For optimum performance, you should change the oil in your small engine after the first five hours of use and then annually, or every 50 hours of use (whichever comes first).
- Use Briggs & Stratton SAE 30W Oil above 40°F (4°C) for all of our engines.
- Check oil level regularly.
- Air-cooled engines burn about an ounce of oil per cylinder, per hour.
- Fill to mark on dipstick. DO NOT OVERFILL.