Broken Dip Stick

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Broken Dip Stick

Postby Running Arrow Bill » Sun Oct 23, 2005 9:46 am

Have a 19 HP Poulan riding lawn mower, 2005 model, with Kohler engine. Earlier this year while removing the PLASTIC dipstick, the "stick" part broke off and fell into engine... :x

The stick part was probably a plastic rectangle about 1/16" x 3/16".

TIP: If you have one of these, CAREFULLY pull the dipstick straight up! Don't bend it!

RESULT: Cost $157. for small engine place to tear down the engine (had to remove camshaft) and retrieve the dipstick piece. Dipstick cost $3.24. :mad:

WHY? Did the stupid Kohler people put a fragile PLASTIC dipstick in? Can't imagine that a spring steel dipstick would cost so much as to prevent sales of the riding mower...duh! The replacement dipstick was a little more sturdy, but not much. :mad:
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Postby Susie David » Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:06 pm

Bill....glad that the post was about engines...for a minute there from the title, I thought that you really had a problem.
good advise about he Kohlers
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