- Feb 15, 2003
- Jupiter, Florida
Ahhhh, that metal in the oil is there to ensure long mower engine life:) Chris
quote:Yep. The GX series OHC engines have been that way since day 1, 1997+. Joel
Originally posted by RTexasF: My first change of a new Honda powered Craftsman 5.5 HP push mower was a surprise. I had never seen a mower without an oil drain plug before
quote:After the first five hours I put in the JD 10W-30 Turf-Guard without a problem then at 20.5 hours I put in M1 10W-30 no problems. Did your LX 280 take the 1.9 quarts as stated in the manual..
Originally posted by frequency: Chimay, I also have an LX280 and just got 5.5 hrs on the clock. What oil weight/brand did you use during your first 20 hrs? I just changed the oil and put in the JD Turf-Gard 10w30, but from some of the posts I've read on this forum some folks have had problems using 10w30 oil. Just wanted to get your experiences.