Oh snap, I didn't just do that.

PTmowerMech

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Yup, I did.

Was pouring oil into the oil fill tube, and out of the bottle and down the spout was the tinfoil like cover that's under the cap of a new bottle.

I used the oil extractor, but couldn't pick it up. Opened up the drain plug and tried to flush it out, to no avail. Went through 3 quarts, and didn't even see it through the drain hole.

Soooooooo, what do I do now? Pull the engine, remove the sump and get it? Or are these made of something that's not harmful to the inside of this Kohler KT735?
 

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I would suck it up and pull the engine, you don't want that clogging an oil passage after it gets shredded. Pay now or really pay later.
 

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Might take off the oil tube, see if it's stuck at the bottom in the base plate. Is this an actual foil piece or a metal looking plastic seal.
 

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Might take off the oil tube, see if it's stuck at the bottom in the base plate. Is this an actual foil piece or a metal looking plastic seal.
I'm not sure. It looks like foil. But I do know there's plastic on the bottom side of it. You can see it when your finger stretches it, as you break through it.
Tomorrow, I'll look closer, as I havery several empty qt. bottles in the trash.
 

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Get yourself a 5 gal drum and a long neck measuring jug .
Not only is oil cheaper like that now you can buy it wholesale but this will never happen again by doing it that way.
I got a couple with lines marked for different engines at about 90% stated capacity.
After that I use an old 1 liter Lucas oil additive bottle to top up that tiny bit to the full line for the SAE 30 and a similar diff oil bottle for the 14 W 40 ( don't use 10 W 30 ) so I don't grab the wrong one when not thinking. There are 2 jugs for each oil type & when not in use they live in plastic bags to avoid contamination.
I used to get it in 44's but the drum costs skyrocketed , but if the oil price goes low enough it might be viable to buy another .
The 44's are bought in my name & the company buys the bottled oil because the tax man uses your oil consumption down here to validate your tax returns, amongst other things.
 

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If I was there I hold you up by the legs and smack your bottom. :LOL: But it happens.

Oh wouldn't like to have 1x4 sometimes for those guys with plumber's butt.:eek:
 

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Don't get me wrong.
I do pay tax, I just don't like the way the tax department works.
In a previous business we were found to be in breach and were fined which we refused to pay.
The case went to court & we won.
payback was getting audited each and every year till the business folded .
Now we are happy to have companies like Microsoft, Apple BOC, ICI & the like turn over hundreds of millions and pay no tax but the tax man harresses small business owners for not crossing T's or dotting I's just to make t look like they are actually doing something.
So I make life as difficult for them as possible.
Thus they can not divide my oil orders by 1.15 and then tell me I must have done X services in any financial year and mount a tax avoidance case .
I pay a lot of tax as my business is not registered for GST thus the 10% levied on everything I buy is not able to be passed on to the customers .
Thus if they want to verify my accounts they have to manually count blades in bulk blade boxes , belts on the shelf and gaskets in grab packs .
The invoicing is not done is a strict numerical sequence.
Each commercial customer has their own unique invoicing series so the auditor has to open the directory of each customer , print out all of the PDF's then try to marry them up to inventory in hand or stock ordered in for the job . And I always make a minimum free delivery order so there is never a single job order on any supplier.
There is another set of invoice numbers for regular clients and yet another for gate sales .
A business of my size should never be audited but I have been done over twice and all of my previous partners get the same treatment .
Thus if they want to dig up dirt , they have to put the sweat in and to date not a single auditor has stayed for more than an hour.
They ask me how I manage the company , I point to my head & reply it is all in here otherwise I would go dopey .
The records are here if you want to go through them.
 
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