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Oil drain plug on Exmark Metro

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by KC MOW, May 13, 2007.

  1. KC MOW

    KC MOW LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 17

    I keep reading about how Kawasaki engines are hard on oil and that worries me because i have not been able to change to oil on my mower yet because the drain plug bolt head is rounded. I bought this special tool to get rounded bolts off and i am using a 24" breaker bar and all the force i can put on it and it wont break loose. I am afraid i might have to take it to shop to get drilled out but shop said it would be a week and a half to get anything fixed and i mow Mon-Fri and they closed Sunday that leaves one day. I cant afford a motor if this one blows up
    any suggestions appreciated
  2. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    I don't know about you, but my Metro HP's oil gets drained using a socket wrench on the left hand side, if your standing behind it. It drains through a hole and into a pan under the mower. Pretty simple and easy.
  3. tlc2002

    tlc2002 LawnSite Member
    from 53597
    Messages: 25

    How about getting one of those pumps and suck it oun the dip stick tube
  4. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,425

    I have a set of Craftsman Bolt-out sockets (10 piece set?). Grips rounded bolt heads tight - makes short work of 'em.

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