Ferris F160Z needing oil change more often than usual

Hello everybody,

My 2 year old Ferris F160Z seems to be running through oil much faster than usual, I find myself having the replenish oil every few weeks nowadays when before it would be every month or more. The conditions haven’t changed much around here either. What could be the reason for this?


Hi Larry,

It sounds like your engine is running at a higher temperature than usual – I encountered this problem myself and it turns out my fan belt was worn out. This can happen with age, and you mention that your unit is 2 years old so I would recommend inspecting the fins and screen for accumulated debris. Lastly check even the fan belt.