt! Thank you, BITOG!
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/14/17 11:07 PM

Craftsman T3200.
Out: Unknown oil and B&S yellow filter.
In: PYB 5w30 and Fram TG 3614.

150 hours on the clock.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/18/17 05:10 PM

2004 John Deere L110 42" riding mower, 17.5 HP Kohler single cylinder
Out: frankenmix 30wt, John Deere filter
In: 2 QTS frankenmix 30wt, Supertech ST3614 filter
Posted By: AMC

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/19/17 04:54 AM

2005 John Deere LX 280 AWS. 18HP Kawasaki V-twin.

Out: JD Turf Gard 10w-30 with a John Deere filter
In: 1qt Rotella T6 5w-40 and 3/4qt Formula Shell 10w-30 with a Napa Gold 7145 filter
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/19/17 02:29 PM

Mid 2000's DR Trimmer, single cylinder flathead Briggs and Stratton engine
Out: Unknown
In: 1 qt Delo 400 30wt
Posted By: DrRoughneck

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/19/17 06:38 PM

Honda GCV160.

M1 0W30 in and diy magnetic dipstick.
Posted By: W9HDG

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/20/17 11:27 PM

Old TroyBuilt Rototiller with a 3.5hp Tecumseh:
Out: ??? Lord only knows it was black, thick, nasty and bleh
In: B&S SAE30 HD

Craftsman Platinum with a 725 B&S L head
Out: B&S SAE30 HD (it was burning this which really irritates me considering the mower is 1 season old -- left over old stock from 2014)
In: Mobil 1 European Blend 0w-40 (seemed like a good experiment to see if it helps with the burning)

Now the burning in the B&S engine wasn't horrible. In 25 hours it burned enough to go from full to add.
Posted By: ThirdeYe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/30/17 03:11 AM

My dad's Troy Bilt with a Honda GCV160.

Out: Briggs and Stratton SAE 30
In: same.

Approx. 5 years on oil. I cant remember the last time I changed it. Looked fairly dark, but not as bad as expected.

Posted By: userfriendly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/17 05:20 PM

John Deere garden tractor, 22hp Kawasaki engine, 15W40 RT3 and 9100 filter that fits 3L V6 Ford engines.
I had to snap the plastic shroud off with pliers to fit the long filter, but now it holds 3 liters of oil.
Good till Nov. 2018.
Posted By: Adamr955

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/17 08:19 PM

Toro SS5000 ZeroTurn w/ Kawasaki FR691V 23hp

Out: SuperTech 10w30 conventional and Kawasaki 7007 OEM filter
In: Valvoline White Bottle 10w30 and Kawasaki 7007 OEM filter

Approx 50 hrs on last change or equivalent of 2.5 months of mowing.
Posted By: Kira

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/12/17 11:54 AM

Sensation 3.5hp B&S with rotating valves
OUT: black stuff
IN: Castrol HD-40.

I think it got A LITTLE quieter. I'd gladly drain it out and try 50 just to see if there's a difference.
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/13/17 05:21 PM

2012 Snapper LT2446 lawn tractor, Briggs 24 HP engine
OCI: 2 years, 40 operating hours

Out: QSUD 5w-30, Baldwin B7165 filter
In: Miles SXR 5w-30 synthetic, Baldwin B7165 filter
Posted By: W9HDG

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/21/17 06:13 PM

Two oil changes today:

1980's John Deere snow blower

Out: SuperTech Full synthetic 5w30
In: 4:1 ratio of Napa Full Synthetic 5w30 and Mobil 1 0w40 European

Buddies 2011 Weed Eater with a 5.5lb/ft B&W L-Head
Out: Fairly clean oil (don't know what)
In: Napa Full Synthetic 5w30
Posted By: Silverado12

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/22/17 11:11 PM

1990 Snapper rider 12hp Briggs Rotella semi syn 15W-40.
Posted By: Matagonka

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/23/17 11:41 PM

Craftsman 4-cycle weedwacker. I dumped the Royal Purple out and put in QSUD. Runs much better and no bogging down on high RPMs.

Also, dumped out the Royal Purple out of my Craftsman LT1000 riding mower and put in a mixture of QSUD and M1EP.
Posted By: Matagonka

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/23/17 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By: ThirdeYe
My dad's Troy Bilt with a Honda GCV160.

Out: Briggs and Stratton SAE 30
In: same.

Approx. 5 years on oil. I cant remember the last time I changed it. Looked fairly dark, but not as bad as expected.



Why 5 years on it?
Posted By: DNVDMAX

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/25/17 12:27 AM

Two Husqvarnas w/GCV 160 Hondas split a QT of M1 0w-40.

Any two Troy-Bilts w/ Briggs 550ex mills received Valvoline VR1 10w-30.
Posted By: Kamele0N

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/25/17 01:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Kira
Sensation 3.5hp B&S with rotating valves.


Rotating valves?
Posted By: W9HDG

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/30/17 11:31 PM

Early 2000's Snapper with 6 HP B&S Quantum

Out: Lord only knows. Black nasty goo...might have been tar for all I know
In: Mobil 1 0w40 European Blend

I will be changing the oil in this thing again soon as I'm using the 0w40 as a flush (yes I know, kind of a waste of 0w40, but its what I had on hand. I'm thinking a 15w40.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/31/17 02:52 PM

Craftsman 22" mower with a 6.75hp Tecumseh

In: Rotella T5 10w30

Out: some black stuff with water in it

For how beat up the mower was it actually ran pretty good.
Posted By: boom10ful

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/17 04:57 AM

2006 Toro Recycler 22" mower with a 6.50hp Tecumseh engine.

In: Supertech HD 30

Out: Black old oil

After running for a while it looks like it burns about thimble full of oil every 2 weeks or so.
Posted By: leroyd92

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/17 10:27 PM

82 onan genset.

Out, looks like a straight 30wt

In, supertech 15w40.
Posted By: Eddie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/01/17 11:46 PM

20 HP B&S twin. 10w30 T5 Rotella
Posted By: GMBoy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/02/17 04:29 AM

This past weekend oil changed in:

Brand new Bad Boy Zero Turn with V-Twin Kohler (12 hours) - fresh Mobil 1 EP 10w/30 with STP filter

Husqvarna lawn tractor with Kohler Courage - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30 and STP filter

Craftsman lawn tractor with B&S Twin Cam - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30 and STP filter

Husqvarna AWD push mower - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30

Troy built 4 cycle edger and weed trimmer - Mobil 1 EP 10w/30

Misc other small engines - same Mobil 1 EP 10w/30
Posted By: Mantooth

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/03/17 03:20 AM

Not an engine oil change but I pumped the oil from the hydro reservoir on my Hustler ZTR and replaced it with new Super Tech 10w40. Attempted to get the filter off - no luck. Going to buy a cap wrench tomorrow, none of mine fit.

Hydro reservoir:

Out - factory fill, old and black
In - Super Tech 10w40

New Sterns filter getting put on tomorrow.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/07/17 12:16 AM

Honda push mower with GCV-160 motor. Not may hours on this unit since the John Deere D140 arrived three years ago. Nevertheless, it gets fresh oil and a blade sharpening and re balancing once a year.

Out: Mobil 1 5w30, looking very clean.

In: Drip oil consisting of everything from 0w20 to 0w40, all Mobil 1.

This is a trim mower now, running less than ten minutes every week or so, and any good oil should do.
Posted By: AVB

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/07/17 12:52 AM

Husqvarna riding mower 100hrs 23hp B&S out-don't remember, in PYB 10w30&TG3614 also got new blades and fuel filter. Air filter was replaced about a month ago.
Posted By: AMC

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/07/17 02:22 AM

Simplicity 1080S Snow blower.

10HP Tecumseh Engine

1/2 quart of Mobil special 5w-30
Posted By: scudpilot

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/16/17 10:52 AM

New Toro Personal Pace Super Recycler Mower
5 Hrs drain FF. Lots of glitter.
In 13 ounces of Amsoil 10W30 Small Engine Oil
Posted By: W9HDG

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/18/17 01:05 AM

Craftsman Platinum with a 725 B&S L head -- It's amazing how fast we're putting hours on this machine this summer with my 13 year old son using it to mow half the city (or so it seems)

Out: Mobil 1 European Blend 0w-40 (seemed like a good experiment to see if it helps with the burning, it didn't)
In: Shell Rotella T4 15w-40 (we'll see if this does better with the burning)

Now the burning in the B&S engine wasn't horrible. In 25 hours it burned enough to go from full to add.
Posted By: geekster

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/18/17 07:30 PM

New Toro 22295 w/Honda GVX160 7hrs on it (Dumping the break in)

Out: Honda 4stroke 10w30
In: Honda 4stroke 10w30
Posted By: Bighorn2500

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/19/17 11:53 AM

Did brother's new cub cadet 3x snowblower from last winter season

Out: 5w30 factory oil? with an ounce of Lucas break-in zddp additive

In: Mobil 1 5w30
Posted By: riklyn

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/19/17 07:54 PM

Gravely ZT 42, 22 HP Kawi engine. Had this mower 6 years and really like it.

Changed this morning. 15w-40 Rotella in, ST 30w out. walley world st3614 filter in place of wix 57035.

Also replaced factory drain with Rotary 23-6782 quick drain valve. 15 min. to change and an hour to clean up was getting really old. hope this helps.
Posted By: 2strokeNorthstar

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/20/17 06:16 AM

early 90's toro with Suzuki 4 stroke motor. 15w40 Castrol. Still starts first pull.
Posted By: 1maniac

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/22/17 05:27 PM

Wright Stander X.
Kawasaki FX-691V
Approx 50 Hours.
Out = ~3 Quarts M1 5w40 & Oversize Carquest Standard Oil Filter.
In = ~3 Quarts M1 5w40 & Oversize NAPA Gold 1516 Oil Filter.
Posted By: andyd

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/07/17 09:13 PM

Toro 20622 walk behind. 18 oz Valvoline dino 10w30. Washed air filter and re-oiled it. I also folded up a piece of sheet fiber to serve for the AWOL filter cover. :grin2;
Posted By: gman2304

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/08/17 12:29 AM

Troy Bilt 7500 watt generator w 10 hp Briggs. Out: ST 30 wt.....In: Rotella 15w40. Expecting Irma in a couple of days.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/08/17 07:01 PM

Napa air compressor, inline 2 cylinder pump
Out: mix of PureGuard Air Compressor 30wt, Warren ND 30wt and Warren ND 40wt
In: 1 1/2 quarts mix of PureGuard Air Compressor 30wt, Warren ND 30wt and Warren ND 40wt
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/09/17 09:51 PM

ETQ generator, 14 HP 1 cylinder engine
Out: SL Havoline 30wt
In: 1 qt Castrol Edge 0W-40
Posted By: slacktide_bitog

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/09/17 11:05 PM

MTD Yard Machines mower from 2007 with the Briggs and Stratton 500-series 158cc 5hp engine. I replaced the FF (straight SAE 30) with Dollar Tree 10w30
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/10/17 11:39 AM

Just bought a new DR walk behind weed trimmer. Main reason going with the DR is because it came with a B&S engine.
No oil came with the machine. I am using ST SAE30 for 5 hours. Manual says you don't need to change the oil but you could if you want.
I will change the oil.
Posted By: locomaster1969

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/11/17 05:05 AM

[font:Century Gothic]Honda ex 4500 generator, has a 11 hp pull start engine. It stays in an unheated barn. When it is really cold outside I cannot pull start the engine with any weight dino oil so I use Mobil one which made a believer out of me.

