How much oil?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by luis@NJ, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was doing some maintenance on my walk behind and since the mower is so old I don't have a Manual or anything so i called a dealer by my house and he said about 22 oz is that right? Its an 11 hp briggs
     
  2. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
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    You could do a search on the internet if you have the model number. Otherwise I would call another dealer, or send an email to Briggs.
     
  3. kaferhaus

    kaferhaus LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Doesn't it have a dipstick?..........
     
  4. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    No! i was shocked when i found that out I mean it runs fine but i havent worked it long hours yet so i dont wanna run the risk
     
  5. snapper

    snapper LawnSite Senior Member
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    does it have a little cap way down on the motor basically on the side of the sump, where you unscrew it and can look in the hole and see the oil? If so, you can't over fill these. The oil should be up in the threads if not all the way to the top..

    Later!! chris
     
  6. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes it does. thanks
     
  7. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Yep....add oil until it is about at the top of the threads. If you add too much it will just run out....and make a mess.
     
  8. luis@NJ

    luis@NJ LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks to all i was a little worried. But now I have no fear lawnsite is here lol
     

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