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Old 10-07-2007, 12:12 AM
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Time equals money minus the replacement of the part over the life of the machine
Yeah, In this case it's four days lost work waiting for a new engine to be shipped in on top of a $2300.00 bill, All for saving 30 seconds each morning and a case of oil.
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Old 11-03-2007, 05:51 AM
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Seems every unit that comes in for repair is low of oil, I was just wondering how often you check the oil in your equipment ?

No "I don't have to because I use X brand oil" please.
almost every single day
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:06 PM
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it's easy for most of us on here to say i check the oils all the time. me personaly i try to check the oils but something always comes up . yesterday in fact i pulled my mowers into my bus. partners auto repair shop and did check all fluids and did minor tune ups and replaced the belts. i noticed the it had been a year with no checks and no repairs or tune ups. been real lucky. we have learned that it needs to be done at least once a week . from now on we will try to do this . it is cheaper then having to replace mowers. my ex mark 26 metro didn't have but maybe 2 ounces of oil. new mower only one year old .
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Old 11-03-2007, 01:12 PM
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Not everyday but atleast twice a week.
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Old 11-03-2007, 08:23 PM
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Before any piece of equipment is loaded on the trailer in the morning, the oil is checked. The #1 problem I have is some guys think if its at the full line, why not add a little more just in case . This really drives me nuts.
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Old 11-04-2007, 03:56 PM
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I check it always "Before" engine is to run,even if i'm simply taking a break!I'm kind of a
'low-oil freak'

One thing always gets to me though, why don't mowers come from the factory with those little see through windows,so much quicker,less possible warranty abuse exuses.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:58 PM
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I Check My Oil Every Day Or After 8 Hr's Of Use,, I Think That Work's The Best,,,
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:13 PM
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Oil?!?!

What's that?!?!?
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:07 PM
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Ummm...when the engine makes a tapping noise or rapping sound....DUH




No, seriously once a week. I sharpen the blades,ck the oil, grease , etc. I only cut two days a week also.
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Old 11-05-2007, 12:31 PM
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Seems every unit that comes in for repair is low of oil, I was just wondering how often you check the oil in your equipment ?

No "I don't have to because I use X brand oil" please.
Hi Restrorob,
I got a briggs 8hp that had a leak in the fuel pump, I replaced it with a new one. but now the new one will not pump gas I might have mixed the lines up the motor is a briggs 8hp 196432 / 1243-E1 any idea what the hook up orientation is? could I have a blown head gasket?
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