How To Change Your Lawn Mower Oil
This article is going to cover changing your lawn mower engine oil. I found a cool video that I figured we’d break down into a step by step plan.
Step 1 – Find And Clean The Dipstick
Locate the dipstick and clean the area around it with a cloth or paper towel.
Step 2 – Remove The Fill Plug
Once clean, remove the dipstick or fill plug.
Step 3 – Tip Mower On The Side
Tip the mower on it’s side and let the oil drain out.
Step 4 – Stand Upright
Once completely empty, stand back up so it can be refilled. Most mowers will require SAE 30 oil, but always check your manual.
Step 5 – Refill With Recommended Oil
On a level surface, slowly fill the mower with oil. Use a funnel and never pour onto a hot engine.
Step 6 – Check Oil Level
Slowly fill the mower with oil until it reaches the fill line marked on the dipstick. Be careful not to overfill!
Step 7 – Replace The Plug Or Dipstick
Once full, replace and hand tighten the plug or dipstick.