Today I’m going to show you a comparison between the Briggs and Stratton Premium 4-cycle small engine oil, which is the SAE 30, and what I’m going to be doing is comparing that to Mobil-1 10W-30 full synthetic vs Redline.
I use Marvel Mystery Oil in all my small engines inside my cars, too, because I use 20% of my oil capacity. This thing takes about 20 ounces, so what I do is I put 16 ounces of oil, and I put four ounces of Marvel Mystery Oil (I am running TrueFuel, which is non-ethanol based fuel. too).
So what are we going to do? Just put different oil in mower and check the sound!
Sound of Briggs and Stratton Premium Oil in Mower
- Detergent oil: best formula for great performance in air-cooled engines
- Type: SAE 30 for small engines
- 48 oz. bottle
Sound of Mobile-1 Oil in Mower
I’m going to take the oil that’s inside now, do an oil change. I’m going to put Mobil-1 Synthetic 10W-30 in, and again, this was Briggs motor oil. This was just regular SAE 30, regular oil, non-synthetic.
I just did an oil change with Mobil-1, and as you can see, it is super clean, very friendly, clean oil, which is what you want in your engine.
- Full synthetic motor oil
- SAE 10W-30
- Using in cars and mowers
- Popular world brand name
There is what it sounds like with the Mobil-1.
Sound of Redline 10W-30 Oil in Mower
Okay, so that was the final test, and that is with Redline 10W-30 fully synthetic oil, and it does seem like the motor is a little bit louder. That’s partly because I put a mulching blade on there, a Gator G3, and the other thing is if you notice there is a red piece on the mower, which is the cap where the bag is supposed to go.
So instead of having a mulching plug, it’s a cover that goes on, and it’s got a mulching plug built into the bottom of it so that you don’t have to use a bagger anymore, and all the clippings and everything stays inside the deck.
So, partly because of those two things, it’s going to seem a little bit louder.
- Full Synthetic Oil
- 32 Ounce
- SAE 10W-30 (better hot weather protection)
- You can use it in karts, mowers etc
But honestly, it felt like the motor had a lot more power too. I can’t explain it. It’s just one of those things where I use the mower, I went through we grass like it was nothing, and it just was incredible.
The winner is Redline.
I happen to prefer Redline because that is some of the best oil in the world right now. So, those are my findings. Ever since I’ve been using it, I haven’t been burning any oil hardly, and it’s just running incredibly. So I just wanted to give a thumbs up to Redline and Mobil-1 and Toro for making such a fantastic lawnmower. Take care!