Snow Blowers Honda Snow Blower Oil Change

Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


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

Locate Oil Drain.

4) Oil Drain Pan

Place an oil drain pan under the oil drain plug to catch the oil as it drains.

5) Remove Dipstick

remove dipstick.

6) Drain Oil

drain oil.

Loosen the oil drain plug with your socket wrench and drain the oil from the engine.

use funnel.

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

reinstall oil drain.

8) Refill With New Oil

refill with 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

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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12 Responses to Honda Snow Blower Oil Change

  1. Stu Young says:

    Do you know the reason that there are two oil filler caps on the HS1132?

    I have a black one on the left side with no dipstick and a grey one on the right side with an integral dipstick.

    Seems like an odd design. Just curious. Thanks.

    • Stu, there are two oil drain plugs on each side of the engine because Honda engines are often used for various applications and equipment. So the convenience of having an oil drain on both sides makes it easier for the user to access, depending on how the engine is situated on another piece of equipment.

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  3. Eric80 says:

    HI I’ve been wondering the same thing
    also, my owner’s manual has the basic maintenance info, there must be more to do than that?

    i.e. lube the transmisson, auger, wheel shafts etc?
    i bought a Honda as I know it’s quality and will last but… does need proper service

    i live hours away from a shop and regular service is an easy diy job
    once broken though…

    so, where can i get a proper service manual? clymers are ok
    and or what do I need to service

  4. Bud says:

    Do you know the size socket wrench needed to remove the plug?

  5. Don Bartlett says:

    Where can I obtain a oil drain extension for the Honda HSS724 snowblower, mine is 2014 but I see the new HSS724 has an extension maybe 2 inches long, my dealer says there not available.

  6. Don Bartlett says:

    Where can I buy an oil extension drain plug for Honda snow blower HSS724.

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