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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2020, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement for oil drain

Hello all. I have a Husqvarna GT 48LXSi purchased new in 2016. Briggs and Stratton engine SN is 15 0402 YG 34610.

It has a ridiculous oil drain using a yellow cap (twist and uncap to drain) that is leaking oil.

I would appreciate a solution (besides just getting an identical part). Thank you
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2020, 08:12 AM
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replace it with a standard Briggs drain plug
The thread has not changed since 1926
Or get some 1/2 galvanised pipe long enough to go from the engine to just clear of the frame
Thread both ends.
One goes into the engine the other gets an end cap with a rubber plug ( you will have to cut it yourself ) or an O ring on the other end
The rubber should stop it from vibrating off
OR thread a female union on the end of the pipe & shove a drain plug into it .

Galvanised iron pipe is getting a bit hard to find in the supermarkets pretending to be hardwear stores now days so you might need to go find a small family owned one if Walmart has not sent all the honest shops in your town broke.


Otherwise measure it up & pop into your friendly local plumber

OR go to a real mower repair shop
There are a dozen or more oil drain extensions been around for decades.
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Yep, lowe's or Home Depot should have the necessary piping and plug.

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Black pipe works fine...before long it will have some oil dribble on it and will likely not rust at all.....and don't go crazy tightening up the cap on the drain pipe....just snug enough so it won't vibrate off...otherwise you'll just keep loosening the nipple.....
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