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cushman binder

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Old 03-16-2002, 02:45:36 AM
scott wendling
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Just got my first cushman. Now I need to know if all the cushman binder engines have oilers on them? Mine has a plug where the oiler should go.
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Old 03-16-2002, 11:19:30 PM
Eric M
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Hello, Just sold a cushman binder over the summer, Mine had a ESSEX drip oiler......I,ll see if I have a photo, and E mail it to you.
Old 03-16-2002, 11:49:00 PM
D. Smith
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Scott, as far as I know all the binder engines had oilers. My 8 hp. has one about 4in. diameter. The oil level in the crank case is maintained by the oiler. There should be a small sight glass on the back side of the crank case that shows the oil level. If there is too much oil, it will smoke and foul plugs. {Learned the hard way} If the oil is over 12 up in the glass, that is good!
Old 03-18-2002, 12:39:56 PM
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Scott When I got my binder engine it had never been started. It has the oiler hole pluged at the factory and painted over. It is a newer one with the tillotson carb. may be they stoped the oilers on newer ones to save money. Kevin


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