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 What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?

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PostSubject: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2013 5:15 pm

It's in my John Deere 110.

And I mean type, not the "W".

Mineral oil?
Pure castor?
Single grade?
Synthetic?
Semi?

Never found any info on this, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2013 5:39 pm

Lots of racecars use Synthetic. I jsut buy whatever is on sale at Napa cause I run the same oil in the Jeep.

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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2013 5:52 pm

So you think it won't matter, I'll just get a 5w40 synth then. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2013 7:01 pm

It should't matter.
Im gonna run 5w30 synthetic in mine.
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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeTue Feb 26, 2013 9:59 pm

I'm running a surplus 10/w30 that I got for free. Got most of a 5 gallon bucket left.

Its good industrial grade motor oil.
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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeWed Feb 27, 2013 4:16 pm

Good, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 10, 2013 1:24 pm

Oh man, she did'nt like that cheap oil i gave er.
She burped and spewed it all out underside of the hood.
I reckon I try the SAE 30 Oil then, wich I actually have bought, but not changed yet, aaah that couch! clown

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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 10, 2013 3:45 pm

Spewed it out? Is it pressure lube? It shouldnt be doing that.

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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 10, 2013 4:00 pm

Doug Fackler wrote:
Spewed it out? Is it pressure lube? It shouldnt be doing that.

Nope, no the filler plug popped out including all the oil. It was crazy.

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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 10, 2013 4:02 pm

Is it one of those push plug things or whatever they are, or a legit screw plug?

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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 10, 2013 4:06 pm

Doug Fackler wrote:
Is it one of those push plug things or whatever they are, or a legit screw plug?

Abit loose push plug yeah.

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Might want to replace it with something else if it pops out that easy.

On the good side, it keeps everything on the outside lubricated. haha

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Doug Fackler wrote:
Might want to replace it with something else if it pops out that easy.

On the good side, it keeps everything on the outside lubricated. haha

Nice anti-rust huh Smile I got loads of oil on the muffler as well, smelly.

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@Thunderdivine wrote:

Nice anti-rust huh Smile I got loads of oil on the muffler as well, smelly.
helps the muffler bearings. lol
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cant remember if I posted here or not yet. I generally use synthetic 15w-40 year round, and it seems to work well even in the coldest conditions (albeit a bit hard to get it cranking winter time...)
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@willis923 wrote:
@Thunderdivine wrote:

Nice anti-rust huh Smile I got loads of oil on the muffler as well, smelly.
helps the muffler bearings. lol

Some years ago we sent our driver at work down to the hardware store to get 200 punch marks. bounce

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prometheusEDI wrote:
cant remember if I posted here or not yet. I generally use synthetic 15w-40 year round, and it seems to work well even in the coldest conditions (albeit a bit hard to get it cranking winter time...)

Alright might try that if the stubborn ol lady spews out the SAE 30. Tho I guess it might be just the flimsy oil cap.

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cant hurt. had a k301s in my Simplicity 7012 for a long time, in fact 2 over time - the first was poorly maintained when I got it, and it still ran, just leaked everywhere... and the second was a factory fresh NOS engine a guy near me traded to me for a suzuki 80cc 2 stroke motor. Always ran 15-40 in it, 90% of the time synthetic... it never failed me.
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PostSubject: Re: What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP?   What oil TYPE for my Kohler s181 8HP? Icon_minitimeFri Apr 12, 2013 2:20 pm

Can it be a glogged up breather?

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Doug: I did what you asked. Filmed it.... You know what always happens when you gonna show something.. Yes! It didn't happen! lol



And I swear I filmed this my normal way aka horizontal but it showed up like this...

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