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oil change/oil filter

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by la200o, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. la200o

    la200o LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16


    I've always assumed that when you change oil on any vehicle, you change the filter. I did so at 5 hours, when I first changed the oil on my 20/54 Fastrak. I gather from some other posts here--and from the Honda engine manual--that it is OK to change the filter at longer intervals (I forget what the manual says; every 100or 200 hours?) and carry the same filter over for an oil change or two. What say you?

  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Posts: 9,761

    The engine mfg's feel comfortable with it.
    I would make my decision based on the conditions and the abuse the machine takes.
    Likely, my own mower, oil is cheap, I change it.

  3. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 479

    I always change my filter every oil change. Just something I do on my truck and mowers.
  4. la200o

    la200o LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Thanks, but the question was really about the filter, not the oil.

    I'll continue to change the filter as well, but I wonder why Honda puts what seems to be misinformation (100 hours between oil changes, 200 for filters) in the owner's manual.


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