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Nah 2 strokes for mixed fuel use a 5w30 unless its like a toro grounds master then you use 90 weight but yea 5w30 is what you want. If you live in a colder climate use 10w30

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NO NO NO You DO NOT put 2 stroke oil in a ride on mower as i very much doubt its a 2 stroke engine. !!!!!
if its a briggs and startton engine you need SAE30 oil,
if its a Honda or Kawasaki then its 10w 30 or 10w 40

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You use what they call 2 stroke motor oil
the same as you use in the motor cycle, chain saw, wed eater,
and so on, if you are not sure go in auto parts store ask if they can look it up for you.

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

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