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« on: March 27, 2007, 15:16 »
What type of oil to I need for the Briggs & Stratton engine on my Merry Tiller and also for the transmission chaincase?

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2007, 15:34 »
Hi John
According to my Land Master L140 manuals, which I think is a very near copy of a merry tiller, SAE 10W-30 seems to be the universal grade to go in the engine and SAE30 in the chaincase. Probably use the same oil in both I should imagine.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2007, 15:38 »
Midnight Oil I would have thought for you John
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2007, 19:31 »
Thanks Huzey -

Suspect you're about right noshed :)

What do those numbers mean on oil?  I ended up using some oil I had from the car 15-40 because the 2 places I went only had that in - hope it will be OK.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2007, 19:47 »
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Thanks Huzey -

Suspect you're about right noshed :)

What do those numbers mean on oil?  I ended up using some oil I had from the car 15-40 because the 2 places I went only had that in - hope it will be OK.


It's a measure of it's viscosity range, John....

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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2007, 20:12 »
Thanks. live and learn :)

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 20:23 »
normal engine oil is fine john for the tiller,as for the chain case gear oil is prefered but you wont harm it with engine oil
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« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2007, 22:27 »
As Shaun says good old engine oil. Possabily the most resurched oil on the planet. With its detergents , rust inhibitors ect.ect ect. It is hard to beat.
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007, 00:35 »
Well it certainly ran well today - after it had some oil I topped up the fuel tank, checked the air fllter (looked like new) and started it up on the second pull. Not bad for a 31 year old machine is it.
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Thanks for the help guys.

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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007, 21:51 »
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