Draining oil on 724 QXE - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 12-30-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Draining oil on 724 QXE

I picked up a new 724 QXE this year, and have run it for a few hours now, and I'm trying to change the oil. I let it run for a few minutes, unscrewed the drain bolt on the back, tipped it back, but nothing is coming out. Thinking I must be going crazy, I double-checked that there was oil in the machine...and yep, there was.

Clearly I'm missing something. Any ideas?
bguidinger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 12-30-2019, 09:18 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 22
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 2
Likes (Received): 4
Can you show us a picture of the bolt you unscrewed? Just be sure?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

John Deere TRS 24
John Deere 928E
John Deere 1330se
Briggs and Stratton 1227MD
Toro 826 OAE
minnesotaman82 is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 12-30-2019, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Picture attached.

Edit: also, I stuck a screw driver in the hole, and it went in about 2 inches, and then stopped. Seems like there's something blocking it, or maybe the hole was never drilled out properly at the factory.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20191230_204802.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	76.8 KB
ID:	161887  

Last edited by bguidinger; 12-30-2019 at 09:59 PM.
bguidinger is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 12-30-2019, 10:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 933
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 79
Thanks (Received): 83
Likes (Given): 329
Likes (Received): 362
Something never seen before, that is. Jeesh.

Email the pic to the Seller and request a proper new tube piece.

1989 John Deere 1032
1979 Toro 5/24 38040 (now a 6.5)
1978 Ariens S16H Tractor & Plow
tdipaul is online now  
post #5 of 7 Old 12-30-2019, 10:54 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Walpole MA
Posts: 463
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 20
Thanks (Received): 56
Likes (Given): 78
Likes (Received): 115
Pull the tube next..... Unscrew it using the wrench flats on the end of the tube....... Stand back, JIC, it may drain quickly at this time....


GLuck, Jay
JayzAuto1 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 12-31-2019, 05:29 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Norfolk, NE
Posts: 177
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 5
Likes (Given): 5
Likes (Received): 22
If for some reason it still won't drain after removing the tube you can always pump it out. I have this B&S pump I use sometimes.


https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...ch_asin_title?

1996 MTD 5/22
2016 Toro 721 QZR
DuffyJr is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 12-31-2019, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by JayzAuto1 View Post
Pull the tube next..... Unscrew it using the wrench flats on the end of the tube....... Stand back, JIC, it may drain quickly at this time....
That did it! Took the tube off and it started draining as expected. I looked down the tube and it definitely wasn't drilled out properly. Not sure how that passed QC....

Thanks for the help!
bguidinger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome