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Posted: 5/17/2012 4:57:37 PM EDT
Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.







Link Posted: 5/17/2012 4:58:55 PM EDT
4 stroke
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 4:59:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2012 4:59:58 PM EDT by capnrob97]
4 cycle Briggs. That second pic is the dipstick

 
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 4:59:24 PM EDT
Are you kidding?
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 4:59:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Super_Duty_John:
Are you kidding?


Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:00:33 PM EDT
I'm going to say it's a pretty good chance that is a 4-stroke and you drain the oil by tipping it.  
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:00:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:00:45 PM EDT




Originally Posted By Super_Duty_John:

Are you kidding?




I don't know... Awefully hard to tell what "Oil Drain" means.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:01:07 PM EDT
What is someone from AZ doing with a lawnmower anyways?
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:01:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2012 5:02:13 PM EDT by Forgetfull]
The can of oil/gas mix with the mower was throwing me off.
unleaded it is then.
Originally Posted By JVD:
What is someone from AZ doing with a lawnmower anyways?


You should see the "grass" I need to cut
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:02:12 PM EDT
4 stroke.

Clean that SOB up!
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:07:56 PM EDT
4 stroke.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:08:39 PM EDT
Wouldn't really need an oil drain on a 2stroke.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:11:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
4 cycle Briggs. That second pic is the dipstick  


This
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:21:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:23:45 PM EDT
4 Stroke Flathead design.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:24:29 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Jeffreysox:



Originally Posted By Super_Duty_John:

Are you kidding?






 
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:25:44 PM EDT
4 stroke...check your man card!
if not a man....go find one.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:27:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175352.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175339.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175332.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175308.jpg

The oil drain is your fill and drain. You pull that plug out and you will find a dipstick.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:29:04 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Chromekilla:



Originally Posted By Forgetfull:

Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175352.jpg



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175339.jpg



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175332.jpg



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175308.jpg


The oil drain is your fill and drain. You pull that plug out and you will find a dipstick.



Wrong.



If you tilt the deck up, you will see a bolt with a 3/8th's socket square on it.



That is your oil drain.  
 
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:34:56 PM EDT
Looks similar to my Bolens. Bought it from Lowes many moons ago. I've run over darn near everything from bushes to rocks. I didn't clean the air filter from the time I bought it until last year. Put a new blade on it two years ago because it the old one was just so beat up.
Still runs on the first pull.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:36:46 PM EDT
No doubt a 4 stroke.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:37:18 PM EDT
Stamped in the metal above the spark plug will be a series of numbers, model, type and code. The first two numbers of the code will give you the year of production. The next two will be the month, the next two after that will be the day.

It is a pretty much indestructible little engine given a bit of care.

Four stroke cycle Briggs and Stratton FTW
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:38:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:41:15 PM EDT

 
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:42:35 PM EDT
It's not even that old.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:44:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By buckmaw:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175352.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175339.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175332.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175308.jpg

The oil drain is your fill and drain. You pull that plug out and you will find a dipstick.

Wrong.

If you tilt the deck up, you will see a bolt with a 3/8th's socket square on it.

That is your oil drain.  


 


I always tip mine its just far easier, but you could be right.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:49:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2012 5:53:23 PM EDT by goodoleboy]
If its 2 stroke it will not have an oil fill hole,fyi..

On the dipstick,If it does not have a sight glass or dipstick on your 4 stroke engine, oil level is almost always considered full till it fills up to the bottom threads of the oil fill hole..Like an unopen bottle of coke is full basically.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:51:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2012 5:51:30 PM EDT by ScrubJ]
Originally Posted By buckmaw:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175352.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175339.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175332.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175308.jpg

The oil drain is your fill and drain. You pull that plug out and you will find a dipstick.

Wrong.

If you tilt the deck up, you will see a bolt with a 3/8th's socket square on it.

That is your oil drain.  


 


Wrong. What you see is the fill and drain. There may be either a four sided pipe plug or a socket head plug on the bottom, but the dipstick is the primmary drain. Much easier for the average owner just to put a drain pan down and tip the mower on it's side.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:51:54 PM EDT
Drain the oil out, fill to correct level with 30wt HD NON detergent oil. Fill gas tank with whatever is flammable, pull cord and let it roar to life.
 
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 5:56:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By brdvictim:
Drain the oil out, fill to correct level with 30wt HD NON detergent oil. Fill gas tank with whatever is flammable, pull cord and let it roar to life.  


Nope....SAE30 detergent oil.

