Jump to content

Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay

- - - - -

Engineering Marvel......!

  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 hamman OFFLINE  


    Homelite Owner Extraordinaire

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1733
  • 6,483 Thanks
  • 2,875 posts
  • Location: Michigan

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. 

  • IlovemyCub said thank you

#2 KennyP ONLINE  



  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 39,149 Thanks
  • 46,321 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:34 PM

That would have been real good if you had been mowing and it came out!

  • hamman and superaben have said thanks

#3 ol' stonebreaker OFFLINE  

ol' stonebreaker
  • Validating
  • Member No: 12515
  • 1,690 Thanks
  • 1,148 posts
  • Location: idaho

Posted May 04, 2013 - 08:57 PM

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

#4 hamman OFFLINE  


    Homelite Owner Extraordinaire

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1733
  • 6,483 Thanks
  • 2,875 posts
  • Location: Michigan

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.

#5 8tyman8 OFFLINE  



  • Senior Member
  • GTt Junior
  • Member No: 5455
  • 415 Thanks
  • 731 posts
  • Location: kingston ont canada

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

  • hamman said thank you

#6 JDBrian OFFLINE  


    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,624 Thanks
  • 14,150 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted May 05, 2013 - 05:39 AM

Easy oil changes = good idea. Poor execution of good idea = seized engines and angry customers! 

  • hamman and MailmAn have said thanks

#7 Kurtee OFFLINE  


    New Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 7561
  • 585 Thanks
  • 467 posts

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.



#8 HDWildBill OFFLINE  


    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,975 Thanks
  • 8,664 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted May 05, 2013 - 01:47 PM

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

#9 LilysDad ONLINE  


    Millennium Falcon

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10443
  • 13,533 Thanks
  • 9,898 posts
  • Location: N. Illinois, DeKalb County

Posted May 05, 2013 - 02:36 PM

That's what Loctite is made for.


  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 24522
  • 8,027 Thanks
  • 5,702 posts
  • Location: "Hamiltucky" Ohio

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.

#11 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  



  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 8328
  • 1,354 Thanks
  • 1,783 posts

Posted May 06, 2013 - 11:42 AM

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

Sent from my HTC One VX using Tapatalk 2