Leaky Drain Plug

Discussion in 'eXmark' started by aazpeters, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. aazpeters

    aazpeters LawnSite Member
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    I recently changed the oil on my 25 kohler. I just purchased this mower. The drain plug is leaking slowly now. Is there anything I should be using like tape or a sealant when re installing it?
     
  2. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
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    Hello,
    Make sure the plug is not cross threaded.
    If you are still having problems with your drain plug I would unscrew it and make sure you do not have any dirt on the threads that would cause a small leak. If that is not the problem then silicon tape will work on the threads to create a seal.
    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  3. aazpeters

    aazpeters LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the response Brian. I did try the tape with which did not work. I picked up some RTV today and will try that.
     
  4. aazpeters

    aazpeters LawnSite Member
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    did you mean teflon tape?
     
  5. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
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    Your right , Teflon tape.
     
  6. aazpeters

    aazpeters LawnSite Member
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    tried teflon sealant and teflon tape again. its still leaking slowly. do you think i should jb weld it on?
     
  7. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is your drain plug supposed to have a washer on it? could be you lost it in the old oil when you removed the drain plug. try puttig a copper washer on your drain plug. also check for cracks around the drain plug hole.
     
  8. aazpeters

    aazpeters LawnSite Member
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    no, its a kohler. they use 3/8 npt fittings. (iron pipe fittings) it doesn't even have a flange on it.
     
  9. eXmark

    eXmark Manufacturer / Sponsor
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    Boy, I don't know? Can you have your dealer take a quick look at it?
     
  10. aazpeters

    aazpeters LawnSite Member
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    i guess i am going to have to. my dealers quick look usually costs me about 100 bucks.....here we go again.

    Thanks
     

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