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synthetic oil for Kawi/15 hp twin cyl , 2003 model?

KBW

LawnSite Member
Location
Maryland
Would it be beneficial to use synthetic for this engine? It's on a 48' Gravely walkbehind. If so, what weight and brand do you recommend?

If synthetic is not the way to go what's the best regular oil to use? What weight?

Thanks

Kevin
 

sodzilla

LawnSite Member
Location
Cheyenne, WY
I've got a 15hp kaw on my 37' hustler. I just bought mobil 1 10w-30 synthetic today for it's first oil change.
 

tacoma200

LawnSite Fanatic
I was also under the impression that you let the motor break in before adding synthetic oil.
 

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
I had already changed to Mobil 1 after the first oil change, only to hear on the Exmark forum it was a bad thing to do. Drained it back out, and waited (forget how long they said to wait) till I had maybe 100 hours? (can't remember)
 

ACA Lawn Care

LawnSite Member
Location
Iuka, MS
What would yall suggest I use in my new Exmark Metro 15HP Kawasaki. It's got 20hrs on it.
 

metro-hp_48

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
TN
Always liked Castrol myself, but so many oils, so many opinions!
More often can be alot more important that which brand.
 

sodzilla

LawnSite Member
Location
Cheyenne, WY
Good thing I didn't change it yet. I was going to do it tomorrow. I'll have to check into that a little further.
 
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