First oil change

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by luckydooley, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    My quick 32 is due for its first oil change at just over 8 hours. Manual says to change oil at 8 hours then every 50. Says to change oil filter every 100, but does not mention changing it after the first eight. Should I change it now or after the first 100 hrs. Thanks
  2. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,674

    change the filter every time.
  3. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,376

    Yea, i would do that. Its cheap insurance. I change my oil usually the first 5-10 hours, then every 25 hours after that. I use Mobile 1 and change the filters every 50 hours or so.
  4. tacoma200

    tacoma200 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,426

    I change it every time even though it is not mandatory by the manufacturer. Especially the first time. Who knows what's in that engine when it comes off the assembly line. A few metal shavings or other contamination. Just my opinion.
  5. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 329

    Thanks for the input guys, I will change it!
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,466

    Make sure you use the right oil filter!! If you don't, it will void your warranty if you have to take it in with a different filter.

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