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Thumbs up First oil change

Changed the oil in my Cub yesterday. About 4&1/2 hours of use on the new engine. So far have had mostly heavy wet snow. No broken shear pins yet. Guess if I stick to blowing just snow I shouldn't have any problems
I read that some people pointed out shear pin breakage as an issue. No problems here. Just wanted to get that info out there.
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What model do you have? I put over 20 hours on my Cub Cadet 524 SWE last winter, and no broken shear pins either.

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Congrats on the new machine and the first oil change did you go with 5W30 synthetic?

Cub makes a solid machine at a reasonable price and often goes overlooked on this forum which is more partial to Ariens and Hondas.
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Changed the oil in my Cub yesterday. About 4&1/2 hours of use on the new engine. So far have had mostly heavy wet snow. No broken shear pins yet. Guess if I stick to blowing just snow I shouldn't have any problems
I read that some people pointed out shear pin breakage as an issue. No problems here. Just wanted to get that info out there.
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Ya, snow is OK, phone books, newspapers, rocks, dog and kid toys, not so much...

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Cub makes a solid machine at a reasonable price and often goes overlooked on this forum which is more partial to Ariens and Hondas.
I've also noticed the favoritism for certain brands and shunning of others. I'm happy with my Cub and think it's a well built machine.
As long as I'm happy with what I bought, that's all that matters, right?

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Awesome to hear that things are working out for you...sounds like you put the machine through enough stress to break it in. Not sure if you did or didn't, but most folks will recommend using synthetic oil for the first oil change and thereon after. For just a couple dollars more than conventional, it'll prove to be beneficial on cold start-ups and long term wear & tear of the engine internals.

And now you jynxed yourself about the shearpins haha just kidding...just be weary about newspapers, branches/sticks, little dogs, and the like

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I broke 2 pins last winter, both times it was a newspaper bundle breaking an "accelerator" pin. I created a good blast of grey shreds the second time. :P

I used dino oil for my first oil change... mostly to get rid of the last 4L left in my garage. For me, more important that the type of oil one uses, is to let the engine warm up before putting load on it. At work I hear people pull out of their parking spots aggressively without warming up their cars... a loaded cold engine makes a horrible racket.
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Modern vehicles don't need a long warm up....it's better to drive slow after a 45-1 minute warm up to properly warm up the vehicle
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The people who make me cringe are the ones that turn the key and push the pedal at the same time.

Most of the winter the wife and I warm up our cars for about 2 min and drive lightly until the temperature gauge starts to move. My newer Honda has a 'cold engine' light that turns off after the engine is warm. We drive the car like an old lady until the light turns off.

It really depends on temperature, for my blower:
- If it's -1DegC 20-30 seconds or so
- If it's -20DegC, not giving the engine 1-2min to warm up is gambling with long term reliability IMO. *shrug*

Note that a car has a large cooling system to warm up and also idles at a very low rpm. Easy driving is a good idea until everything is brought up to temp.
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It sure is nice to have some positive thoughts on our CUB CADETS as most people on this site DO NOT have to much good to say about them.I just bought a 528 SWE and have not had the chance to use it yet.But my opinion is they are as good as any out there for the money
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