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212cc Predator Oil Cap

I want to replace the plastic oil fill cap with a metal flat head. Does anyone know what the size and threads are for this? I'm doing the chute crank mod on a Arien's 10965. I did the tilt mod on the star wheel (sprocket type ) drive and the plastic cap handle is in the way. I could grind it down, but prefer to change out for metal one. Thanks
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I did that same mod when I put a Predator on one of my Ariens, and do not remember replacing that side oil filler cap.


I do recall using a 1/2 inch copper pipe attached to the handlebar to slide the crank handle shaft through to lower it a bit. I think that was this same unit?



Ill go down to my shop later and snap a photo and post it here.
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Here are those photos: (I had intentions of welding an eye bolt to the handle and putting in a swivel knuckle for the chute shaft, lol, just never got to it ... maybe this week ...
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Thanks for the pictures. Yes, you did the same mod as I'm doing. I just want to get that plug out of the way and thought a flat cap would do the trick! Do you think if I take the cap to home depot they might have what I'm looking for...or is this a special thread? I will add rod and u-joint to bring handle up to user. Thank you
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I don't think you will have any luck trying to find a oil cap to fit different from your own......
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Way less bother if ya just trim the existing cap.

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NWCOVE- You are correct, trim is quick and easy. I guess I'm a little anal on appearance.

This is what I had in mind. Any idea of size and threads?

https://www.caplugs.com/threaded-plugs-rpo

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I think the thread size is 18mm x 2.5mm.

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