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Wayne Landscaping
07-18-2006, 12:02 PM
hey, does anyone know offhand what oil i should change my 19 hp kaw. with? like 10W-30, or something diff. thanks. i lost the manual

jt5019
07-18-2006, 01:08 PM
When i bought my tiger cub the dealer gave me John Deere Turf-Gard 10w-30 oil for it so ive just been using that. You can get it at home dept

04TurfT
07-18-2006, 01:54 PM
I've always heard to use SAE 30 in mowers... but I know a few mowers the manual says to use something different. You might want to just contact ur dealer or a scag dealer somewhere near u... just to be safe

SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES
07-18-2006, 02:53 PM
You Can Download The Manual On The Scag Website. My Scag Recomends Sae 30 If It Is Regular Oil And 10w30 If It Is Synthetic. I Use Mobil 1 10w30 Full Synthetic And Have Had Good Results.

lawnmaniac883
07-18-2006, 03:36 PM
SAE-30 is recommended for your engine however 10w30 or 10w40 can be used depending on weather conditions. If you do use a multiweight oil such as 10w30 they say to check the oil level more often as these engines supposidly consume more 10w30 than SAE 30. I run 10w30 fully synthetic in mine and it doesnt use any oil at all from what I can tell.

MTR
07-18-2006, 04:29 PM
10-30 Amsoil (1.8 qt) on both 17 kawi FH500v & 23 Kawi FH680v.
The 17 kawi has been getting Amsoil since July 2004, and has been faithfully cut like race horse!

Wayne Landscaping
07-18-2006, 04:39 PM
thanks guys

Runzwiscizzers
07-19-2006, 03:51 PM
I have less than 10 hours on my Scag Cub, and for the first oil change, I am going with Mbil 1 10W30

mkwl
07-19-2006, 04:04 PM
I run Quaker State 10W-30 in all of my Kawasaki engines...I've had no problems at all so far! The mechanic at my dealer recommended 10W-30 over SAE 30 for Kawasaki and Briggs engines.

smarino21
07-20-2006, 12:36 AM
TEN w THIRTY ALL DAY LONG

Restrorob
07-20-2006, 08:17 AM
The mechanic at my dealer recommended 10W-30 over SAE 30 for Kawasaki and Briggs engines.


Maybe that mechanic needs to find his service manual, SAE 30 above 40 degrees, 10w-30 below 40.

DJL50
07-20-2006, 08:04 PM
Maybe that mechanic needs to find his service manual, SAE 30 above 40 degrees, 10w-30 below 40.
I'm with Rob. That is what the manual calls for. I believe dealer use 10W30 because they are not sure if you will run your mower in the fall or not. 10w30 is a safe bet for them. The Kaw manual says if you use 10w30 check the oil more often because the engine will use oil a little faster.

nelbuts
07-20-2006, 08:27 PM
What the dealers don't give out the manuals anymore?
I use SAE 30 in everything I own. Simple easy and it is what the manual says to use in almost all motors unless real hot conditions then SAE 40.