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Hi I have a Toro 421 QR. The engine starts ok but when running it blows all the oil out of a tube near the valve cover. I then checked the oil and there was none. No sooner had I begun pouring fresh oil in, when it starts running out this same tube. I'm guessing the tube has to do with crankcase ventilation. But why is the oil running out?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Shut off value? Yes. Fuel is clean.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If possible yes.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Where is the shut off value and why is the oil running out?

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 6 months ago

wh​at engine is on this machine? there should be a reed valve that will need to be replaced and this is why the oil is coming out.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
163cc
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 6 months ago

what is the brand and model number?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Toro 38588
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 6 months ago

your hose is going to the valve cover correct? if you remove the valve cover the reed valve will be inside it

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay. I think I can handle that. Not going to do the repair now though but I will order the part. Thanks.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 6 months ago

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Will do. Also, do you think I'll be able to save the.cover gasket or should I order one of those too?
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 6 months ago

I would remove it first and make sure it is inside the valve cover. let me know and I can provide part numbers. it looks to me this has a Toro engine on it

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Okay. Thanks.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 6 months ago

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