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Does the original oil fill count as a change?
My craftsman push mower never had an oil change. it did get a new spark plug once. I got rid of it last year when the shaft bearings started to go. It was a great little mower for 18 years.
I do take better care of my more expensive stuff.
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I change the oil in my ZT every season and use pure synthetic oil. Yes, I am a bit compulsive about it.
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Never. But my wife changes the oil and replaces the gas and air filters on our riding mower every spring.
I'm relegated to sharpening the blades.
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Tractor gets done at the end of the season. Doubt I put more than fifty hours a year on it. 14 years later still runs great. Same for the snow blower. All top grade synthetic oil.
Seafoam the gas over the winter for the tractor.
I have a Craftsman self propelled mower that I use for trim areas and that's going on twenty plus years. Oil and filters changed in everything.
Why is that?
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C'mon MNSIG! We live in the NORTH, the growing season for grass is about 10 days long.
It's the state of your snowblower you should be fretting about!
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I have never.
Mower was like $225 w/ a Honda motor.
Will see how long it goes. Still working fine.
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Actually, I never used my snowblower this winter. Pushed the snow a few feet away from the garage and plowed. We never had enough at one time to need the blower. (I love global warming!)
Based on the description and purchase date, I may have the same mower. I change the oil at the beginning of each mowing season. I followed the same routine with my previous mower and it lasted 15 years. Pretty good return on investment I believe.
If i was adding oil every other time I used it .... Hardly ever.
If it doesn't use oil I watch the color and viscosity and change when it needs it.
Every even numbered year so every 2 years.
Sometimes, you gotta roll the hard six
You are supposed to change the oil ?
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Seasonal changes don't work here it's always mowing season, I guess going from once every other week to weekly could be considered a season change.
Reminds me I need to change mine...
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YES, oil gets condensation in it from sitting as well as wear metals. Always best to change oil at least once a year, more often if you're doing a lot of hours.
Honda self-propelled commercial.
Change oil every fall when I'm finished mowing for the season.
I put a brand new Briggs on my mower last year. Leaks like a sieve since day one.
I figure changing its oil consists of pouring new in periodically, and cleaning the garage floor once a week.
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It's an engine. It heats up, cools, suffer from condensation, fuel getting past the rings and breaking down into varnish & acid, crud accumulating and getting through the air filter. I'm sure I'm leaving something out. I can't help it; I'm a motorhead and whether it's my pushmower or my Harley it gets an oil change and general maintenance before I put them up for the year. Oil is cheap compared to repairs/replacement.
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That's why I have older Lawn Boys. Never change oil.
Amsoil full synth (yes they make a synth of small engines/lawn equipment) annually. I replace spark plug and air filter every 2-3 years.
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Never. But mine's electric.
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