The best oil for a 6 HP Kawasaki (Toro 21" Commercial)?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Howie's Lawn Care, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    What is the best oil for a 6 HP Kawasaki engine on a Toro Proline. Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I run Quaker State SAE 10W-30 oil in all of my 4 cycle engines. The mechanic at my local dealer told me that it is better to run SAE 10W-30 in Kawasaki engines rather than straight SAE 30. I have been running Quaker State SAE 10W-30 oil in all of my 4 cycle engines for 3+ years now with no problems at all. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    The weight of the oil depends on the conditions that you run it in. If you run in canada you would want thinner oil 10-30w for the cooler / colder weather. If you run in Florida like me straight 30 might be better because of the heat.

    The most important thing is to run oil that you will change frequently. Nothing is better for the engine than clean oil.
     
  4. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mobil 1...Go Synthetic or Go Home.
     
  5. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
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    once again you prove your stupidity with a blanket statement.
     
  6. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    amsoil would be the best, i guess 10w-30, whatever your engine requires
     
  7. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    Mobil 1 For Everything 4 Stroke after 50 hrs....it Just Makes Sense...

    I Even Put Mobil 1 on My Cereal in the Morning.
     
  8. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Run a good grade of 30WT and change the oil and filter every 50 hours. If you want to run synthetic after break in that is fine but get at least 100 hours on it first. 250 hours on larger engines.

    Oldtimer.
     
  9. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
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    why do you need to do that? I've never heard of that before.
     
  10. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Dump in the Synthetic after you change the oil the first time and go.. 0 problems for me.. If it works for new Vette's, Benz's etc.. ( All factory fill with Mobil One, the New Z06's engine is even assembled solely with Mobil One..) I'm sure it'll work for a 6 hp Kawi..
     

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