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Old 06-02-2012, 04:02 PM
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Sounds like a solid plan. The reason I am going straight to amsoil right away is because engines of today don't need the long break in like they used to. With in the first couple minutes the rings are already fully seated.

Also amsoil has a lot of oils that are high in zinc and phosphorous. The 4 stroke is a group IV true synthetic with no viscosity modifiers and it has a lot of zinc. The base stock is so good they did not need to add viscosity modifiers to make it meet 10W-30 specifications. It is actually a straight 30wt oil that happens to meet the pour points of a 10W-30. That is when you know you have an ultra high quality oil.
Good to know. I'll have to look into it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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Here's the link for the Formula Four Stroke Amsoil...

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ase.aspx
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:55 PM
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Here's the link for the Formula Four Stroke Amsoil...

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ase.aspx


Did you pay to get an account with them? I have a business account with amsoil and get everything at reduced cost. It is $6.40 a quart for the 4 stroke 10W-30 with my account.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:05 PM
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Did you pay to get an account with them? I have a business account with amsoil and get everything at reduced cost. It is $6.40 a quart for the 4 stroke 10W-30 with my account.
Yes I paid $20 for a 1 year preferred membership. I bought a case for $72 and some change! Which is only $1 more per quart than I buy mobil 1 for on sale. Im pretty psyched about trying Amsoil. I also bought a case of Saber Professional.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:57 PM
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I've been using the Saber for over two years now and it's worked great. I'm mixing it at about 75 to 1 instead of the 100 to 1 but that's just me.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:58 PM
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Maintenance day today!

Wash: done
Check Fluids and Filters: done
Check Tire Pressure: 10psi
Check Deck Level: side to side=level/ front to back=1/8" front pitch
Check Deck Height: within 1/4" of dial adjust settings
Grease: none(spoiled now and hate greasing my other mowers)
Replace Blades: Stens High Lift(will report performance on Monday)
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:21 PM
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Maintenance day today!

Wash: done
Check Fluids and Filters: done
Check Tire Pressure: 10psi
Check Deck Level: side to side=level/ front to back=1/8" front pitch
Check Deck Height: within 1/4" of dial adjust settings
Grease: none(spoiled now and hate greasing my other mowers)
Replace Blades: Stens High Lift(will report performance on Monday)
Looking good! I haven't checked my tire pressure yet. I bet it is way to high. I will do that before I head out in the morning. As for the greasing thing. I wish gravely did use grease fittings in 4 areas. I would like grease fittings in the spindles, front castors, front wheel bearings and the deck idler pulley and idler arm. That's coming from somebody that has owned a bunch of gravely mowers.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:57 AM
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GMLC. Have you estimated your fuel usage per hour yet? Just curious. Heard the fx series kawasaki are not the best on gas.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:45 AM
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GMLC. Have you estimated your fuel usage per hour yet? Just curious. Heard the fx series kawasaki are not the best on gas.
Sorry I have not checked my GPH yet. My plan is to after my 50 hour oil change.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:05 PM
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GMLC. Have you estimated your fuel usage per hour yet? Just curious. Heard the fx series kawasaki are not the best on gas.
My machine just turned 4 hours even and I used 7 gallons (one full tank) so that's about 1.75 gallons per hour with my FX921V. I hope after the engine gets broken in good it will go down to around 1.5 but that might be wishful thinking.
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