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Old 07-08-2014, 09:29 PM
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Kohler 26.5 EFI

I purchased a new TT with a 26.5 EFI about a month ago and only have 25 hours on it now. I was mowing a large yard when it had a total lose of power due to a rocker arm coming loose. Come to find out from the dealer that there's a service bulletin on this issue and both sides had to be tightened down using more torq. Anybody that has this engine needs to check into this. Or if you're gonna buy one better ask questions.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:32 PM
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I purchased a new TT with a 26.5 EFI about a month ago and only have 25 hours on it now. I was mowing a large yard when it had a total lose of power due to a rocker arm coming loose. Come to find out from the dealer that there's a service bulletin on this issue and both sides had to be tightened down using more torq. Anybody that has this engine needs to check into this. Or if you're gonna buy one better ask questions.
Mine uses oil but other then that no problems I have 120 hours on mine now
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:11 PM
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I have one on a Gravely PT260. Zero issues so far. 50 hours.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:15 PM
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About to turn 400 hours on mine this week. So far zero issues and excellent fuel usage.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:55 PM
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Soooo oil usage not a common problem ?
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Old 07-09-2014, 10:34 PM
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Mine has 105 hrs on it and still doing fine with no oil issues
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:01 PM
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Soooo oil usage not a common problem ?
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From what I have found all these small engines consume a little. Some worse than others. It is really luck of the draw. When I run 10W-30 mine will consume a little but when I run straight 30WT it consumes almost none. I prefer the straight 30WT because it is more stable at very high temperatures than a multi grade oil is plus I get the added benefit of very little oil consumption.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:08 AM
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From what I have found all these small engines consume a little. Some worse than others. It is really luck of the draw. When I run 10W-30 mine will consume a little but when I run straight 30WT it consumes almost none. I prefer the straight 30WT because it is more stable at very high temperatures than a multi grade oil is plus I get the added benefit of very little oil consumption.
Same here. My Kawi doesn't use any oil at all with 30W. I am really happy with this particular engine so far.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:19 AM
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Same here. My Kawi doesn't use any oil at all with 30W. I am really happy with this particular engine so far.
Mine did as rings seated after 8 hours break in oil change went with 10-30 next one will straight 30 because it's going to be one hell of a hot summer here.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:40 PM
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I just put in half a quart after 15 hours mowing time. That's close to an ounce per hour.
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