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#1 twostacks OFFLINE  

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Posted April 14, 2015 - 08:33 AM

Hello all, so I put two hours on the new engine overhaul in my Cub 1450 plowing some of the garden yesterday. Sorry I don't have any pictures, I'm not much of a shutterbug. It ran strong and the hydro was strong too, which I'm very relieved to find. My concern now is that there is no way I'll get five hours on the break in oil before taking it to Pa Plow Day this weekend. I might get maybe another hour but I doubt it. Should I change the oil before taking it to Plow Day or should I leave it in and run it at Plow Day for however long we may be plowing? Gary


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 08:38 AM

I would change it now and again when you get home. Then you should be good for a while. 


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 08:54 AM

Leave it in, plow for three hours then hold a tech session on how to change oil!  Just a thought.  I agree with changing it now (or right before you leave) and again when you get home.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 09:20 AM

I would change it now and again when you get home. Then you should be good for a while. 

 

 

Leave it in, plow for three hours then hold a tech session on how to change oil!  Just a thought.  I agree with changing it now (or right before you leave) and again when you get home.

Thanks guys, I'll get it changed before I go. With any luck, I'll have a plow in the ground the whole time I'm there so there won't be any time for a tech session, sorry.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 10:22 AM

I'd change it out before I went! Breaking it in with some load on it is a good plan. Have a good time at plow day and take some pics if you can. A lot of us are still looking at snow so plow day pics are great to see.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 12:57 PM

On a new engine I change the oil at no more than 1/2 hour. It will be full of metal particles that cause wear. A few extra oil changes cost very little but I find that they extend the engine life significantly. Good Luck, Rick

 

BTW that holds for all engines. My SB and BB Chevies never blew when I was doing them 40 years ago. An experinced mechanic told me that the first 200 revolutions of a new engine put a huge amount of metal pieces in the oil. Get rid of them as soon as you can. Don't let them settle to the bottom of the oil pan.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 02:27 PM

Change it ---it's cheap insurance.


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Posted April 14, 2015 - 07:53 PM

I would change it. Let run for a while and drain it while it's hot. Why wait. Noel

And have a good time at the plowing, we are still looking at 2 to 4 feet or more of snow yet, but it is going down. Middle of May before I am plowing, maybe.

Edited by propane1, April 14, 2015 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 07:09 AM

I would change it. Let run for a while and drain it while it's hot. Why wait. Noel

And have a good time at the plowing, we are still looking at 2 to 4 feet or more of snow yet, but it is going down. Middle of May before I am plowing, maybe.

You could go out and turn the snow over so it'll melt faster. :smilewink:

 

I'd change it.


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Posted April 15, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Fresh oil is my vote too.
Finish Doing what you need to and go ahead and change it.

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Posted April 15, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Kenny , I was just thinking about doing that just before I read your post. I may use the loader and get into it. Noel.




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