How much oil to add?

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Old 02-15-08, 12:43 PM
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How much oil to add?

Got a 10hp Tec. engine with elec. start on it It sat with no dipstick and needs a oilflush i got a dipstick but it isnt long enough to tell if i need to add some.....
Engine no.143 416032
Just need to know how much oil to add.....
 
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Old 02-15-08, 01:07 PM
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You can download a manual for your engine at the site below, oil capacities are covered on page 3. Have a good one. Geo
http://www.cpdonline.com/692509.pdf
 
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i cant find my modle no.....
 
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If this engine is not OHV, the numbers are usually on the top of the flywheel shroud.
 
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teh modle no is 143 416032 its on top of the engine shroud but i cant find it on the pdf manula
 
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Sears model 143.416032 equates to Tecumseh TVXL220-157240A, it takes 32 oz. (1 quart) oil.
You can find the Sears/Tecumseh cross reference at the end of the service manual pdf
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What you need to do is convert you 143.xxxxxx number which is a sears craftsman # into the tecumseh model number,and then get the manual for that engine.for example TVS-90 or LEV-100 or whay ever.

The last few pages of one of the tecumseh repair manuals shows the comairison chart for doing this. I'm not at home now,and can"t look it up for you....but somebody here can help you with this.
 
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okay thanks everyone that helped i figured out the number and the oil amount.....Thanks
 
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well now that i got the oil redy to add i have drained the old oil and when i drained it tons of water came out with the oil,,,,,ill drain it the best i can and refill it and start it up and let it run along time and just drain the oil out several times....
 
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What type of equipment is this motor on ?? an old Sears riding mower ? e.g.
When was the last time this motor has run ??
If it has sat for a long time enough for a lot of water to get in crankcase because it had no dipstick, you've probably got a lot other problems.
Have you tried the electric start to see if motor turns over ??
Personally, I would put in 1 quart fresh oil, take sparkplug out, and turn engine over, by whatever means, electric or pull rope, about 20 times. then drain oil and put in another fresh quart of oil.
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it is on a craftsman rear engine rider......it hasnet ran in about 2 years...the motor turns over nicely......i think ill put a quart in and turn it over and over and drain and then refil........
 
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Good, If it's sat out in weather for a couple of years you should thoroughly clean gas tank and fuel lines, possibly replace fuel lines, replace fuel filter and air filter. I would also suspect the carb has been fouled and would need to remove, disassemble, and thoroughly clean, preferably in a carb bath, and replace, at the least, the inlet needle seat and inlet needle, assuming the float doesn't have any corroded pin holes allowing gas to get inside the float.
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what do you recommend to clean out the PLASTIC gastank
 
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I use spray can GUMOUT, cause that's what will be in tank, gum and varnish.
 
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