Snow Blowers Simplicity Snow Blower Oil Change

Published on February 3rd, 2015 | by Turner Anderson


Simplicity Snow Blower Oil Change

Is your Simplicity Snow Blower in need of an oil change? Follow a maintenance schedule to keep your snow blower running all winter long. Performing regular oil changes will prepare your snow blower for the next big storm.

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 by starting it for a few minutes to allow it to drain easier. Once the oil is warmed, shut off the engine and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

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 the oil drain to catch the oil when it falls.

5) Drain Oil

Drain the Oil

Loosen the oil drain plug with your socket wrench to drain the oil, making sure to catch it with the drain pan.

6) Reinstall Oil Drain Plug

Reinstall oil drain plug.

7) Refill With New Oil

Refill with new oil.

Refill with 5W-30 oil by placing the funnel in the oil fill tube.

8) Check Oil Level

Check oil level..

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

9) Reinstall Oil Dipstick

Check oil level..

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

10) Check for Leaks

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


Keep our snow blower running all winter by keeping a regular maintenance schedule. 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.

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

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2 Responses to Simplicity Snow Blower Oil Change

  1. Ric says:

    I have a Simplicity blower with 10hp Briggs & Stratton engine. The manufacturer recommends 5-30 synthetic oil below 32 degrees. I am not sure what is in there now. If its regular 5-30, do I need to flush it out to use synthetic?

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