Out: 1 qt. Mobil 1 racing 0w30, 5 years service maybe 80 hours run time but it turned good and dark after a continuous 24 hr run
In: 1 qt. Mobil 1 racing 0w30 grin
Posted By: W9HDG

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/11/17 11:32 AM

Toro lawn mower with 6hp B&S Quantum engine (AKA Frankenmower)

Out: Mobil 1: 0w-40 (it only had about 10 hours on it but we were using it as a flush because the prior owner's maintenance on the machine was sketchy) came out black and nasty
In: Shell Rotella T5 15w-40
Posted By: Nyogtha

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/17/17 11:15 PM

Toro Timecutter 21 HP Kohler
Out : Castrol Syn Blend 10W-30 (pre-Magnatec), Wix made Carquest Blue 85516 filter (oversize)

In : Havoline ProDS Full Syn 10W-30, Wix made Carquest Blue 85516
Posted By: 2strokeNorthstar

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/18/17 04:02 AM

Honda mower. HRC216. Some Mobil 1 5w30, Some Pennzoil 10w40 HM and topped off with Castrol 15w40. I just put leftovers in small equipment. They don't seem to mind.
Posted By: Panzerman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/18/17 04:40 AM

Generators all serviced in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
My Coleman with the Subaru motor was the only one pushed into service for 4 days, shut off only 1/2 hour a day for fuel up and oil check.
Ran flawlessly with no oil usage with Havoline Full Synthetic 10w30.
I serviced four Generators with a hodgepodge of oils in garage. Honda Whacker got Havoline 10w30 full synthetic/ Briggs Statton Powerback 11 hp Industrial got HD 30 Quaker State green bottle and Troy Built 5500 Briggs Statton. Got Coleman brand Generator oil that I bought at a estate sale. The Subaru got a oil change of Polaris PS4 Extreme four stroke oil whatever weight it is before getting put away after the power came back.
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/19/17 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Panzerman
Generators all serviced in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.
My Coleman with the Subaru motor was the only one pushed into service for 4 days, shut off only 1/2 hour a day for fuel up and oil check.
Ran flawlessly with no oil usage with Havoline Full Synthetic 10w30.
I serviced four Generators with a hodgepodge of oils in garage. Honda Whacker got Havoline 10w30 full synthetic/ Briggs Statton Powerback 11 hp Industrial got HD 30 Quaker State green bottle and Troy Built 5500 Briggs Statton. Got Coleman brand Generator oil that I bought at a estate sale. The Subaru got a oil change of Polaris PS4 Extreme four stroke oil whatever weight it is before getting put away after the power came back.


Do you have the 5KW run, 6250 start unit? I have that and it's very reliable.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/20/17 03:29 PM

Troy-Bilt pressure washer - 5hp Honda GC160

Out: black water
In: Rotella T5 10w30

Also changed the pump oil with some Napa 30w

This needs a new carb also (which is on order). The customer said it sat outside for 5 years or so, and the carb is full of corrosion and rust. Luckily a new carb is $15. It only barely runs on full choke.
Posted By: bchannell

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/22/17 02:39 PM

John Deere 425 Kawasaki liquid cooled 20hp, out Rotella T5 10w30 syn blend, in Delo 400LE 5w40 full syn.
Posted By: FastLane

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/01/17 08:25 PM

Homelite 5500 watt generator 11hp Briggs M1 10W30 out. M1 10W30 in.

Craftsman Briggs EXi M1 10W30 out. M1 10W30 in.
Posted By: mobilaltima

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/08/17 01:18 AM

buddies new Powermate 3250kw generator bought today, 208cc Generac engine. I used supertech 15W40, will run that for 5 hours and after that it will get Supertech 15W40 at 50 hr intervals. it has a dual hourmeter/voltmeter.
Posted By: Touring5

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/19/17 05:02 PM

Champion 3500 watt inverter generator. Drained PYB 5w30 used for 6 hour initial break-in period. Filled with M1 0w40 Euro (non-FS)

Reasoning: Recommended oil weights span 5w30 to 10w40, this oil is close to a 30 weight with good HTHS and TBN.

Oil change took 15 minutes, cleanup took over an hour after I knocked the coffee can of used oil over on the driveway.
Posted By: StevieC

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/19/17 05:06 PM

Changed the lawnmower from Amsoil 4 Stroke to Amsoil 4 Stroke 30wt. (2 years in service 40 Hours)

Going to change the snowblower this weekend. Same oil.
Posted By: johnD2

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/19/17 09:11 PM

out

Kinetix 30w / kohler filter


in

PYB 10w30
motorcraft fl-910s
Posted By: Audioquest

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/22/17 10:14 PM

Toro Personal Pace Mower with Honda GCV160

Out: PYB 10W30
In: VWB 10W30
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/23/17 01:17 PM

2005 John Deere G110 - Kohler Command 25hp

Out: Castrol Edge 0w30, Napa 1348
In: Pennzoil Platinum 10w30, Napa 1348
Posted By: ThirdeYe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/23/17 04:52 PM

Yesterday:
Honda Harmony 2 with the GCV160
Out: Formula Shell 5w-30
In: Chevron Delo 10w30 XLE Syn. Blend

Approx. 1 year in use, maybe 15 hours.
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/29/17 02:17 PM

Craftsman L&G with 22HP Kohler Command. Delo 30 out and in, ST3614 ECore from the closeout shelf for a buck. That's the very last of my 99 cent a gallon Delo from AZ. Stabil Marine, and the battery on a Tender.
Honda snowblower, out VPB 10w30, in Mobil 1630. All I run in it is VP SEF, so good to go when the snow flies.
Posted By: 69Torino

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/18 04:08 AM

Wow. Last post for a small engine oil change around here was October?

Just changed the oil in the '47 Ford 2N Tractor today. Not sure how many people would call that a "small engine", but I count it.

It got a dose of Valvoline 5W-30 Synthetic and a Wix 51010 filter for the winter. Starts much quicker and easier in this Indiana winter with this combo. Fired right up at 8 degrees F, -2 windchill and drug the manure to the pile after mucking stalls! Out came Harvest King 15W-40 HDEO and same filter.

Long live the Ford Tractor!
Posted By: doolah02

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/18 09:54 AM

Coleman Powermate Generator with Subaru 10 HP engine

Out: Super Tech 30W

In: Rotella 15W40
Posted By: CT8

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/18 10:30 PM

All ope and tractor get what I use in the wifes Powerstroke P/U rotella T6.
Posted By: dakota99

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/02/18 02:53 AM

Yesterday I changed the oil in both of my champion generators. It's been I think two to three years since they both had the oil replaced.

Mobil 1 0w40 for both.
Posted By: Elijah1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/09/18 11:25 AM

Toro Power Max 726 oe snow thrower

Out: NAPA full synthetic 5w-30
In: NAPA full synthetic 5w-30

I bought a couple of quarts when it was on sale last. Seems to work fine for my Briggs and Stratton motor
Posted By: Errtt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/09/18 10:02 PM

Honda HRX series mower and 2kw inverter generator.
Out: Rotella 15w-40
In: Rotella 15w-40

Warmed the engines a bit and circulate the oil. Tilt so oil toward the dipstick side. Used suction pump to pump out oil, fill, test, clean, all ready to go again.
Posted By: Insertcoolname

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/18/18 12:00 AM

Changed the oil n filter on the old riding mower

craftsman GT5000
Kohler V2 25HP

I had been a little over a year

OUT: PYB 10w30
Carquest R85348

IN: supertech 10w30 conventional 2 qts
Purolator L10241 red can oil filter

Posted By: ThirdeYe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/19/18 02:37 AM

2016 Troy Bilt snowthrower. China made 179cc engine. First oil change on factory fill. About 5-10 hours, approximately.
Out: Whatever stuff Lowes put in it.
In: Motul Econergy 8100 5w30 synthetic (awful cap!)
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/20/18 12:00 PM

Zero Turn with 24hp kaw engine

Out Cheveron delo 10/30, FL-910S

In Chevron delo 15/40 , FL-910S
Posted By: jakewells

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/21/18 04:43 AM

zt with a kohler

out rotella sae 30 CF wix 51348
in rotella sae 30 CF wix 51348
Posted By: smithph

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/27/18 12:06 AM

Craftsman tractor 22hp Briggs VTwin. Valvoline premium blue 10w30 and Wix 57035/NAPA 7035 filter in.
Posted By: tnt31

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/06/18 11:07 PM

Craftsman LT2500 with Briggs 19.5 Single

Out: Rotella T6 5w-40 and MC FL-910S

In: Chevron Delo 400 XLE 10w-30 and MC FL-910S
Posted By: Jett Rink

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/08/18 01:19 AM

20 odd years old push mower and maybe 15 years old riding lawn mower. Briggs & Stratton engines on both.
Out: Pennzoil SAE 30
In: STP SAE 30 (from AutoZone)
Posted By: InhalingBullets

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/09/18 08:35 PM

Coming later today:
1. DR XL-30 field and brush mower- B&S 20Hp
OUT=? IN: Rotella T6 5/40
2. Dixie Chopper Zero turn mower-Kohler Courage 23 HP
Out:Factory fill IN: Rotella T6
3. Wheel Horse yard tractor Kohler Command 20HP-
Out: Amsoil IN: Rotella T6
4. Craftsman push mower- Briggs 6hp-
Out:Rotella T IN: Rotella T6
Posted By: jakewells

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/10/18 05:13 AM

Dad's high hour MTD lawn tractor with a 13 hp single flathead briggs.
out pennzoil sae 30
in delo sae 30 with 4 ounces of moly ep treatment
Posted By: SilverFusion2010

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/10/18 11:19 PM

Dads Husqvarna lawn tractor with 25HP Briggs v-twin

Out: factory fill and oem black filter
IN: 2L Mobil 1 High Mileage 10w-30 and Fram XG3614
Also replaced air filter and blades
Posted By: InhalingBullets

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/14/18 02:23 PM

Originally Posted By: InhalingBullets
Coming later today:
1. DR XL-30 field and brush mower- B&S 20Hp
OUT=? IN: Rotella T6 5/40
2. Dixie Chopper Zero turn mower-Kohler Courage 23 HP
Out:Factory fill IN: Rotella T6
3. Wheel Horse yard tractor Kohler Command 20HP-
Out: Amsoil IN: Rotella T6
4. Craftsman push mower- Briggs 6hp-
Out:Rotella T IN: Rotella T6


Addendum:
5. 2nd Push mower- Craftsman 6HP briggs OUT?:IN-T6
6. John Deere Gas edger- Kawasaki 3hp OUt?: In-T6
7. Troy Bilt Tiller- 6Hp unk motor Out?: IN-T6
Posted By: TheLawnRanger

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/20/18 03:24 AM

3/17/18
Troy-Bilt Pony B&S 15.5 HP
Havoline SAE 30
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/01/18 10:14 PM

42 Craftsman w/ 19 HP B&S Platinum

Out: Delvac 15w40
In: Delo 400 10w30

Kept TG3614 (XC 1xYear...Oil 2xYear)
Posted By: gd9704

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/06/18 06:54 PM

Drained the factory fill out of my son's 40cc Chinese minibike. I think the motor is a copy of Honda's GX35. With a few hard hours on it, the FF didn't look too bad-slightly silvery, no glitter. Replaced with Rotella T5 10w-30. It only holds 3 ounces, so why not do it often?
Posted By: raburn2906

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/18 10:29 AM

Cub Cadet 50" ZTR
Out: Castrol 10W40 & Kawasaki filter
In: Amsoil Commercial Grade Small Engine 10W40 & Wix filter
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/18 08:42 PM

Craftsman Leaf Shredder / Vacuum/ Chipper with 4.5 HP Tecumseh
Out: Black gooey stuff that started out as a 15w40 last season
In: Rotella T5 15w40
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/11/18 01:41 AM

Craftsman 22 with B&S 6.75
Out: Mobil 1 10w30
In: Delo 400 10w30
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/18 02:40 AM

New 173cc Predator Harbor Freight engine purchased this past Sunday,

Installed on old 1994 John Deere 14PZ push mower , aluminum deck.

