Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davenport, Iowa
Re: Is synthetic oil okay in the old motors?
Hi! I, personally, still use Lawnboy oil as that is what Lawnboy recommended and that is what my folks used, and that is what I have used for the last 27 years with no problems. However, with modern technology being what it is, the synthetic and semi-synthetic oils should be more than adequate as long as they meet or exceed the ratings recommended by Lawnboy/Toro. I, personally would not mix them at the recommended rates but would continue to mix according to what the original mower requirements were. The advantages should be better lubrication, cleaner burning, and no carbon build up. Again this is just my opinion as I have no experience with the synthetics. I also do not use gasoline with ethanol and I am fortunate to still be able to purchase it here but I know a lot of places have no choice. Bottom line is you have to make due with what is available where you are located but do your research to make sure what you choose is compatible with your equipment. Bill
1968 Lawnboy Mower Model 3054******1973 Lawnboy Mower Model 8231******1975 Lawnboy Mower Model 5024
1975 Lawnboy Mower Model 5273******1976 Lawnboy Mower Model 5274******1976 Lawnboy Mower Model 8234EX
1977 Lawnboy Mower Model 5024******1980 Lawnboy Mower Model 7268******1982 Lawnboy Mower Model 5247
1982 Lawnboy Mower Model 5247******1972 Lawnboy Edger Model 1015******1972 Lawnboy Edger Model 1015
1987 Lawnboy Trimmer Model 1400CL
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