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23hp kaw oil question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tangofox1971, May 11, 2008.

  1. tangofox1971

    tangofox1971 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    brand new great dane super surfer w/ a 23hp kawasaki what oil do you pros recommend i use.
     
  2. totallawncare25

    totallawncare25 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 288

    kohler command 10-30w
     
  3. tangofox1971

    tangofox1971 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    better than mobil 1
     
  4. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    Any straight regular SAE 30 or 10W-30 oil for the first 75 to 100 hours then Amsoil Formula 4-StrokeĀ® 10W-30/SAE 30 Synthetic Small Engine Oil (ASE) till the engine dies in a few thousands of hours.
     
  5. tangofox1971

    tangofox1971 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    thanks for the info. I will put mobil 1 10w 30 in now. it has only 13 hrs. then i will go to the amsoil when the time comes. what can i plan on paying per qt for amsoil? also my owners manual says if the temp outside is above 86 then i should use sae 40 , same with amsoil?
     
  6. Happy Frog

    Happy Frog LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,224

    I would avoid synthetic oil for the first 50 hours and would not worry about high outside temperature with Amsoil. It will protect your engine much better than SAE-40.
     
  7. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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