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post #1 of 17 Old 10-09-2019, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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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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Take that silly valve off and put on a pipe cap.......problem solved....
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I'll get a cap.
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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 ...
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Can I just get a cap nut at Home Depot which matches the threads or I need to buy the exact part online? It's part number 30969

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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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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.
That's exactly whats happening. It's leaking from the bottom of the valve handle. I noticed the valve being oily and over the summer enough of it dropped out which caused the oil level to drop.
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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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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.
I like the way u think. I'm cheap tooooo lol. That's exactly what I wanted to do
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