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Oil Change question

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    I am getting ready to store the Exmark away for the winter and have a question. Should I replace the oil and filter now, or wait and do it in the spring? If you do it now, do you replace the oil in the spring as well?

    Thanks.
     
  2. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 847

    I change mine in the fall and then its all set to go again in the spring. No need to change it again.
     
  3. beaver

    beaver LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    I would go ahead and change the ouil now, i hear used oil can gunk up inside your engine, and your set to go for spring...
     
  4. ITL

    ITL LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 188

    I agree with Stevesmowing and Beaver, best to change the oil and filter before putting away for the season. Do not let the engine bearings sit in used oil with combustion by-products/acids from ring blow-by. I also like to use fuel stabilizer for the last mow to keep carb from gumming up.

    Wayne
     
  5. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    Yep, I started running fuel stable through as of last week so I know it's in there. I fill the tanks as well one last time and "stabil" them as well.
     

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