The chart at the left provides consumers with recommendations regarding what oil to use in snow blower engines at various temperatures. Most consumers will end up using 5 W 30 since it is good for temperatures from -22F to 32F and it is cheaper than synthetic oil which has a wider range. Since a snow blower engine is not needed during warm temperatures the wider range of synthetic oil is not really needed and you save money as well since it is more expensive. Always review the owners manual and use whatever is recommended for your snow blower engine. The intent of this post is to provide consumers with a guideline to follow.
What Oil to use in Snow Blower Engines – Fresh Oil
We also recommend that the oil should be changed at the beginning of the season in the late fall period. Run the engine for a few minutes to warm it up and ensure that the oil is hot enough to cleanly drain out of your snow blowers engine. Shut it off, drain the oil and replace the oil with whatever oil you decide to use. Check the oil level, restart the engine and let it run for a few minutes and then shut it off again. Let it sit for a minute before checking the oil one more time to make sure there is the right amount of oil in the engine.
Depending on how much your snow blower is used, you may need to change the oil one more time during the winter season, otherwise you can change it again at the beginning of the next season. Maintaining fresh oil in your snow blowers engine is one of the best ways to maintain your engine and keep it running for a long time. Don’t forget to put gasoline preservative in the gas tank, which you can obtain from most auto stores. Clean the spark plug and re-gap the plug when you change the oil as well.