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Gaturf
04-27-2008, 04:33 PM
what brand and grade of oil should i be using in my walker mower that has 1,000 hours on it?

thanks

Gaturf
04-28-2008, 07:36 PM
thanks for the help guys

rjxj
04-28-2008, 08:45 PM
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=168060

Gaturf
04-28-2008, 09:53 PM
thanks, i already looked at that site. I was just looking for a specific brand that worked well for mowers with high hours. Ill just go ask my walker dealer what they recommend.

Jason Rose
04-28-2008, 10:03 PM
Oil is oil... If it's a Kohler engine use 10W30, any brand you like. I use the valvoline maxlife oil in everything I own. It's made for higher mileage (hour) engines and it does seem to slow oil consumption a good deal. Most of it I find now is a "synthetic blend", which is fine with me.

Gaturf
04-28-2008, 10:26 PM
thank you! thats exactly the info i needed.

nosparkplugs
04-29-2008, 12:38 AM
Oil is oil... If it's a Kohler engine use 10W30, any brand you like. I use the valvoline maxlife oil in everything I own. It's made for higher mileage (hour) engines and it does seem to slow oil consumption a good deal. Most of it I find now is a "synthetic blend", which is fine with me.

Oil is oil What kind of theory is that Rose?, I am using AMSOIL 15w-40 12 TBN heavy duty marine diesel diesel & gasoline oil with improved Kohler engine performance, lower engine operating temperature's.

I would use a quality 10w-30, in either a conventional or synthetic formulation.

Gaturf
04-29-2008, 05:53 PM
thanks for the input.

heritage
04-29-2008, 07:02 PM
I am a big fan of the 15-40w when temps are above 50F.

A Catepiller Mechanic told me back in 1988, about the additave package in 15-40w for Diesel, and it is good for gas too. Lowest oil consumption.

I have been using Shell Rotella and Penzoil Long Life ever since.

Mobil 1 Synthetic 10-30w, when it's below 50F


Engines are happy here!

Pete

nosparkplugs
04-29-2008, 10:36 PM
I am a big fan of the 15-40w when temps are above 50F.

A Catepiller Mechanic told me back in 1988, about the additave package in 15-40w for Diesel, and it is good for gas too. Lowest oil consumption.

I have been using Shell Rotella and Penzoil Long Life ever since.

Mobil 1 Synthetic 10-30w, when it's below 50F


Engines are happy here!

Pete

I have tried to pass along some oil knowledge to members on this site, with little sucess or interest. Like I have said some folks are just set in their ways with engine lubricants ; which is truly a disappointment.