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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-13-2020, 02:44 AM Thread Starter
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Can I use synthetic oil- was planning on using Mobil 1 5w-30 in my Kawasaki 23 hp - Husqvarna Z254F 23HP v- twin
And my Husqvarna - Honda push mower and a Husqvarna Briggs and Stratton engine
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Yes,nothing wrong with it, or conventional.
Synthetic may smoke a little on start up if the engine is older.
Just be sure not to use 0W20. Lol
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My zero turn, push mower and my pressure washer are all new about 5 - 10 hours each so all really new
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I use synthetic in my 35 year old 3 hp Briggs on my snowblower. Makes it easier to pull start when cold.

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I use synthetic oil on everything, and have been for 28 years, with very good luck
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I as well have used synthetic in just about everythingÖ. even the 2 strokes now. STIHL has extended warranties on my equipment when I use their synthetics.

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I run 5W30 Mobil1 synthetic in my truck and my 2007 20HP cub cadet and push mower and Ariens Snow blower. All three perform excellent with zero engine problems. All start very easily and run very well.

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Except for my walk behind tillers everything else gets Mobil 1, 0-40 from Walmart. Haven't had any problems with it in the push mower, riders or walk behind snowblowers.
Not promoting Walmart, just best price on it.
Oil like spark plugs will have recommendations all over the place on what's best, personal preference.

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Except for my walk behind tillers everything else gets Mobil 1, 0-40 from Walmart. Haven't had any problems with it in the push mower, riders or walk behind snowblowers.
Not promoting Walmart, just best price on it.
Oil like spark plugs will have recommendations all over the place on what's best, personal preference.

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https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-A...-5-qt/23636902
0W-40??
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Ditto, I would be afraid of that being too thin in hot weather? I run Briggs SAE 30w in the push mowers and tiller.
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