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Old 06-18-2011, 09:52 AM
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oil pressure? dipstick o-ring blowout.

hi. i have a 2001 super z with a 25 horse v-twin Kawasaki on it with 2,xxx hours on it. I went out one day to mow and the oil level was way up, i figured i may have over filled it, and drained some off,and mowed. no big deal right? the next day i went out, and it was over full again, we changed the oil, figuring there was water in it and it had expended with heat, bringing the oil level up. that solved the over full problem, but when we changed the oil, i noticed that the o-ring where the dipstick goes into the motor was shot, so i replaced it. that was a little over a week ago. i have put maybe 15-20 hours on it since then and i notgiced today the o-ring is shot (lose fitting) again? why would this be? thanks for any help, devin.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:47 PM
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It sounds like your carburetor is leaking gas into the base of your engine increasing your oil level and diluting your oil.
The ethanol in the fuel may be what caused your o-ring to fail.

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Old 06-21-2011, 10:22 PM
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how would i know if that is happening? and it doesnt seem like there is gas in the oil?
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John Deere 36in w/b 11 horse b&s
Shindaiwa t242 trimmer
Echo gt 2000 trimmer (in many peaces)
Echo combo kit edger/trimmer
Sthil BP550
6.5x12 open trailer with side ramp.
1996 Chevy k2500 4x4 ext. cab short bed.
1990 Chevy s10 4x4 reg. cab long bed.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:19 PM
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how would i know if that is happening? and it doesnt seem like there is gas in the oil?
You will be able to smell it in the oil and notice the thinner oil.
There is no other explanation for the higher oil level unless it was overfilled.

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