Removing Lo-Boy 185 oil filter drain plug

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Removing Lo-Boy 185 oil filter drain plug

Postby johnd185 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:12 am

I just became a 1975 Lo-Boy 185 owner (came with the house we just bought!). Very impressed with this machine so far.

Having trouble removing the oil filter drain plug. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Re: Removing Lo-Boy 185 oil filter drain plug

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:18 am

You do need to be a bit careful...the "ears" can be broken off. I have been successful in first cleaning things off, then using an adjustable (crescent) wrench spanning across the 2 ears. A couple times the whole tube has come out, which isn't a huge problem. Just clamp it in a vice with the cap wedged between vice jaws, and use some vice grip plyers. If you gouge the tube too badly, you can simply lace it with a pile from the hardware.
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