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#1 hamman OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:25 PM

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. DSCF4209.JPG 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. 


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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

I haven't figured out what was wrong w/ the pipe plug or cap on a nipple.
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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.



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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.

 

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Posted May 05, 2013 - 01:47 PM

I believe Kurtee is correct.  I've seen them on Kohler's a well.



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Posted May 05, 2013 - 02:36 PM

That's what Loctite is made for.



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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.



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Posted May 06, 2013 - 11:42 AM

I love them but they are loose enough I check before I start the service.

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