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Question What oil do you prefer?

Just picked up a Toro 1428 and wondering what oil I should use? My last Toro had the Briggs so I used their brand synthetic oil. Just wondering what I should use for this one?

I presume ANY name brand 5W30 synthetic??
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I just use dead Dinosaur stuff. Nothing fancy. Haven't scattered any engines so far.

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I presume ANY name brand 5W30 synthetic??

Maybe check the Owner's Manual and see what the engine mfr recommends? It could very well be the oil you mention.

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For the Dino(conventional) Oil user:


Pour points:

Conventional 5W 30 only pour points listed.

Castrol: -43.6 F
Pennzoil: -43.6 F
Valvoline: -32.8 F
Quaker State: -27.4 F


As mentioned by others go with your motor's recommendation for weight and type......If you use the engine for long durations you might want to go with Synthetic or you work it hard....lots of snow most of the time.....might wanna go synthetic.

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Here are a list of synthetics rated as of 10/26/2018: You be the judge?



https://www.yourbestpicks.com/best-s...ic-motor-oils/
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Just don't go to synthetic too soon. I'd wait until maybe 10 hours, if I was going to pick. At least 5? You want to use conventional oil to let the piston rings seat properly. You can change the oil before then, to remove any break-in metal, just use conventional oil.

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I back R.O. completely...was just talking oil...forgot yours is new.


Yes if yours is a new engine follow "YOUR MANUAL" break in or what R.O. said above.



Some recommend this.


We consider the first 5 hours of run time to be the break-in period for the engine. During the break in
period we recommend using standard automotive
non-synthetic blended oils. After the break in
period synthetic lubricant can be used but is not
required. Adjusting throttle setting will increase/
decrease engine speed helping to seat piston
rings. Avoid bogging or lugging the engine down
and avoid prolonged running at constant RPM.
After the 5 hour break-in period, change the oil.
Using synthetic lubricants does not increase the
recommended oil change interval.
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Amsoil. I have a 2003 Hyundai Elantra gt with 425,000 miles on it and it has the original engine and transmission
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Brand new engine = conventional oil, even synthetic blend is like 75% conventional.

I like atleast 7 hours for break-in. If you don’t hit 7 hours in the first year, I’d change it at the end of the season with conventional again.

Don’t idle the motor except for warm up, and keep it around 75% load. Put it to work. Load is nessesary to make the most use of the fresh cross hatching to file the piston rings to a nice seal.

Synthetic for the rest of its life keeps the ring wear and wear in general to a minimum for the long haul.


Big fan of amsoil. I run blend in some of my equipment, snowblowers get synthetic. Everything gets a spike of ZDDP.

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Up to this year, it was regular 5w30 oil. This year I'm running synthetic 5w30.


Since Mobil1 changed their jugs from 4.4L to 4.7L, after changing my car's oil (also uses 5w30) I'm left with a full L of unused oil. Slightly more than I need for the snowblower. I'm not gonna buy a quart specifically for the snowblower anymore.

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