17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model

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If your engine is equipped with a drain plug, it would be located under the lawn mower deck. Look carefully as the drain plug may be obstructed by clumps of turf or debris, the belt guard or the mower blade (use caution when moving the blade).
He also recommends you replace the drain plug itself after every oil change. If it`s continually reused, it could eventually round out, leaving you with a larger issue. “Any time you take something off the car, you`re going to inspect it and look for any questionable situations,” Hines says.
Oil capacity is typically 15oz or 18oz*. Check oil level during the season and add when necessary. Change engine oil every 50 hours or annually, whichever comes first.
Oil capacity is typically 15oz or 18oz*. Check oil level during the season and add when necessary. Change engine oil every 50 hours or annually, whichever comes first.

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Where is the oil drain plug – Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower
ANSWER : You probably dont have one!

The best way to drain is to warm up the engine *(to suspend the dirt and metal and get the oil flowing) Then tip the mower to the side with the oil filler with the dipstick removed. The oil just pours out!
Get a dog dish sized bowl and catch the waste oil for disposal.

Good luck and be careful!

Can not locate the drain plug.

How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
ANSWER : Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.

While performing an oil and filter change on my lawn tractor, what can I use to clean the sludge that may be in the oil system?
ANSWER : You could use new oil diluted with kerosene, or even gasoline, to help remove sludge….just run it for a short time and then drain it. But since you have a filter to remove bits of metal from the oil I think there is no need to do anything except change the oil at recommended intervals. It would be helpful to buy a magnetic drain plug to trap small pieces of metal.

Where are the oil drain plugs for a poulan pro 550 model
ANSWER : Under the deck above the blade. It is probably a square head pipe plug

What kind of oil does this machine take? – Briggs & Stratton Lawn-Boy Insight Series 21-Inch 190cc 650 Series Gas Powered Engine Variable Speed Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Hi, sae 30 mineral oil. Regards Phil.

Dont know what type of oil to use – Toro Power Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Put straight 30 weight motor oil in it. Not 10W30 or any multi-viscosity oil. Straight 30 weight motor oil. If you’re doing a complete oil change, then you may want to use Synthetic 30 weight, which will last longer between oil changes and also make your engine last longer (but it costs more too). Best of luck to you.James

The oil will not drain out of my craftsman 18 HP Briggs & Straton riding lawn mower. I unplug the drain cap. I took the dipstick out, but the oil will not drain out. The dipstick indicates the oil is full. It’s acting as if the oil is clogged. It’s been sitting since last summer. How can I get the oil out?
ANSWER : Did you push in and turn the little pipe you took the cap off of to open it???