Tecumseh leaf vacuum leaking oil


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Old 12-03-16, 09:40 PM
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Tecumseh leaf vacuum leaking oil

My Tecumseh leaf vacuum is leaking oil from the base of the oil filler tube. Can I just use gasket sealer to stop it?
 
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Old 12-04-16, 12:12 AM
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Yeah, you can pull it out and put some sealant on it without hurting anything. It's just a rubber gasket that is easy to replace (the sealant probably won't last that long).
 
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Old 12-04-16, 05:10 AM
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I'd rather do it right. Any suggestions on where to get the gasket or a manual or something? I haven't had much luck finding stuff on it.
 

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Old 12-04-16, 11:13 AM
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36832 is the part number for the common one. I don't know what engine you have but this is likely what you need.
 
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Thank you. Where did you find it?
 
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Ok found it. Didn't realize that this is a documented issue with this model. At least it's a pretty standard part. How hard is it too replace? Are there instructions out there?
 
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Old 12-04-16, 07:49 PM
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You just take the dipstick tube off, should be one screw, and pull off the old rubber ring and put the new one on and stick it back in place. 5 minute job if you take a break halfway through.
 
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Ok. I saw the screw but didn't know if there was more to it, like draining the oil or something.
 
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Old 12-05-16, 05:03 PM
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No, the oil level is below the hole.
 
 

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