Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson1
Honda Snow Blower Oil Change
Does your Honda Snow Blower need an oil change? Regular maintenance schedules can keep your snow blower running properly all winter long. Prepare your snow blower for the next big snow storm by following an oil change schedule.
It is recommended to change the oil in your Honda snow blower after the first month or 20 hours of use. Then, after the initial oil change, every 20 hours of use or once each season, whichever comes first.
Before starting, refer to your owner’s manual for your snow blowers oil change schedule, the oil recommended for your snow blower, and any specific tools you may need for your model.
Changing the Oil
1) Warm Engine
Start your engine for a few minutes to warm the oil, allowing it to drain easier. Once oil is warmed, turn off the engine and allow it to cool before servicing your snow blower.
2) Adjust Height
If using a snow blower with tracks, use the Height Adjustment feature to lift the snow blower so that the engine is raised.
3) Locate Oil Drain Plug
4) Oil Drain Pan
Place an oil drain pan under the oil drain plug to catch the oil as it drains.
5) Remove Dipstick
6) Drain Oil
Loosen the oil drain plug with your socket wrench and drain the oil from the engine.
Depending on where the oil drain is located on your snow blower, you may need to use a tube or funnel to guide the oil from the oil drain plug into the pan.
7) Reinstall Oil Drain Plug
8) Refill With New Oil
Refill the engine with 5W-30 Honda Oil until the oil reaches the edge of the oil filler hole (HS928 and HS1132 models) or the upper limit mark (HS724 model).
9) Reinstall Oil Dipstick
Twist the cap of the oil dipstick back into the oil fill tube and clean up any excess oil.
10) Check for Leaks
Start the engine for a few minutes to check for any leaks.
Check the oil before and after every use to make sure you have the correct amount for your snow blower to run properly. Engine damage can occur if your engine is running on low oil. Keep your engine running properly all winter long by keeping up with a regular maintenance schedule.
Prepare your snow blower for the next storm and prolong the life of your engine by performing regular oil changes.
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