Oil change question....

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by dafreak, May 10, 2006.

  1. dafreak

    dafreak LawnSite Member
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    I have a new MFT with about 5 hours on it. The Hustler manual says change it after the first 5 hours but the Honda manual says change it after the first month or 20 hours. I tend to think Honda knows their motors better then Huslter but I woll put the qurstion out there. Who is right?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

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

    5 hours is what we suggest.
    I am sure the Honda manual is a general rule of thumb, as there engines are used in different applications.
    In our application we like it changed at 5 hours for the break in period.

    Pj
     
  3. dafreak

    dafreak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 33

    This may be a dumb question but how much oil do I add to a MFT after draining the old oil? I have never seen an amount listed anyhwhere.
     
  4. mowerconsultant

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

    1.5 quarts approximately, this includes the filter as long as you changed it.
    I have attached a nice reference on service on the Mini FasTrak.

    Pj
     

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  5. fishinpa

    fishinpa LawnSite Senior Member
    from SE PA
    Posts: 293

    I "think" I found the amount required "specification" page of the engine manual. I seen to remember the math coming out to about 1 Qt, 2oz. with an oem filter. I'm using an OEM replacement filter (Honda filter, but it's larger) so Mine took about 1Qt, 4oz.
     

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