Oil change for 17 hp Kawasaki???

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by GOFlick, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. GOFlick

    GOFlick LawnSite Member
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    I have a 48 in Scag hydro walk behind with a 17 hp Kawasaki engine on it. Every time I change the oil it makes a total mess. There is a drain hole in the deck but the oil flows right over the hole and all over the deck. I was wondering if they make a Fumoto oildrain valve that would fit on it. Does anyone know what the threading for the drain plug is? Or a clean way to change the oil?

    Thanks,
    Flick
     
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    The part numbers from Kawasaki are:

    161267003 Valve $17.88
    590717004 Joint $3.08
    670D2016 O Ring $0.80

    For those of you who are wondering why you don't just go to the hardware store and buy these items there is a reason. The joint above has an O ring on the shoulder of it and it is metric threaded. Since the joint is metric threaded then the valve had to be the same way."

    A hose can be put on the end of the valve and presto, no more messy oil changes.
     
  3. GOFlick

    GOFlick LawnSite Member
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    Richard,
    Do you have the Fumoto part number? I was just on their web site and couldn't find anything with the numbers that you provided.
    Flick
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just go to your local Kawasaki dealer, they will be able to get the parts. They do exist, I have bought them before and others here at Lawnsite have bought them recently.
     
  5. GOFlick

    GOFlick LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the info Richard I just picked the part up today and wanted to give anyone that purchases one a little insite. To be able to tighten the valve on your going to have to unbolt the four engine bolts on the deck. I tried everything to avoid it but it came down to be the only way to get it on tight. I'm looking forward to a clean oil change. Once again thank you Richard.
     

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