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Old 09-11-2011, 12:41 AM   #29
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50/50 tranny fluid and acetone... better for rusted threads than anything you can buy..
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Thanks for all the suggestions. Now that I have the plug loose, I will take it back to the quicky lube place and half the filters replaced.
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I changed the oil in genny but not the filters.... I presume thats better then nothing....
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[That Wintergreen oil post must have been a funny.]
Nope, been using oil of wintergreen for years. Works great and smells good too.
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You done all the hard work, why would you TAKE it somewhere to change the filters?
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I changed the oil in genny but not the filters.... I presume thats better then nothing....
They used to recommend changing car filters every other oil change. Every time I have changed genny oil, it looked almost as clean as when I put it in.
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You done all the hard work, why would you TAKE it somewhere to change the filters?
Because the fuel filter looks like it would be royal messy pain in the butt to change myself. Also the oil filter is in a stupid spot ( have to open a trap door on bottom of genny and reach up.......

I was at the Rv shop and they did not have a replacement plug for me so I had to put the old one back on grrrrrr. The hex head is now round..... I didn't put it on very tight so it should come off easily next time.
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They used to recommend changing car filters every other oil change. Every time I have changed genny oil, it looked almost as clean as when I put it in
My oil was very black ( being Diesel I think thats par for the course)

Genny starts and runs great so I guess the fuel filter is hanging in.....

aaaa maybe I will let it go til next year.......
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If the plug is a pipe thread, you might be able to get one at a hardware store that fits.
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My oil was very black ( being Diesel I think thats par for the course)

Genny starts and runs great so I guess the fuel filter is hanging in.....

aaaa maybe I will let it go til next year.......
any good auto parts store should have a replacement drain plug.
which shop did the dastardly deed of reinstalling a rounded out drain plug rather than calling napa and getting a new one? napa even delivers to shops.
that shop needs to be reported here so others don't go there anymore.
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Because the fuel filter looks like it would be royal messy pain in the butt to change myself. Also the oil filter is in a stupid spot ( have to open a trap door on bottom of genny and reach up.......

I was at the Rv shop and they did not have a replacement plug for me so I had to put the old one back on grrrrrr. The hex head is now round..... I didn't put it on very tight so it should come off easily next time.
You might want to replace your plug with a Fumoto valve. You will probably have to call to find the right plug for your generator.

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Ummm... I think he did it himself.
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Google Fram Oil Drain Plug. If you can find one with the right thread size or adapt it like I'm going to do, you can find them for $6.00 or less. They are smaller, and IMO much safer with an O-ring seal and have less moving parts to break. The hose adapter depresses a valve stem in the part that goes in the engine. The cap seals it between oil changes.

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