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Extending oil drains

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Lynden-Jeff, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405


    On both my 15 and 19 hp kawi bobcats the oil drain is in a terrible spot and it seems to run all over everything when I change the oil. How do I go about adding a short extender and elbow on to it? What parts/threads do I need and where would I find these parts?

  2. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,213

    Check with your dealer, they may stock them, mine does.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    You can get the metric adapters from any Kohler dealer, I'm pretty sure you need the 12 MM but measure your drain plug to make sure.

  4. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,022

    Kawasaki makes a part that adapts their oil drain threads to standard pipe threads. Then you can run whatever you want from there...pipe, hose...

    I think this is the Part#...


    You will also need a o-ring to go with it...Part#


    Bobcat uses these on the walkbehind mowers...I am surprised you dont have them on the mowers you have already. Alot better than the silly Kawasaki Plastic drain tubes and plugs. The adapter is made of brass or something...not sure what. I forget what size pipe thread it converts to but then you can make whatever you want out of hardware store stuff.
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,405


    Right now on one I belive there is a brass elbow and the other is jusr a plastic plug on the side of the block. Both come out not quite at a hole in the frame so the oil ends up going everywhere.

  6. TurfConcepts Inc

    TurfConcepts Inc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 52

    I got the same problem. What a design flaw. I use a piece of hose over the drain spout but it still doesn't work great. Let me know what you come up with.

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