Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Z's Lawncare, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Z's Lawncare

    Z's Lawncare LawnSite Member
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    what is the best brand of oil to use in a mower?
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
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    Is it a Ford or chevy?
  3. Bashby

    Bashby LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mobil 1 is pretty popular. I dont run synthetic in my vehicles as a rule, but I feel more comfortable using it in an air cooled engine.
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Lot of personal preference here. Mobil 1 full synthetic has served me very well for decades in a large assortment of engines.
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  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen LawnSite Member
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    I run Shell Rotella in everything I own. That way it's simple and foolproof if any engine needs oil. Got a Honda on one mower and Kawasaki on another with 2340 and 2650 hours on them that have had a Rotella diet since new.
  6. VegetiveSteam

    VegetiveSteam LawnSite Senior Member
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    I don't believe brand is as important as using the proper weight called for by the engine manufacturer and keep it CLEAN.

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