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1st oil change - yuk!

Platinum 24. Donít think it had 5 hours on it yet, but changed the oil. Looked dark & had a bunch of glittery stuff in it. No big chunks. Hope this is normal.
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post #2 of 21 Old 02-19-2014, 05:33 PM
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what you are seeing there is normal. it is from the break in period every thing mating together as it should. it may look like yuk. but in the end it is all good..:c ool:

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The glitter is probably just residue from the engine and also from the break in process. If it continues to be a problem you may have an internal part issue. For the color with a new engine its usually darker. As long as its not jet black it should be fine. If I were you I would take a look at the spark plug as well to see what shape it is in. If its quite black the carb is probably not working correctly.

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What is the recommended length of time for first oil change?
I have only ran one tank of gas threw my 28 Deluxe so maybe 1 1/2-2hrs.
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Sounds totally normal to me. I'm used to seeing the glittery stuff in the early oil changes in vehicles/ motors/ etc. As long as you don't find actual pieces of metal you're fineÖ Oil color is notoriously unreliable as an indicator of anything so don't read too much into it.
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Yes totally true on oil color you can't go by that. Glitter in the oil is the norm on first change heck my 20 year old push mower still shows glitter in the oil every season it still runs fine.
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What is the recommended length of time for first oil change?
I have only ran one tank of gas threw my 28 Deluxe so maybe 1 1/2-2hrs.
2-5 hrs for break in time. after that 20hrs

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Most of you are right about oil color not meaning much. Only exception to this rule is that if it is Dark black meaning it needs to be changed badly. (you get this a lot for people that don't take care of their machines) and if its milky white you have gas or water is entering the oil. Other than that though the oil color doesn't mean a thing.

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What is the recommended length of time for first oil change?
Generally after the first 5 hours of operation, every 25 hours thereafter. Use conventional oil for at least the first few oil changes for the break in, after that you can go to synthetic if you wish.
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What is the recommended length of time for first oil change?
I have only ran one tank of gas threw my 28 Deluxe so maybe 1 1/2-2hrs.
Read the owner's manual and all the information should be in there. Lots of good information and tips in those manuals.

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