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post #1 of 22 Old 02-22-2014, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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changing the oil

Changing the oil is a real pain as the drain spout is not very long (right above the wheel with no clearance) and I can barely get a funnel under it. What a mess. Do you all have any tricks, tips or suggestions. Does sno-tek sell a type of extender? Would it pose a problem if it extended out over the wheel. I went to the hardware store and looked a threaded piping but they did not sell metric (believe it is 10m - 1.25 pitch).
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post #2 of 22 Old 02-22-2014, 06:24 PM
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post #3 of 22 Old 02-22-2014, 06:38 PM
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i bent a piece of sheet metal in a " u " shape, its long enough to clear the body and goes under the drain pipe by 1/2 inch. any old piece of tape holds it in place while the oil drains

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someone had mentioned making a funel out of tin foil. sounded easy and fool proof. then you crumble the foil and throw it away.
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The wheel might be the kind that comes off really easy. It takes about one minute. I use a block of wood under the machine to hold it up. This works well on my Ariens. Hope it works for you.

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Look at this add-on. Hose is extra.

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Took care of my problem for a couple bucks.. Rest the pan on the tire. Worked fine.
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There are inexpensive suction devices that can help keep these messes under control. One typically finds these at marine supply stores. I've even seen cheapie versions for a couple of dollars at Hardware Fright.
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I would have thought it to be NPT as that's what is used on most any B&S Tech.
My 28 Deluxe has the drain tube extension comeing off the back off the engine instead of the side and was one of the major selling points for me.
Sorry not any help but maybe Ariens can be of some help.
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Thanks for your replies. I think the sheet metal/tin foil idea might work.
I think there is a design flaw or machine was not assembled correctly. There is an unused hole to the left of where the motor bolts to the body. If that hole was used the engine would be moved to the left and the oil drain spout would align up with the V that has been notched out of the body, which would allow space for a funnel.
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