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Synthetic oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by BRIAN FOLEY, Mar 21, 2002.

  1. BRIAN FOLEY

    BRIAN FOLEY LawnSite Member
    from ERIE,PA
    Messages: 47

    Anyone using mobil 1 or other synthetic in the mowers? What do you think? Brian
     
  2. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Brian,

    I switched to the Mobil one last season(16hp Briggs), I figure the price is not an issue for the small amount needed and the age of the engine being newer.

    It could be psychological but I feel more comfortable with the synthetic.

    I use "Car and Driver" oil in my truck and personal vehicle. My mower is my favorite pet.
     
  3. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    I use Castrol Synthetic on my mowers and it works excellent. I've tried MObil before and it was also good. It's kinda like a whatever I can get my hands on but I mostly use Castrol for my mowers.
     
  4. LJ lawn

    LJ lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 356

    i use SYNERGYN and LUCAS additives in everything.
     
  5. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    I use <B><I> ROTELLA </b></I> Synthetic in everything, it's around $12.99 a gallon and I use Mobil 1 filters.~NaTe
     
  6. jaybird24

    jaybird24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 623

    yep Mobil 1- works great, and on those cold spring or fall mornings the engine seems to turn over much easier. Anyone run synthetics in their two strokes- I used it last year, a little less smoke and no clogged ports or buildup.
     
  7. turfsup

    turfsup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 26

    NOt sure if amsoil is available in your area but its great stuff! i use it in everything. its a little pricey but it pays off in the end.
     
  8. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Messages: 516

    @ $7.49 a quart here i think I will stick to ROTELLA Synthetic. For the price of 2 quarts of amsoil I can buy a gallon of ROTELLA Synthetic. . ~NaTe:p
     
  9. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Amsoil in every thing for 15 yrs and don't regret the extra cost at all!!!!!
     
  10. I'm with you on the Rotella synthetic.

    When Wal-Mart started carrying it I bought every quart & gallon they had.
    So far I've only put it in the hydraulic systems of the two Toro 325-Ds.

    I'm ready though, next oil change it goes into everything.
    Except maybe the 580-D. It specifies straight weight only.

    Have you seen the Rotella synthetic in a straight 30 weight?

    Dave
     

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