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Did you know 5W 30

Discussion in 'Tools & Supplies' started by valley ranch, Jul 11, 2019 at 4:39 PM.

  1. Jul 11, 2019 at 4:39 PM
    valley ranch

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    Did you know: You can put 5W 30 oil in Briggs & Stratton Engines that call for 30W ~ Briggs says so ```

    By the by I, yesterday, changed the oil in the Log splitter ~ started it after the long heavy winter ~ split a couple rounds ~ Then ~ it stopped running and demanded the Carb be taken apart and cleaned ! ~ I pulled it off and apart ~ damaged the gasket ~ so had to make a new one ~ didn't have hole punches ! ~ had to use a one sided razor blade to cut the holes ~ But ~ It worked/works great better than ever, split some rounds ~ forgot my gloves upstairs ~ hands were covered with Fir pitch and bleeding in a couple places ~ not sure why ~ The point is: You and I can use 5W 30 ~ you got that didn't you ```


    very truly your

    Richard
     
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  2. Jul 12, 2019 at 4:19 AM
    flowerbug

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    yes, the lower number is for winter viscousity isn't it? ok, i just checked to be sure. yes, the W stands for Winter. so for something like a machine you will only be using in warmer weather the higher number is what counts. :) the recommended higher weight number will be important (and ghu help those who have to deal with 2 stroke engines)...
     
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  3. Jul 12, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    That is good to know!! I think that almost all of my push mowers have been Briggs and Stratton.
     
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  4. Jul 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    It is wonderful that you can REALLY fix things that would cost a fortune to have someone do it for you.
     
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  5. Jul 14, 2019 at 4:11 AM
    valley ranch

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    Yeh, I wanted to pull the plug and change the oil ~ all I had was multi-Weight ~ briggs considers it better than 30 Weight ```
     
  6. Jul 14, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    Well, depends on who you listen to ~ some say it stands for Weight as in 30W ~ but there are sites that say winter as you pointed out ```
     

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