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mowerman41
08-27-2009, 08:49 PM
This is probable a stupid question, but here it is. I change my oil every 100 hours religously, but I just changed it tonight at about 123 hours. I am no mechanic so bare with me. The oil had the consistance of hot fudge, not oil. I let the oil drain out then I put a new filter and oil in it and let it run for awhile no problems at all. Just curious why the oil would be so thick. Thanks for any input......

Breezmister
08-27-2009, 09:59 PM
The oil had the consistance of hot fudge, not oil.

Did you warm the engine up before you changed the oil ?

gtmorgan89
08-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Are you still using break in oil?

mowerman41
08-27-2009, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the responses I did not warm the mower before changing the oil. (can't believe I didn't think of that) and I have 423 hours on the mower and I have been using straight 30 the whole time

Restrorob
08-27-2009, 10:34 PM
I change my oil every 100 hours religously


What I'd like to know is what brand oil are you using ?

What engine is it ?

mowerknower
08-28-2009, 01:52 AM
Always warm the engine up before changing the oil, unless it is contaminated with gas, water or coolant. Also, 100 hours on an oil change is a little bit too long. I recommend changing it every 50 hours. I wise man once told me "oil is the cheapest thing you will ever put in you engine"

mowerman41
08-28-2009, 02:48 PM
the engine is a 17 hp kawaski and I used mobile straight 30

pugs
08-28-2009, 03:01 PM
Yah I think Kawasaki even recommends every 50 hours for oil. Every 100 for filter I think. I would suggest just doing the filter at 50 when you do the oil. Oil and filters are cheaper than engines.

mowerman41
08-28-2009, 05:14 PM
Pugs I just checked the manual for the kawaski and it said change the oil every 100 hours and change the oil filter every 200 hours but it seems a bit much to me....

sjessen
08-29-2009, 11:26 AM
I change the oil at 25 hrs. and the filter at 200.

pugs
08-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Pugs I just checked the manual for the kawaski and it said change the oil every 100 hours and change the oil filter every 200 hours but it seems a bit much to me....

Huh, just looked and you are right. I wonder wear I read the other numbers at. Could have sworn it was a replacement kawasaki engine owners manual I looked in...

Also noticed a Kawasaki oil filter wrench...gonna have to check the price on that and maybe order up one. Part number is 57001-1249 if anyone is interested.