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The Mower we are giving an oil change to today is a 2015 36 inch Wright Stander Intensity. The techniques I will show you can apply to other similar mowers.
Between the first 5-10 hours of your engines life you should change the oil and oil filter.
With new engines changing the oil within the fist hours of operation is needed to flush out small particles that build up during the break-in period. Check your manual for regularly scheduled oil changes. They will vary from source and the conditions you put you mower through.
It's best to check your oil regularly.
When you first pour the oil into the engine it's a gold or amber color. Eventually heat, dirt and air in the crankcase will make the oil darker and less effective in lubricating engine components.
Check your oil and if it's low or getting dark and nasty add oil or change it.
Before you start your Oil Change you should be safe.
For safety always work on your equipment an vehicles on a flat surface.
This will also help the oil drain properly and to get an accurate oil reading.
After you park the wright you should always engage the brake.
You can't start the mower without the brake engaged so why not just do it now anyway
At this point your blades should be disengaged.
If they are not you that means you drive around with your blades engaged which is very dangerous and you should be ashamed of yourself..
Turn of the mower and remove the key from the ignition.
Locate the fuel valve on top of the gas tank and turn it to the off position.
There are two spark plugs. One on either side of the engine. Locate and remove the plug boots.
Yea, I know I'm being a bit overcautious here for an oil change.
I definitely chock the wheels when I jack it up to change blades
Before you go playing around the engine make sure it's cool to the touch.
I know from experience and have the scars to prove you don't want to rush into an oil change w/ a hot muffler.
Get the correct tools and parts for the job.
What is the Make, Model of your Mower.
Make sure you use the correct oil for your mower.
Don't just put any type oil. Check owners manual.
The oil for this mower will be Kawasaki SAE 10-W30 4-Cycle Engine Oil Synthetic Blend.
Using synthetic blend will extend the time between oil changes
Synthetic Blend oil is purified, distilled and refined. This process removes impurities from the crude oil.
Synthetic blend will keep your engine cleaner, offers greater engine wear protection, protects better at higher temperatures among other benefits
Like oil you can't put just any filter on the mower.
Check your owners manual or ask the clerk were you are going to purchase the filter.
The oil filter for this mower is part #: 52 050 02.
In order to turn the oil drain plug you will need the correct size wrench.
Either Check manual, look at the drain plug and just know or try all wrenches until one fits.
We are going to use a 10mm wrench.
There are many different types of oil filter wrenches. As you can see I have collected quite a few.
Some I use for different vehicles / equipment.
One I use as a fuck you filter wrench which is actually a pipe chain wrench. Which when all else fails I use to get a difficult oil filter off.
Some are just shit that I haven't tossed yet.
Go w/ a basic design and just find what works for you.
Lift up or remove oil dipstick.
this will help the flow of oil drain.
Now to drain the oil your going to have to attach a hose to the drain unless you want oil spilled all over the place.
I don't know why they placed the drain in this way.
At least they supplied a hose.
If they did not supply a hose just find a hose that will fit.
Locate the Cushion thigh rest. Here's a hint, It's the cushion that you rest your thighs on.
Lift it up.
Unscrew and remove the bottom plate.
Lift it up to gain access under the mower to where the drain plug is.
Run the hose under the mower.
Locate the drain and secure the hose to it
Direct the end of the hose into the oil drain pan.
Using you wrench turn the drain plug counter clockwise and let the oil drain from the hose into the drain pan.
You should have your oil filter, oil filter wrench, new oil and a plastic bag or rag.
After the oil has drained take whichever oil filter wrench you have chosen and loosen the oil filter.
Do not remove it yet just crack it.
Place a bag or rag under the oil filter to collect the oil.
Now unscrew it all the way out w/ your hand.
We got our mower from cleaves co. so its fitting that I use their bag to collect the oil.
If you do not use something to collect the oil it will get messy.
Before installing the oil filter take some new oil and rub it around the gasket for a tight seal..
Clean any old oil from the mower and screw on the oil filter.
Make sure you ONLY HAND TIGHTEN the oil filter.
Now that the oil has been drained and the filter has been changed shut off the oil drain and remove the hose.
Almost finished Now we have to add oil.
You should have the correct oil for you mower.
Now make sure you check the manual for how mush oil your crank case can hold.
Too much oil is just as bad as too little oil.
If you have not already done so remove the oil dipstick, wipe it off and set it aside..
You are going to place a funnel in the dipstick hole.
Not only is this the dipstick tube it's also the oil fill tube.
You don't necessarily need a funnel if you have good aim, but it's recommended.
Now pour in the correct amount of oil.
Check the manual and or add some and check, add some check and repeat
Reinstall the dipstick and start the mower for a few seconds.
this will move the oil around the crankcase.
Now check the oil level. If it's too low add more just don't go over the fill line.
Make sure you just don't throw the oil and filter in the trash or dump it somewhere.
Take the waste to the auto supply store or your local dump.
You should check and clean your air filter at the end of every work day.
If you do, good job. If you don't, shame on you.
While we are giving the wright stander an oil change let's go ahead and clean the air filter out to.
I usually clean the air filter when the oil is draining. It gives me something to do.
Remove air filter cover.
Clean it and set it aside
Just reach in an pull out the air filter.
Separate the foam sleeve from the air filter.
Clean the foam leave and the air filter or replace.
You can bang them out and blow them out w/ compressed air.
You can clean the foam slave w/ water. Just make sure it's dry before putting it back on the air filter.
Now plug the air intake hole and clean / blow out the housing.
You don't want debris getting inside the engine.
Now just reassemble the air filter w/ the foam leave, place back into the housing and put the top housing on.
You don't want debris getting inside the engine.
Now you are finished changing the oil in your mower.
Feels good don't it. It was pretty easy huh.
Check your oil before each use and get to know your mower. The more you know about your equipment the better you can maintain it.
Now go filler her up w/ gas, be safe and go mow some lawns.
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