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Engine oil for 4-cycle Craftsman Snow Thrower

Manual for the Model No. 247.88691, 208cc 4-cycle OHV, purchased new in October 2010, specifies motor oil SG or SF. Those classification have been obsolete for many years and is not available in most stores. What oil should I use?

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Joseph Perez
I know how important it is to have the correct oil type for your snow thrower so that it will work just great. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link in where you can enter your model number and your owners manual will pop up. I know that your owners manual will provide you with the correct information about your snow thrower. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 20,694 community points in Craftsman
February 1st, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry the misprint in the manual. Any SAE 5W-30 that you would put in an automotive engine would be sufficient. The API rating should be SL. Again I am sorry for the misprint.

Please let me know if you need further assistance with this issue.

Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T Earned 58,303 community points in Craftsman
February 2nd, 2011
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