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synthetic oil

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TFL, Jul 22, 2001.

  1. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    how many of ya'll use this does it make your mower run better an d how many hours should you put on your mower before starying to us synthetic? thax for any help.
  2. Sammy

    Sammy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,734

    I use Mobil 1 in the hydro units. Dino oil in the motors.
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,150

    Been running Amsoil 10w-30 synthetic in my CV23S Kohler Command. I changed to synthetic after 200 hrs. (that was what Kohler rep. recommended) to be sure engine was completely broke in. After changing to synthetic I'm getting more run time out of a tank of fuel & the FAMOUS Kohler lifter noise is GONE!!!:) ;) :) ED
  4. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,516

    You should contact engine manufacture to find out how many hours to wait for break in of motor, then change to synthetic oil. You will notice the difference quickly, in lower operating temps, and fuel consumption, They also seem to have more power :D . I have a kawasaki 17 hp, and a kawasaki 23 hp air cooled motors. I use Mobil 1 full synthetic oil.
  5. TFL

    TFL LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    Thanks for all the help:)

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