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Oil Question.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Vikings, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    Is it ok to use 10w 30 on air cooled engine like power rakes, lawn vacs, mowers etc.?

    Or is SAE 30 manditory?
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Briggs recommends 30W above 40 degrees, Unless you will be raking below 40 I would stick with the 30W.

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  3. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 944

    Kohler recommends 10W-30 for their engines with hydraulic lifters.
    Best to read the owners manual. Recommendations vary with temperature.
     
  4. Midwest Lawn Services

    Midwest Lawn Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    my first mower, 1988 craftsman, has been run on 10-30 since 1988, all that time...and not one engine problem, uses about 1/10 quart between changes! current hours:1023
     
  5. Mark in MD

    Mark in MD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    I've found that my Kawi engines tend to consume more oil when I use 10w-30 instead of the recommended SAE 30. SAE 30 is a little harder to find nowadays, for some reason.
     

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