Can you use synthetic lawn mower oil?
Yes! We have modified our engine oil recommendations to state that you may now use a synthetic 5W30 (100074WEB) or 10W30 oil in all temperature ranges. We recommend the use of Briggs & Stratton Synthetic Oil. The use of this high-quality detergent oil assures compliance with Briggs & Stratton warranty requirements regarding the use of appropriate oil.
Engine break-in procedures using synthetic oil remain the same. Keep in mind that the use of synthetic oil does not prevent you from performing your regularly scheduled lawn mower maintenance (i.e. check oil, change oil, etc.).
How Much Oil Does a 22 Horse Briggs & Stratton Hold?
On this lawn mower engine, you can find two Briggs and Stratton oil capacities. These vary slightly based on mower engines having an oil filter or not.
If you have a Briggs & Stratton 40H700 Series Engine, then note, two bottles are required to meet your engine oil capacity. It is also a recommendation to use 100% Synthetic Briggs, Stratton SAE 5W-30. 18 oz. for the Classic.
Lawn mower oil type recommendations
Different oil types can work best at certain temperatures. Learn which one to choose for your climate.
When choosing lawn mower oil, use a high-quality detergent oil classified as “For Service SF, SG, SH, SJ” or higher. Do not use special additives.
Synthetic oils are an acceptable oil at all temperatures. The use of synthetic oil does not alter required oil change intervals.
Purchase the right oil for your engine at shop.briggsandstratton.com.
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