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    What oil weight should I use in a 1958 2HP B&S

    What oil weight should I use? I'd like to run synthetic as well.

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    Specs call for SAE30 detergent and is available everywhere.
    Of coarse this was before the days of synthetic lubricants, so.... I would stick with dino based oils.
    Just curious... why the preference for synthetic?

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    Hello,
    Thanks for the reply. Ive run synthetics in my lawn equipment and cars for years. Ive never had a sludge issue, always clean.

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    Stick with a good quality SAE30 detergent oil the way Briggs designed them to use.
    Michael

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    You're wasting your money putting synthetics in lawn equipment and like engines, imo.

    There'd be no sludge if people just adhered to a regular OCI...and the interval for a Briggs is typically every 25 hrs. That's how you filter the oil--you change it out.

 

 

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