Discussion in 'eXmark' started by acgwinnett, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. acgwinnett

    acgwinnett LawnSite Member
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    I just purchased a Exmark 66" with a 31hp Vanguard engine(Love it by the way). My Dealer gave me one 48oz jug of SAE 30 . The service book is not very clear, but I didnt think a straight 30 weight was meant to be run with a filtered engine. I also dont think 48oz is enough oil. The book seemed to say around 80oz. Thanks for the help!!!
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
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    Straight weight is actually what Vanguard would recommend running in that engine. You can run a multi-grade as well, but you would probably see higher oil consumption.

    You are correct, the oil capacity is a little under 2.5qts, so that won't be enough for an oil change. That (48oz) just happens to be the size of jug that most oil is packaged in.

    I hope this helps. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.
  3. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    the owners manual for the engine should tell you in the maintenance section how much oil the engine takes, and also what kind. But yes, a Briggs air cooled is speced for 30wt. Might be a good idea to stay with a 30wt oil with the additives added to increase the cooling capability for air cooled engines.
  4. acgwinnett

    acgwinnett LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Thanks for the help now I dont fell like such a rookie!!!

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