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HF Predator drain plug

I just installed a Predator 212cc on a Craftsman blower. The original LCT oil drain was (conveniently) to the rear. The Predator drains are on each side. Looking to replace the drain plug with a pipe nipple&cap or drain valve.

So I can get ready ahead of time....

Does any one know the thread diameter and pitch on the oil drain plug?

If so please let me know.

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If I remember, I believe it was 10mm ….
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If I remember, I believe it was 10mm ….
think your right! it's NOT a pipe thread for sure 10mm seems what they look like , a toro loncin ## 121-0341 DRAIN PLUG KIT might work ??
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Please do report back to the forum if you find a source for that 10mm thread pipe. I once found a custom on ebay but it was aluminum and too thin to survive torquing it into the case.
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@cp,

Actually, it was an aluminum one to pipe thread that I used … I think it was a little pricey, like 7dollars?
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@cp,

Actually, it was an aluminum one to pipe thread that I used … I think it was a little pricey, like 7dollars?

Sounds about right - but didn't work for me.


How about this homemade solution?

Mirror adapter https://www.ebay.com/itm/Emgo-Motorc...0/172151086054
Drill through 1/8" diameter if hole not already there. Drill and tap hex end to 1/4 pipe thread. Insert standard pipe and cap.


Any pre-made solutions out there? Predator hot-rod guys?
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Lots of people use this (I do), easy to install
https://www.homedepot.com/p/10-mm-Oi...1010/206184635
Also, I think there's a thread on this site where threaded brass tubing and fittings from home depot was used to bring the oil drain out the back, but I bet that's expensive.
There's also this adapter.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10mm-x-1-25...r/324024752677

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Yeah, that one from ebay is the one I used.
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There's also this adapter.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/10mm-x-1-25...r/324024752677[/quote]


Beat me to it!
Here's another one made from SS https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-GX120...2/372711097267

I'd be very careful torquing the above aluminum one - depending on the through hole diameter.
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Going with the ebay above. https://www.ebay.com/itm/10mm-x-1-25...r/324024752677

Sorry for starting this thread my question was answered in a 2014 post. I searched here but found it with Google.
Oh well


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