Ran for 3.5 hours with Chevron Supreme Conventional 10W-30

Drained and filled with Chevron Delo 400 XLE 10W-30
Posted By: bchannell

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/18 06:59 PM

I just put fresh Delo 400 5w40 CK4 in my JD 425 water cooled Kawa engine, I feel it or the dino version 15w40 is just bout the best without going overboard on something expensive like Redline etc. and certainly all that's needed, and probably overkill to a minor extent. There are those who argue that 30w or 40w straight grade "small engine" oil is the best for a couple of reasons, (according to the manufacturers) it has foam inhibitors, and a bit higher zinc, and some other small engine attributes. I dunno what exactly is the best, but I feel like this is plenty good enough. From all the VOA/UOAs I've read, there isn't a huge difference between HDEO and small engine oil, even though the manufacturers would like us to think there is. It's hard to know what's best, with all the hype, and advertising, and the manufacturers have their axe to grind with sales, so I just take an educated stab and go with it. One things for sure, an air cooled Briggs or Tecumseh, will last several lifetimes with almost any oil under the sun, and never changed!
Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/18 11:52 PM

Changed oil on a Honda GCV 160. Since I was out of bacon lard I used 50% Lazer brand cheap a$$ 30 weight and 50% Rotella T-4 10-30. I had 13 oz mixed but seemed to take about 10 oz. You sure cant rush the 30 weight concoction down the fill tube.
Posted By: jim302

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/29/18 01:52 AM

John Deere E100 with Briggs & Stratton 17.5HP Engine, 8.0 hours
Out: Factory fill
In: NAPA Conventional 10w-30 and FRAM PH8170
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/01/18 11:36 PM

John Deere D140 lawn tractor. Three seasons and 91 hours on the machine. 38 hours on the oil.

Out: Mobil 1 10w-30 EP / Wix 51348
In: Mobil 1 10w-30 EP / Fram TG-3614

Also swapped out the factory Champion RC12YC plugs for a pair of NGK BPR5EIX Iridiums at 90 hours.

I prefer to change the oil in the summer lawn toys at the end of the season, but last season we went from mowing to snowing in the same week.
Posted By: Atesz792

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/02/18 07:02 PM

Couple years old MTD 395 SPO walk-behind mower.
Out: Elf Evolution SXR 5W-40
In: Same
Hint: car takes 4.5 litres, sold in 5 litre jugs. Easy to pull start, no noticable consumption, no smoke.
Posted By: MParr

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/03/18 01:36 AM

Toro Timecutter MX5000
2.5 Qt. Motorcraft 10W30 Synthetic Blend
Fram Ultra Synthetic XG4967 filter
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/04/18 03:31 PM

Customer machines:

Giant Vac leaf blower - 6.0HP Briggs Intek
Out: black water
In: Pennzoil SAE 30

Little Wonder SHO leaf blower - 9.0 Briggs Intek
Out: black water
In: Rotella T5 10w30

1980s Simpicity Regent tractor - 13.5hp Briggs OHV repower
Out: Rotella T 15w40
In: Rotella T 15w40
Posted By: TheLawnRanger

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/06/18 01:24 AM

Craftsman self-propelled 22 inch lawn mower
6 HP Briggs & Stratton

Out: Havoline HD30
In: O'Reilly HD30
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/06/18 05:06 PM

Craftsman 42" rider
Briggs 21 hp single
Out: Amoco 10/40, Napa 1348
In: mix Delo 400 30/formula shell 10/30, Fram filter

Craftsman 42" rider
21 hp single
Out: qs defy 10/40
In: mix Fred's 10/40/Havoline 5/20, Fram filter

Cub cadet commercial 42" rider
Kohler 21 hp vtwin
Out: unknown, Kohler filter
In: qshm 10/40, Motorcraft 910s

John Deere 42" rider
? 18 hp single
Out: unknown, jd filter
In: mix qs 5/30/qshm 10/40, Fram 3614
Posted By: bubbatime

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/06/18 06:41 PM

Champion 80CC 2000 watt inverter generator. 5 hour break in oil change.
Out - Champion 10W30 (made in China on the oil bottle)
In - Delo 400 15W40



Kohler Command 17.5 HP
out - Rotella 10W30
in - Rotella 10W30
Posted By: hatt

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/06/18 07:15 PM

Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Champion 80CC 2000 watt inverter generator. 5 hour break in oil change.
Out - Champion 10W30 (made in China on the oil bottle)
In - Delo 400 15W40



Kohler Command 17.5 HP
out - Rotella 10W30
in - Rotella 10W30
I thought that little Champion oil bottle would be something nice to keep around to keep an exact oil change with the generator. Accidentally knocked it off behind the bench and the cap split and popped off dumping the Delo 15w-30. Lesson learned. duh
Posted By: HX520W

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/06/18 08:59 PM

Honda mower (GCV160)
Out: Valvoline MaxLife Full Synthetic 10W-30
In: Havoline High Mileage Synthetic Blend 10W-30

Honda inverter generator (GC190)
Out: Valvoline MaxLife Full Synthetic 5W-30
In: Havoline High Mileage Synthetic Blend 10W-30

Makita blower (24.5cc MM4)
First fill: Havoline High Mileage Synthetic Blend 10W-30
Posted By: EricBeau

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/07/18 02:46 PM

Briggs & Stratton 700 Series Platinum Lawn Mower engine on a Craftsman lawn mower with a build date of March 2009. Annual oil change to start off the mowing season.

Out: No-name SAE30 oil. Not enough (my bad) and black and sticky
In: 18oz of Briggs & Stratton 4-Cycle motor oil
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/18 08:19 PM

John Deere JS63C

Out: PYB 30w
In: PYB 30w
Posted By: Tony10s

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/18 02:30 AM

Murray 500E Series OHV, 21", 140cc (Briggs & Stratton) Push Lawnmower

Out: Pennzoil Conventional (PYB) SAE 30

In: Pennzoil Conventional (PYB) SAE 30
Posted By: DNVDMAX

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/18 12:00 PM

New Lifan Inverter Generator 2200/1800 Watt

In: Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40
Posted By: Black_Thunder

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/18 06:45 PM

John Deere X300 Kawasaki 17 horse v-twin

Champion oil filter removed and Chevron HDEO drained.


Installed a Quakerstate oil filter and 2 quarts of Chevron HDEO 10w30 back in
Posted By: Bud_One

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/18 12:52 AM

2008 Karcher Pressure Washer 2500 psi with the Honda 5.5 hp engine.

OCI - 4 years (May 2014 to May 2018)

Out - Amsoil 4 stroke Small Engine Oil 10W-30

In - Delo Synblend 400XLE 10W-30
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/14/18 04:58 PM

Troy Built 21" self propelled pusher
Briggs 625 single
Out: Briggs 30
In: Castrol 30
Posted By: lukejo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/16/18 03:22 AM

John Deere 930m 25.5 Kawasaki
Out: Amsoil Small Engine 30/10w30
In: Amsoil Small Engine 10w-40

Ferris FW-25 with Kawi
Out: Amsoil Small Engine 30/10w30
In: Amsoil Small Engine 10w-40

Honda HRX 217 (two)
Out: Amsoil Small Engine 30/10w30
In: Amsoil Small Engine 30/10w30
Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/16/18 12:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Snagglefoot
Changed oil on a Honda GCV 160. Since I was out of bacon lard I used 50% Lazer brand cheap a$$ 30 weight and 50% Rotella T-4 10-30. I had 13 oz mixed but seemed to take about 10 oz. You sure cant rush the 30 weight concoction down the fill tube.


Just realized I measured the oil level by screwing in the dipstick on the fill tube then pulling it out and reading it. On a GCV 160 you are supposed to unscrew the dipstick, wipe the oil off then insert the dipstick WITHOUT screwing in the dipstick. It now indicated I was low. I had to add about 3 oz of oil to get it right and was back up to 13 oz. Doesnt sound like much but 3oz is 23% of the capacity. All this is in the owners manual.
Posted By: Sealbilly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/17/18 11:59 PM

Changed the oil in my Dads B&S 17.5 single cylinder riding mower.
Used a Briggs filter and Rotella 30wt.

My Toro Timecutter is next. I almost have 5 hrs on it, the recommended break in oil change. The engine is a 24.5 Toro twin. Haven't decided what oil to run yet. Probably Delo of some flavor.
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/18 09:18 PM

2006 Generac 16kw standby generator, GT-990 twin cylinder, 1.0 liter engine

OCI: two years, 19 running hours (it's rusting in place)
Out: QSUD 5w-30, Baldwin B33
In: 1 quart Pennzoil Platinum 5w-20, .7 quart Rotella 15w-40, Baldwin B33

Posted By: Sealbilly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/19/18 10:33 PM

Changed the Toro's oil today.
Toro 24.5 hp commercial v twin
Stens oil filter
Delo 400XLE 10w30 semisynth

I couldn't find the Delo SD 15w30 that O'Reillys and Napa is supposed to carry. I had 10 gallons of the 10w30 that I got on clearance for my truck.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/20/18 07:19 PM

2001 John Deere JS63 walk behind mower - 6.75 OHV Briggs

Out: black watery goo
In: Rotella T5 10w30
Posted By: RF Overlord

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/18 12:56 AM

My Subaru/Robin RG4300iS generator.

Out: RT5 10W-30 CJ with 31.5 hours on it (but almost 5 years...yeah yeah, I know)
In: RT5 10W-30 CK

Generator has 52.5 hours total since purchased in December 2011 and this was the third OCI. Oil looked like it could go a lot longer.
Posted By: mx5miata

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/18 12:53 AM

**Champion generator - 10w30 shell dino**

Craftsman mower coming up real soon - still putting a few more hours on last years oil change. Will use 10w30 shell dino
Posted By: SilverFusion2010

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/25/18 11:33 PM

Whats with all the black oily water?
Posted By: NH73

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/26/18 06:55 PM

Gravely 48 ZT XL Kawasaki FR730

Out: M1 5w30 EP

In: M1 5w40 TDT
Posted By: ccap41

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/31/18 03:43 PM

Changed oil in my hand-me-down Cub Cadet 2164. I think it's a 16hp Briggs.

1.75qts of Penn conventional 10w-40 and the only Briggs filter to choose from.
Posted By: Black_Thunder

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/18 07:57 AM

Yard Machine 20 inch push mower with a 140cc Powermore engine.

