First oil change for 25 Kohler

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn-Scapes, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
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    For those that use synthetic.. which grade do you use? 10w30, 15w30 or does it not matter between the two?

    Also, is there another oil filter I can use besides Kohler? Has anyone else used another brand...which did you use? Or maybe not using a Kohler will void the warranty?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I'm using Mobil 1 10w30 in everything I own. Cars, truck, mowers etc.

    Some of the filters which will fit your engine are:

    AC=PF-53
    Hastings=157-A
    Purolator=PER-183, PER-241, FCO-201
    WIX=51348
    NAPA=1348
    Fram=PH-46, PH-3816
    Motorcraft=FL-271, FL-793

    (Thanks go to Mow Ed for the list)
     
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Thanks Richard.

    I didn't mention it was a Command on a Lazer... Does that change anything?

    Thanks again.

    BTW, what part of MD are you in?
     
  4. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 198

    the kohler commands require a 10w30 because of their hydralic lifters. I wouldn't use anything but a kohler filter during warranty.
     
  5. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    leaflawnlimb,

    You can use any brand oil filter, air filter, spark plugs, etc. you want on any engine under warranty. Its the LAW!

    TSG,

    As for synthetic, I would wait till at least 100 hrs before switching over to synthetic. It may be an old wives tale about it being too slippery and not allowing the engine to break in and seat rings, but I would and have waited till the 100hr mark.
     
  6. leaflawnandlimb

    leaflawnandlimb LawnSite Member
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    dixie1

    It may be the law, but I still would not use any other filter. I still use the oem filters on all my machines, I buy them by the case and my dealer gives me a really good price.
     
  7. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 467

    I've been using Mobil 1 synthetic 0w30 in my 25 Kohler for about 40 hours now and don't see any negative effects. The oil looks as though I just changed it.
     
  8. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I agree on waiting until at least 100 hours before putting synthetics in a motor. I wait until I have 200 hours on mine and I've had great luck with engines. I will be doing my 69th oil change on my 22 hp Kohler by the end of the week. I change it every 50 hours, so it has a bunch on it.
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    TSG wrote:
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    BTW, what part of MD are you in?
    ........................

    This may seem silly but I prefer not to advertise my location on an open forum like this due to security. Anybody can read these messages and there are people who like to steal our type of equiptment. Remember, locks only keep honest people honest.
     
  10. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    i bought filters for my 18 kolher from "mow more" way cheaper than at the store but basically the same.
     

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