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Old 02-15-2013, 03:20 PM
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Changing hydro oil, what do I need?

Hey Guys, I have a M60-KH (53BB5BDX750) (Tank) 27HP Kohler V-Twin OHV and its due a filter and hydro oil change. I don't know what I need as far as oil? I know it takes 7 quarts, but not what type or weight?

What works best in these?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:16 PM
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Mobil 1 full syn is a popular choice and cheap by the jug at walmart. 15w50.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:36 PM
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Mobil 1 full syn is a popular choice and cheap by the jug at walmart. 15w50.
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Are you saying that the cheap oil is as good
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:02 PM
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No smarty pants. I'm saying good oil can be had at low cost especially in small bulk quantities (5qt jugs). Incidentally all the MAJOR brands were within a few cents of eachother. My personal preference is Mobil 1.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:13 PM
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Sorry I miss understood.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:47 AM
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First we were talking about hydro filters which for all intents and purposes don't filter out much more than micro metal particles. There is no combustion residue like in an engine. You get more protection for the system by installing magnets. Secondly, expensive filters are sometimes of such a fine micron filtering they create pressure drops that cause loss of performance in hydro systems and top end oiling issues in engines. Posted via Mobile Device
How do you install a magnet in your hydro?
How do you know it actually is doing anything??
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:20 PM
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How do you install a magnet in your hydro?
How do you know it actually is doing anything??
Gotta get creative. Sometimes you can find a plug in the system and epoxy one to it. Sometimes you can replace with magnetic drain plugs for auto use. I have modified fill caps with threaded rod and magnets on the end. You know they work when they get coated in fine metallic powder or catch a chip. Might be too late for the part it came off of. Then at least it won't take out the rest of the system.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:28 PM
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Gotta get creative. Sometimes you can find a plug in the system and epoxy one to it. Sometimes you can replace with magnetic drain plugs for auto use. I have modified fill caps with threaded rod and magnets on the end. You know they work when they get coated in fine metallic powder or catch a chip. Might be too late for the part it came off of. Then at least it won't take out the rest of the system.
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I use the magnets from inside starters and flywheels...stick them to the outside of the hydrotank..
Make sure they can't fall off.........glue them if you have to...
If they fall off and release all the metal they were holding..you can immediately clog your hydro filter..
Then your pumps go boom....
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:40 PM
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I use the magnets from inside starters and flywheels...stick them to the outside of the hydrotank..
Make sure they can't fall off.........glue them if you have to...
If they fall off and release all the metal they were holding..you can immediately clog your hydro filter..
Then your pumps go boom....
Didn't they used to have caps with magnets and you could unscrew them and clean them up? Or am I dreaming up a patent
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:29 AM
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Didn't they used to have caps with magnets and you could unscrew them and clean them up? Or am I dreaming up a patent
Nah, Dorman and Help line have been making them for years. Usually caught pieces of timing gears with them.
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