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Tractor, Mower, & Trailer Talk. Links to parts websites in 1st post.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by six5crèéd, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Apr 3, 2021 at 9:51 AM
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    Babybluetaco

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    I need to change the oil in my gravely again since it’s at 30 hours. I changed it once at 10
    Hours with Kawasaki oil like the dealer recommended and now want to change it again. I would like to go to full synthetic 20w50. You guys think this is okay? The kawi oil is a blend but I’d like to run full synthetic if possible as that’s what I run in everything else. Was thinking valvoline or mobile one. Thoughts?
     
  2. Apr 3, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    Thanks guys, I had time to drive it around today, had the clutched locked in the “disengaged” position and drove for 4-5 minutes jabbing the brakes to no avail. I managed to get it up into H-2 and drove at 3/4 throttle and stood on the brakes, after 2 attempts at that the clutch was free.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    Personally I don’t see what it would hurt.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2021 at 11:32 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    Got my loader, filter head, and starter off. Trying to find a solenoid. That one bolt behind starter was a bear.

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  5. Apr 3, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    Way to thick, follow the manufacturers recommendation other then straight weight, 10-whatever [I suspect it'll be 30 weight] is what you want. You want oil to flow, you don't want STP in your crankcase. And yes, go full synthetic, a lot of cooling happens with oil on air cooled engines. The oil can get pretty toasty and heat is where full synthetic really shines over conventional or semi-synthetic oil.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:24 PM
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    Babybluetaco

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    This is what the dealer gave me for the first change. Which is what’s currently in the motor.

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  7. Apr 3, 2021 at 7:56 PM
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    Steve Urquell

    Steve Urquell No Pants

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    Most of our air cooled engines have flat tappet cams which need zinc to assist in lubrication. It has been removed from automotive oils as zinc plugs up cat converters and newer car's roller lifters don't need it. I run diesel oil which still has zinc in it.

    I run Rotella T6 5W-40 synthetic in my Kohlers. If I lived in a hotter climate I'd run Mystic 15W-50 which has zinc and is cheap at farm and fleet stores. I get it at Atwood's here in NW AR for $12.60/gal. Just about to put it in my Cub hydro.

    Here's a good thread with zinc content of various oils. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/oil-w-zinc-content-recommended-for-older-engines.138386/

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  8. Apr 4, 2021 at 5:49 AM
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    I went and looked up the ''recommended'' oil for Kawasaki engines and it was 10w40, synthetic is fine. I was surprised they did list 20w-50 for use, I really don't see that much anymore unless it's simply due to it being air cooled and higher engine temps.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    Delta09 What are you doing step-bro?

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    Somebody say tractor and mowers? I don't have the land for needing a tractor, but got a couple mowers. Got my Cub out the other day for the Spring oil change. Decided to use my oil extractor as getting the oil out the normal way is an absolute PITA on this Kohler 22HP twin. I'll say I'll never go back to the old way!

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    Also thought I had an oil filter to put on it, but somehow it disappeared in my mess of a garage. Could not find a Kohler filter locally so I had to improvise. Remembered in my database of useless knowledge that the same filter from a 4.0L Tacoma or 4Runner will fit. It barely clears, but fits! Also $6 compared to the almost $12 they want for the OEM filter...

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    Same weekend I decided to replace my push mower with something a little nicer. My old Weedeater brand 3.5HP push is well worn and the rear wheels were so worn they were looking like a stanced Honda. Decided to go with a Honda. It's the "entry level", but is far better than any push mower I've owned.

    Wasn't sure if I was gonna be able to haul such a load with the mower and a big bag of weed and feed :D

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    Haven't been able to use it yet. We had a pretty good cold snap and I didn't want to mow before that in fears I'd hurt the lawn.

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    So there's my boring post. Just mowers for me right now. Co-worker has an old rotten mower we're planning on pulling the engine to use in my friends Terrimite backhoe, so that'll be an interesting project.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    Ended up using mobile 1 10w40 full synthetic for my gravely. Kawasaki filter
     
  11. Apr 4, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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    Picked these up from a fellow member who is a great guy.... carb cleaned, fresh gas and an oil change and both seem to run great.... time will tell seeing the mowing season is around the corner:thumbsup:

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  12. Apr 5, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    six5crèéd

    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    Got my filter head cleaned and rebuilt.

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  13. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:06 PM
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    Today. Going to cut my grandmas grass. Damn thing struggles to haul this.

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  15. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:09 PM
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    Stock 3.31s?
     
  16. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:10 PM
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    What ever comes in a 5 lug lol
    Maybe I’m just to used to the power my last truck had.

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  17. Apr 5, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    six5crèéd [OP] Born again

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    Got the starter back on and filter head. Changed the oil and filter. Now to wash it and attach the loader back.

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  18. Apr 5, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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    Hit the skinny pedal harder.... you got this :thumbsup:
     
  19. Apr 5, 2021 at 3:36 PM
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    :smack: Why you gotta do dat to nice trucks
     
  20. Apr 5, 2021 at 3:36 PM
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    I do good to see 55 with it to the floor. Not sure what it’s even rated to pull honestly
     

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