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Oil capacity is typically 15oz or 18oz*. Check oil level during the season and add when necessary. Change engine oil every 50 hours or annually, whichever comes first.
So how much oil does a lawnmower take? Most walk-behind mower engines like Briggs and Stratton will take from empty approximately . 65 us quarts (. 6lt); Honda walk-behind mowers will take a little less .
SAE 10W-30 is best for varying temperature ranges and is best for starting in cold climates. The trade off here is the potential for higher oil consumption. Synthetic oil is also an option for your riding lawn mower. SAE 5W-30 is a great all-around alternative to conventional oil.
The average adult needs about 2,000 calories per day. In a 2,000 calorie diet, women can have 5 to 6 teaspoons of oil a day. Men can have 6 to 7 teaspoons. Measuring teaspoons of oil can help you know how much oil you get from foods.
Insert the dipstick into the tube slowly and push it all the way down. Now withdraw it and look closely at the tip, which should have oil on it. If the level of the oil is between the two lines, your vehicle has enough oil. If it`s at the low mark or below, it`s time to add a quart.
Overfilling a lawn mower oil tank will negatively affect engine performance and possibly prevent the mower from starting. Too much oil in a lawn mower can easily clog the air filter, foul spark plugs, and potentially cause a hydro-lock, which could bend the connection rods in a multi-cylinder mower.
SAE 30W detergent oil with an API service classification of SH, SJ, SL, or higher (not supplied with the mower). 20 oz. (0.55 l) Fill the engine with oil. No parts required – Install the recycle plug or grass bag.
6.9 quarts (with filter). After refill check oil level.

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What type of oil do I use , in my Bolens 414A 5.5 torque, 21′ cut push mower ?
ANSWER : Hi,Any good quality 30 weight motor oil…heatman101

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How do you remove the ignition coil? I can remove the bolt quite easily, but how do you remove the post which secures the other end of the coil?
ANSWER : Would of been very helpful if you would of mentioned the engine you are working on… model/serial numbers would of been even better !!!

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Where is the alternator on a mtd tractor – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Hi, under the flywheel on top of the motor crankcase, regards Phil.

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Dont know what type of oil to use – Toro Power Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Put straight 30 weight motor oil in it. Not 10W30 or any multi-viscosity oil. Straight 30 weight motor oil. If you’re doing a complete oil change, then you may want to use Synthetic 30 weight, which will last longer between oil changes and also make your engine last longer (but it costs more too). Best of luck to you.James

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Where is the carb on a 21 inch yard machine – Mtd Yard – Man 160cc, 21" Self – Propelled Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Behind the air box/ air filter

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MTD Yardman push mower runs fine for awhile then cuts off.
ANSWER : Try buying a new plug first but if it continues then I would say that there is debris in the carb.

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How to change oil and where i put the oil in to the lawn mower mtd 3.5hp / 20
ANSWER : Warm up the engine so the oil will flow out. Push the handle to the ground and either have someone stand on it or wedge it underneath something to hold it down. Disconnect spark plug!! Remove blade. Place a drain pan underneath mower (one that’s shallow enough to lower the mower down on) and using a 3/8 extension on a ratchet, stick the square end of the extension in the drain plug in the bottom of the engine and unscrew. Lower mower back down for a couple of minutes then reverse proceedure. I think it holds about 20 oz. of oil. Put in 18 oz. and check it. Be sure not to overfill.

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Where is oil drain plug on MTD mower – Mtd LAWN MOWER PART # 683-04163B FRAME Assembly:RIDER
ANSWER : If it isn’t on the bottom of the engine (above the blade) then you don’t have one. This is not that uncommon. When you need to drain the oil, FIRST- pull the spark plug wire off!!! Then remove the dip stick or filler plug and turn the unit upside down and drain the oil.

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