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Burning oil in mower

Ocutter

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
S. Jersey
I bought a used 98 Scag turf tiger last mo. Since then I have had to refill the engine oil 2 x. The last time the engine nearly seized and shut down. The shop owner says that the engine on these riders burns oil at the rate of 1 oz. per hr. per cylinder. Damn! Is ths common or B.S?
 

TLS

LawnSite Fanatic
25 hp Kohler?
 
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