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Oil change

Postby john2189 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:20 pm

I only use my 72 to mow 5 acres with a 59 woods. Is changing oil once a year enough? I usually change in the spring.

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Re: Oil change

Postby schmibm » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:41 pm

It takes me about 3 hours to mow our 5 acres with my 59 Woods on my '57 Cub. That relates to about 60 hours of mowing per season. 60 hours is nothing on oil these days.

Oil change in the fall is best. The acids from the combustion byproducts remain in the oil and it is best to flush them out prior to winter storage. Any moisture that would collect in the oil due to condensation would very much be minimal and would burn off during your first mowing event.
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Re: Oil change

Postby john2189 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:23 pm

Yes 3 hours for me too. Full throttle 2nd gear.
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Re: Oil change

Postby k hutchins » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:07 pm

You guys must have super chargers. 3.5 for me. Maybe it's the fancy stuff around the house and the sides of the 1/4 mi long driveway.
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Re: Oil change

Postby john2189 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:39 pm

I love my 3 hours on the cub. Put my headphones on and listen to music on my iPod
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Re: Oil change

Postby ricky racer » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:36 am

john2189 wrote:I love my 3 hours on the cub. Put my headphones on and listen to music on my iPod


You've got music that sounds better than a hard working C60?
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Re: Oil change

Postby DickB » Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:19 am

I'd heard that about acids in oils and so, when away for a year or more, I'd change oil for the duration. For our small engines (rototiller, lawnmower) I change oil after the summer. For the car, truck and tractor I change oil twice--once in spring, once in fall. Knocking on wood, so won't say how long they've lasted ... so far...but hope is high that it helps them have a long life.

The Cub's summer work is garden hilling, 2 or 3 cuttings of about 5-6 acres, hauling hay, moving this and that. A busy summer. Winter work is snow plowing.

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Re: Oil change

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:09 am

john2189 wrote:I only use my 72 to mow 5 acres with a 59 woods. Is changing oil once a year enough? I usually change in the spring...John
That is plenty often, don't forget to drain the filter housing and the air filter. Also a good time to grease the throw out bearing. I would suggest as a minimum of every other year changing the transmission fluid. You will be amazed how much water is mixed with the oil, even if stored in an insulated building as mine are.
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