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What kind of oil does my riding mower take?
Last Updated: 24th February, 2020
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Moreover, can you use regular motor oil in a lawn mower?
SAE 30 motor oil is commonly recommended for use in a lawn mower engine, but the safest best is to use the type of oil your lawn mower manufacturer recommends. Often 10W-30 or 10W-40, the same motor oil types that are used in vehicles, can also be used in a lawn mower.
Likewise, is SAE 30 the same as 10w30? Nope. SAE 10W30 is an oil that has SAE 10W viscosity(thickness) at low temperatures, and SAE 30 viscosity at high temperatures. SAE 10W30 is an oil that has SAE 10W viscosity(thickness) at low temperatures, and SAE 30 viscosity at high temperatures. The W stands for 'Winter'.
Hereof, can I use 10w30 instead of SAE 30 in my lawn mower?
The answer is yes. Older engines can use the SAE30, while the 10W30 is for modern engines. Again, the SAE30 is better for warmer temperatures while the 10W30 is suitable for varying temperature range and improves cold weather starting.
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.