It is a brand new X350.If you can get your hands on non ethanol it is the way to go.....can't get it in a lot of areas..unless your manual says otherwise 89 octane is fine...run it out of fuel for winter is a great idea....that does not mean turn off the fuel valve and leave stuff in the tank...run the tank dry....use stabilizer in the last load of gas to run it out...it can't hurt....if your fuel is going to be around for more than 30 days use stabilizer...I like seafoam....it is a stabilizer and does enhance the way your engine runs...is this a brand new tractor...or just new to you?
I think I will change it at 8 hours and again at 50. John deere reccomends 100 oil change intervals. A little lengthy for me 😉As was previously asked what brand of tractor/engine and have you referenced the manual?
We do not have non ethanol fuel so I use the plus grade. Every fuel can that gets filled here is topped off with the recommended amount of Sta-Bil and a small dose of Seafoam also.
I have a Kohler on my relatively new Cub and the dealer advised to change the engine break-in oil at 10 hours and per the manual every 100 hrs. thereafter. After the initial break-in oil change it gets changed every 50 hrs. (once a season for me) for no more oil that is required for an oil change plus the filter.
The manual also states to change the hydro break-in oil at 50 hrs. then every 200 hrs. thereafter; I changed the break-in oil @ 40 hrs.
That is a nice little tractor...best of luck with it...but before you go running it take a good look at the manual....see what fuel it calls for and the fluid and filter change intervalsI
It is a brand new X350.
Wouldnt just non ethanol gas, 89 octane of higher be good minus additives. I dont see a need for putting stable in when I dont keep gas long. Seafoam is a product I am not familiar with. So you consider it a benefit as an additive to every tank?There is another thread that has been running for about a week regarding non ethanol fuel...like you I am not able to get ethanol free gasoline....there must be different formulas in different areas....most people, including me, in the other thread reported problems with ethanol free gas unless precautions were taken...stabil, seafoam, ...something...only 2 guys...maybe 3 say as you do that they have not had problems with it....so if one take no precautions and has a problem...he has no one to blame but himself .....so to spend a few bucks in an effort to avoid problems is money well spent...if a problem arises...it is not from lack of trying...I do know that Stabil itself does not have a long shelf life...,,as Kubota Ronin said in that other thread...what ever works for you