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Which is good oil to use?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Enzo, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Enzo

    Enzo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 86

    Hey everyone,

    I am going to be doing an oil change on my exmark 48 truf tracer and my exmark lazer z. I was wondering what type of oil is good to use? It not getting to hot over here in CT quite yet but it will be getting there so I want to make sure my machines are good to go.
  2. robertjr93

    robertjr93 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 15

    have u tryed amsoil
  3. milkie62

    milkie62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 833

    30 wt Penzoil in my equipment for summer,10w30 for anything in winter.
  4. metro36

    metro36 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    All of my equipment gets mobil 1 10w- 30.
  5. SIWEL

    SIWEL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 508

    i use penzoil 10w-30 in the machines and shell rotella 15w-40 in all diesels
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,466

    Motors get Mobil 1 10w30

    Hydro Pumps get Mobil 1 20w50

    2 Cycles get Stihl Synthetic

    Oh and make sure you use Kawasaki oil filters...they have a special valve in them that shoots oil where it needs to be on startups. Plus if you use any other type of oil filter, you will void the warranty. (Assuming you have a kawi Motor)
  7. soloscaperman

    soloscaperman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,045

    I used Honda oil and every time I pull it to start the motor a quick poof of smoke comes out changed to Mobil 1 and never did it again. And the motor sounds quieter.
  8. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    Might want to upgrade to Mobil 1 High Mileage 10w-30 - more of the good additives that reduce wear etc. Mobil 1 10w-30 has a weaker additive pack.
  9. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,362

    Can you explain this shoots oil on startup thing? :confused:
  10. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 329

    Really! Sh!t I just changed my oil yesterday and used a fram oil filter. Should I change it back to a Kawi filter?

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