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Ready to change my oil

Postby wjw777 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:36 am

The cub I bought last week needs an oil change. the last owner said he used 10w-40 but when I went to the tractor dealership they suggested I use Akcela lowash SEA30 weight. what would you do? Also do I have to remove the hood to take the oil rod and old filter out just doesn't seem there would be enough room to remove them without removing the hood :?: :thanx: walt

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Re: Ready to change my oil

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:41 am

Since it has been run with detergent type oil, whatever you prefer is good. I used to run 30W in all of mine in the summer and 20W in the winter (detergent oil). The last time I rebuilt them I changed to 10w30, and do not plan to go back. My advice is always to stay with what has been used until it needs a rebuild then use what you prefer.
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Re: Ready to change my oil

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:51 am

C60 engine OEM Lube specs list is attached, you can find this and the oil changing instructions as well as a lot of other information in the Owner's manuals at the top of this page. You can change the oil without removing the hood. Be sure to drain and clean the oil filter housing as well. Click on the picture to make it larger.
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Re: Ready to change my oil

Postby Sailor » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:36 am

wjw777 wrote:Hi,
... Also do I have to remove the hood to take the oil rod and old filter out....

You do not have to remove the hood to change the oil filter. Since I don't know what a "oil rod" is I can't answer that question.
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Re: Ready to change my oil

Postby challenger » Sat Jul 11, 2015 11:50 am

The filter and bolt can be removed without removing the hood. While the gas tank is slightly over the filter housing the bolt will pass if it is angled forward as it is lifted up. Same with the filter. Before removing the cover, use air to remove any debris from the rear of the cover, next to the engine because the cover lies flush at this point with the engine block.

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