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Old 04-12-2019, 11:43 AM   #1
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Is this a grommet fix or more?


Hello to all, Have a push lawn mower that has an oil leak at the base of where the oil dip stick attaches to the engine.

Pic 1 is the exact location, it's right where the stem of the oil dip sticl attaches into where my finger is pointing, pic 2 is a perspective pic. Pic 3 is the make/model and pic 4 is the engine type.

Can someone pls tell me what part it is that I need to order? I really appreciate your help. Thank you, tstex

PS - Really sorry I forgot to turn my camera to the right - my apologies
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They don't usually leak out of that. You sure that you didn't overfill it?



Is it leaking from the dipstick tube or where it connects to the motor body.
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They don't usually leak out of that. You sure that you didn't overfill it?

Is it leaking from the dipstick tube or where it connects to the motor body.
Thank you W on the W.

It is for sure leaking where the tube connects to the motor body.

If you grab the oil dipstick and push down on the tube, you can see oil being pushed out in small quantities. The filler/dipstick tube is loose at the base where it connects to the motor body...hope this helps
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I'm with WoW on this. Oil level is fairly basic on small engines and the lubrication system is just a splash paddle or something similar; no pressure circulating system. I don't know about your specific engine but many will often have a dip tube like yours or just a threaded cap using the same casting, depending on the assembling manufacturer's requirements. Are you checking the oil per the manufacturer's instructions, meaning dip stick threaded in vs. just resting on the threads. That little bit can make the difference.
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Clean it up real well, see if the tube wobbles, if it screws in, try to tighten it with pliers.

Still loose, use FLEX-SEAL spray to try to seal it.

When you change the oil at seasons end, do you use the stick to measure, or do you follow the makers specs in the manual for the amount of oil replaced?

Sticks get misplaced, and replaced with the wrong one sometimes, follow the manuals specs for proper amount to replace the oil.



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Len & Ed,

Here are some answers to your questions:

Are you checking the oil per the manufacturer's instructions, meaning dip stick threaded in vs. just resting on the threads. - When I measure the oil, I wait until it's been sitting for 30-45min's. Pull out dip stick and then clean, then put back in and twist top to the full tight position, then pull out and read...I always try to keep the oil in the center of the two full lines.

When changing oil, I drain then go do something for an hr so it can drain/drip fully. I then always add oil to exactly what the manual states, I am positive that this is the same dip stick that came w mower.

I will clean it up and try turning the dipstick tube clockwise to see if it will tighten. I can also use some type of silicone sealant as well, but I would prefer to buy "the correct part" and fix her that way, if I can identify what part that is.

Again, thanks to all for your help, it is appreciated. - tstex
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Sears partsdirect.com , usually has a blow-up of everything on their website, for everything.

So look into this mower on their site, you might find that it has the desired answer, and then you can think how it is supposed to be attached.


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I'll be out there tomorrow (Sunday) and I will take a look at her and see what I Can do...thanks again
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I will clean it up and try turning the dipstick tube clockwise to see if it will tighten. I can also use some type of silicone sealant as well, but I would prefer to buy "the correct part" and fix her that way, if I can identify what part that is.
Ayuh,..... That extension either screws in, or is popped into place,......

Either way, there should be an O-ring involved,......

Twist it out, or pull it out, 'n replace the O-ring to fix the leak,.....
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Ayuh,..... That extension either screws in, or is popped into place,......

Either way, there should be an O-ring involved,......

Twist it out, or pull it out, 'n replace the O-ring to fix the leak,.....
Yes, that O-ring is what I am trying to identify by part #, then I'll buy it..do any of the pic's give enough information to identify the part? I'm 60 miles from the mower so I cannot go take a look...is there a generic or universal O-ring part?


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I doubt there is a universal part but MTD and Briggs engines are widely available. These guys have a lot of parts but I'm not certain it's for your machine without knowing the model number.



https://www.ereplacementparts.com/di...-p-985692.html


'Repair Clinic' is also a good site.


Your could also search for the actual B&S/MTD part number:


https://www.manualslib.com/products/...s-1771623.html


(no guarantee this is your engine but it sure looks like it.)
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Ayuh,...... I carry a couple of o-ring "Kits" under the backseat of my truck,....

Most decent hardware stores will have an o-ring index,.....
I can't Guess what size though,.....

How far is the mower from a hardware store, or auto parts, or tractor parts, or,..??..??
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Thank you guys...I'm going out there tomorrow and will get model #, but isn't this an engine issue? Did the pic w engine info help? I'll try getting serial number of engine and model # from Ops manual or from mower...again, thanks
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Thank you guys...I'm going out there tomorrow and will get model #, but isn't this an engine issue? Did the pic w engine info help? I'll try getting serial number of engine and model # from Ops manual or from mower...again, thanks

It is an engine issue. I notice that some manufacturers of mowers, snowblowers, etc. will include engine details in their manuals, others not. The reason I said 'I think' the link is for your engine is because we don't know year of your equipment. A B&S '625' engine from one year might have been redesigned in another. or have different specs for different manufacturers (note that it is identified as "625 series"). I just didn't want someone to rush out and order something based on incomplete advice (guess?).
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Thanks Len.

Yes, I'm not going to order the part until I know that it is the part. I also did not make it out there today...real windy today.

The reason I said this is an engine part is bc its not a part of the mower body. I just lack some very specific info, i.e. Model #'s

As soon as I make it back, I'll take pics of all model #'s and bring back my Ops Manual..that should do it.

Thanks again, tstex
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