Published on August 24th, 2016 | by Brandon0
How to Check and Change the Engine Oil of Your Honda Two Stage Snow Blower
Having the correct quality and amount of fresh oil in your equipment will help to extend its useful life and allow it to run more smoothly and effectively. The quality and amount of oil recommended in these instructions are based on the Honda HSS928A and HSS1332A snow blowers. Check your owner’s manual for the amount and quality of oil specific to your model.
Before servicing any power equipment, follow the safety instructions laid out in your owner’s manual. Make sure the equipment is completely stopped, cooled down, and that no parts are moving before attempting to service your equipment.
Checking the Oil Level
- Step 1: Remove the oil filling cap.
- Step 2: Check the level of the oil on the dipstick. If the level of oil is below the dipstick’s upper limit, fill with the proper oil (SAE 5W-30) until it reaches the upper limit on the dipstick.
- Step 3: Attach the oil filling cap.
Changing the Oil
- Step 1: Ensure that your snow blower is on a flat and level surface.
- Step 2: Grab a container that is suitable for holding oil and place it underneath the engine.
- Step 3: Remove the oil filling cap. Hold the drain plug extension with a 17 mm wrench while loosening the drain plug with a 10 mm wrench to avoid accidentally loosening the drain plug extension.
- Step 4: Remove the drain plug.
- Step 5: Completely drain the old oil into the container.
- Step 6: Reattach the drain plug using a new sealing washer. Torque to 13 ft-lb.
- Step 7: Fill with new SAE 5W-30 oil until the oil level reaches the upper limit on the dipstick (37 oz, 1.1 L). When checking the oil level, do not completely thread the dipstick in.
- Step 8: Reattach the oil filling cap. Make sure that it is secure.
For information about safety, warranty, and your specific model, read and be familiar with your owner’s manual.