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Old 05-01-2012, 05:10 PM
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oil and filter suggestions fx series?

New owner in the industry and new to the site sorry if this topic has been beat to death. I was wondering what people were puttting in their kawasaki motors for oil and what filters?
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:24 PM
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I use Pennzoil 10w30 in all of my mower engines and Purolator Pure 1 oil filters. The Pure 1 filter number for your Kawasaki is PL14476.

BTW, I've had my oil tested at 150 hours and it was in fine shape.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:47 PM
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My dealer highly recommended Kawasaki 30 weight. I purchased a couple of quarts for my first change; however, I am definitely open to using what you folks have found to be the best. A customer of mine has 3000 hours on his Dixie Chopper and swears by Mobil 1.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:54 PM
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Can you get mobil 1 in 30 weight or only 10w30? I changed the oil after the recommend 8hr break in time with castro hd 30 weight can I switch to a synthetic oil or no?
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:19 PM
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i use mobil 1 10w30 fully synthetic and the same oil filter that comes on the engine.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:44 PM
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I run the same as Jasons lawn care. Mobile 1 - 10w -30 and the Kawasaki filters.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:45 PM
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Amsoil, Kawasaki filter
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:01 AM
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I switch to Mobil 1 15/50 after 100 hrs on conventional 30W motor oil.
I also use the Purolator 14476. It has a textured outer surface making it more grippy when tightening/installation.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:39 PM
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the joker who has been working on my mowers lately, tells me to only use OEM filters, they have an anti-drain back valve or something...
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:23 PM
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the joker who has been working on my mowers lately, tells me to only use OEM filters, they have an anti-drain back valve or something...
If you have an engine where the oil filter is side ways, instead of up and down, you need one with that anti-drain back valve. Essentially, the oil drains back down into the reservoir and you start the engine with hardly no oil where it needs to be until it pumps it through. There are a few automotive ones that are this way. The purolator pure one 14476 is this way. There is also a wic one and a few other brands. If you go to the auto store and tell them that number they can cross reference that number to all other brands. This will tell you every brand that has one, and they should be able to tell you if it has got the anti-drain back valves or not. For instance, the purolator filter doesn't have that valve, but the purolator pure one filter does.
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