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Oil change

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by YardKeeper08, May 31, 2008.

  1. YardKeeper08

    YardKeeper08 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 74

    I'm getting ready to do my first oil change on my eXmark 48" Metro (15hp Kaw). I'm wondering what brand and grade is best for this machine? The ownes manual for the motor lists several grades.
  2. puffyhead929

    puffyhead929 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    Mobil one synthetic 10w 30
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    Not true.... for the engine any 10w 30 is fine.

    the Mobil one synthetic is for the hydro pumps.
  4. tamadrummer

    tamadrummer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,102

    Until I can afford Amsoil by the case, I buy Royal Purple 10w30 from Napa and use Napa Gold oil filters.

    My mower recommends oil changes at 100 hours but I mow in so much dirt that I can only make it about 65 to 70 between changes.

    For my hydros it is RP 15w40 this time around with a Napa gold hydro filter.
  5. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    I use what the manafucture says.... this way I dont void my warentee
  6. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    Rotella 5w-40 Synthetic :weightlifter:
  7. C&K

    C&K LawnSite Senior Member
    from East TN
    Posts: 295

    We use a synthetic or a blend. It gives you a broader range of operating temperature according to the manual.
  8. dura to the max

    dura to the max LawnSite Silver Member
    from georgia
    Posts: 2,246

    use the mobile 1 and keep extra around. then you always have extra for the pumps or motor.
  9. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Kawasaki recommends Mobile 1 Synthetic 10W 30 for the engines. If you have a hydro, which he doesn't, but if you do then it's Mobile 1 Synthetic 15W 50 for the Hydros.
  10. YardKeeper08

    YardKeeper08 LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 74

    Thanks for the input guys

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