Matt's Equipment Repair



No more oil changes

Posted by on January 23, 2016 at 8:55 PM

A little while ago I went to a Briggs update class and they talked about their new “just check and add” engine. Now you never have to change your oil again. Before I get to what I think about this, I'll go over why they are doing it. Marketing did some surveys and the number three issue that the people they surveyed brought up was a concern when figuring out what king of mower to buy was whether or not they had to change oil. Corded electric mowers have been around for a long time and now battery powered mowers are starting to be more common, so there are options that do not require oil. So in the end marketing told engineering to make an engine that did not require oil changes.


Briggs has done a few things that make this possible, first they have changed their boring process. The normal “break in” oil change is just getting rid of any materials that the manufacturer has left behind in the manufacturing process, so now they have a cleaner boring method. They are also using a better oil filter to help keep more impurities out. So they have done a few thing but the real issue is that they still only warranty the engine for two years.


Any mower engine, under normal use is going to last for two year without changing the oil. In today's society this is going to be just fine, most people only expect 2 to 3 years out of a machine any more and rather than fix any problems they just throw it away and buy a new one anyways, so for most people this is going to be fine.


Now if you are the kind of person that takes care of your equipment and wants it to last then I would recommend changing the oil. Impurities and grit are always going to build up and if you don't want to wear the engine out prematurely then the oil needs to be changed.


So really this just seems like Briggs is just saying that people don't expect things to last so it really doesn't matter anyways, and remember they are still only warrantying it for 2 years. It's too bad, there are many Briggs engines from the 70's 80's and 90's that are still running but 20 years from now I don't know that you'll be able to make the same statement about so many 20 year old engines still being around and still running.

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply LbgStepe
3:30 PM on January 27, 2021 
where i can purchase viagra cost of viagra without insurance viagra online us - buy viagra without prescrip ’
Reply LbsxStepe
9:41 PM on February 8, 2021 
kamagra oral jelly order pfizer viagra from india generic viagra online pharmacy
Reply Nbnhkarip
8:38 AM on February 16, 2021 
buy cheap viagra online uk buy viagra new zealand
Reply LabxStepe
5:44 PM on February 16, 2021 
cialis en el df best site buy cialis online cialis generique brevet
Reply Fjjukarip
7:56 PM on March 1, 2021 
is viagra over the counter brand viagra when was viagra invented
Reply BrfgLype
12:44 PM on March 26, 2021 - cialis overdose - cialis coupon 2019 - natural viagra for men - how effective is viagra - cialis half life
Reply LmoppStepe
7:24 AM on March 27, 2021 - essay writer online i need someone to write my essay write my essay affordable online essay writers wanted
Reply GrvnOing
8:38 PM on March 27, 2021 - recreational viagra - foods that enhance viagra - buying cheap cialis online - what is better viagra or cialis - cialis generic timeline
Reply FbshStepe
1:18 AM on April 3, 2021 - proquest thesis search doctoral thesis research methodology thesis thesis express