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oil drain on 924050?

Hi again. Can we say percrastination?
Going to change the oil on the snowblower, owner is in CA or somewhere warm. Am I safe to assume it is the end cap that needs removed from the tube that extends and is right above the serial plate tag (right under the crank to turn the chute)?
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You are correct that you just need to remove the end cap. Just watch out when you first loosen the cap, as most of the ones I have done will have the entire pipe begin to rotate along with the cap. If you aren't paying enough attention, oil comes out at the engine end of the pipe instead of the end you want it to. Don't ask me how I know this...

I usually use two wrenches...one on the end cap, and another to hold the pipe in place so it doesn't rotate. I typically put some anti-seize on the threads when I reinstall the end cap to try and not have the issue again.

So...a long answer for a short question, but I hope it is helpful to you.

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I'd start the engine first,to get the oil warm,then it'll flow out easier.
You can use a tall coffee Can to catch the oil.put a piece of cardboard under the Can as it'll hit the clutch engager as it drips out.

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I also tip back the unit to help get all the oil out as well as take the dip stick out. Not really sure how much help removing the dip stick does but tipping back the unit totally helps get all the oil out. Just make sure you have something large enough to catch the oil or move the can some as you tip back the unit so you don't make a mess all over your garage :-)
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Removing the dipstick will allow more air into the crankcase faster to help the oil flow out. There is usually a breather somewhere, but if that's small or clogged up a bit, it might not keep up with the vacuum being created in the engine as the oil flows out. Warm oil will be easier to drain for sure.

After refilling, be sure to recheck the oil level after running the engine for several minutes while you check for leaks. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes after shut off to let the oil drain down into the sump for an accurate reading. Also, make sure the machine is sitting level.

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