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Kawasaki Oil Usage

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by boatdude, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. boatdude

    boatdude LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Hey guys. Have you been told to expect, or experienced yourself, regular oil usage in you Kawasaki motors...12.5 - 15 h.p.? I was told that 1/2 to 3/4 of an ounce an hour is "normal". What is your experience?
  2. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    I have a Kawasaki 15 HP V-Twin engine on my Bob-Cat 48", belt drive WB ( which I love), and it doesen't burn any oil at all. 1/3 of an ounce of oil per hour sounds more like a relatively acceptable amount of oil being burned.
  3. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Got the same mower as mkwl, no problems with it. I change and check the oil regularly and it never seems low.
  4. traman

    traman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 712

    i have two kawisaki 15hp twin v not one ever used oil ,the stander has 350 hr on it ,exmark going on one yr old
  5. kmclawn

    kmclawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    I have a LX-188 with the 17 hp Kawi. motor and it has 980 hours on it and still shows no sign of oil usage.
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    I've had a few single cylinder Kaws (12.5 to 14) and none of them ever used any oil.
  7. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    I have a 2 year old 15HP Kawi with around 700 hrs (ballpark, no hour meter) And it does not use a drop of oil. I check and change it regularly. Always on the full mark.


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