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Old 07-22-2000, 01:59 PM
Mowman Mowman is offline
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Getting a 20HP Kolher engine and wondering which oil to run. Do you run straight 30 or a multi-grade or do you run syntehic oils? I appreciate all comments. Thanks, Mowman
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Old 07-22-2000, 03:29 PM
bdemir bdemir is offline
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I run mobil one 15w 40 weight in my kohler and kawasaki engines. My engine runs so smooth and queit and it will probably not have any problems for a long time. I run synthetic oil after the first 200 hours and before that i just use regular 30 weight. Mobil one is the best stuff. Also if you want to buy some prolong and put a little in, there will be a big improvement in smootheness asnd maybe higherr rpms too. Some dont like additives but this stuff works the best ive tried them all.
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Old 07-22-2000, 04:26 PM
Eric ELM Eric ELM is offline
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The Command engines have hydraulic lifters and it is recommended not to run straight 30 weight oil in them. You need to use a mulitgrade oil, like 10W30 or 15W40 in them. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://elmlawnsite.com/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
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Old 07-22-2000, 06:06 PM
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We run Chevron Delo 400 15-40 in everything. Trucks, tractors,mowers. One oil for the whole fleet. Buy quality oil, name brands only. Chevron, Union are all we will use.<p>13 trucks<br>3 tractors<br>2 trenchers<br>1 Sand Pro<br>7 Riding mowers<br>whole s--- load of small engines.
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Old 07-23-2000, 08:32 AM
Grasscape Inc Grasscape Inc is offline
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Use mobile 1 in the hydro, and engine.
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Old 07-24-2000, 04:54 PM
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Mowman, I had a lifter rapping problem in my<br>Kohier 22hp. The Kohler rep said to run their<br>Kohler 10w-30 oil in the motor and it would<br>solve the problem! We changed the oil and<br>took it out and really worked it. Kohler was<br>right no more rapping.Kohler said it has special additives to keep it cooler. Hope this helps.<br>good luck!
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Old 07-27-2000, 04:55 PM
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these Kohlers are getting some bad press. YEESSSSSHHHH!!!<p>GEO
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Old 07-27-2000, 05:08 PM
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Geo, I hear ya.<p>----------<br>Yesteryear L/S<br>Hollywood Fla
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Old 07-27-2000, 09:47 PM
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have exmark with 14hp kawasaki the best&use 30wt but may try synthetic oil ?
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Old 07-27-2000, 11:47 PM
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I have a Exmark Laser with a 23hp Laser and two Turf Tracers with Kohlers I will only use Mobil one. It is the best.
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