Difference between oil - 2 Cycle, 4 Cycle and Conventional
This is about what is used in what and to make sure correct types are used in the correct engines. This isnt for cars and trucks, but for other types of engines
I try to do as much maintenance on my stuff as I can, but recently buyign some oil on sale from Canadian Tire, got myself questioning if I am doing stuff right.
I have 4 lawnmowers (2 riding, 2 push), a quad, a chain saw and a rought cut mower.
2 Cycle I understand are for things like chain saws, old skidoos and older quads. These are the types where you mix oil and gas together.
What Im trying to figure out what the difference is between 4 cycle and conventional oil.
Reading the manual for my rough cut, it says I can used everything from 5w30 to 10w40, all depending on how its used (temperature is the biggest thing) So I got the 5L jug of Formula one for $15 today of 10w30.
But is this the correct oil for the type of engine it is. Its a Briggs & Stratton pull start with no filter.
My old Honda riding one used 10W40 4 cycle, and it has no filter. But MY john deere has a filter and I use 10W30 4 cycle as well
The push mower are just craftsman, and just use 10W30 regular
Sometimes I get a bit confused having to buy all these different types of oils. These oils are also changed every fall and never used in the winter. Except the quad, which I have figured out