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Can full synthetic oil be substituted for regular lubricant ?

2002 Gardenway 42" with 16.5 HP Troybilt (Briggs & Stratton) with rear bagger.

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No, this will damage the engine. i do not recommend this substitute. It is best to use the recommended blend.

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