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23 Kaw Break in

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Dan1944, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. Dan1944

    Dan1944 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    I have just picked up my new Hustler mini Z with a Kawi 23hp twin. Much to my suprise there is no mention of a break in period or procedure. I know on My Kohler machines (Cub lt) there was a procedure to follow some thing like 1/2 throttle (no load ) for 1/2 hr, then 3/4 throttle for another half hour. What gives ?, dealer does not have any opinions. Does any one have any recommendations, opinions ? I also plan to change oil and filter at 5 hrs, then switch to synthectic oil at 25 hrs.


    Dan the lawn care man:confused:
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    I would just run it normal and change your oil and filter like you said - 5hrs. But I would put 100 hrs on it before changing over to a synthetic oil to make sure it's good and broke in.

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