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Old 10-10-2008, 01:39 PM
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Oil filler tube leaking

I have a Hustler Z bought in '04 with the Honda 24 HP engine. Love the machine and have had no major problems. Was going to buy a new Super Z w/XR7 deck but it turned into new granite counter tops for the wife's kitchen.
What is engine oil capacity for 24 HP Honda? I must be overfilling as it leaks out around the base seal of the engine oil filler tube. I looked at the O-ring seal and it was in rough shape. I replaced it and it still leaked. I have one manual that says 2.6 quarts and another that says 1.9. It has leaked down to the point where the dipstick shows to be the proper level so I assumed the correct amount is the 1.9 quarts and any amount above that stands in the filler tube and leaks out.I check level before I mow and it shows to be the proper amount on the dipstick. Maybe I am the dipstick!!!!
Old 10-15-2008, 11:57 AM
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My books show 2.6 quarts with the oil filter.
What is the condition of the filler / dipstick tube?

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Old 10-15-2008, 03:32 PM
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The 24hp Honda is bad about leaking around the dipstick tube. I would have to change oring 2 or 3 times a year.
Old 10-15-2008, 10:21 PM
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The dipstick tube is in good shape. The O-ring was in bad shape and I put a new one in. I have checked the dipstick each time I have mowed and it shows the proper oil level. It comes up to the full mark as indicated on the dipstick. I looked in my manuals and I think the problem may be the filter. I do not use a Honda filter. The one I use may not hold as much oil as the Honda filter. It says use 2.6 qts. with the filter change. The next time I change the oil I will monitor the amount of oil I put in with the new filter and see how much it takes to fill it to the proper level on the dipstick. Thanks for the prompt reply. It made me think and look and maybe the problem is solved.
Old 10-16-2008, 12:03 PM
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I cant see any after market oil filter being .7 quarts smaller. Next time you change your oil make sure you allow it to drail all the way out. Or u can use a fluid extractor to make sure your getting all the old oil out.

If it continues to leak around the dipstick tube, Get a new o-ring and put o-ring sealer on it and allow it to dry completly then refill it and go from there. This has stoped all the leaks we have had on hondas.

And as PJ said the 24hp honda takes 2.6 quarts.
Old 07-29-2013, 09:41 AM
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oil leaking

I have the same problem with my dipstick tube leaking at the base. I replaced the seal and it still leaks. Just a bad design and really annoying. If anyone figures out a solution please post. thanks

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