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Old 09-07-2003, 04:32 PM
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oil change question

Okay just got a single kawasaki 14 horse motor on a gravely. It has an oil filter, can i change the oil with out changing the filter? And how much oil do these hold??

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Old 09-07-2003, 08:54 PM
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the owners manual for the 15 horse kawasaki on my exmark says change the filter at every other oil change. so i would say that you could change the oil and not the filter. but others on this forum have said that a filter is cheap insurance and i tend to agree with them. filters are cheap so change the filter also imo.as for how much oil it holds i think it is less than one quart you can pour it in and check the level as you go to avoid overfilling.
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Old 09-07-2003, 09:52 PM
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All kawasaki from 5-27hp use same filter.I run a fram ph4967 on my 17 & 27.Yours will use between 1-1.5quarts,I would guess.
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Old 09-08-2003, 05:28 PM
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Yeah I believe my 14 HP kawi is 1.5 qts of oil But I would use your dipstick to check as you do it to make sure you dont over or uder fill it.. I use the hastings LF410 Filters... Now WHy Filter clean oil through a dirty filter ??? I always change the filter with every oil change... It just makes sense ??
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