Is it already that time where we do maintenance on your machine? Checking the oil level before running your machine but cannot remember which oil goes into your engine? Do not worry; we are here to tell you which oil your mighty machine is thirsty for.
Wanting to know what oil to use for your MacKissic product is a common question that all of our Mighty Owners have since we have various engine brands in addition to various weather conditions that your engines work in. Whether you lost your engine manual, cannot seem to remember, or find that sticky note you wrote it down – do not worry, we are here to help you and make things easier for you!
If you want to know the oil fill capacities for your engine, you can scroll to the bottom of this blog to see the chart with the engines and their capacities listed. As well as links to take you straight to the engine manufacturer’s web page for more detailed information, if needed!
*Please refer to the Engine Owner’s Manual provided for specific oil draining and filling instructions*
Best Oil for Briggs and Stratton, Vanguard Engines
To optimize engine performance, use Warranty Certified Briggs & Stratton Small Engine Oil. Briggs and Stratton offers a Synthetic 5W30 oil that provides the best protection at all temperatures as well as improved starting with less oil consumption. For optimum performance, you should change the oil in your small engine after the first five hours of use and then annually, or every 50 hours of use – whichever comes first.
Now, the different oil types can work best at certain temperatures. Let’s dive into which one to choose for your climate(s).
- SAE 30 – Warmer temperatures, most common oil for small engines
- SAW 10W-30 – Varying temperature range, this grade of oil improves cold weather starting, but may increase oil consumption
- Synthetic SAE 5W-30 – Best protection at all temperatures as well as improved starting with less oil consumption
- SAE 5W-30 – Very cold temperatures
- Vanguard 15W-50 – Varying temperature range. For continuous-use, such as commercial lawn cutting or pressure washing.
When choosing lawn mower oil, use a high quality detergent oil classified as *For Service SF, SG, SH, SJ* or higher. Do not use special additives.
Best Oil for Honda Small Engines
With Honda engines, oil is a major factor affecting performance and service life. Use 4-stroke automotive detergent oil that meets or exceeds the requirements for API service classification SJ or higher (or equivalent). Always check the API service label on the oil container to be sure it includes those letters of SJ or higher (or equivalent). SAE 10W-30 is recommended for general use. Other viscosities shown in the chart may be used when the average temperature in your area is within the indicated range.
With MMX (as any other engine), the engine oil affects performance and service life. Use 4-stroke automotive detergent oil. SAE 10W-30 is recommended for general use. Other viscosities shown in the chart may be used when the average temperature in your area warrants. The SAE oil viscosity and service classification are in the API label on the oil container. Use API service category SJ engine oil, or higher.
Oil Fill Capacities
This chart showcases the oil fill capacities of your engine, if you want more detailed information you can click the engine model number to be taken to the manufacturers website.
MACKISSIC PART NUMBER
030-0578 | 030-0579
|030-0650 | 030-0586
|B&S 800 Series
|030-0529 | 030-0651 | 030-0594 | 030-0595
|030-0602 | 030-0603
|030-0487 (GX120) | 706-3404 (GX160)
|030-0249 (GX240) | 030-0288(GX270)
|030-0672 | 030-0673
|030-0687 | 030-0688