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I have a Briggs 23 FB owners manual says to run 20 weight I took for granted it took 30 filled with 30 is ok to run the 30 I can’t find any 20 ?
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Anyone have answer waiting want to run this engine !
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It will do fine. Run it.
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From the Briggs and Stratton Repairman's Handbook copyright 2000.

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I run Rotella T1 SAE 30 in all of my model 23 engines, and have never had a problem related to oil. Very few applications use a 20 weight oil anymore. I had a hard time finding it for my Devilbiss compressor.

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Thank you everyone once again I knew we used to run 30 in all our fire dept portable pumps same engine summer and winter never had one give us any problems !!
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