Briggs & Stratton 20 hp. oil capacity...

Briggs & Stratton 20 hp. oil capacity question

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NeedToKnow

London, KY

#1 Apr 15, 2013
How much oil does a 20 H.P. Briggs motor require? I have no manual, and have heard 46 ounces but this seems too little for this size motor? Anyone know? Thanks
NeedToKnow

London, KY

#2 Apr 17, 2013
I still need to find out.
OILCAP

Tacoma, WA

#3 Apr 17, 2013
NeedToKnow wrote:
How much oil does a 20 H.P. Briggs motor require? I have no manual, and have heard 46 ounces but this seems too little for this size motor? Anyone know? Thanks
Google it and find out.
oilpump

Barbourville, KY

#4 Apr 18, 2013
NeedToKnow wrote:
I still need to find out.
I have a 26 hp on the mower it takes 1 1/2 quarts to fill up ,,,but u will wonna keep it just a hair below the full mark,,,to prevent leaks
NeedToKnow

London, KY

#5 Apr 18, 2013
I did google this, even went to B&S website, but cant find anything.
Oil Can Henry

Tacoma, WA

#6 Apr 19, 2013
NeedToKnow wrote:
I did google this, even went to B&S website, but cant find anything.
Surely there's a full mark on the screw in dip stick, or if it doesn't have a dip stick then fill it to about half an inch from the top of the place where you pour the oil into. Maybe a little more than half an inch. There should be a line or ridge where it shows full. Otherwise just try a quart and a half if the oil compartment is totally empty. Ask Home Depot or Lowes helpers.
callmebob

North Richland Hills, TX

#7 Jun 14, 2013
20 hp Briggs on my Craftsman riding mower takes 64 oz. It is on a sticker under the hood.
Rumors

Winchester, KY

#8 Jun 15, 2013
Buy a couple quarts of your favorite brand of fusking S.A.E 30 weight oil. Fill a little bit at a time, check it as you go. Stop when it reaches the full mark.

Damn!
Dick

Groton, MA

#9 Nov 30, 2015
NeedToKnow wrote:
How much oil does a 20 H.P. Briggs motor require? I have no manual, and have heard 46 ounces but this seems too little for this size motor? Anyone know? Thanks
I have found that when I use Synthetic Oil it is too clear so now add a small bottle of food coloring. Now I can see on the dipstick better and not over fill. Believe about 1 or 1 1/2 should be enough,
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#10 Nov 30, 2015
Dick wrote:
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I have found that when I use Synthetic Oil it is too clear so now add a small bottle of food coloring. Now I can see on the dipstick better and not over fill. Believe about 1 or 1 1/2 should be enough,
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