I was helping my son service a Huskvarna 20 hp, 2042 LS LT / GT of a friends. When we went to drain the oil the whole drain plug came out!! I notice that it is not supposed to. Now I'm not used to working on something this new so it threw me for a loop. It has the plastic cap that you twist a 1/8 turn and pull out after you attach a tube to it to drain the oil. As I said we twisted on this and it unscrewed out of the block. It taked a 23mm deep socket I believe. I used a wrench to get it back in tight. but I am not convinced that B & S had a better idea with this, Took about 45 min longer to finish the job than it should of. Just a little rant on my part. Thanks. Roger.
Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:25 PM
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Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:34 PM
That would have been real good if you had been mowing and it came out!
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Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:57 PM
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Posted May 04, 2013 - 09:07 PM
It is designed to be able to drain the oil witout taking the plug completely out of the engine. The plastic piece with the cap on it is subbosed to turn 1/8th turn to the left and then be pulled out to allow the oil to drain, after you have placed a tube on it. In this case the whole piece came out of the engine with my fingers. We only used a wrench to tighten it back in after applying teflon tape (approved for oil) to the pipe and screwing it in. It shouldn't have come out that easy. Thanks. Roger.
Posted May 05, 2013 - 12:12 AM
They are a Joke its Really fun when it opens well your using the Machine dumping ALL the oil out of the engine and causing is to seize
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Posted May 05, 2013 - 05:39 AM
Easy oil changes = good idea. Poor execution of good idea = seized engines and angry customers!
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Posted May 05, 2013 - 01:34 PM
I gotta sat that I bellieve that is not a Briggs item. I have one on my Miller Trailblazer on the end of a hose that pulls out to drain. OEM Miller. The hose allows you to get it out over a pan when draining. That has a Kohler. I am assuming that whoever installed it did not tighten it correctly.
Posted May 05, 2013 - 01:47 PM
I believe Kurtee is correct. I've seen them on Kohler's a well.
Posted May 05, 2013 - 02:36 PM
That's what Loctite is made for.
Posted May 06, 2013 - 08:24 AM
I've gotten the un-pleasure of working on some JD lawn tractors recently, one had Kohler with that, another had a Kawasaki with it. Both were turn 1/8 turn and pull. Luckily the main tube was tight in block.
Posted May 06, 2013 - 11:42 AM
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