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Can I use automotive oil in my lawn mower?
Last Updated: 31st January, 2020
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People also ask, what oil can I use in my lawn mower?
Lawn mower oil type recommendations
- SAE 30- Warmer temperatures, most common oil for small engines.
- SAE 10W-30- Varying temperature range, this grade of oil improves cold-weather starting, but may increase oil consumption.
Also Know, can I use 20w50 oil in my lawn mower? The short answer is yes, you can use 20w50 oil in a lawnmower but results may vary. The thicker viscosity of 30 weight oil assists air-cooled engines to keep them running cooler! SAE30 is very suitable for older, aged engines to use.
Regarding this, is there a difference between lawn mower oil and car oil?
They use the same oil as automobiles, but owners should check manuals because these small engines are sensitive to additives and alternatives. Typically, these engines use straight SAE 30 weight oil or multi-viscosity 10W-30 oil, both common auto engine oils.
Can you use 5w 30 in a lawn mower?
5w 30 will work. It is really too light, and you should use 30 wt. 5w30 maintains its viscosity over extreme temperature changes. When its hot, 5w30 will get too thin to properly lubricate your lawn mower.