Snow Blowers Ariens Path Pro Oil Change

Published on February 2nd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


Ariens Path-Pro Snow Blower Oil Change

Does your Ariens Path-Pro Snow Blower need an oil change? Following a maintenance schedule can keep your snow blower running properly all winter long. Prepare your snow blower for the next snow storm by following a regular oil change schedule.

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 needed for your snow blower model.

Tools Needed:

*Before servicing your snow blower make sure the snow blower is turned off and remove the ignition key to reduce the risk of accidental start-up.

Changing the Oil

1) Warm the Engine

Warm the engine to allow the oil to drain easier. Once the oil is warmed, shut off the engine and allow it to cool before servicing your engine.

2) Locate Oil Drain Plug

Place oil drain pan

3) Oil Drain Pan

Place oil drain pan

Place an oil drain pan under your snow blower to catch the oil as it falls.

4) Drain Oil

Drain the Oil

Drain the oil by loosening the drain plug with your socket wrench.

5) Reinstall Oil Drain Plug

Reinstall oil drain plug.

6) Remove Oil Dipstick

Reinstall oil drain plug.

7) Refill With New Oil

Refill with new oil.

Place funnel in the oil fill tube and Refill with 5W-30 oil until it reaches the "Full" mark.

8) Check Oil Level

Refill with new oil.

Check the oil level after refilling, as well as before and after every use. Check the oil by looking at the lines on the oil dipstick.

9) Reinstall Oil Dipstick

Reinstall oil dipstick.

Wipe up any excess oil and twist the oil dipstick back into place.

9) Check for Leaks

Start the engine for a few minutes and check for any leaks. .


Check the oil level before and after every use to make sure you have the correct amount to run your snow blower. Fill or change if needed. Running a snow blower on low or no oil could cause damage to your engine. Keep your snow blower prepared for the next big snow storm by following a regular oil change schedule.

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