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post #1 of 3 Old 07-26-2016, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Late '50's 8B engine oil

I have a late 50's 8B, ( the data plate is missing ), with a plain replacement shroud. The manual calls for SAE 20 oil. Should I use 20wt or is 30wt okay. It's on a front tine tiller.

Also does anyone know what year B&S started stamping the model,type, and code on the shrouds?

Thanks for any info.

Chris

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Re: Late '50's 8B engine oil

Hi,
The manual I have (Briggs CE8069) calls for Mobil Arctic # 20 which is 30 wt oil. I do not think you would want to run 20 wt unless you are running the engine in cold weather.
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Re: Late '50's 8B engine oil

Thanks Dave. That is great info. I must have misread the owners manual online. The manual calls for SAE No. 20 oil above 32 degrees, SAE No. 10w below.

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1968 Cub Cadet 104, '96 service replacement K301, 42" deck
2007 John Deere LA 130,21hp v-twin intek , 48" deck , 1997 Scotts 42502X8,( by Murray ) 2nd repower, '96 18hp B&S Twin ll,42" deck
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