ok mowerconsultant, i really, really love my mft 17/42. however, who designed it so that the oil runs onto the muffler heatshield and everywhere else when the plug is removed. i searched for a Fram Quickchange and a DrainZit. neither list a 3/8ths". i have also tried to rig an extension tube, but i don't think there is enough clearance. i gave up on the this idea because at best i will have a metal pipe touching the muffler and i don't want the heat transfer to the oil. it looks like the only way is to remove the bumper and muffler. HELP!!! also, what does the mulch kit for this mower include?