1st oil change since new of late last year.

put in a 50/50 mixture of Resolute SAE 30 and Advance Auto 10w30 both SL rated, found in my grandparents garage when cleaning it out a couple years ago.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/04/18 03:26 AM

champion 1400/1800watt 80cc
out: previous owner less then 10hours, first fill
out: peak 10w-30hm; 26hrs
in: pyb 10w-30 "sm"


cub cadet ss470
55.5hrs on meter
Out: dont remember, will have to find log books
In: pyb sae30
Posted By: Lawn_Care

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/04/18 01:53 PM

Honda HRX217VKA
Honda GCV190 Engine.
Approx. 18-oz. of SuperTech 15w40.
25-hour OCI and new Air Filter


Big Dog Alpha 42" Z-turn
Kawasaki FR651V Engine with 226-hours.
2-qts. SuperTech 15w40.
Fram Ultra 3614.
50-hour OCI.
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/07/18 03:29 AM

honda gxv160 off a harmony214
to repower a rider to be used a a yard cart
Out: unkown
In: 18oz of edge w/ti 5w-20
Posted By: 2KBMW

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/20/18 01:44 AM

New Honda mower with the GCV 160 engine at 5 hrs.
Out: Dealer oil (very clean)
IN: Honda 10w30 small engine oil
Posted By: JR

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/21/18 10:47 PM

huskee lt4200 w/ briggs intec 500cc 18.5hp
Out: shell 5w-20 and pm"3614; 50hrs easy
In: evinrude 25w-40 and bosch D3421
Posted By: BAJA_05

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/06/18 01:24 PM

One month of service and approx. 5 hours of mowing.

Brand new Husqvarna RWD push mower with the Honda GVC 160 engine

Out -- HOP 4 stroke oil that came with the mower
In -- 14 ounces of T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle Full Synthetic
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/18 12:31 AM

Originally Posted By: BAJA_05
In -- 14 ounces of T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle Full Synthetic

Where do you buy T6 5w30 in southeast PA?
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/18 01:17 AM

Honda push mower with GCV-160 motor.

Out: M1 5w30 High MIleage
In: Drip oil consisting of M1 5w20, 5w30, and 0w40. Possibly more...

What came out looked factory fresh; probably a wasted change. Put a new blade on today. I like to change the oil and sharpen the blade every time the mover gets flipped over. Guy at the mower shop that sold me the blade scolded me for the condition of my old blade, said it looked like it hadn't been sharpened in four years. Actually I sharpen it once or twice every year, and had done so towards the end of the season last fall.
Posted By: 69Torino

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/08/18 03:50 AM

Funny story. I backed over my string trimmer with my tractor Friday. Went and bought a new Husqvarna two stroke trimmer. Wife mad, understandably. Go to moms house for her birthday to say hi, and tell her about it. She says you can take that P. O. S. Troy Bilt in the corner.

Wife wants to return the Husqvarna to Lowes, because now I have two. I reason that now I have a spare.

I tell you that to tell you this. The Troy Bilt is a four stroke, and has a little sump of crankcase oil. 3 ounces. I open the plug and surprise surprise, not a single drop runs out. So my latest OPE oil change is as follows:

Troy Bilt Four Stroke string trimmer.
Unknown hours
Out; Nothing.
In; Royal Purple 10w-30, 3 whole fluid ounces. (The jug was already open)
And it runs, somehow.
Posted By: jnewkirk77

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/09/18 04:57 AM

2017 Cub Cadet XT2 LX42
22hp Kohler V-twin
Out: Harvest King 10W-30
In: Harvest King 10W-30
Filter: Kohler

Rural King's oil is what I use in my vehicles, so why not my equipment, too?
Posted By: RyanY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/10/18 12:47 AM

1998 Honda push mower GCV160 engine
Out: Pennzoil Platinum 10W30
In: Pennzoil Platinum HM 5W30
Sharpened bottom blade (top blade was still sharp)
New Champion spark plug
Posted By: AnthemBassMan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/10/18 08:21 AM

Changed the oil in my Craftsman II push mower with the 3.5hp Tecumseh engine. Donating it to a girl my Wife works with who is on her own and needs a mower where she lives. Still starts on the first pull and runs great. Drained out Rural King 10w30 synthetic and filled with Conoco-Phillips 15w40 oil from the lube shop I work part time.

L8R,
Matt
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/18/18 10:34 PM

Changed the oil in my Poulan 30" snow blower. Its the LCT powered AYP/Husky built thing. Not sure on the hours on this change but ballpark around the 50 hour mark in 2.5 seasons of use. Out was PPPP 5w30 and in was Castrol black bottle Syntec or what ever the new name for it is, 5w30. Using stabil and it starts first pull.
Posted By: cb_13

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/19/18 02:38 PM

Craftsman LT2000 20hp Briggs
Out?
In 1 qt Supertech Sae 30 1/2 qt Castrol Edge 5w40
Motorcraft Fl910s filter

Cub Cadet 2155 15hp Kohler
Out Supertech 15w40
In Supertech sae 30
Motorcraft Fl910s filter
Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/18/18 11:21 PM

Honda GCV 160
Out: Grey stuff that used to be a combination of Laser 30w and Rotella T4 10w30
In: The last 4 oz of Laser 30w and 9 oz of Rotella T4 10w30. Maybe one or two cuts left this year and then put away. It was 1 deg C last night.
Posted By: raburn2906

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/19/18 04:02 AM

Cub Cadet 50" ZTR - 22 HP Kawasaki engine

Out: Amsoil Commercial Grade Small Engine 10W40 - Wix 57035 filter

In: Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W40 - Wix 57035 filter
Posted By: Lubener

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/19/18 10:12 AM

Did a tip and fill with some leftover SAE30 on my 6.75 Briggs. Took 5 minutes.
Posted By: GMBoy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/19/18 03:04 PM

Did all my OPE this weekend. 2 Lawn tractors, a Zero turn, 2 push mowers, edger and weed trimmers --- All the same diet of Mobil 1 EP 5W/30.
Posted By: FastLane

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/24/18 01:02 AM

Coleman Trail Bike 196cc. Castrol GTX 10W30.
Posted By: asiancivicmaniac

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/24/18 02:11 AM

New generator with a Chinese copy of the Yamaha MZ80
Out: Havoline 10W-30 break-in oil
In: Rotella Syn 5W-40
Posted By: StevieC

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/24/18 02:16 AM

New - 2014 Remington Lawn mower - Amsoil 4-stroke 10w30 Synthetic
Out - Amsoil 4-stroke 10w30 Synthetic (2 years use)

New - 1980's Toro Snowblower - Amsoil 4-stroke 10w30 Synthetic
Out - Amsoil 4-stroke 10w30 Synthetic (2 years use)


Posted By: locomaster1969

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/24/18 09:33 AM

3 Wright Standers

1 Kawasaki 22 hp. Drained thin black oil and removed a champion oil filter
Added 2 quarts of Delvac 15/40 and a Microgard filter.

1 Kawasaki 17 hp. Drained 2 quarts unknown dark oil. Added 2quarts Delvac 15/40 and a Microgard filter.

20 hp Briggs and Stratton Vanguard I installed 5 years ago for a repower. Drained some fairly clean oil but I removed the original oil filter!!!! Refilled with Delvac and a Microgard filter.

I adjusted the valves on all 3 engines. Changed the hydro fluid on all 3. Drained the existing fluid and removed Wright Stander filters. Refilled with M1 15/50 and an Oregon filter. Replaced fuel filters also.
Posted By: Matagonka

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/26/18 12:02 PM

Craftsman 4-cycle weedeater.

Out: QSUD 5W30


In: QSUD 5W30
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/01/18 12:21 AM

New pressure washer, Honda GCV160.
In Mobil 1630 and E0 91 fuel.
Another amazing Honda engine. Started on one pull fresh from the box.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/01/18 01:00 PM

1998 Excell pressure washer - 6hp Briggs
Out: Rotella 5w40
In: Castrol Edge 0w40
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/14/18 03:19 PM

All the OPE.
Kohler Courage VTwin. Out, Delo 30 and SuperTech E-Core, in, Mobil 1630 and another SuperTech.
Honda push mower, same. Out Delo, in Mobil.
Honda pressure washer. Out Mobil 1630 after first 5 hours. In Mobil. Found an extension tube/funnel on Amazon for the Honda generator family to help those changes stay clean, it fits perfectly on Honda OPE 160 family and keeps the oil off the unit when changing.
Funnel Extension
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/14/18 04:12 PM

Where are you getting your 1630? Never witnessed it in the wild, but heard it's Mobil's best hdeo mono 30.
Posted By: beanoil

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/14/18 06:25 PM

Originally Posted by Red91
Where are you getting your 1630? Never witnessed it in the wild, but heard it's Mobil's best hdeo mono 30.

Rural King. 13.49 a gallon.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/15/18 11:37 AM

Ah....the elusive rural king. We don't, to my knowledge at least, have those in Alabama. Good price on that 1630.
Posted By: 53' Stude

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/16/18 09:44 AM

Originally Posted by beanoil
Originally Posted by Red91
Where are you getting your 1630? Never witnessed it in the wild, but heard it's Mobil's best hdeo mono 30.

Rural King. 13.49 a gallon.



Yep, Rural King is a awesome store smile
Posted By: Newman88

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/16/18 04:07 AM

Chinese 150cc GY6 with 60 hrs and 20 hour OCI with Sinopec Tulux T600 (Kids 4 seater go kart)

Many Miller and Lincoln Welder Generators Powered by Kohler V twin engines all over 2500HRS using STP SAE30w oil with 100hr OCI, Baldwin oil filters and fuel filters using OEM air filters since new.

6 Honda GX390's with 40hr OCI most with 200+hrs(tar kettle's pumps and roof cutting machines running WOT in 100°+)
STP SAE30W

1 Chinese 420cc engine in one of the roof cutters with 300hrs, 40hr OCI (has been a very reliable small engine, it replaced a GX390 wich had 300hrs.
STP SAE30w

1. Chinese 420cc engine in my Kellog 30 gallon air compressor. With only 7 hrs (it replaced an electric motor) hope it gives me many years of service.
STP SAE30w.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/18/18 02:23 PM

What are you paying for the STP? My dad's been able to get it through his commercial account for $1.99/qt.
Posted By: Newman88

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/19/18 02:19 AM

Depends on the weekely specials, I think the cheapest I have gotten it was like $1.70 a qt, but had to buy like 120 qts of it to get that special.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/07/18 12:23 PM

Bumping this so y'all don't forget about it. I don't currently have any small engine oil changes to post, but I don't want this thread to become buried several pages back.
Posted By: sw99

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/07/18 03:42 PM

Bought a new Predator 3500 generator for the camper. Did a few oil changes to get it broke in with several heat and cool cycles. Pretty confident that it's ready fro spring camping.
Posted By: BigShug681

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/08/18 03:10 AM

Craftsman 5600 watt, 10 h.p generator.
Had to do some work to it as it was my grandfathers, who passed away 4 years ago this month, and hasn’t been messed with for almost 10 years. Drained the presumably 10 year old gas from the tank and poured 2 gallons of fresh 91 octane and a heavy dose of Amsoil quick shot. Next I drained the oil and refilled it with Amsoil 10w30 small engine oil. Set it too full choke and it fired on the second pull, some what rough idle so I used some Amsoil Power Foam on the intake with it running and after 5 minutes the idle smoothed out and it idled happily for an 1 hour until I decide to shut it off, it will happily serve the family this winter if we loose power and hopefully next spring I can wash the outside off!
Posted By: 2K2AcuraTL

