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Old 12-14-2015, 04:59 PM   #1
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Generator oil change - exhaust pipe is in the way

After reviewing the owner's manual and various youtube videos, I went to the change the oil in my generator.

The exhaust pipe for my generator travels directly below the oil drain plug making a straight-on socket fit impossible. I have seen nothing about moving the exhaust pipe (how can that make sense?) but not sure how i change the oil without doing so.

Anyone else have this configuration?

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Old 12-14-2015, 05:02 PM   #2
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can't get a wrench on it? I do not know the setup.. Is there another drain somewhere? The other might be in a better spot.


What I've done with those stupid set up is added an extension tube with a shut off mounted somewhere else to save the future headache!

EDIT: what is the make and model of the geni so I can take a look at it.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:14 PM   #3
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Generator is a Onan 4kW, model KY

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Old 12-14-2015, 05:18 PM   #4
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Is this how yours looks?


This one has an access door on the bottom to drain through. Trying to find a picture of what you have to look at it.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:20 PM   #5
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that's it

Drain plug on bottom behind two screw cover
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:29 PM   #6
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I just looked at my new Forester 2701DS and the exhaust pipe is obstructing the oil drain plate and plug. Simple fix is to loosen the "U" bolts holding the exhaust pipe from the engine and remove the support bracket screws. Then just twist the pipe out of the way.
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Yes, you'll need to remove the screw. They are a torx bit. T-30 I believe. Then the oil drain is under that and will drain to the ground.
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Ok, from the pictures above, I see now.
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:49 PM   #9
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Sage, thanks for verifying i'm not crazy.

I'm not getting how the exhaust pipe swings away. Are you saying that the bracket where the exhaust pipe terminates near the driver door, has enough wiggle room in it to allow movement of the pipe if the engine-side bracket is released, or that the pipe comes free from the engine? Or something else?

I appreciate the help.
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MMulcahy I had a look at my 2014 3051s and the pipe's not even near the drain , what did they do in 2016 thats different? (I have the same genny as you also)
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