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First oil change at 8 hrs

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by des1477, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. des1477

    des1477 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Dealer says dont need to change filter. Yes or No
  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 891

    Change the filter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DISTURBEDSMR LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    They all say that I don't know why the filter is alot cheaper than the motor.
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    I don't care who says what, When I do a (first) break-in oil change it gets a new filter. It's just plain stupid to leave on/run new oil through a filter that may have been contaminated with break-in/assembly metal particles.....

    Ever wonder how trash gets into carbs even with a fuel filter ? Hmmm.....
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    I still see even some Owner's manuals talk of it that way (only every 2nd change)...
    But why go through the motions, do it right and change the oil AND filter, always.
  6. Bill Kapaun

    Bill Kapaun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    I would certainly "feel better" changing the filter, but if the filter is actually doing its job, a few metal filings will stay where they should. It's not like it's been sitting for a couple years sludging up!
  7. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
    Messages: 948

    After break in I started changing the filter every other oil change, about every 60 hrs. Which is every other Saturday in season. Oil still looks good when drained.
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    Change It!!!!!
  9. des1477

    des1477 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    Thanks for the info everybody.
  10. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    It just seems to make good sense to get that filter out of that engine and replace it along with new oil -- every oil change.


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