Hi Guys, I have an oil valve thats leaking. It was installed by the previous owner. Should I replace it with a small water valve or rebuild?
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I'm with cranman, just put the cap back on it. Your only draining it once a year, if that, .... as I use 5W30 Full Synthetic in all my equipment, and with as many blowers as I have, lol ... I struggle to get a workout on all of them in a year ... a nice hobby of mine ...
Get the brass bolt to plug it with. I would probably take the valve off and replace it with a newer oil drain valve because it could leak from the valve lever if it was a water valve. Water valves were not designed to withstand the heat and vibration that comes with running a small engine.
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Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
It's pipe threads, all standard, 1/4"? 3/8"? I buy black (bare, untreated) or galvanized and paint it rather than buy brass. I'm cheap.
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