Question about Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor

2 Answers

Oil, how much

I can't read how much oil is in my lawnmower. How much oil should go in a lawnmower if I were to empty the old oil??

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 138 Answers

A little trick i learned long ago - pull out the dipstick and wipe it off, use a black sharpie marker to color the dipstick up to the full line on both sides, let it dry and check your oil, you'll be able to see the oil level clearly

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 148 Answers

If you have the model number for that mower then go to and download the owners manual. It will tell you how much oil the mower will take.
Good luck!

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

220.brigs and Stratton oil how much insump

A small qt bottle of SAE 30 wt oil, of ANY brand is fine for use in lawnmowers. The tolerances for the piston ring and cylinder are not so close to warrant more expensive synthetic blends. A simple std grade (cheapest) 30 wt is fine. It is a good practice to drain and refill your lawnmower engine before each cutting season, replace the air filter, and spark plug. Carburetors tend to foul so empty the gas tank at the end of each cutting season by letting the mower run out of gas... empty the float bowl, if it has a drain screw... this will keep varnish and gum from forming when you store it. Keep a spare cord on hand as they break when you least expect them to and when you need to use the mower. Hardware stores sell replacement cord, just cut to lengths as needed.

Oct 11, 2014 | Garden

2 Answers

Toro personal pace 20372, starts fine, runs well for 30 or 40 minutes then dies. Starts up again when cooled down just a bit.

Need fuel that is not more than a couple months old

Need a good or clean spark plug

Have no idea how old it is, or how many years
you have used it

Sometimes you have to remove the head & clean the
carbon off the piston & head
That is a tune-up on small equipment

Make sure the air filter is clean

They usually start with the air filter off,but you don't
want to do that all the time

Jul 21, 2014 | Toro 20372 Recycler Personal Pace...

1 Answer

Does 2stroke go in gas

If you are referrig to 2 stroke oil, the answer would be no. Generally speaking 2 stroke oil is mixed with gasoline at the appropriate ratio and is used in gas powered weed eaters and chain saws. A lawnmower for the most part is considered a 4 stroke motor. You only need to use gasoline in the tank. Make sure that at the end of the season the gas tank is pretty low or even allow it to run dry. This is simply to avoid the harmful deposits that old fuel can cause to gaskets. If emptying of the gas tank is not easy, you can add fuel stabilizer to ensure that the fuel is usable for the next season.

Jun 30, 2014 | Poulan Pro 22inch 625 Series Briggs ...

1 Answer

Powerbase lawnmower

Bad gas. Empty tank fill with fresh gas with Stabile. Fill oil. 30w. All motors have a low oil cutoff.

Jun 03, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

How to change oil for briggs and stratton lawnmower

There a plug on right side of engine close to bottom. Remove it
to drain old oil.

Nov 23, 2012 | Briggs & Stratton Lawn-Boy Insight Series...

1 Answer



Determine if your engine is a two-stroke or a four-stroke. Check the gas tank on your lawnmower or the owner's manual to determine what type of engine you have.

Read the label of your two-stroke oil. Follow the directions on the package to ensure the right mix.
Measure and pour the gasoline in to the empty gas can.

Add four ounces of two-stroke oil per each gallon of gas.

Replace the cap on the gas can and shake the oil and gas to mix. Add fuel to your engine.

Take care.

Jun 01, 2010 | Garden

1 Answer

How do you change the oil

they are correct, turn the mower on its side with the gas removed and the oil filler off, the old oil will run out. Then replace the oil with new HD30W lawnmower oil

Apr 21, 2010 | Poulan Pro " Pro" Self Propelled Mower

2 Answers

Lawnmower is spewing white smoke

white smoke means that there is water in the fuel air mixture during combustion. a bluish white smoke means oil is being burned during combustion. take another look and make sure which one it is. since all mowers ive seen are air cooled the only way water can be getting in the fuel air mixture is through the gas cap. check your gas tank and gas can for water. may be best to empty both and start over with fresh fuel

Jun 09, 2009 | Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor

1 Answer

Gas empties into oil when the engine is turned off

the needle and seat in the carbi may not be sealing properly and allowing the carbi to flood and run into the motor
Hope this helps

May 19, 2009 | Sears Roebuck and Co. Pedal Tractor

Not finding what you are looking for?
Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Yard Tractor Logo

Related Topics:

159 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Craftsman Garden Experts

Dean Gruber

Level 2 Expert

110 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Dennis Key
Dennis Key

Level 3 Expert

2475 Answers

Are you a Craftsman Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides