View Full Version : what is low ash oil????

07-04-2006, 08:08 PM
a dealer told me to run low ash oil in my kohlers. he also told me to run 30 weight... my question is, is castrol 30 a low ash oil????? or what is a low ash oil? what brands?

my kohler was ticking and i stopped and he heard it and drained my oil and put in 2 quarts of some oil (it was in a barrel) and he told me to start and guarnteed it would not tick and he was right no noise since and told me always, always run a low ash oil and straight 30 weight and he said the engine will run for 4000 hours
so i need to know all low ash oils.. thanks people

07-04-2006, 08:32 PM

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07-04-2006, 10:36 PM
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lawnboy dan
07-04-2006, 11:55 PM
arnt kolers supposed to have only 10w-30? or is that just the smaller 1 cyl command

07-05-2006, 12:49 AM

Wow, real interesting how Amsoil has almost no ash and zero zinc while all the rest have a LOT more... I always wondered why amsoil claimed to be all that, I will be giving them more consideration in the future.

arnt kolers supposed to have only 10w-30? or is that just the smaller 1 cyl command
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I run 10w-30 synthetic blend in all Kohlers, no questions asked.

07-05-2006, 12:58 AM
All you were hearing is lifter tap from a collapsed lifter. Alot of Kohlers do that and it wont harm them any. It comes and goes and may not return for a couple months then BAM tapping again for a couple minutes then goes away again.I have tried all kinds of oil and non of them made any difference.