Hey guys question about my new Dixie

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Craftybigdog, Aug 23, 2002.

  1. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    I just got my new XXWD2600 and I was wondering whats the best way to break the 26HP Yanmar diesel in any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
  2. linky

    linky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 151

    Congrats on your purchase. I would read my owners manual and follow the shops advice for break-in. Happy mowing.
  3. Craftybigdog

    Craftybigdog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    I would do that but the manual is so vague on anything its silly oh well just run here till she quits!
  4. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    This is how I break in my diesels.Check all fluid levels daily during break in,do not apply a heavy load to the engine until its fully warmed up,but do not let it idle to warm up for more than a minute tops,just go easy on it until its up to temp.Do not lug the engine during break in,if the grass is to tall,or its laboring slow down til it catches up with the load. Let it cool by idling for 30 seconds before shutting down. Change the oil and filter after first 25 hrs,then follow normal schedule for oil changes.Good luck with your new mower,Yanmar makes one of the best diesels there is,it will outlast the mower easily with proper care. John

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