OIL !!! but for my Briggs 'n Stratton 23 hp YTH23V48 - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

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OIL !!! but for my Briggs 'n Stratton 23 hp YTH23V48

the label on the engine says 30w SAE non-detergent

this is the typical aircooled engine, it is a V-twin Vertical Shaft, horizontal cylinders in my Husqvarna 48" deck lawn tractor.


It has 550 hours on it now, and is using about 1/2 quart per 5 or 6 hours of use.... it runs at a continuous 3,600 RPM ( because of the grass blades )

I sort of, getting tired of having to stock different oils....
the Suburban is on 5w20 pure synthetic


the gl1800 is on rotella T6 5w40 pure synthetic
and the lowly tractor is on SAE 30w non-detergent.

now tell me why, it should be non-detergent?
why not use a multi-weight in it too?


the manual has this note:


LUBRICATION

ENGINE
Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG-SL. Select the oils SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.


NOTE: Although multi-viscosity oils (5W30, 10W30 etc.)
improve starting in cold weather, they will result in increased
oil consumption when used above 32F/0C. Check your
engine oil level more frequently


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so, stick with the SAE 30 non-detergent?

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I'd try the Rotella in it. If it uses an unacceptable amount of oil you can always go back to the SAE 30.
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LUBRICATION

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Only use high quality detergent oil rated with API service
classification SG-SL. Select the oils SAE viscosity grade
according to your expected operating temperature.



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so, stick with the SAE 30 non-detergent?
So where does it say non detergent?

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Hmmm,

must have been on the engine label?
I will have to go look at that again, and the oil jugs that I have in the shop

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Hmmm,

must have been on the engine label?
I will have to go look at that again, and the oil jugs that I have in the shop

Looked at the manual for your model. It shows 30w or 5w30 detergent oil.

There were a lot of older engines that used non-detergent.
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I have been using 10W-30 in my lawn tractors for many, many years with no ill effects. My push mowers......................... Well considering most of them came out of trash piles or I paid five or ten bucks for each I put in them whatever I have laying around. Usually 15W-40 since I have so many diesels. I have been known to use used oil in them. I have also been known to not change the oil in them for years and I have never had one blow up or seize. They usually succumb to a blade to stump impact that bends the crankshaft. And yes I do still run them after that as long as they don't vibrate so bad that my hands go numb. I have been known to grind off part of the blade to get a little balance back in the bent crank to eliminate the vibration. Am I cheap? Damn right I am!!
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So, you ignore Honda's recommendations for your motorcycle, but are concerned about Briggs and Stratton's for your lawn mower?
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