Yard Machine Snow Blower

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Old 11-17-08, 08:15 AM
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Techumseh 5.5 hp motor. Machine runs fine, has no problems. 4 years old and has never had oil changed. Need to know where drain plug is before it fries. Lost manuals to machine, no help there. Web site for techumseh does not provide info. HELP can't afford to replace it. Would also be helpful to know correct oil type to use.
 
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Old 11-17-08, 09:02 AM
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Post the engine model numbers usually found on the engine shroud just above the sparkplug. Have a good one. Geo
 
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There should be 2 plugs in the base of the engine. 1 on the carb side and one on the opposite side. One side (may) have a steel pipe theaded into the block with a cap on it. Remove that cap to change oil. If neither side has a pipe I would suggest elevating one of the wheels so oil tips to one side, removing plug and purchasing a double theaded 4-6" piece of pipe and cap from your local hardware store (plumbing section) and installing. Then level machine and remove plug to drain oil. The proper oil is 5W-30. Fill onto to full, do not overfill. Most likely 20-21 ounces of oil.
 
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Old 11-17-08, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by smallengineguy View Post
There should be 2 plugs in the base of the engine. 1 on the carb side and one on the opposite side. One side (may) have a steel pipe theaded into the block with a cap on it. Remove that cap to change oil. If neither side has a pipe I would suggest elevating one of the wheels so oil tips to one side, removing plug and purchasing a double theaded 4-6" piece of pipe and cap from your local hardware store (plumbing section) and installing. Then level machine and remove plug to drain oil. The proper oil is 5W-30. Fill onto to full, do not overfill. Most likely 20-21 ounces of oil.
Thanks smallengineguy! Finally found a useable site.
 
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