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/08/18 01:53 PM

Last week-end, on my -new to me- Husqvarna lawn tractor. It has 3 seasons on it or best guess at 180 hours of run time.
It has the Kohler KT735 engine, sump capacity is approx 2litres. the dip stick showed a full inch above the full mark that equates to a full liter over recommended capacity.
Found a suitable filter from Carquest 3$, and OCI was PP 5w30 to proper fill level.
NOTE: DONT run the engine without the dipstick...!!! youll get an oil shower..... XD
Posted By: dawgn86

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/08/18 07:02 PM

I picked up a used pressure washer with the Honda GX 390 engine. It had a small leak from the gasket and crank seal. Replaced both and 20oz of Honda 10w-30 oil
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/23/19 12:40 AM

Toro lawn mover with B&S sidevalve engine. 2 years on oil. Out Supertech HD 30. In Supertech HD 30..
Posted By: izualangel

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/24/19 01:45 PM

Troy Bilt Pressure washer with Briggs OHV (still under warranty)
Out : Briggs SAE30
In: Briggs SAE30
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 02/28/19 07:26 PM

Ingersoll Rand compressor
V twin pump
Out: ir select
In: ir select
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/02/19 10:07 PM

2002 Yamaha G-16 golf cart, 11.5 HP

OCI: 2 years (used 4 months per year)

Out: Napa 10w-30 full synthetic

In: Rural King 10w-30 full synthetic
Posted By: Dave Sherman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/02/19 11:00 PM

Predator 4000 6.5 HP generator. Put about 8 hours on it when our power was out for a while this week, then loaned it to a friend who put 19 more hours on before her power was restored. Almost 40 hours on the unit now. Rotella T5 10W-30.
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/06/19 09:27 PM

Wishful thinking on my end in Minnesnowta

Picked up a new to me 2014 Brute self propelled mower with a Briggs & Stratton 725ex. Date stamp says 2014 on the cowl. Previous owner said it worked a year then sat until I picked it up.

Out : something black and thick. Given I was rebuilding the carb and the garage was a blistering hot 22*F. Couldn't warm it up before I dumped the oil.

In: Formula Shell Syn 5w30 I picked up on clearance from Menards. Will get it running then changed after the 1st use, if spring ever comes this year.
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/10/19 01:48 AM

24 hp Kaw gravely Zero Turn about 40 plus hrs on oil.
Out 15/40 Delo 400- filter MC 910S

In 15/40 Delo 400-filter MC 910S

This is the oil and filter which I will always use in the Zero Turn.
Posted By: locomaster1969

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/10/19 01:33 PM

Drained 2 quarts from a customer's Wright stander. Added 2 quarts of 15/40 delo. Replaced 2 hydro and topped off with 5 quarts m1 15/50.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/11/19 01:04 AM

Craftsman w/ 19 HP B&S
Out/in: Delo 10w30 semi
Off/On: Fram TG3614

Craftsman w/ 7 HP B&S
Out: Delo 10w30 semi
In: B&S 5w30 Synthetic
Posted By: DaleRider

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/19 11:01 AM

2012 Simplicity Regent w/21hp B&S single cyl., ("Professional Series" <--LOL), 130 hrs. on motor

Out: 5W30 QSUD, Wix 51056

In: Delo 400 LE 5W40, Kawasaki 49065
Posted By: BigGee

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/17/19 02:16 PM

Cub cadet 24hp Kawasaki 125 hrs
Out: rotella t4 15w40 Fram tough guard- no top off needed for last season
In: rotella t5 10w30 Fram tough guard
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 03/27/19 02:21 AM

Murray 46 inch Garden Tractor. 18 horsepower opposed twin Briggs.
Out: Pennzoil High Mileage 10w40
In: Pennzoil High Mileage 10w40
Seems to run good on this oil. Got a 5 quart jug on sale last year at Walmart.
Posted By: Matagonka

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/02/19 11:54 AM

Had a leaky carb in my Craftsman LT1000. New carb came in and I'm changing the oil as well due to fuel dilution. I bought Supertech 5w-30 and will be changing it today.
Posted By: Oil_Whisperer

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/02/19 11:55 AM

Grasshopper with 25hp Kohler Command

Out
Delo LE 5W-40 Fram Ultra XG3600

In
Same
Posted By: 67lemans

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/07/19 03:54 PM

2015 MTD snow blower.
out trop artic 5w30
in mix of castrol syntec 0w30 and some trop artic 5w20
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/19 01:52 AM

Changed the oil and filter in my 9 year old Craftsman rider with the 21 HP B&S engine. The last change was two years ago. Oil looked great.

Out: M1 10-30

In: M1 10-30

Filter: MC FL910S
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/19 11:14 AM

Ariens Deluxe 24 snow blower with 254 cc LCT engine. 2 years but < 10 hours on oil.

Out: 5W-30 M1 High Mileage. This came out black.

Filled and flushed with drip oil. This came out amber.

In: 5W-30 M1 High Mileage.
Posted By: TurboLuver

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/08/19 10:56 PM

1995 John Deere 445, 22 HP Kawasaki Liquid Cooled F/I

45hrs on oil - 1881hrs on unit

Out: Rotella T6 5W-40+ 16oz's Valvoline VR1 10W-30 - NAPA Gold 1394 filter

In: Rotella T6 5W-40+ 16oz's Valvoline VR1 10W-30 - NAPA Gold 1394 filter
Posted By: Dave Sherman

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/09/19 01:32 PM

1989 John Deere RX75 riding mower, Kawasaki FC290V engine. Maybe 30-40 hours worth of mowing last season. Out: Last year's Rotella T5 10W-30. In: Rotella T5 10W-30.
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/19 03:08 AM

DR walk behind string trimmer 1 year old. Briggs & Stratton engine

Out- Supertech HD 30
In - Supertech HD 30

I have to say I bought the lightest machine and this thing is real easy to push.
Also this always starts on the first pull of the rope.Happy with my purchase after a year.
Posted By: 67lemans

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/13/19 05:41 PM

Poulan pro push mower i bought new in 2015. B&S engine
out. I think trop Artic 5W30.
In. A quart I dump my near empty bottles in. So its a custom blend of 5w20, 30, 10W30, 10W40, SAE40 veggie oil, peanut oil, unicorn horn oil, oil of olay and a few drops of uncle earl's oil that he uses of his hair. etc
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/14/19 02:15 AM

Bottle some more of that up and send it to me. I need some oil for my hair clippers, might use some to cook with.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/14/19 04:47 PM

John Deere D140 law tractor with 22 HP 724 cc Briggs V-Twin. 116.4 hours on machine, a little over 29 on the oil.

Out: Mobil 1 10w-30 EP and Fram TG3614 filter. Oil looked new; what a pity.

In: Mobil 1 10w-30 HM and Fram TG3614 filter. I may need to reconsider this "every 50 hours or annually" strategy based upon the condition of the drain oil.
Posted By: AnthemBassMan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/14/19 05:09 PM

Well since I mow with 44 and 46 year old Lawn Boys, I guess technically I change the oil every time I fill the tanks on them! LOL

L8R,
Matt
Posted By: TLAR640

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/20/19 01:58 AM

New to me Exmark Metro 36" commercial walk behind mower

Out: Pennzoil 10w-30, Kawasaki filter

In: Mobil1 15w-50, Wix 51348
Posted By: 92saturnsl2

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/20/19 11:26 PM

Got rid of the Mobil1 15w-50 in both my mowers (Kohler Command V-Twins) and replaced it with Chevron Delo XLE 10w-30.

The 15w-50 would create a significant amount of aeration in the oil, tons of bubbles visible when pulling the dipstick even after just a few minutes running. Thinner oils exhibit no such behavior.
Posted By: Pat in Speedway

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/19 12:50 AM

Honda GCV160 push mower:

Out: Honda Power Equipment 10w30
In: Amsoil Small Engine 10w30
Posted By: JohnnyJohnson

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/21/19 10:30 PM

Sears Briggs and Stratton 6.75

Out Rotella T6 5w-40 that ran all last season barely discolored.
In Rotella T6 5w-40
Posted By: FastLane

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/23/19 12:27 AM

MTD snowblower Briggs 250cc M1 5W30

Craftsman lawnmower M1 5W30
Posted By: TheLawnRanger

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/25/19 02:35 AM

Troy-Bilt Pony 15.5 hp Briggs and Stratton
Out/In 1.3 qts. mix of Havoline and O'Reilly SAE 30
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/26/19 09:02 PM

Riding mower 20hp twin B&S 3 years on oil

Out 10/30 super tech conv or syn? Don't remember. Filter MC 910S

In 10/30 Delo, Filter MC 910S
Posted By: AnthemBassMan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/27/19 11:24 PM

Mother-in-law’s 2005 John Deere x475 garden tractor with Kawasaki FD671D 23hp v-twin. Installed new Fram Tough Guard TG4987 filter and 2qts Harvest King full synthetic 10w30. Then I got about an hour of seat time mowing after putting the deck on. I always tell her since I do all of the maintenance on her tractor, first mowing is mine!

L8R,
Matt
Posted By: GaryPoe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/28/19 02:51 PM

Changing from PP 10w30 to SuperTech Full Synth 10w30 in my cub cadet push mower. Interested in seeing how its going to do, the PP still looks like new after a season of use last year.

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Posted By: GaryPoe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/28/19 05:38 PM

So I got bored and decided to change oil in all my equipment. I have found that the oil on the dipstick is misleading. Looks clean on the dipstick but it came out looking like pepsi. Cub cadet Lawnmower, yardman weed wacker, troybuilt edger. All 3 same story. Ran for 5 mins and dumped and refilled with ST 10W30 as previously pictured. My Echo leaf blower uses 80:1 Amsoil saber.
Posted By: Adamr955

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 04/28/19 08:53 PM

Toro SS5000 ZeroTurn w/ Kawasaki FR691V 23hp

Out: Valvoline White Bottle 10w30 and Kawasaki 7007 OEM filter
In: Napa Full synthetic 10w30 and EcoGuard SE1 filter

Approx 60hrs on last change or equivalent of 3 months of mowing. No make up oil.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/07/19 10:38 PM

2005 John Deere G110 - Kohler 25hp V-Twin
Out: Pennzoil Platinum 10w30, Wix 51348
In: Amazon Basics 0w40, Wix 51348


2000 Scag 3-wheel mower - 22hp Kohler V-Twin
Out: SuperTech 15w40, Wix 57035
In: Rotella T5 15w40, Wix 57035

Also changed out hydro fluid with Rotella T5 15w40.
Posted By: AandPDan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/19 09:25 PM

2001 John Deere JS63C

Out: PYB 30w
In: PYB 30w
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/08/19 09:32 PM

Newish Craftsman push mower with a Briggs and Stratton Quantum engine.

Out: Silver and black colored oil. Probably the original.
In: Pennzoil high mileage 10w40

Also cleaned the carburetor and new air filter. Runs like new.
Posted By: Phishin

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/09/19 12:58 PM

1964 Cub 70 with 7HP Kohler

Out: Unknown
In: Rotella T6 with Torco MPZ
Posted By: Oildudeny

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/19 01:04 AM

Craftsman mower with Briggs easy start series engine. Out 20oz super s flo HD30wt in supertech 5w30 synthetic. Changed over to 5w30 synthetic in all my OPE.
Posted By: Ctopher

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/19 03:49 AM

I think this is one of my first posts here on Bobs forums and likely first here.

