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1983 JD 318 with onan - oil drain plug?


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#1 K3522 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 06:49 PM

I looked in the holes through the frame on both side and no valve? I looked underneath and no drain? I took the side covers off and no drain? The oil filer is a NAPA 1348 but I did not take the engine sheild off to see if the drain was behind that. I bought the tractor in June but never asked where the oil drain is. maybe the owner before me removed a drain hose or valve?

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 06:58 PM

The drain should be on the right side.There is a hole in the frame towards the front tire look in it and you should see a brass tee which should be the drain.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:02 PM

I looked in the hole near the front wheel on both sides and there is no brass valve. This is a 1st year 318 built in 1983. Maybe the oil filter is the drain? I looked at the manual on this site and I do not have a valve like is show being opened with plyers? Boy do I feel stupid!

Edited by K3522, October 17, 2011 - 07:13 PM.


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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:15 PM

Someone may have removed the drain valve for whatever reason & put in a plain pipe plug.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:28 PM

Someone may have removed the drain valve for whatever reason & put in a plain pipe plug.


:ditto:

Look on the right side in the hole and see if you see a fitting with a square head on it.The oil filter will not drain the oil out just what is in the filter.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:33 PM

Nothing? I will take a picture tomorrow.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:48 PM

Could be that the oil pan has been replaced with one from another model Onan???? I know many will interchange. Look just below & to the side of the oil fill tube & see if there is a plug there.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:49 PM

Former owner just called. The 1983 JD 318 is the only year the oil drain plug is underneath the tractor near the mule drive. In fact he suggested I remove the mule drive to keep it and the belt from getting oily when changing the oil. Figures I have the one year model that has the drain in a weird location!

Thanks for the help.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Well I'll be. Never knew of that one. But I'm no JD guru either. Glad you found the answer.

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Posted October 17, 2011 - 07:59 PM

Thats a new spot for me two lol.Glad you found the little bugger.

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Posted October 18, 2011 - 04:16 AM

Woohoo! Mystery solved. Glad the PO let you know where it was.




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