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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenMachine102, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    i own a new lazer with a 20 horse kohler, it only has 10 hours on it, I have been checking the oil frequently, and when I checked it 2 days ago it was on the F (full mark) today it was below the F mark. It says in the manual that it needs to be at the F mark at all times,. My question is, I know that new engines have break-in oil in them, so do I have to get a special break-in oil to top it off, or can I use any good 10w 30 oil?
     
  2. clcare

    clcare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    any good oil will work
     
  3. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    I always figured they used reg. oil. I have bought/used break-in Nitromethane (10%) for my Nitro Monster trucks (T Maxx, Terra Crusher, and Savage) but never thought about break-in oil for mowers. Looks like auto manufactures would use it (or do they?)
     
  4. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    10 hours? Doesn't the first oil change come after 8 hrs? (or even 5 hrs on some?)
    (Think my brother said his Deere manual said 1st change @ 5hrs...... 25 Kohler)
     
  5. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    you should be past the break in period.
     
  6. GreenMachine102

    GreenMachine102 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    i just looked in the manual, and it said "change oil and filter after first 5 hours". I thought I read it all, but must have missed that part. Is it too late, have I done damage to the engine by letting it go until 10 hours????
     
  7. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    highly doubtful that there is any damage. just change the oil asap and don't worry about it anymore.
     

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