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How to Change Oil


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Steps to Better Engine Maintenance

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).

Changing Oil Guide

Step 1: Getting Started

Start the engine and run it until it is warm. Stop the engine. WARNING: Be sure to disconnect the spark plug wire, and secure it away from the spark plug to prevent accidental starting. Clean around the oil fill and drain plug area to prevent dirt and debris from falling into the crankcase (see photo at right). Remove the dipstick, if equipped.

Step 2: Draining The Oil

Tilt the mower deck with the air filter or spark plug side up, and position some newspaper and an oil pan or jug beneath the mower. Use a 3/8" drive socket wrench and extension (no socket) to turn the plug counter clockwise (see photo at right), allowing the old oil to drain. If the plug also serves as a fill cap (normally yellow or white in color), it may have two prongs so you can loosen it by hand or with a screwdriver or hex key for additional torque.

Replace the drain plug by twisting clockwise and tightening with a box wrench or adjustable wrench. If your engine does not have an oil filter, skip this step.

Step 3: Engines with Oil Filters

If your engine has an oil filter, replace it at least once per season.

  • Replace the oil filter by twisting counterclockwise on the body, using a filter wrench or pipe wrench.
  • Examine the sealing surface on the oil filter adapter for debris or gasket material. Clean if necessary.
  • Lightly oil the filter gasket with clean engine oil. Install a new filter, screwing in by hand until the gasket contacts the filter adapter (see photo at right). Tighten the filter an additional 1/2 to 3/4 turn.

Step 4: Fill With New Oil

Pour in the correct amount and approved type of oil for your engine, based on this oil capacity chart , or your operator manual. If you have two oil fill plugs (normally yellow or white in color) on each side of the engine, either one can be used to fill the engine with oil to the correct level. Please DO NOT fill the engine with oil without using the correct measuring device as illustrated in your operator’s manual.

Oil Recommendations


To optimize engine performance, use Warranty Certified Briggs & Stratton Small Engine Oil. Briggs & Stratton offers a Synthetic 5W-30 oil that provides the best protection at all temperatures as well as improved starting with less oil consumption.

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.

Questions

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    1. To locate any information on your engine, you will first need the model type and code. Please see the following FAQ for assistance in locating these numbers: http://bit.ly/17rzznN

      Once you have this information you can find information on your engine here: http://bit.ly/12pIs1I Select engine as your product type and follow the directions for entering the model type and trim into the search fields.

    1. You can use a SAE 30, 10W30 or a synthetic 5W30. Additional oil recommendations can be found here: http://bit.ly/11lKQTd

    1. The oil capacity of the engine model 19G412 is 44 ounces.

    1. The model you have given is not correct. Our model numbers are only 6 digits long. Once you have the correct information you can locate the engine manual here: http://bit.ly/12pIs1I

    1. To locate any information on your engine, you will first need the model type and code. Please see the following FAQ for assistance in locating these numbers: http://bit.ly/17rzznN

      Once you have this information you can find information on your engine here: http://bit.ly/12pIs1I Select engine as your product type and follow the directions for entering the model type and trim into the search fields.

    1. The oil capacity is 18-20 ounces. To locate any information on your engine, you will first need the model type and code. Please see the following FAQ for assistance in locating these numbers: http://bit.ly/17rzznN

      Once you have this information you can find information on your engine here: http://bit.ly/12pIs1I Select engine as your product type and follow the directions for entering the model type and trim into the search fields.

    1. You will need to drain the oil to the proper level, replace the air filter, and clean out the carburetor.

    1. To locate any information on your engine, you will first need the model type and code. Please see the following FAQ for assistance in locating these numbers: http://bit.ly/17IT91K

      Once you have this information you can find information on your engine here: http://bit.ly/12pIs1I Make sure you enter the model and type number including dashes (xxxxxx-xxxx-xx)

    1. The oil capacity of this engine is 21 ounces.

    1. The cable should be replaced. We do not recommend altering the cable.

    2. suggest replacing the cable.   check to see if your spring and throttle are in proper working condition,  and are moving freely. Some models have bracket that holds (clamps) the throttle cable sleeve or housing. Loosen the clamp with one bolt, adjust cable in the necessary direction, and re-tighten the clamp.

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