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Kohler 23 & 10-30 Synthetic oil

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by Daryl H, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. Daryl H

    Daryl H LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Is It ok to use a 10 - 30 Synthetic oil in my 23 hp Kohler-Lazer HP?
    I can see no reference about using Synthetic oil in any fo the manuals.
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258


    The generally accepted practice of breaking an engine in with petroleum oil and then switching to a synthetic holds true with the Kohler engines as well. Just make sure you only use a multi-weight 10w-30 petroleum for the first oil change.

    Personally I would wait until the 2nd or even 3rd oil change to switch over to a synthetic. I've gotten some feedback on the Kohlers running Mobil 1 and it's been positive.

    All the information I've read demonstrates how synthetics do a better job of lubricating and can increase the life of the engine if something else doesn't cause a failure first.


  3. Daryl H

    Daryl H LawnSite Member
    Posts: 10

    Thanks for the information. .

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