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#4704787 - 03/23/18 11:38 PM Dump or Pump
TheLawnRanger Offline


Registered: 03/18/18
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Loc: Mississippi
If you have a push mower without a drain plug, do you prefer lifting the mower and dumping the oil out or getting it out with a pump? Pros, cons?
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#4704788 - 03/23/18 11:41 PM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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When i run out of fuel, I turn my pushmower on its side. I put my pan on the ground and the pushmower on the ramp to my storage building. Puts the mower a foot higher than the pan.
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#4704790 - 03/23/18 11:45 PM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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I just dump. Flip it sideways and tilt til it comes out. Its a mower that was left by previous home owners so i could care less if its messy. Change the oil once a season and im going into season 4 with it...and id guess its already 5-7 years old when i first got it. It does what it needs to but wish it had a bag for clippings when i mow the grass when its too high.


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#4704810 - 03/24/18 12:16 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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I prefer a vacuum extraction. I put blocks of wood under one side of the mower so that the oil runs towards the fill tube.

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#4704812 - 03/24/18 12:17 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: Rolla07]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Originally Posted By: Rolla07
Flip it sideways and tilt til it comes out.

That's the way I do it too.

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#4704846 - 03/24/18 02:12 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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I flip it on its side
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#4704886 - 03/24/18 06:16 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: spasm3]
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Originally Posted By: spasm3
When i run out of fuel, I turn my pushmower on its side. I put my pan on the ground and the pushmower on the ramp to my storage building. Puts the mower a foot higher than the pan.


It's a pain in the butt, but this is what I do too. 2 people helps.
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#4704905 - 03/24/18 06:56 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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Flip it
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#4704923 - 03/24/18 07:13 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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#4704944 - 03/24/18 07:44 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
I had no idea that they made mowers without a drain plug. I'd have thought that just because they sell mowers that you don't have to change, doesn't mean you can't via a drain plug...

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#4704954 - 03/24/18 07:50 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: Snagglefoot]
spasm3 Offline


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Yes, i'll never check and add. I realize that will work for a lot of owners but i just can't do that with my equipment.
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#4704989 - 03/24/18 08:25 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: spasm3]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: spasm3
When I run out of fuel, I turn my pushmower on its side. I put my pan on the ground and the pushmower on the ramp to my storage building. Puts the mower a foot higher than the pan.


Exactly!

Never tip a mower on its side with a full tank of gas!!!!!
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#4704993 - 03/24/18 08:27 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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I consider just topping off an engine as needed almost abuse. Did B+S test this procedure out? Will the venerable 3.5 hp last as long on top offs as it does with a yearly oil change?
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#4704996 - 03/24/18 08:28 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: JHZR2]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
I had no idea that they made mowers without a drain plug. I'd have thought that just because they sell mowers that you don't have to change, doesn't mean you can't via a drain plug...


They realize most mower owners never change the oil anyway.

Getting them to actually keep enough oil in the mower - - - - whole different story

But if you can JUST TRAIN owners to actually check the oil (laugh) and add if necessary, it'll last a long time.
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#4705016 - 03/24/18 08:48 AM Re: Dump or Pump [Re: TheLawnRanger]
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Im a fan of the warmup, then flip and let it drip.
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