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#1 fonz3482 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 06:47 AM

Hello I'm planning to perform some maintenance on a ht23 before winter gets in full swing around here. I did a search and came up with all sorts of different oils, filters, and oil grades to use for the services. I'm planning to goto napa after work, so what does everyone suggest I get to change engine oil and filter, hydro oil and filter, spark plugs, and air filter. Also how many quarts of oil do I need for each service? If the napa products are not sufficient enough or don't meet factory specs, please feel free to tell me to stay away! Also, I was reading about cleaning carbon build up. Should I be worried about it, or maybe dump some marvel mystery oil in the fuel, or sea foam to treat it?? I don't really want to pull the heads off at this point. I'm gonna unload the tractor hopefully today, so I'll grab some pictures and post them up for everyone. Thanks!

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 07:14 AM

I use a Fram oil filter. Seems to work well for my 23. There is a cross reference chart on the Internet. Check out this link http://www.oilfilter.../BOLENS/1726450

I've also used sea foam once and the stuff worked great for me. The old "if it ain't broke don't fix it" has worked well for me over the years. Fluids and filters are all I usually need from time to time

Good luck and post some pics when you can

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 08:33 AM

Best thing I can tell you is to use the OEM filters it came with as they are all still available. I use NGK spark plugs in mine and 30W Kohler oil in the motor. UTF or universal tractor fluid in the hyro is what I have been using for yours in mine with good luck. You will need around 2 1/2 gallons for the hydro and 3-4 quarts for the motor. Go to a local mower shop for the filters as they may have them in stock but if not we carry all the filters here and in stock and it may only run a couple bucks more for OEM vs aftermarket. But if you want aftermarket Rotary filters are a good choice and made in the USA. I would stay away from Fram as they are no where near the quality they once was. 


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Any idea what the ngk, or stock plug # is so I can cross it or get the ngk's?



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 08:47 AM

Baldwin are also highly rated filters.  I have used them for several years in everything.  If you go aftermarket make sure your hydro filter is for hydraulic system as they have better filtering qualities that a standard oil filter, or so my Baldwin supplier told me.

 

Any parts store that has NGK plugs can cross over from Chmpion or any other brand.


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:23 AM

Any idea what the ngk, or stock plug # is so I can cross it or get the ngk's?

NGK # B-6L Stock # 3212



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:23 AM

For Kohler I always recommend using Genuine OEM parts as others stated above.

The NGK is what all shops recommend to replace the champions on these Kohler twins , Believe the Cross is B6L off the top my head

 

The Kohler oil is what I now run in all my equipment , they have a special formula designed for the small engines with Zinc added.


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:39 AM

The Kohler engine oil filter will have a hex feature on the end, which helps to snug it up!

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:48 AM

I'm going to go all oem filters, kohler oil, and ngk plugs. Now I just have to pick up hydro fluid or utf. Thanks everyone!



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 07:20 PM

NGK # B-6L Stock # 3212

Will that plug work on the 19.5 twin kohler too?



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Posted November 16, 2015 - 07:26 PM

Will that plug work on the 19.5 twin kohler too?

 

Magnum twin takes the same according to my Kohler Book, also a Autolite 216 works


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Posted November 16, 2015 - 07:51 PM

Magnum twin takes the same according to my Kohler Book, also a Autolite 216 works

Run Autolite 216's in my Kohler twins for years , like the plug, however two of my K582's and one of my K532's have the 5/8" (16mm) peanut plug Champion RV 17YC or equivalent, I run Autolite 26's I believe in these
I like straight 30wt Shell Rotella year round ( says still has the zinc for the flat tappets) if in heated building for winter
Napa Gold 1764 ( has the hex nut on end) for oil
Wix 51307 for hydro
Brad Penn universal hydro fluid 501-7352
Run this combination in 1886's HT20's and 23's and have done so for quite a while now, no complaints or criticisms

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Posted November 16, 2015 - 09:02 PM

One thing I can say for sure is I really have faith in the Shell Rotella,that's all I run in my Dodge diesel truck,my last truck a 1999 had 225,000 miles on it when I traded it (only because of this great Pa salt combo they use,started rotting the truck out,at approx 165,000 I had to pull the head to put a head gasket on,couldn't believe what I saw,the factory hash marks looked like new in the cylinders,that says a lot,this truck was used for pulling trailers,and my camper,so it wasn't babied,so Rotella it is in my tractors

Edited by blackjackjakexxix, November 16, 2015 - 09:03 PM.

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