2005 Honda mower HRX217TDA
Out: Honda Factory fill
In: Amsoil SS 10W30

2005 Craftsman Trimmer 4 cycle No. 316.796140
Out: Factory Craftsman oil
In: Amsoil SS 10W30

Both were used for about 3 seasons and put in storage. Sadly I wasn’t the best with my maintenance back then and this is their first changes. Besides carb cleaning on the mower and new fuel lines for the trimmer and a 2-cycle blower they run like new.


CTopher
Posted By: FastLane

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/10/19 02:31 PM

Craftsman lawnmower Briggs Exi 725. M1 10W30 out and in.
Posted By: BigGee

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/11/19 02:41 PM

Cub cadet 24hp Kawasaki
Out:15w40 Delo Fram Tough Guard filter
In:10w30 Rotella T-5 Prime Guard filter
Posted By: AlienBug

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/12/19 08:45 PM

MTD push mower with Honda GCV160 engine. I change the oil, air filter and spark plug every two years with the Honda tuneup kit. Years when I don’t do a full tuneup I just swap out the air filter.

Out: Pennzoil 5w30
In: Honda 10w30 mower oil
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/19 12:41 PM

New to me (dead) 2005 Toro SR4 Super Recycler with the Briggs & Stratton

Out : no idea + top up of Supertech HD 30w for initial start. Took about 10oz to top off.

In : the rest of the bottle of Supertech HD 30w
Posted By: glock19

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/13/19 02:09 PM

Honda HRX217HYA Mower
Out: Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30
In: Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30

Honda GC160 on an Excell Power Washer
Out: Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30
In: Pennzoil Platinum 5w-30
Posted By: FFeng7

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/15/19 12:23 AM

Craftsman push mower with a Briggs OHV engine.

Out:. Pennzoil High Mileage 10w40
In: Delo CJ4 XLE 10w30 (Leftovers from my Dakota)
Posted By: digger327

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/16/19 12:49 AM

Murray riding mower


Out: Pennzoil Platinum 5w30 with SLOB and Moly added. L10241 Filter
In: Supertech Synthetic 5w30 with SLOB and Moly added. Purolator L10241 filter

Someday I'll finish using up the stash of SLOB. Finally used last of oil filters from wrecked Geo metro
Posted By: Bighorn2500

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/20/19 11:31 PM

John Deere LX188 17hp Kawasaki

Out: Deere dealership Turf Gard probably and Deere AM107423 filter

In: 5w40 Mobil Delvac 1 and SuperTech ST4967 filter

At a quick glance filters look very similar inside without cutting open to verify specifically.
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/19 12:30 PM

2014 Toro 20334 with the B&G L head

Out: probably factory fill (barely any)

In: 2 flushes of Ace Hardware SAE 30 and Supertech SAE 30 mixed with Supertech 5w30

Bought it for $25. Sold it for $150 an hour later after completing the tune up. No new parts used except oil.
Posted By: Ponchinizo

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/19 03:22 PM

Tecumseh 6.75 on a Craftsman deck, picked up off the curb.

Out- Unknown, .5 qt overfilled

In- Supertech 10W-30 conventional

Cleaned the air filter and it started right up, gonna sharpen the blade and sell it for cheap.
Posted By: tig1

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/21/19 04:56 PM

Changed oil recently in my Craftsman rider with the 21 HP B&S engine with a two year OCI. No oil consumption.

Out: M1 10-30

In: M1 10-30

Filter: MC FL910S
Posted By: Triple_Se7en

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/26/19 12:24 PM

Yard Machine push mower 1-1/2 years-old (small yard)
OUT
OEM bag of 10W30

IN
Rotella T6 syn 5W40
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/28/19 01:12 PM

Another new to me 2005 Toro SR4 with the Briggs Quantum. This time it was a free toss away.

Out : No idea
In: Supertech HM Syn 5w30

Debating if I want to keep this one or the other one I paid for a month ago.
Posted By: Black_Thunder

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/31/19 09:32 PM

Mtd push mower 140cc powermore engine.

Out. Chevron delo 10w30 synblend or it was advance auto 30 weight/10w30 can't remember

In. Lucas 15w40

Posted By: BSeward

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 05/31/19 11:58 PM

31cc 4 stroke trimmer. It takes 60cc.. I used Super Tech 10W30. 3rd oil change in the first 2 hours. The oil came out a bit dirty the first change, about 60 minutes use. The second change today the oil was as clean as new. I think it's broke in now. But I'll be changing it at 5 hour intervals. A quart of oil oughta last me a couple years.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/01/19 11:01 PM

John Deere L110 riding mower
Kohler single cylinder engine

Out: a frankenmix of multi and mono 30 weights, supertech(white can) filter

In: some old (ch4 maybe?) Rotella syn 5/40, supertech(blue can) filter
Posted By: LubeFiner

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/02/19 06:49 AM

2017 Cub Cadet XT2 w/ Kohler KT725 7000 Series Twin

Out: Kohler 10w30 w/ Kohler 52 050 02-S Pro Yellow Filter

In: Kawasaki K-Tech Red Cap 10w30 Synblend w/ Kohler 52 050 02-S Pro Yellow Filter

Front Axle/Wheels lubed with Mystik JT-6 Multi-Purpose #2
Posted By: userfriendly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/03/19 04:13 AM

John Deere 22HP X320.

Out 15w40 Rotella

In; 10W40 Castrol motorcycle oil & 3600 filter.
Posted By: tiger862

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/04/19 01:45 AM

Husqvarna push Briggs engine
Out Factory fill 3 years
In 50-50 mix John Deere SAE 30 and Havoline ProDs 5w30 left over from last change of John Deere

John Deere D110 Briggs Engine
Out John Deere SAE 30 50 hrs
In Rest of blend then one quart of Havoline ProDs 5w30


Push Mower Briggs engine
Out Pennzoil Gold 5w30 2 years
In Havoline ProDs 5w30

I like to run a blend before going full synthetic. All the equipment went to long as oil was very thick. Husqvarna is not mine but was told it never needs oil change and my push got skipped last year cause since it was a blend I could go 2 years not so
Temps been up to 96 lately.
Posted By: passgas55

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/26/19 03:05 AM

19 year old john deere push mower. I think 3 years on oil but it could be 2.
Out 30 wt super tech
In 15/40 super tech.

I am using up the last of the super tech oil for air cools. Will be switching over to chevron 15/40 delo and Havoline 10/30 syn.
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/30/19 05:36 AM

My new but cheapo Troy Bilt TB590. Out was the supplied SAE 30. In was PetroCan Duron SHP 10w30 CK4.

I swapped the factory fill out early, 5 hours or less of use (manual states 10 hours). It was black with metallic particles. Its got a couple of hours now of heavy use and it is already quite dark.
Posted By: Lawn_Care

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/30/19 12:58 PM

Originally Posted by BrianF
I swapped the factory fill out early, 5 hours or less of use (manual states 10 hours). It was black with metallic particles. Its got a couple of hours now of heavy use and it is already quite dark.


If it were mine, I'd probably flush it out again a time or 2. It doesn't take much oil, and (for me, anyway) it's cheap peace of mind.
Posted By: mcwilly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/30/19 03:03 PM

I did the pressure washer and mower yesterday and saw some serious fuel dilution.

Pressure washer is a Loncin G200FA Honda clone. I took about 750ml out and refilled with 600ml 10w30 PWB dino. Smelled like gasoline. I am lax at using the fuel shut off lever at times though, so I will get back on that. This unit was bought brand new in 2016, this is the third oil change, I havent seen this kind of dilution in it before. Probably only sees 12 hours of service per year.

Lawnmower is a Koehler push assist mower, I cant remember what size engine right now, I will check when I get home. New to me for two years, sees about 10 hours use per year. I remember there being fuel dilution last time I changed the oil but I didn't measure it that time as I wasn't sure the service history. Spark plugs and air filter look almost new. Inherited it from an older family member, it has seen very little use.

I drained out just under 900ml and refilled it with 500ml of 10w30 PWB dino. 400ml of gasoline in there! Poured just like water.

I last changed the oil in both of these in August last year putting in PP 5W30 in both. They see about 15-30 mins use each week in the summer. Pressure washer is stored indoors in the winter, lawnmower stays in the garage over winter and sees subzero temperatures.

Is there anything I can try to lesson the dilution? Thicker oil? Change more often? Try to run it longer and harder? Anything I can clean or replace?

Thanks in advance!
Posted By: Lawn_Care

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/30/19 03:23 PM

Originally Posted by mcwilly
Is there anything I can try to lesson the dilution? Thicker oil? Change more often? Try to run it longer and harder? Anything I can clean or replace?


I'd do all of the above. Perhaps a 5w40 (or even a 10w40 if they don't see Winter use) since they're air-cooled it won't hurt a thing. Longer running cycles won't hurt either. Fuel shut-off valves are sometimes very helpful in these situations, and some shut the fuel off after each use. Definitely shut off the fuel valve and let it run dry before winter. You're easily changing the oil often enough, but I guess you could change more often if the above-mentioned measures don't help. Only other thing that comes to mind is perhaps a sticky float in the carb, allowing too much fuel to get through - and it has to go somewhere. That's a worst-case scenario and I would try the first few choices before I tore into the carbs.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 06/30/19 04:23 PM

I recommend straight 30, 10W-40 or 20W-50 pcmo conventional. I've had good service out of all three grades.
Posted By: NormanBuntz

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/02/19 09:03 PM

2012 Snapper 24460 lawn tractor
Total hours: 165

OCI: 2 years, 40 hours
Out: Miles Lubricants 5w-30 full synthetic, Baldwin B7165 filter
In: same oil & B&S 492932 filter
Posted By: izualangel

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/04/19 08:08 PM

79cc Powermate edger (picked up for cheap with a fuel issue)
OUT: Unknown
IN: SuperTech 10w-30

B&S 3.5HP push mower (found for free)
OUT: Unknown
IN SuperTech 10w-30
Posted By: tblt44

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/07/19 12:24 PM

No idea what out very black
10w 30 supertech full synthetic in.
Wanted to try supertech for the first time
Posted By: jag9985

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/10/19 07:24 PM

Received a free weed eater briggs and stratton mower a month ago. Changed the oil in the truck so figured I'd do the mower as well. Looks like maybe two stroke oil was used as it was blue/black. Probably ok, but now it has 5w30 mielsyn blend in it.
Posted By: mcwilly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/11/19 01:56 AM

Originally Posted by mcwilly
I did the pressure washer and mower yesterday and saw some serious fuel dilution.

Pressure washer is a Loncin G200FA Honda clone. I took about 750ml out and refilled with 600ml 10w30 PWB dino. Smelled like gasoline. I am lax at using the fuel shut off lever at times though, so I will get back on that. This unit was bought brand new in 2016, this is the third oil change, I havent seen this kind of dilution in it before. Probably only sees 12 hours of service per year.

Lawnmower is a Koehler push assist mower, I cant remember what size engine right now, I will check when I get home. New to me for two years, sees about 10 hours use per year. I remember there being fuel dilution last time I changed the oil but I didn't measure it that time as I wasn't sure the service history. Spark plugs and air filter look almost new. Inherited it from an older family member, it has seen very little use.

