what grade of oil for Toro super recycler.
I just drained the oil out of my brand new Toro after 5h of running, as per manual, and was about to refill with the only SAE 30 oil I found at HD when I read in the manual:
use of service SF, SG, SH, SJ or higher
this oil is labeled SI, not part of this list. I don’t want to buy the expensive B&S warranty certified oils or do I. Is this SI oil going to be fine and not void my warrantry?
SF: is rated for 1988 and later engines.
SG: is rated for 1993 and later engines.
SH: is rated for 1996 and later engines.
SJ: is rated for 2001 and later engines.
The Current Rating now is “SL” and it work with all automotive engines currently in service.
API intentionally omitted “SI” rating because it was commonly being confused with “Other” oil ratings.
If your manual says it will run on SF, SG, SH, SJ, :
Then it will run with SI, but I’d buy some fresh oil.
As “SL” was introduced in 2001 so your “SI” oil is pretty old.
Short answer is YES you can use “SI” but any marked with “SI” is pretty old oil.
Here is a link that might be useful: API Oil Ratings
Go to Advance Auto Parts or Autozone or a similar auto parts store and buy some of their house brand SAE30 oil in a quart bottle — it will be cheaper than a smaller bottle of SAE30 oil at Home Depot.
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‘I don’t want to buy the expensive B&S warranty certified oils or do I’
Ummm. 20 ounces of oil once a year? Two quarts of the most expensive oil you can buy (Royal Purple ‘Max-Cycle’ 10W30 motorcycle oil for air-cooled service) is $24. That’s 64 ounces, which will change your oil three times plus a little extra. That’s $8 a year for the best you can get. Okay, how about my personal favorite for the Tecumseh or Briggs engine that specifies SAE30HD down to 32 degrees – Opti-4 SAE 30HD (non-synthetic) in 20 oz. bottles (no measuring) for about $35 for a six-pack – that’s six years’ worth if you change once a year, about $6 a year. Moving on down the line, my next choice would be Quaker State SAE30HD or Castrol SAE30HD. So, there is really no justification for the notion that ANY oil is ‘too expensive’ for a mower at a maximum of $8 a year. I use the Royal Purple in my LB 22271 with Honda commercial GSV190/OHC (iron bore liner) and the Opti-4 in my LB 10684 with Tecumseh LEV195 (aluminum bore). After break-in with Quaker State, the oil was a little gray with aluminum particles. After using the Opti-4 for two years, the current oil having been in over a year, it’s still so transparent that I can hardly see it on the stick. Opti-4 has a greater parts-smoothing action (eutectic action) than most oils, and it really works in these aluminum bores.
Okay, I’m tired of writing, so I’ll quit. Just think about this before ‘saving money’ on mower oil – maybe it would be better to get indefinite life out of the engine.
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For Recycler® and Super Recycler® mowers: Recommended Oil type for Toro Walk Behind Mowers, 4-Cycle engines – SAE 30W Detergent oil with an API service classification of SF, SG, SH, SJ, SL, or higher. Run the engine for five minutes to warm the oil so it drains better.
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Most small engines need 20 to 24 fluid ounces of oil. Small engines typically use SAE 30 single-weight detergent motor oil service-rated SG or higher, but some can use multiviscosity oils such as 10W-30 or 10W-40. Fill the crankcase slowly. Keep tabs on the oil level by checking with the dipstick as you add oil.
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