Small Engine Oil Type Recommendations: Use SAE 30 in warmer temperatures of 40Â° F and higher (5Â° C and higher) Use SAE 10W-30 for a varying temperature range of 0 to 100Â° F (-18 to 38Â° C), this grade of oil improves cold weather starting, but may increase oil consumption at 80Â° F(27Â° C) or higher.
SAE 30– Warmer temperatures, most common oil for small engines. SAE 10W-30- Varying temperature range, this grade of oil improves cold weather starting, but may increase oil consumption. Synthetic SAE 5W-30- Best protection at all temperatures as well as improved starting with less oil consumption.
Best Type of Oil for Lawn Mowers, Solved! Photo: istockphoto.com. Contrary to semi-popular belief, it's not always wise to use regular motor oil. According to a .
A synthetic oil SAE 5W-30 is the best for very cold temperatures of -20 to as high as 120Â° F. What are the disadvantages of using synthetic oil in a lawn mower?
anyways, it came with some motor oil. i have 2 containers of motor oil in my garage,. Good enough for me. lol (but don't blame me if the mower breaks down :P).