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SCag tiger cub 19hp oil weight?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Wayne Landscaping, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    hey, does anyone know offhand what oil i should change my 19 hp kaw. with? like 10W-30, or something diff. thanks. i lost the manual
     
  2. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    When i bought my tiger cub the dealer gave me John Deere Turf-Gard 10w-30 oil for it so ive just been using that. You can get it at home dept
     
  3. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    I've always heard to use SAE 30 in mowers... but I know a few mowers the manual says to use something different. You might want to just contact ur dealer or a scag dealer somewhere near u... just to be safe
     
  4. SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES

    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    You Can Download The Manual On The Scag Website. My Scag Recomends Sae 30 If It Is Regular Oil And 10w30 If It Is Synthetic. I Use Mobil 1 10w30 Full Synthetic And Have Had Good Results.
     
  5. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    SAE-30 is recommended for your engine however 10w30 or 10w40 can be used depending on weather conditions. If you do use a multiweight oil such as 10w30 they say to check the oil level more often as these engines supposidly consume more 10w30 than SAE 30. I run 10w30 fully synthetic in mine and it doesnt use any oil at all from what I can tell.
     
  6. MTR

    MTR LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,280

    10-30 Amsoil (1.8 qt) on both 17 kawi FH500v & 23 Kawi FH680v.
    The 17 kawi has been getting Amsoil since July 2004, and has been faithfully cut like race horse!
     
  7. Wayne Landscaping

    Wayne Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 237

    thanks guys
     
  8. Runzwiscizzers

    Runzwiscizzers LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 19

    I have less than 10 hours on my Scag Cub, and for the first oil change, I am going with Mbil 1 10W30
     
  9. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    I run Quaker State 10W-30 in all of my Kawasaki engines...I've had no problems at all so far! The mechanic at my dealer recommended 10W-30 over SAE 30 for Kawasaki and Briggs engines.
     
  10. smarino21

    smarino21 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    TEN w THIRTY ALL DAY LONG
     

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