1998 622, 6hp 60 HSK Drain Mod? - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 12-16-2014, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 10
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
1998 622, 6hp 60 HSK Drain Mod?

Looking for a make-work simple mod.

I would like to put attach a metal 90 degree elbow to the stock pipe, and short extension with petcock and the stock threaded plug at the end.

The thought is to remove the end plug, attach a flexible hose and open the valve and allow the oil to drain in order to save, probably 3 minutes tops, on oil changes. Pit crew speed is key in efficient snowblowing.

Although the wheel on the axle comes off easily (due to a healthy does of grease) I thought this might work.

Downside of not removing the tire is not being able to tilt the machine to the side to drain that last ounce of the most dirty of the oil.

As well as making sure it is kept short so as not to catch on something, damage it and causing a leak that will turn my "bright" idea for a small project into a costly, involved one (it wouldn't be the first.......).

Anyone have an idea of the size and thread count of the drain pipe?
nanook is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 12-16-2014, 03:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Grunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: New Lenox
Posts: 1,962
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 239
Thanks (Received): 281
Likes (Given): 2858
Likes (Received): 528
Quote:
Originally Posted by nanook View Post
Anyone have an idea of the size and thread count of the drain pipe?
Hello and welcome to the forum.
1/4" national pipe thread fittings are what you need, your choice on black pipe or galvanized, which won't rust.

Toro 8/24 (38080) 1989
Toro 721-QZR (38743) 2015 (Hemi Predator Power)
Toro 421-E (38585) 2008 (New Owner)
Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
Grunt is online now  
post #3 of 5 Old 12-16-2014, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 10
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Thanks for the info Grunt, much appreciated!

I think I'll blow the budget and go galvinized!
nanook is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 12-17-2014, 10:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 116
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 1
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 4
I use a Pela vacuum oil extractor to do all of my small engine oil changes. Fast and no mess.

Honda HS55K2
Toro 826OE
bosco659 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 12-24-2014, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 10
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by bosco659 View Post
I use a Pela vacuum oil extractor to do all of my small engine oil changes. Fast and no mess.
If my outboard was a 4 stroker otherwise it won't get enough use for me.

I ordered an elbow , valve and nipple from the 'Bay for about $7.
Those Drainzit looks neat but a $20 part stateside becomes a $40 part at Northertool when shipping is factored in. ps If you google for Drainzit, don't do it while you are eating............... man people will put anything on the interweb!

Last edited by nanook; 12-24-2014 at 04:15 PM.
nanook 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