I drained out just under 900ml and refilled it with 500ml of 10w30 PWB dino. 400ml of gasoline in there! Poured just like water.

I last changed the oil in both of these in August last year putting in PP 5W30 in both. They see about 15-30 mins use each week in the summer. Pressure washer is stored indoors in the winter, lawnmower stays in the garage over winter and sees subzero temperatures.

Is there anything I can try to lesson the dilution? Thicker oil? Change more often? Try to run it longer and harder? Anything I can clean or replace?

Thanks in advance!

Adding some pics to my post, I tried to clean some things up on the Kohler 149cc courage mower.

I found the air filter also smells like pure gasoline. Didn't really notice any leaks or any reason the air filter could be soaking up gasoline.

I dont have another one on hand so I sprayed it with some degreaser and rinsed it off. Still smells strongly of gasoline. I also have some air filter spray oil I can spray back onto it, as I'm pretty sure it is an oiled filter. Just letting it dry now.

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Posted By: mcwilly

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/11/19 02:01 AM

Sorry pics did not post upright.
Posted By: caravanmike

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/11/19 11:07 AM

Cub cadet ags 2140 with a onan elite 140 engine. Out: unknown with a napa filter in: super tech straight 30s with a super tech filter
Posted By: SHOZ

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/11/19 11:15 AM

John Deere F510 with Kawasaki motor/hydraulic drive combo. Bought in 1999 and around 50 hours a year use. Use to change all the oil (~4 qts) every year but stopped as the oil in the engine doesn't darken much in one year. I had to drain, add two quarts and let that push out the rest of the dirty oil. Not all the oil is replaced with each change. Approximately 1.0 - 1.5 quarts remains in the hydraulic unit when the oil is initially drained.

2.3L 0w40 M1 (2.5 qts)

Fram PH 2951 Extra Gaurd old style

2 year OCI or around 100 hours.
Posted By: Phishin

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/11/19 12:31 PM

Gravely 818T with 18HP Twin Onan

Out: Who knows!!! Looked to be seriously diluted by kerosene or diesel fuel as well.
In: Valvoline Blue 15w40 and a splash of Lubegard Biotech
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/11/19 04:24 PM

Latest Craigslist find. 2015 Toro Super Recycler SR4 20381 with the Chonda motor

Out : Unknown
In : Supertech SAE 30
Posted By: Macsignals

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/11/19 08:12 PM

Briggs and Stratton 5500/8500w generator:

Out: Rotella Gas Truck 5w30.

In: Shell Conventional 5w30. Short oil change and went to the cheap conventional since it's getting water/condensation in the oil, just going to run it on this until I get it clean and then go to RT6 5w40.

Craftsman LT3000 riding mower, 20hp Briggs single:

Out: 12 year old factory fill and years of top-ups. (Family's mower I volunteered to change).

In: Valvoline MST 5w40, was clearance at Walmart. Only got about a quart of the old oil out, have to jack up the one side to get it all out. For now just changed the one quart and the filter with another Briggs unit. I'll get it changed to RT6 5w40 later in the summer if it ever stops raining.
Posted By: Black_Thunder

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/13/19 07:00 AM

2019 JD s240 rider with the 18.5hp vtwin kawasaki

6 hrs. Drained factory fill 10w30 turfgard and oem jd filter

In. 2 qts chevron delo 10w30 blend an MC 910s filter

I'll run it till 15/20 hrs and change again and maybe ho with 15w40 and then probably every 50 hrs or seasonally
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/22/19 12:12 AM

Put another 5 plus hours on my Troy Bilt trimmer. Out was the Duron 10w30 and in went the same. It was black as night.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/27/19 02:45 PM

Honda push mover with GCV160.

Out: 5w-30 Mobil1 High Mileage
In: Mix of >2/3 5w-30 Mobil1 High Mileage and various other Mobil1 drip oils, including 0w-20 to 0w-40 and everything in between
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 07/27/19 04:17 PM

Well the Troy bilt got another, unscheduled oil change. Tank is siphoning into the carb. Filled the crank case and cylinder. Back in went the Duron.
Posted By: Macsignals

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/13/19 03:29 PM

Went to my aunt and uncle's yesterday to service the two generators they have since my uncle recently passed. Figured I don't know when they were last serviced so I hit Napa on the way for supplies and went on down to south Jersey.

-Honda EB11000 generator with a GX620 V-twin. 632 hours. Out: Unknown with an OEM Honda filter. In: 1.5 liters Rotella T6 5W40 and a Napa Platinum 47356 filter. The Napa filter was a bit smaller but worked fine, it was the one they cross-referenced for me. Also changed the spark plugs with OEM NGKs.

-Honda EU2000i generator. Out: Unknown, but blacker than night. In: Same T6 5W40. Changed the spark plug on this one as well. This one burns oil and smokes, being an old utility company unit I can't imagine how many hours are on it.

Interestingly enough my uncle converted these both over to run on propane so no gummed up gas issues to deal with. Only concern I have with that is I know that monster V-twin will use a 20 pound bottle in no time. I'm doing the lawn mower and snow blower next time I go down.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 08/18/19 12:45 PM

Vintage 1985 Troy-bilt Pony rototiller with 5 HP Briggs flathead. Two years and an estimated 20 hours on the oil.

Out: Rotella T6 5w-40
In: Same
Posted By: Snagglefoot

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/02/19 06:38 PM

Craftsman 22” weed trimmer that was gifted to me. It has a B&S 675E series engine.

Out: Black watery looking stuff
In: 14 oz of Sears 4 cycle lawn mower oil that was on my shelf for years ( unopened.)

It has a drain plug with a 3/8” stab-in fitting that might not have been used previously used. The trick here is to give it a shot of penetrant, then using a crossover, use a 1/2 inch socket with a 3/8” extension give it the Ugga-
Dugga. It will come out. Drained the oil into a pan.

Honda GCV 160 on a 22” Toro lawnmower.

Out: Rotella T4 10w30 in not bad shape after about 24 hrs of cutting.
In: 13 oz of Motomaster semi-synthetic diesel motor oil rated CJ-4, made by Citgo.


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Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/02/19 08:40 PM

Predator 3500 Watt (peak) inverter generator. 15 shake down hours on both oil and machine, with loads varying from 300 to 2800 watts.

Out: Mobil1 10w-30 High Mileage. It looked surprisingly clean for a break-in run.

In: Rotella T6 5w-40. The manual recommends 10w-30, but hey, this is BITOG!
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/02/19 10:13 PM

Honda GCV190 on Excell pressure washer:

Out: Castrol 0w40
In: Castrol 0w40

Also changed the oil in the pump and put in Supertech Synthetic 75w90.
Posted By: jakewells

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/03/19 06:12 AM

2007 Gravely ZT 2148 XL Kohler Command 2977 hrs.
Out Rotella T4 10W30 Fram PH7575 253 Hrs.
In Harvest King all fleet 10W30 10W30 Fram Ph7575.

1952 Ford 8N unknown hours changed every September.
Out Supertech sae 30 Fram C3P filter.
In Harvest King sae 30 Fram C3P filter.

1995 Huskee 15 ton log splitter 5 hp briggs flathead.
Out Supertech sae 30.
In Harvest King sae 30.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/15/19 08:09 PM

Champion open frame generator. 4000 Watts starting / 3500 Watts running. It has a 196cc Honda pattern engine. Two years and an estimated 18 hours on the oil.

Out: 5w-40 Rotella T6.
In: Same
Posted By: RyanY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/16/19 12:07 AM

1998 Honda push mower

Out: Supertech 10w30 conventional
In: STP HD 30
Posted By: Merek

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/16/19 04:47 PM

Deutz-Allis 613 w/ Briggs 18hp opposed twin

I've been using Castrol sae 30 that I had wanted to change out before winter and switch over to a multi-grade oil in case I need to move the mower I didn't want 30w in there.

In: Shell RGT 5w30

I know that I'm probably the first one to use this oil in a lawn mower but had plenty leftover from the truck.
Posted By: andyd

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/17/19 12:42 AM

2000 Kohler CV 491 2 qts STP 10w30. Didn't mess with original looking Kohler filter. I have the drained oil in glass jars to see what settles to the bottom. Oil looks thin and smells gassy. 5W30 synth? Still brownish. Despite the mower's age, it has very low hrs. I'm going through it, mostly greasing/oiling /cleaning. Gonna be my first sit down with a cup holder grin2
Posted By: BrianF

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/26/19 02:57 AM

Got my hands on a Champion genset. Price was right. Had been sitting for over 2 years. Gas in the tank did not smell stale and there was some mostly black oil in the sump. A few pulls of the recoil and she came to life. It took a bit to clear the surging and it then ran great. New treated fuel, cleaned the plug, cleaned the air filter and drained out the mystery oil. In went GSUD 5w30 and ran the bowl dry, then parked in the back of the shed.
Posted By: Uregina09

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/28/19 10:28 PM

New Yamaha EF2800i inverter generator with 171cc engine

Out: whatever the dealer installed
In: Amsoil small engine 10W30
Posted By: AnthemBassMan

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/28/19 11:19 PM

1973 Lawn Boy 7262 and 1975 Lawn Boy 5024 Bricktop.

Out: Pennzoil Outdoor Formula @ 32:1
In: Amsoil Saber Professional @ 40:1

Oh yeah. All I did was refill the gas tanks!! crackmeup banana


L8R,
Matt
Posted By: Bighorn2500

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/29/19 12:28 PM

DR Trimmer Mower Sprint Model:
B&S 5.5hp engine

Out: 5W40 HDEO

In: Meijer/Warren Oil full synthetic 10W30

New air filter and NGK plug installed as well.
Posted By: locomaster1969

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 09/30/19 03:19 PM

First oil change in a customer's Kawasaki fr651 at 8 hours. Drained 2 quarts Pennzoil 10w30 and refilled with the same. Swapped oil filters. Lots of metal glitter in the oil filter. To be expected on the first change. After next oil change going to M1 and 100 hour changes.
Posted By: OilReport99

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/05/19 08:46 PM

Honda GCV 160 Lawn Mower

Out: Rotella T4 10W-30
In: Redline 5W-30
Posted By: ThirdeYe

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/07/19 11:28 PM

Honda Harmony II GCV160
Out: Chevron Delo 400XLE 10w-30
In: same

Approx 2 years on oil change. Still looked as good as new oil. Unsure on the amount of hours, maybe 30-50?
Posted By: jakewells

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/08/19 04:19 AM

1979 Tecumseh TVS90 Vertical 3.5 hp
out kero laced harvest king sae 30.
in delo 100 sae 40 treated with 3 ounces of lubegard biotech.


