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First Oil Change Recommendation #5445754 06/03/20 09:20 PM
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I have a Kawasaki FX801V with 15hrs on my Ferris mower. I was thinking about a Fram XG filter with Rotella T6 15w40 oil. Good idea? Is the filter overkill? Does T6 still have high zinc content? Thanks!

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I don’t see why not. Be aware some aftermarket oil filters may not work. Some will not seal well against the mounting flange. I found that out with my Toro equipped with a rebadged Loncin engine. On it, only OE filters (Toro/Exmark ), Fram 4967 family and STP S4967 will mate properly. Your oil pick should work. Kawasaki allow up 20W50.


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Re: First Oil Change Recommendation [Re: gtpimp] #5445905 06/04/20 07:39 AM
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My IS700 Ferris has the B&S commercial turf engine. For an oil filter I run a motorcraft FL400 filter, its a little bit of a tight fit but there is enough room for it on my configuration. For oil, I run mobil 1 euro 0-40 in it.

I don't know if the fl400 will fit the kawasaki motor though

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I add the usual comment of what about the hydrostat oils?


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I would use the Kawasaki OEM filter. They also make a Kawasaki oil just for your engine. Amsoil makes an oil just for small engines and they have
their own hydrostat transmission oils.


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Re: First Oil Change Recommendation [Re: gtpimp] #5446047 06/04/20 10:46 AM
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the XG3614 and the T6 are a great combination. THey will serve you well.
There is a longer filter but usually not enough room on Zero turns for it.


My 2¢


There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.
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The OEM filter currently on the mower is Kawasaki 49065-7010 which crosses to XG4967. Do you guys think it’s safe to make the switch to synthetic at 15hrs?

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Originally Posted by Gebo
I would use the Kawasaki OEM filter. They also make a Kawasaki oil just for your engine. Amsoil makes an oil just for small engines and they have
their own hydrostat transmission oils.

I run both them oils and extremely happy with results

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Do you guys think it’s safe to make the switch to synthetic at 15hrs?

Sure. If that is what you want to do.
I'm a little more long term thinking in my case. I went to a semi-synthetic for the first change.
Full synthetic after that.


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Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.
Re: First Oil Change Recommendation [Re: CT8] #5446601 06/05/20 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by CT8

I add the usual comment of what about the hydrostat oils?


With 15 hours, the HST is a non issue. A filter change and top off at the first 50 or whatever the manual says wouldn’t be a bad idea though.


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Re: First Oil Change Recommendation [Re: gtpimp] #5446604 06/05/20 05:27 AM
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5w40 is a good choice. I like your thinking. I’m starting to use 0w40 in everything gas because I use it more than any other oil.

If you can find a substitute Ultra, it’ll work. It’s an overkill, but that’s it. No issues with the several Extra Guards I’m running on my ‘Bota GT’s. Less than $4 and changed yearly.


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Re: First Oil Change Recommendation [Re: dwendt44] #5446608 06/05/20 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by dwendt44
the XG3614 and the T6 are a great combination. THey will serve you well.
There is a longer filter but usually not enough room on Zero turns for it.


My 2¢


I picked up the XG3614, compared it to the XG4967 and it looks nearly identical but longer. They were out of T6 15w40 but they had some 5w40, doesn't the 15w40 offer slightly more protection? Thanks.

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I’ve used Fram 3614’s and Harvest King (Rural King) 15w40 and have 512 hours on my Big Dog Z-turn with a Kawasaki FR-651V engine.
Starts right up, no smoke, and no oil consumption. The mower itself and hydros will wear out long before that engine.

Being an air cooled engine in the summer, even the conventional 15w40 will be fine. No need to over think this.

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Is it okay to use 0w40 Mobil 1 synthetic oil in my Kubota lawn mower. Please and thank you

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Originally Posted by polly
Is it okay to use 0w40 Mobil 1 synthetic oil in my Kubota lawn mower. Please and thank you


D722 based?

Yes.


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