I have a brand new (less than 2 hours use) Toro Super Recycler lawn
mower with a stuck oil filler cap. This model 20038 has a Briggs &
Stratton 6.75 OHV engine and this is supposed to be Toro's
top-of-the-line walk-behind commercial quality mower.
Top-of-the-line, my foot. A few minutes after breaking in, the oil
started bubbling through the filler opening because the cap worked
itself loose. I stopped the engine and gently hand-tightened the cap.
Now I can't open the damn thing. The cap seems to be stuck in the
filler neck. I can loosen the cap by turning it counter-clockwise, and
tighten it by turning it clockwise, but I can't get it off. It seems
the inner lip of the oil cap is stuck at the filler neck.
I have 3 options:
1. Use force to turn the cap counter-clockwise
2. Use force to pull the cap straight up with a Vise Grip
3. Gently pound the thing with a rubber mallet and do 1 or 2
I should have gone for the Honda. Since I'm stuck with this lemon, I
would appreciate any help on how to remove this stuck oil filler cap.