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MTD 31AS2N1C829 snow thrower - is this an oil cap?

My father-in-law and i were getting the small snow thrower ready for winter and noticed a yellow cap on the lower backside of the thrower. The cap is the same color as the dipstick on the top. We've never used this. What is the purpose for it? I couldn't find any reference in my manuals or online manuals for the model.

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A picture would help...

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It is just another area that you can check and/or add oil from. Engine manufactures usually put one on each side of the base, with one usually housing a dipstick tube running up, attached to the engine, for the easy access by the customer, which most Brands want on there blowers.
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What oneacer said. The same engines are used on lots of different machines - mowers, snow blowers, compactors, generators, air compressors, cement mixers, etc. And God knows what else. So they put oil fillers and sometimes drains in multiple locations to make serviceability easier.
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I did a video on those "Hidden" fill plugs that people don't know about. They loosen up, the oil goes bye-bye and so does the engine. Check to make sure they are tight!!



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Originally Posted by KennyW in CT View Post
I did a video on those "Hidden" fill plugs that people don't know about. They loosen up, the oil goes bye-bye and so does the engine. Check to make sure they are tight!!
That's what happened to my Stiga. The results can be seen in my intro thread

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
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