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Thoughts on new Kawasaki engine oil . #5108359 05/18/19 09:54 AM
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I bought a new Ariens iKon Zero Turn mower this week . Manual says 10w40 oil , manual also says to change factory oil at 8 hours .
Here is what I'm thinking of doing tell me if I'm off base . First change going with Rotella T5 which is semi synthetic , then after that going with Rotella T6 full synthetic . Should I skip the T5 and go to the T6 . I have no idea what is the factory fill is .
No mention of synthetic in manual . Any thoughts on motorcycle oil ?

Re: Thoughts on new Kawasaki engine oil . [Re: Kjmack] #5108364 05/18/19 09:57 AM
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I think its a semi synthetic, but they have a variety of weights based on outside temperature. 10w40 all the way up to 20w50


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Thoughts on new Kawasaki engine oil . [Re: Kjmack] #5108381 05/18/19 10:16 AM
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The manual for my Kawasaki twin allows 10W-30, so I run a synthetic of that grade- and have been doing so for over 10 years.


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Re: Thoughts on new Kawasaki engine oil . [Re: MCompact] #5108392 05/18/19 10:35 AM
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They changed the recommended weights back in like 2016


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Thoughts on new Kawasaki engine oil . [Re: Kjmack] #5108511 05/18/19 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Kjmack
I bought a new Ariens iKon Zero Turn mower this week . Manual says 10w40 oil , manual also says to change factory oil at 8 hours .
Here is what I'm thinking of doing tell me if I'm off base . First change going with Rotella T5 which is semi synthetic , then after that going with Rotella T6 full synthetic . Should I skip the T5 and go to the T6 . I have no idea what is the factory fill is . No mention of synthetic in manual . Any thoughts on motorcycle oil ?


I don't see any benefit with T5, I'd go directly to T6

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Originally Posted by Pelican
Originally Posted by Kjmack
I bought a new Ariens iKon Zero Turn mower this week . Manual says 10w40 oil , manual also says to change factory oil at 8 hours .
Here is what I'm thinking of doing tell me if I'm off base . First change going with Rotella T5 which is semi synthetic , then after that going with Rotella T6 full synthetic . Should I skip the T5 and go to the T6 . I have no idea what is the factory fill is . No mention of synthetic in manual . Any thoughts on motorcycle oil ?


I don't see any benefit with T5, I'd go directly to T6

I agree.


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