First thanks for reading this!
I have a LX 188 and have used her to keep my small acreage beautiful. I live in Northern Calif and have trees, uneven (some steep) ground, and lots of dust and HIGH Temps in the summer and rain in the winter. I have three donkeys and try to keep their pasture clean by using a small manure spreader - more dust! BUT! A greener lawn.
I just brought her back from Valley Truck and Tractor for a tune up and possible electrical problems. That's cuz she literally just STOPPED while mowing (unless I ran her with the throttle in full choke).
Anyway - here is my wondering .... Why is the oil light coming on after maybe 45 minutes of work in the sun. She has clean oil and everything else checks out okay. When I brought her back from service the oil light came on and when I changed the fuse (with new ones) she ran okay - no warning light.
Should I use a higher viscosity oil in high heat?
Are there different oil filters? The new one IS the correct part per the spec book. (When I put cool water on the oil filter, it sizzled then the light went out.
I have taken good care of this liquid cooled lawn tractor and hope to keep her for a while longer. A new liquid cooled costs 14,000 to 15,000.
gas models are not sold in CA ... I would need to move to diesel.
Any thoughts are appreciated ... from an old gal that loves her old JD LX 188!