How do you get oil out of a snowblower?

If you’re like me, you wait until the last possible moment to clear your driveway of snow. And if you have a snowblower, you know that one of the biggest challenges is getting the oil out and back in before your next use. Here is a quick guide on how to do just that:

  1. Make sure the blower is unplugged and cooled down completely before starting any maintenance tasks.
  2. Locate the dipstick and remove it from the engine crankcase (usually found on the right side). Wipe it clean with a cloth or paper towel, then reinsert it all the way into its tube and pull it back out again so you can check the oil level.
  3. Add motor oil if necessary (consult your owner’s manual for recommended type) until the “full” line indicator is reached; replace dipstick securely when finished adding oil
    4 Put some newspaper or an old sheet down under where the blower will be working so as not to get motor oil on the garage floor etc 5 Now comes time for fun – start clearing snow!

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