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oil comsumption in new kohler

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by lawn maggot, Jun 21, 2003.

  1. lawn maggot

    lawn maggot LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 6

    I have a new dixie chopper with a 20 hp kohler engine. It has about 20 hours on it and I have noticed that it seems to be using oil. I estimate 1/4 of a quart. Is this normal? If so how much oil loss would be considered a problem. Thanks.
  2. Normal is ZERO, you however might blow a puff of smoke at start up, and that is normal too.
  3. Potchkins

    Potchkins LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 570

    does it clatter
    might be lifters

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    probably your head gasket where the oil returns from the ohv. I have seen that alot

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