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I have SV470-620 kohler engine on a cub cadet (2009) that

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I have SV470-620 kohler engine on a cub cadet (2009) that suddenly has a flashing oil warning light. The dip stick shows oil level is OK. Also this engine smokes when first started, but not every time- what would cause this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Oil pressure has to be at least 5 psi. Could the oil be thinned by gas contamination?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Oil pressure has to be at least 5 psi. Could the oil be thinned by gas contamination?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Change the oil and filter and see if that takes care of it.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If not, get a test gauge and check the oil pressure.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

5 PSI with oil hot is minimum.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

http://www.kohlerengines.com/onlinecatalog/pdf/tp_2548_a.pdf