kohler 23 hp motor question

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by postman, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. postman

    postman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    the other day left oil stick out lost 1- quart of oil before i caught motor has no knocking sound but it seems to me the exhaust is making a different sound kinda like a skip but not bad mower still has plenty of power put a new plug in it 340 hours on motor or could it be muffler going bad i would be grateful for any help thanks for your help.:nono:
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    If your engine has hydraulic lifters you MUST use 10W-30 oil. If you use SAE 30 the lifter will sound like they are going to jump out and run off. Does your engine have hydraulic lifters? If so did you refill with the right oil? The lifters could have leaked down but I doubt that.

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