Oil drain extension cap problems...Crarftsman snowblower

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Old 02-05-13, 02:50 PM
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Oil drain extension cap problems...Crarftsman snowblower

So...figured I'd give my Craftsman snowblower it's first oil change.

Removed left side tire per owners manual. Put a wrench on the oil drain cap and the whole extension is spinning where it's tapped into the base of the engine block. Tried securing the nipple with some good pliers but no luck.

I certainly could drain the oil by removing the nipple but what a freaking mess I would have.

Any ideas on how to fix this would be great.

I'm gonna head off to the Sear's outlet where I bought this thing to vent some frustration.

Thanks for any help.
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Tried securing the nipple with some good pliers but no luck
How so? was the pliers slipping? maybe try a pipe wrench to hold the extension.
 
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Old 02-05-13, 04:28 PM
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Yup, pipe wrench or maybe some vise grips.
 
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And when you do get the cap off, or even before, tighten that pipe nipple into the motor base good enough so when you take the cap off the next time, the pipe will stay put.
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Old 02-06-13, 10:27 AM
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Had the same problem with drain on my Ariens. Solution was to replace
the cap with a pipe thread Ball valve.
And,yes,i had oil all over the place to when i removed the pipe.
 
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And if you install the valve, lightly tighten a pipe plug in the valve.
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Ya, I was wondering about the accidentally being opened Removing the handle might also work but a cap would be better.
 
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Thanks for all the input fellas. Oil change is done.

Could not get a good bite on the nipple with a small pipe wrench.

What did work was the vise grips. Oddly, I'm not much of a vise grip guy but I am now.

Thanks again for the replies!
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