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Old 06-29-2008, 12:20 AM
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Which is good oil to use?

Hey everyone,

I am going to be doing an oil change on my exmark 48 truf tracer and my exmark lazer z. I was wondering what type of oil is good to use? It not getting to hot over here in CT quite yet but it will be getting there so I want to make sure my machines are good to go.
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Old 06-29-2008, 12:50 AM
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have u tryed amsoil
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:58 AM
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30 wt Penzoil in my equipment for summer,10w30 for anything in winter.
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Old 06-30-2008, 07:45 AM
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All of my equipment gets mobil 1 10w- 30.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:42 PM
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i use penzoil 10w-30 in the machines and shell rotella 15w-40 in all diesels
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:48 PM
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Motors get Mobil 1 10w30

Hydro Pumps get Mobil 1 20w50

2 Cycles get Stihl Synthetic

Oh and make sure you use Kawasaki oil filters...they have a special valve in them that shoots oil where it needs to be on startups. Plus if you use any other type of oil filter, you will void the warranty. (Assuming you have a kawi Motor)
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:53 AM
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I used Honda oil and every time I pull it to start the motor a quick poof of smoke comes out changed to Mobil 1 and never did it again. And the motor sounds quieter.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:46 PM
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All of my equipment gets mobil 1 10w- 30.
Might want to upgrade to Mobil 1 High Mileage 10w-30 - more of the good additives that reduce wear etc. Mobil 1 10w-30 has a weaker additive pack.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:48 PM
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Oh and make sure you use Kawasaki oil filters...they have a special valve in them that shoots oil where it needs to be on startups. Plus if you use any other type of oil filter, you will void the warranty. (Assuming you have a kawi Motor)
Can you explain this shoots oil on startup thing?
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:06 AM
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Motors get Mobil 1 10w30

Hydro Pumps get Mobil 1 20w50

2 Cycles get Stihl Synthetic

Oh and make sure you use Kawasaki oil filters...they have a special valve in them that shoots oil where it needs to be on startups. Plus if you use any other type of oil filter, you will void the warranty. (Assuming you have a kawi Motor)

Really! Sh!t I just changed my oil yesterday and used a fram oil filter. Should I change it back to a Kawi filter?
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