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Zero turn riding mower 26hp b&s engine / side discharge / 52-inch wide, 22hp b&s engine / side discharge / 42-inch wide, 22hp b&s engine / side discharge / 36-inch wide
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MAINTENANCE
ENGINE
OIL
Perform engine maintenance with the engine off,
spark plug wires disconnected and PTO disengaged.
AFTER FIRST FIVE (5) HOURS
While the engine is warm:
1.
Remove drain cap at location D and drain the
crankcase.
Dispose of used oil in accordance
with local requirements.
2.
Clean and replace the cap.
3.
Change oil filter.
4.
Fill the crankcase with fresh oil to the full mark.
Do not overfill. See engine manual for oil
specifications.
DAILY
1.
Check oil level with the dipstick.
2.
If oil is needed, add fresh oil of proper
viscosity and grade. See engine manual for oil
specifications.
Do not overfill.
3.
Replace dipstick before starting engine.
PERIODIC OIL CHANGES
1.
See Page 22 maintenance chart for oil and filter
change intervals after the break-in period.
2.
Follow instructions for first oil change, above.
OIL CAPACITY
Engine without oil filter holds approximately
1-7/8
quarts (60 ounces; 1.8 liters).
Engine equipped with oil filter holds approximately 2
quarts (64 ounces; 1.9 liters).
Use a high quality detergent oil classifed "For Service
SF, SG, SH, SJ" or higher.
Use recommended SAE viscosity grade oil per start-
ing temperature according to Figure 1.
Figure 1
SAE Viscosity
Grades
F
-20
0
20
32 40
60
80
100
SPARK
PLUGS
Remove each plug and check condition.
-
Good operating conditions are indicated if the plug has a light coating of grey or tan deposit.
-
A white blistered coating indicates overheating.
A black coating indicates an "over rich" fuel mixture.
Both may be caused by a clogged air cleaner or improper carburetor adjustment.
-
Do not sandblast, wire brush or otherwise attempt to repair a plug in poor condition.
Best results are
obtained with a new plug.
-
Set plug gap as specified in engine manual..
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