Oil Changes

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by KTNC, May 21, 2002.

  1. KTNC

    KTNC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 88

    I just went to change the oil on my new Lazer (25/60 Kohler) as recommended after the first 5 hrs. I was going to just change the oil and not filter as it says to change the filter every other change. However, the manual states to change oil and filter after the first 5 hrs. Is this critical, or can I get away with just the oil change? After this initial change I was going to change it yearly (homeowner use) and change the filter every year also. Is it all right to change the filter every time if it is only once a year that I change oil? Thanks.
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
    Posts: 4,258


    Definitely change the filter at 5 hours. I would also recommend that you change the oil filter with every oil change.

    A filter is relatively inexpensive compared to a replacement engine. It really doesn't make much sense to me to not change the filter.

    I'd rather buy some extra filters and not have a problem than to not buy them and wish I had.



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