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Old 27-06-2022, 12:16   #1
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Universal Diesel 5424 Big Oil Leak

I am currently in the Bahamas. I was preparing to move to a different anchorage today when I discovered I have a pretty big problem. When checking the oil, the level seemed a little low, and I noticed a small amount in the tray below the engine. I added some and got my wife to crank up so I could watch for leaks. The second she cranked, oil started pouring out the block near the starboard aft motor mount. We shut it down quickly and started to investigate.

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I found this below the leak, and it seems like it was in the hole:

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Any ideas what this is or any solutions? I've looked through the manual without much luck so far. Any help is much appreciated!
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Old 27-06-2022, 13:29   #2
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Re: Universal Diesel 5424 Big Oil Leak

There is more than one dipstick hole in the block of most Kubota engines. If a dipstick hole is not used, it is plugged. The hole is about 3/8" in diameter. If the plug has fallen out, you can reinstall it with a bit of silicone or buy a new plug.
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