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#1 glgrumpy OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 12:43 AM

Dipstick on GT14 seems to be wrong one. It's real long and must bend or something to get all the way down and closed. It has one with an extension riveted on it. Engine has the tall tube that bolts to side of block with screws, kinda common. Can someone measure their stick in their tractor so I can compare? I put in close to two qts oil, but is way up high on stick now, not at the crosshairs at all. Pretty sure it is wrong one. Anyone have correct one?

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:50 AM

I have one but I don't know if it is correct. After you get a correct length, let me know what it is.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:37 AM

One way to figure out the correct level is to drain the oil then measure the exact amount the specs call for and mark the dipstick accordingly.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 11:51 AM

I realize I can load exact and mark stick, BUT, this one is way long and it bends to get into engine. I would rather find another to start with. There is a rivet joint part way down, rather not have that on stick I use. Wonder if spec numbers on K site would give that info somehow? Don't know how to do that!

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:58 PM

According to the Wheel Horse lubrication charts the 1969 GT-14 engine holds 2-1/2 quarts.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 08:32 PM

I'll measure the one I have tomorrow. It's out of a K301, but should be the same.

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Posted September 24, 2012 - 01:06 PM

Here is the dipstick I have. Actually, I have at least two like this. Both of them are also riveted as you said.
The dimension of the tube is 9 1/4" from the casting to the end. The dipstick is 14 1/2" from the base of the plug to the end and the full mark is 1 1/8" from the tip.

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Posted September 24, 2012 - 06:58 PM

Well, my tube looks like 9", maybe the 1/4" more if you include what goes into the casting? Stick is about 15 1/2" long. I marked your dimensions on it and stuck back in. I'm showing a little over My Full mark, but not up as high as marks I made. Just don't know.....so close, yet so uncertain. Maybe I should drain it all out, refill the 5pints and check again. Might not be off like I think??

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Posted September 25, 2012 - 02:47 PM

Got one from Joe's outdoor power on epay. We'll see if any diff and I wasted my money when it get's here. I'm done with it, besides mounting if diff, that takes a gasket and about 10 minutes!




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