It holds 20 ounces.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:03:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2012 6:04:39 PM EDT by Super_Duty_John]
Originally Posted By THEBAUMER:
Originally Posted By brdvictim:
Drain the oil out, fill to correct level with 30wt HD NON detergent oil. Fill gas tank with whatever is flammable, pull cord and let it roar to life.  


Nope....SAE30 detergent oil.

It holds 20 ounces.


You might have an intern to ride with here

Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:12:11 PM EDT



Originally Posted By ScrubJ:



Originally Posted By buckmaw:




Originally Posted By Chromekilla:


Originally Posted By Forgetfull:

Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175352.jpg



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175339.jpg



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175332.jpg



http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175308.jpg


The oil drain is your fill and drain. You pull that plug out and you will find a dipstick.



Wrong.



If you tilt the deck up, you will see a bolt with a 3/8th's socket square on it.



That is your oil drain.  





 




Wrong. What you see is the fill and drain. There may be either a four sided pipe plug or a socket head plug on the bottom, but the dipstick is the primmary drain. Much easier for the average owner just to put a drain pan down and tip the mower on it's side.



I work on mowers daily, so I guess I'm not your "average" owner.



My specialty is restoring old Snapper's.  IMHO, nothing says mowing the lawn in Texas like a Snapper.



Here is some of my work.



Before - Rare 19" snapper.  I had never seen one.





After









Before





After







 
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:30:51 PM EDT
The first mower is a possum. definitely a possum.

The one above is a red snapper. an older, used, red snapper.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:31:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By buckmaw:

Originally Posted By ScrubJ:
Originally Posted By buckmaw:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175352.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175339.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175332.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175308.jpg

The oil drain is your fill and drain. You pull that plug out and you will find a dipstick.

Wrong.

If you tilt the deck up, you will see a bolt with a 3/8th's socket square on it.

That is your oil drain.  


 


Wrong. What you see is the fill and drain. There may be either a four sided pipe plug or a socket head plug on the bottom, but the dipstick is the primmary drain. Much easier for the average owner just to put a drain pan down and tip the mower on it's side.

I work on mowers daily, so I guess I'm not your "average" owner.

My specialty is restoring old Snapper's.  IMHO, nothing says mowing the lawn in Texas like a Snapper.

Here is some of my work.

Before - Rare 19" snapper.  I had never seen one.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/lilsnapper.jpg

After
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/rest7.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/rest5.jpg


Before
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/preold.jpg

After
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/old.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/old1.jpg
 


Is that a turbo-fan engine?  No...no...It's a rotary, I see the jugs!  
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:40:10 PM EDT
4 stoke, when are you having the sex change.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:45:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By buckmaw:

Originally Posted By ScrubJ:
Originally Posted By buckmaw:

Originally Posted By Chromekilla:
Originally Posted By Forgetfull:
Older mower. There's no dipstick for checking oil, no writing on the mower as to what kind of gas it takes. It does have some sort of plug as shown in the picture. It had a empty can of gas with it that said premixed 2 stroke on the side.

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175352.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175339.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175332.jpg

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp343/jmanski/IMG_20120517_175308.jpg

The oil drain is your fill and drain. You pull that plug out and you will find a dipstick.

Wrong.

If you tilt the deck up, you will see a bolt with a 3/8th's socket square on it.

That is your oil drain.  


 


Wrong. What you see is the fill and drain. There may be either a four sided pipe plug or a socket head plug on the bottom, but the dipstick is the primmary drain. Much easier for the average owner just to put a drain pan down and tip the mower on it's side.

I work on mowers daily, so I guess I'm not your "average" owner.

My specialty is restoring old Snapper's.  IMHO, nothing says mowing the lawn in Texas like a Snapper.

Here is some of my work.

Before - Rare 19" snapper.  I had never seen one.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/lilsnapper.jpg

After
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/rest7.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/rest5.jpg


Before
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/preold.jpg

After
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/old.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg316/buckmaw_1/Snapper%20Restorations/old1.jpg
 


Badass
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:47:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DRJH1999:

.....................

Badass


No shit!!  
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 6:54:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2012 6:55:15 PM EDT by Forgetfull]
Alright got it running after fighting for 15 minutes, unleaded worked as called(though it was wimpy). Thanks for the beratement you forest dwellers, at least I'm not afraid for snakes and scorpions.
It does need a power wash.
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 8:09:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JVD:
What is someone from AZ doing with a lawnmower anyways?


Rocks and dirt clods occasionally need mowing, too...
Link Posted: 5/17/2012 8:16:27 PM EDT
I've got one of those.

It's a POS... but it runs.

(I acquired it for free, the '86 Honda is burning more oil than gas...)
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