Snow Blowers Ariens Snow Blower Oil Change

Published on February 2nd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


Ariens Snow Blower Oil Change

Does your Ariens Snow Blower need an oil change? Keep your snow blower running properly all winter by performing regular maintenance routines. Following an oil change schedule can prepare your snow blower for the next big snow storm.

It is recommended to change the oil in your Ariens snow blower after the first 2 hours of operation. Then, after the initial oil change, every 25 hours 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 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

Start the engine for a few minutes to warm the oil, allowing it to drain easier. Once oil is warmed, shut off the engine and allow it to cool before servicing your snow blower.

2) Remove Oil Dipstick

Remove the oil dipstick.

3) Locate Oil Drain Plug

Locate Oil Drain

4) Oil Drain Pan

Place oil drain pan

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

5) Drain Oil

Drain the Oil

Using your socket wrench, loosen the oil drain plug and drain the oil from the engine, making sure to catch it with the oil drain pan.

6) Reinstall Oil Drain Plug

Reinstall oil drain plug.

7) Refill With New Oil

Refill with new oil.

Place the funnel in the oil fill tube and refill with 5W-30 oil. Check the oil level with the dipstick until it reaches the "full" mark.

8) Reinstall Oil Dipstick

Reinstall oil drain.

Twist the oil dipstick back into the oil fill tube and clean up any excess oil.

9) Check for Leaks

Check for any oil leaks by starting the engine for a few minutes.


Regular oil changes can keep your snow blower running all winter long. Check your oil before and after every use to make sure you have the correct amount to run your snow blower. Fill or change the oil if needed.

Prolong the life of your engine and keep your snow blower prepared for the next snow storm by performing regular oil changes.

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7 Responses to Ariens Snow Blower Oil Change

  1. Matchstick says:

    Thanks for the great info. Today we’ve had one of the biggest snowstorms in NY history, and I’ve never changed the oil in the blower I’ve had for one season.
    One point I would make is this: In section five, the oil drain plug is attached to a threaded tube which may come loose from the engine when you turn the plug end. If this happens to you, use a pair of vice grips or pliers to hold the pipe as you simultaneously turn the plug end.


    Hi, I would like to obtain touch-up paint for my snow blower; A spray can of high quality paint matching the manufacturers color would be perfect, which in my case is Ariens orange. I would think this would be a popular product.
    Thank you.

  3. Tom says:

    Can I use a synthetic 5W30 in my Aries snow blower?
    I have a new quart of Citgo 5W30 synthetic in the garage, and thought I might use it.
    Any issue with going to synthetic?

  4. AJ says:


    do i need to change oil before storing the SB away for summer?



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