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Briggs and Stratton/Snapper Rider Oil Change

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Stik208, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,319

    I need a hand changing my oil in this rider that I have been using at my house. I am not sure what model the rider is but I think the engine is 14.5 hp. It appears that the drain is on the dipstick but I am not sure. If anyone could give me the steps on how to that would be great.
  2. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Most small engine equipment have a drain on the bottom of the engine. It's a 3/8's drive plug.Insert a 3/8 drive ratchet and or extension and turn to the left. ( rightly tightly/ lefty loosey ) You have to clean all the built up stuff off of the bottom of the engine mower area. It is there you just have to find it. Most times it's a few inches from the shaft of the engine. Most rider mowers have a side drain for oil. It will have a pipe near the oil fill at the bottom. It also will have a plug you need to take out. You drain into a container and recycle the oil.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  3. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Yes , thats the crankcase drain at bottom of dipstick.
  4. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Find a tube to fit over the end of that nipple you have pictured then push in, turn it and pull it out. It shouldn't be hard to turn or pull out.