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Default Older Briggs Engines

A lot of the older briggs recommend 20w oil which is hard to find at best.Whats the best alternative.10/30,5/20,30w or other recommendations.
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We use SAE 30 wt.
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This is what B & S recommends
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What Mike said.
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Use straight 30.
But frankly, about any oil today is better than what was out there when these engines were built.
The refining process is better.
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They only recommend 20 wt in winter, summer recommended wt is 30.
If you want 20 wt though, go to Tractor Supply outlets and they carry the
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Most farm stores will have 20. I have hit unopened CANS at farm sales.
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