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kawasaki drain plug

Posted by richard48367 10 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 12, 13 at 20:51

I repowered a gravely 1238H from a 12 hp Kawasaki to a 14 hp kawasaki fc420vs17. Was about 2 years ago. When I did it I forgot to use the drain plug adapter on the 14 hp. So changing the oil makes a mess. Drains over the frame. The adapter has a tee on it . . . so . . if it were to be used, I would have to remove the engine from the chassis. Don't want to do that. And I don't know if that adapter from the 12hp will fit the 14hp. Anyone know what size the drain plug and thread configuration. I could screw in a 2" straight piece that would make things alot easier. Is the drain plug metric? Any help would be appreciated.

This post was edited by richard48367 on Fri, Jul 12, 13 at 21:07

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RE: kawasaki drain plug

  • Posted by exmar 6 SE Ohio (My Page) on
    Sat, Jul 13, 13 at 13:19

If it were me, I'd take the drain plug out and go to the local hardware store and see what I could come up with. Obvioiusly, disconnect the plug wires or otherwise make sure it couldn't be started in the interim.

Good luck,


RE: kawasaki drain plug

The adapter that came from the 12 hp kawa is 3/8" pipe thread.
Good chance the 14 hp replacement kawa is also 3/8", so I'll buy some 3/8" fittings for the next oil change. I thought the drain plug would have been metric. Not so

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