Preformed two flushes first time with kero mixed in the oil and it got a lot of gelatinous crap out second engine is running better and much more quiet now the prev owner really beat on this engine and it shocked me it still runs good.
Posted By: Sonic

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/11/19 10:16 AM

Ryobi 4 cycle blower

Dumped the M1 20w50 which has been in since spring.
Filled with Rotella T6 5w40.
I use the blower at least twice a week for around 15 minutes each time.
Posted By: FastLane

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/15/19 07:50 PM

Homelite LR5500 generator. Briggs 11hp.
Out M1 10W30
In M1 5W30

See if the 5W30 makes it easier to pull over when cold.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/15/19 10:23 PM

Originally Posted by FastLane
Homelite LR5500 generator. Briggs 11hp.
Out M1 10W30
In M1 5W30

See if the 5W30 makes it easier to pull over when cold.
There's a big difference between straight SAE 30 and a 5W-30, that much I know from experience.
Posted By: Uregina09

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/21/19 12:46 AM

Pressure washer with Honda GX200

Out: Amsoil Small Engine 10W30
In: Same
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/29/19 12:29 PM

Toro SR4 with B&S
Out: Thick and black something. Conversed with the previous owner and he didnt recall ever changing the oil.
In: Shell SAE30.

Another curb pick up. Kinda late in the season but couldn't say no. Gave it a once over and started right up. Put it in the shed and will flip it in the spring.
Posted By: gomes512

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 10/30/19 02:57 PM

Predator 670cc 22hp V-twin

Oil out: Mobil 1 racing 0w-30
Oil in: 50/50 mix, Mobil 1 racing 0w-30/Mobil 1 5w-30

Filter: Oregon 83-283

Broke it in for 10 hours on straight Mobil 1 racing. Now run a half mix with vanilla 5w-30.

Used to push a 18' tin bass boat atop a longtail setup. Motor has an impressive amount of grunt down low.
Posted By: 4WD

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/02/19 01:22 AM

Craftsman 42” with 19 HP Briggs & Stratton

Out: Delo 10w30
In: B&S Synthetic 5w30

Fram TG3614 stays on until springtime
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/06/19 09:21 PM

I thought I was done this season.

Another Toro SR4 on the curb. Handle and transmission was shot, but B&S motor worked. Flipped the motor over to a broken regular 22" Recycler.

Out: Unknown, dark and smelled like deep fryer oil.
In: Formula Shell 10w30

Used it to mulch the leaves then shoved it into the shed. Will flip it come spring.
Posted By: Red91

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/17/19 05:17 PM

How many mowers to you have ready to flip as of now?
Posted By: ZebRuaj

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/17/19 06:18 PM

Originally Posted by Red91
How many mowers to you have ready to flip as of now?


Ended the season with 2. Above mentioned Recycler and another working SR4 Super.

Just looked at all my pictures/ads. Flipped 13 Toro's, 1 Brute, 3 Honda's. Most were freebies. A couple were paid for but no more than $50 max. Not bad for killing time. Started it all in the spring as a way to upgrade my personal use push mower to self propelled. Got my Chonda powered SR4 and kept finding more freebies.
Posted By: Macsignals

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/18/19 09:26 PM

Girlfriend's family's generator, 5000W Briggs with a 9HP B&S Vanguard engine.

Out: Mix of whatever 5W/10W30 I had laying around before giving it to them this time last year (it was gifted to me from an old coworker).
In: 1 quart QS Defy/HM 5W30.

Some sources say it takes 33.8 ounces and some say it takes 40, this one was right up to the full mark with one quart. It will only run reliably on partial choke, will be draining/washing the gas tank and changing the shutoff valve, filter and lines soon. If that fails then an Amazon carb is going on.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/18/19 10:57 PM

Originally Posted by Macsignals
It will only run reliably on partial choke, will be draining/washing the gas tank and changing the shutoff valve, filter and lines soon. If that fails then an Amazon carb is going on.
Have you considered running a fuel system cleaner through it? Something PEA based like Redline SL-1. It might be worth a try if you already have some. A Wawa station out my way just started selling Ethanol free gas, and I am thinking of using it in everything that sits idle for long periods. That includes the generators.
Posted By: Macsignals

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/18/19 11:11 PM

Originally Posted by Astro_Guy
Have you considered running a fuel system cleaner through it? Something PEA based like Redline SL-1. It might be worth a try if you already have some. A Wawa station out my way just started selling Ethanol free gas, and I am thinking of using it in everything that sits idle for long periods. That includes the generators.


You know what I'll give it a try, after going through it all with my generator and ending up changing the carb out anyways my mind goes right to carb replacement now. I wish the Wawas they're building here in Lower Bucks had ethanol free!
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/19/19 01:12 AM

Originally Posted by Macsignals
Originally Posted by Astro_Guy
Have you considered running a fuel system cleaner through it? Something PEA based like Redline SL-1. It might be worth a try if you already have some. A Wawa station out my way just started selling Ethanol free gas, and I am thinking of using it in everything that sits idle for long periods. That includes the generators.
You know what I'll give it a try, after going through it all with my generator and ending up changing the carb out anyways my mind goes right to carb replacement now. I wish the Wawas they're building here in Lower Bucks had ethanol free!
Ethanol free gas at Wawa seems to be a carefully controlled marketing experiment. I plan to place my vote by purchasing some soon. Hopefully enough others will do the same. Corn based ethanol as a fuel additive was a very bad idea, both economically and environmentally, but I wouldn't hold my breath while waiting for Congress to wake up and repeal the RFS act.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/19/19 01:22 PM

1970s Simplicity 860 snowblower - 8hp Tecumseh HM80 - hadn't run in over 3 years

Out: Black goo
In: Traveller 5w30
Posted By: AlienBug

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/20/19 04:06 PM

2007 Honda GCV160 lawnmower engine.

Out - Honda 10w30
In - Mobil1 5w30
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/23/19 10:46 AM

Honda HRX Nexite deck mower 190 Mobil 1 5w30
Honda HRC Steel deck mower 160 Mobil 1 5w30
Honda HS720AS 190 Snowblower Mobil 1 5w30
Posted By: RyanY

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/23/19 10:20 PM

Little Wonder Delux model edger (classic from 1978)
Out: 10W30 Pennzoil Platinum
In: SAE 30 STP Heavy Duty (Amalie)
Posted By: KevD47

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/24/19 12:00 AM

Honda HRX GCV190
Out: Valvoline WB 10W30 (22hrs, 1 season)
In: M1 5W30
Posted By: raburn2906

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/25/19 04:34 AM

Cub Cadet ZTR50, Kawasaki FR651V

Out: Castrol GTX 10W40, Wix 57035 filter

In: Valvo!ine MaxLife 10W40, Wix 57035 filter
Posted By: Eddie

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/25/19 01:14 PM

John Deere with a B&S 20 HP INTEK twin. T5 10w30 with a B&S oil filter. 40 Hours on Oil.
Posted By: Nexoidian

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 11/30/19 02:11 AM

Honda hcv160 push mower. Air filter cleaned as this mower was bought new this sesson
Out: factory supplied oil
In: Royal purple HPS 10w30


Craftsman snowblower with 5.5hp Tecumseh motor
Out: unknown black oil (flushed with entire quart or Mobil super synthetic 0w20. Oil was very clean after flush)
In: Rotella gas truck 5w30

Both filled with ethanol free (rec fuel) and ran for several minutes and oil level checked.


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Posted By: Nexoidian

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/01/19 10:15 PM

So I figured I might as well do all my OPE.

Karcher power washer
Out: Royal purple 10w30
In: Royal purple 10w30


Ai-power generator
Out:some Royal purple ( forgot what I put in it)
In: Rotella gas truck 5w30 [Linked Image]
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Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/02/19 01:08 PM

1988 Toro 824 PowerShift snow blower - 8hp Tecumseh

Out: supertech 10w40

In: Mix of leftover Castrol 0w40 and Pennoil Platinum 5w30
Posted By: Silverado12

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/03/19 10:09 PM

Originally Posted by Astro_Guy
Originally Posted by Macsignals
It will only run reliably on partial choke, will be draining/washing the gas tank and changing the shutoff valve, filter and lines soon. If that fails then an Amazon carb is going on.
Have you considered running a fuel system cleaner through it? Something PEA based like Redline SL-1. It might be worth a try if you already have some. A Wawa station out my way just started selling Ethanol free gas, and I am thinking of using it in everything that sits idle for long periods. That includes the generators.

If that's a Briggs metal carb, they are pretty easy to take apart and clean. I just did one on a Toro mower and it had a plugged main jet. You may just be able to unscrew it from the bottom of the carb bowl (looks like a drain plug) and run a wire through it. Most of the times you just need to clean the carb but don't know what you have. If it's a Nikki (worst design I have ever seen) they are more temperamental but still not hard to take apart and clean.
Posted By: johnachak

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/11/19 05:10 PM

in my pressure washer, Honda GCV160 motor, 10w30 Motorcraft blend with a few ozs of Castrol HD30. Same in my Subaru 175 motor on my Mower,closer to 2/3 Moto and 1/3 HD30. No oil filter on either.
Posted By: locomaster1969

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/18/19 08:03 AM

6.5 LCT engine on the log splitter. Drained 20 ounces STP 10/40 replaced with Mobil 1 10/30 for easy winter pull starts. I really like the engine. Roller bearings on both sides of the crankshaft. Smooth running easy starting. Great on fuel.
Posted By: jeepman3071

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/18/19 01:14 PM

Craftsman 29" snowblower - 11.50 TQ Briggs and Stratton OHV

Out: 3 year old Supertech 5w30 (last time serviced)
In: Castrol 0w40

Replaced head gasket (reason for service). Had a blown head gasket from overheating. Had a mouse nest in the blower housing and customer did not notice.

Also adjusted governor, since it was running at 2600 RPM (fixed throttle engine, no throttle lever).
Posted By: Superbuick96

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/21/19 12:39 PM

Nice Mower thumbsup
Posted By: bithebay87

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/27/19 12:32 AM

I stock many flavors of ope oils. I work on many out of my garage. The usual sae30(both ND and hdeo), 10w30hdeo, 20w-50. Also syn in 0/5w-20, 5w-30, 15w-50 and 20w-50.

My personal fleet sees everything from syn 0w-20 to sae40. Most usually see what the car sees, usually syn 0/5w-20.
Posted By: FastLane

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 12/30/19 08:04 PM

MTD Snowblower 8hp Tecumseh
Out: M1 5W30HM
In: Supertech 5W30
Posted By: Bighorn2500

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/20 05:19 PM

John Deere LX188 w/ 17HP Kawasaki

Left the filter on, run them for two changes typically.

Out: 5w40 Mobil Delvac 1

In: Remaining leftovers of 10w30 Valvoline Premium Blue SB HDEO, 5w30 QSUD and 10w30 Meijer/Warren Oil Full Synthetic. If my math is right based on the amounts used it’s about 8w30 mixed brew.
Posted By: Kage860

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/20 06:48 PM

Toro snowblower:

Out: 3 year old toro 5w-30?
In: mobil 1 0w-40
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/20 07:06 PM

John Deere D140 Lawn Tractor with 22HP B&S V-Twin. Five years and 145 hours on the machine. 30 hours on this oil for the season.

Out: 10w-30 Mobil1 High Mileage (3.5 HTHS)
In: same.

Left the TG3614 filter in place for another season.
Posted By: Astro_Guy

Re: Post your latest small engine oil change - 01/01/20 08:41 PM

Billy Goat leaf vacuum with Honda GSV190. New machine this fall; estimated 8-10 hours. The manual calls for 10w-30.

Out: Factory/Dealer fill. Whatever it was, it ran out like water. I am having a hard time believing that it was any type of Xw-30.
In: 10w-30 Mobil1 High Mileage (3.5 HTHS)

This machine requires some strength for a long slow pull to start. It should be interesting to see how hard that rope is to pull the next time out.
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